Virginia December 10, 2018
Christmas In These 7 Virginia Towns Looks Like Something From A Hallmark Movie
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, especially if you happen to visit a small town this holiday season. While the larger cities certainly know how to celebrate in style, there’s nothing quite like a small town for a healthy dose of Christmas cheer. That’s especially true for the following towns, which resemble the set of a Hallmark movie. You’ll spot thousands of twinkle lights, festive storefronts, carolers, and perhaps even Old Saint Nick himself when you visit the following towns:
Charming any time of year, Lexington might just take the cake for the most festive small town during the holidays. Not only will you find the historic downtown district lined with lights and wreaths, but there's an annual tree-lighting ceremony that draws nearly every resident to the main square for this candlelit tradition.
Not far from the nation's capital, you'll find the town of Alexandria along the Potomac River. This town embraces its waterfront culture with an annual boat festival as well as the tree lighting ceremony. The shops in Old Town are also notorious for their holiday decor. To read more about Christmas in Alexandria,
Annual traditions like the Lighting of the Lawn on UVa.'s campus bring hundreds to Charlottesville each season. Yet there are plenty of other ways to fall into the spirit in Albermarle County. Visit any number of the nearby wineries and you're bound to find a wintery scene much like the one photographed above.
There's a reason Abingdon is considered to be one of the most picturesque small towns in America. Its beautiful natural surroundings and lively culture are all the more magical in the wintertime. Whether you're out for a quick shopping trip or are delighting in the hundreds of lights, you'll feel ready for your Hallmark close-up. Plus, you can head to the Barter Theatre for a Christmas show.
5. Front Royal
The town of Front Royal is perhaps best known as being the gateway to Virginia's famous Shenandoah National Park. This time of year, it's also the gateway to the holiday season. This beloved town in the Shenandoah Valley offers impeccable Christmas decor and looks positively perfect under a blanket of snow.
It doesn't get much more classic than the town of Fredericksburg during the holidays. Santa and his full sleigh make a trip down Main Street each year in an unforgettable parade. Plus, each storefront and small business is decked out for the occasion.
With horse-drawn carriage rides, a trimmed Christmas tree, wreaths on light posts, and countless lights, the town of Winchester pulls out all the stops for the holiday season. Head to Old Town this time of year and you won't help but feel like you're in your very own Christmas movie.
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