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11 Unforgettable Places In Virginia That Everyone Must Visit This Holiday Season

From the start, Virginians have had a special affinity for the holidays. Early colonial writings report that Virginians feasted, danced and had festivities for weeks, this at a time when many other more Puritanical colonies didn’t celebrate the holiday. In fact, one of the first Christmas trees in America was thanks to William and Mary’s Professor Charles Minnegerode. And, arguably, Williamsburg is still one of the best Christmas Towns to this day.

It’s no wonder that, today, we still celebrate the season with enthusiasm. For this holiday season, here are some of the best places in Virginia to explore traditional holiday customs, see brilliant light displays, and maybe even create a few new traditions of your own.

As we get closer to Christmas, be on the lookout for other special events in your area – living nativities, Christmas musicals and Christmas Eve services. In the meantime, we hope you’ll get out and enjoy some of these holiday festivities. Do you have any special places or events that are part of your holiday traditions? We would love to hear about them in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.