Holidays in Lynchburg

Holidays at Home in Lynchburg

With COVID-19 procedures and precautions changing every day, it can be hard to keep up with Holiday events in Lynchburg! Where can you find events and activities happening and stay up to date with what’s been canceled? We have done the hard work for you! Below we have collected information on holiday events happening in Lynchburg and virtual events to help fill your holiday season with plenty of cheer!

Local Events

Holiday Market
Shop local and support Lynchburg business during the Holiday Market at the Peaksview Collaborative on Small Business Saturday, November 28th! The Holiday Market will feature food trucks, Mama Crockett’s, Curbside Grill, and Nomad Coffee, along with gift wrapping services and more! Find gifts for your entire list and support local businesses!

Poplar Forest Holiday Candlelight Tours
Visit Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest decorated for the holidays with their candlelight tours! Your tour guide will paint a portrait of the ways the household spent the holidays by sharing true stories and anecdotes gathered from Jefferson’s letters and diaries. The tours take place on various dates in December and are by reservation only.

Lynchburg Christmas ParadeLynchburg Christmas Parade
The Lynchburg Christmas Parade is still scheduled for its traditional parade through downtown Lynchburg on Sunday, December 6th. Bundle up and bring the family out to help celebrate a “Starry Night in Toyland”! Stay tuned for updates on their website.

A Christmas Carol
The Academy Youth Theatre will present A Christmas Carol on December 11th and 12th! Follow the classic and beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s journey through Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Watch LIVE in person at the Historic Academy Theatre with socially distanced performances, or at home via Livestream.

Parks and Recreation Tacky Lights Tour Bus
Board the Parks and Recreation tacky lights tour bus and enjoy festive holiday music while viewing Lynchburg’s finest lit houses! Taking place December 15th – 19th at 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM, the tour reserves the bus for your family only, making it the perfect covid-safe holiday activity!

Virtual Events:

Many of America’s favorite Holiday Events are still happening this year for everyone to enjoy from home!

Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeMacy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be converted to a made-for-TV spectacle, featuring the larger-than-life balloons, over-the-top floats, and big-name performers! You can watch the parade as always on NBC on Thursday, November 26th from 9am to noon. Or, watch the live stream!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Enjoy the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on December 2nd with a live national broadcast hosted by NBC to officially mark the start of the Christmas season!

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Washington D.C’s 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and holiday performances will take place on December 3rd on

NYC Ball Drop Live StreamNew Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Time Square
The Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Time Square will also occur virtually this year. You can still countdown the ball drop and pop some champagne in the comfort (and warmth!) of your own home! The event will feature the iconic ball drop countdown, as well as performances and a recap of the year’s events broadcast on television and live stream.

Whether you decide to celebrate your holidays virtually this year or find a way to visit family and friends, be sure to stay safe this Holiday season!