Have you ever noticed that there are some places that seem tailor made for particular seasons? While all of Virginia is simply magical during the holidays, there are certain towns that were destined to be Christmas towns. You may recall we featured 14 Magical Christmas Towns in Virginia, and this year we have plenty more to add to the list. Whether it’s the weather, the decorated Main Streets, or just the feel in the air, the following 10 best Christmas towns in Virginia are especially enchanting during the holidays:

Now we’d love to hear from you! What are some of your favorite Christmas towns in Virginia? If you’re not quite sure yet, take a look at these 11 places in Virginia that are perfect for the holidays.

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Virginia Is A Vibrant & Vivid Vicinity During The Holidays

What are the best Christmas light displays in Virginia?

If you’re looking for mesmerizing holiday light displays, Virginia is the place to be. The Bull Run Festival of Lights in Centreville has over 2.5 miles of animated displays of light that will wow the whole family. Bull Run Regional Park comes alive as you enjoy big bonfires, roasting s’mores, and have fun at a Christmas Carnival as well. For something truly magical, the Lighting of the Tunnel at Natural Tunnels is surely something to behold. Take a chairlift through several thousand lighted displays, some of them animated, and become dazzled by the combination of electrical and natural beauty. 

What winter festivals in Virginia should not be missed?

Virginia really comes alive with holiday festivities during the winter months. A Franklin County Christmas, held in Rocky Mount, has a lovely Christmas Parade and the downtown area is lit up by beautifully decorated lamp posts. Tons of delicious holiday treats and drinks are on hand to enjoy. The Winter Lights Festival in Blacksburg has a ton of live musical entertainment at the Lyric Theatre including performances by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The tree lighting ceremony is rather special as well. While unconventional, it turns out that Christmas music and oysters go together quite well at Oysters & Oldies in Heathville. 

What are Virginia’s best Christmas markets?

The Alexandria Christmas Market is a European style holiday market with tons of booths filled with local arts and crafts, many of them handmade. You’ll enjoy Irish dancers, European food and drink, live music, and don’t forget a warm mug of spiced Gluhwein! For a taste of German holiday cheer, visit the German Christmas Market, also known as Weihnachtsmarkt, at Bluestone Vineyard for some Bavarian revelry. Beautiful gifts are all around and scrumptious Bavarian food and drink will warm you up, especially with some mulled wine. Bring the whole family for some festive fun!

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