5 Must-See Staunton/Waynesboro Holiday Events

Don’t Miss These 5 Annual Local Holiday Events

The holidays always add a touch of magic to the air, and these five local holiday events make the season sparkle! Each brings a different perspective to Christmas traditions from around the world. Add them to your holiday calendar and bring some friends! 

Monticello Holiday Open House – November 25, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                                               

Monticello holiday open house







Every year Monticello hosts a free holiday open house and it’s beautiful! A marvel all its own any day of the year, but imagine what it’s like in full holiday regalia! So, let Mr. Jefferson entertain you in true 18th century style. You can also find some unique gifts in the gift store.

American Shakespeare Center – December 4-30                                                                                        

ASC A Christmas Carol







It’s hard to imagine the holidays without Scrooge! And every year, the ASC does a superb job of bringing to us our favorite curmudgeon. Enjoy A Christmas Carol and also Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some). Romp through the Christmas journey of a lifetime with all your favorite holiday classics, and more. It’s a tinsel-covered rollicking ride full of laughter, joy, and carols. Here’s the ticket info.

The Wayne Theater – The Nutcracker – December 1st, 1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Charlottesville Ballet The Nutcracker









This year, the Wayne Theater welcomes the Charlottesville Ballet as they perform The Nutcracker. This classic will be presented twice on December 1st, bring the kids and enjoy a magical celebration of Christmas. Get tickets here.


Blow Your Own Ornament – Sunspots Studio

Blow Your Own Ornament








What could be more special than making your own handblown glass ornament? You can at Sunspots as the glassblower assists you. It takes about 10-15 minutes and you can choose your own color and style, traditional, glow-in-the-dark, or pumpkin. More info here.


Frontier Culture Museum – Holiday Lantern Tour- December 14-16 and 21-23 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, & 8:00 pm

Frontier Culture Holiday Lantern Tour







Want to experience Christmas past? Then this is the tour to enjoy! The Frontier Culture Museum hosts holiday traditions from the Old World to America. It’s an evening walking tour by lantern light.

You’ll see live history vignettes from Germany, America, England, and Ireland, a folk play near the Irish Forge, ride from the Old World to the New World and back in a horse-drawn wagon, and live music and refreshments after the tour in Dairy Barn Lecture Hall.

Get tickets here.

Plan to spend some time in the Shenandoah Valley this holiday season. There’s much to see, do, and enjoy. Make your reservations with us here.