Virginia December 04, 2016
11 Main Streets In Virginia That Are Pure Magic During Christmastime
Walk along Virginia’s Main Streets any time of year and you’re in for brightly colored store fronts, friendly faces, and an abundance small town charm. And during the holidays, these rather quiet streets become bustling with merriment and festivity. If you’re in the mood for a little adventure, now’s the time to plan your trip to any one of these 11 magical Main Streets in Virginia.
Just a quick drive north of Richmond, the charming railroad town of Ashland is perhaps most charming during the winter. Enjoy the storefronts framed in Christmas lights and grab a bite to eat at one of the tasty local restaurants.
This small town in the Shenandoah Valley celebrates the holidays with a Christmas Festival. Like something from a storybook, the streets of Waynesboro look positively enchanting during the winter, especially with a dusting of snow.
For a small town, Lexington has an impressive amount of holiday festivities. This historic town illuminates with wreaths on street lamps, lighted trees, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Grab a freshly-baked treat from the local bakery or sit down to dinner at one of Lexington's famous farm-to-table restaurants.
With its historic charm, there's perhaps no town more fit for the holidays than Williamsburg. Its here that you can choose between the traditional decorations of Colonial Williamsburg or holiday enchantment of Christmas Town in Busch Gardens.
The southwestern town of Abingdon illuminates with sparkle and charm come winter time. In addition to the beautiful Main Street, there's the historic Barter Theatre, and the Martha Washington Inn and Spa that go all out for the season.
A visit to the heart of Virginia's horse country will yield fabulous festivities. Even if you miss the Christmas parades, you'll get your fill of holiday decorations by walking along the main stretch of this beautiful and historic town.
The Fredericksburg Parade each season sets the festive tone for the entire year. Enjoy browsing the cheerful stores, and order something hot to sip on from a local coffee shop as you make your way down the decorated streets.
The historic downtown Salem is chock full of charming buildings, quaint sites, and delicious spots to eat. Just a few miles from Roanoke, this gorgeous mountain town is the perfect winter destination.
Virginia's Northern Neck may seem like a quiet place during the holidays, but Kilmarnock will provide plenty of Christmas cheer this season. Downtown will be decorated with all things Christmas, and you might even catch a glimpse of the parade.
This northern Virginia town is the place to be during Christmas. Almost every corner of the town is decked out in lights, making for the most scenic backdrop to your visit.
Floyd is usually on the map because of its county store, home of the famous Friday Night Jamboree. But this time of year, you'll want to visit for the beautifully-decorated downtown scene. Chances are you'll come across some live holiday tunes in this music town.
Have you visited any of these Main Streets during Christmastime, or do you happen to call any of these charming towns home? If any of your favorite Virginia towns missed the list, feel free to add them. We’d love to hear from you!