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December 2021

Digital Trail Guide: Sugar Hill Loop

December 4

Join us for a digital tour of the Sugar Hill Loop Trail in the Clinch River State Park in St. Paul. Trail guide and video will be posted online at http://www.nortonva.gov/digitaltrailguides. Contact Katie Dunn, katied@nortonva.org or (276) 679-1160, for details.

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Parade of Trees

December 4 @ 12:00 am EST

Join us for a magical and entertaining view of our most treasured holiday at the Karlan Mansion. Browse trees uniquely decorated by the local community while enjoying classic holiday music.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The staff and Friends of Wilderness Road State Park look forward to sharing in the celebration of the holiday season. All COVID-19 guidelines will be observed.

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Annual Festival of Trees

December 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Join Natural Bridge State Park and help your local community by voting for your favorite tree by bringing non-perishable foods and gently used books to this year's Festival of Trees. Explore the local community of Rockbridge County as representatives of businesses, organizations, schools, and clubs decorate trees that represent themselves to the community.  Find a tree you like? Vote for it as the best tree by leaving a donation at its base. This year we ask…

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Festival of Trees

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

A beloved holiday tradition, the Festival of Trees celebrates its 26th year. Get yourself in the mood for the holidays as you enjoy beautifully decorated trees, mantels, banisters and doorways. Each tree is decorated by volunteers representing families, churches, schools, businesses and civic groups around the region. Step into a lovely, enchanting atmosphere of community and holiday spirit. Visitors may tour during regular museum hours. The park will comply with the state Covid 19 regulations…

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Mulberry Hill Open House

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Join the Historic Staunton River Foundation and park staff for an Antebellum period Christmas at Mulberry Hill Plantation, the ancestral home of the Carrington family. Enjoy touring the historic home and grounds, joining in with Confederate re-enactors in the historic boxwood gardens in campfire cooking, fabric dyeing, and displays of life in the 1800s and living history demonstrations. Tour the house in its festive decorations, mingle with costumed reenactors, and enjoy music and refreshments. Short…

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Lights at the Lake

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

For 2021, Bear Creek Lake State Park is hosting the eighth annual Lights at the Lake event on two consecutive weekends. On December 3, 4, and 5 and again on December 10, 11, and 12 from 5 to 7:30 p.m., visitors to the park will drive their car through the park’s campground and beach area to experience a wonderland of lights and community displays.   More lights and displays will make the event brighter and better than…

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Frontier Christmas

December 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

This is a festive, yuletide celebration more than 200 years in the making. Enjoy music and caroling as the Christmas spirit illuminates the Virginia frontier. Experience a candlelit tour of Historic Martin's Station at the height of the season. Take part in the historic festivities or just sit back and enjoy a warm fire in a settler's cozy cabin.

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Christmas Lighting of the Tunnel

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

As you ride down on the chairlift and make your way to the tunnel, you will be surrounded by thousands of Christmas lights and see animated Christmas displays. Once at the tunnel, stand by the warm fire while sounds and smells of the holiday season fill the air. Hot chocolate and Christmas carols are just a few things you can expect to enjoy. The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association will also be on hand with…

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Digital Trail Guide: Sugar Hill Loop

December 5

Join us for a digital tour of the Sugar Hill Loop Trail in the Clinch River State Park in St. Paul. Trail guide and video will be posted online at http://www.nortonva.gov/digitaltrailguides. Contact Katie Dunn, katied@nortonva.org or (276) 679-1160, for details.

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Parade of Trees

December 5 @ 12:00 am EST

Join us for a magical and entertaining view of our most treasured holiday at the Karlan Mansion. Browse trees uniquely decorated by the local community while enjoying classic holiday music.  The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m. The staff and Friends of Wilderness Road State Park look forward to sharing in the celebration of the holiday season. All COVID-19 guidelines will be observed.

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