There is no place like home for the holidays – especially when you live in a Harrisonburg apartment! As the leaves paint our pretty little town in brilliant colors, we look forward to delicious food, time spent with friends and family, and all the wonderful events that make Harrisonburg the best place to be during the season. Here are a few of our favorite things to celebrate the change in the seasons.
You’ve probably noticed how beautiful the trees in the surrounding mountains are at this time of year, but do you know which trees are which? Learn about the trees and celebrate their beauty at the Festival of Trees! This family friendly events features an interactive tree display led by a horticulturalist, a 2 mile “Tree Trot”, live performances, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, fishing, a giant yard and furniture sale, and so much more. This is the perfect event to make the most of fall in the Valley.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this is the perfect time to create a special centerpiece or a unique gift for a family member. The Sip & Style Harvest + Christmas event lets you enjoy fine wine while you create your own DIY piece to accent your holiday décor.
If you truly love Thanksgiving fare, earn an extra helping of stuffing at the Rocktown Turkey Trot, hosted by VA Momentum. This four mile course is designed to be fun for all skill levels, from first-timer to veteran runner. The Turkey Trot is even professionally timed (so you can beat your best time and brag later at dinner). Don’t forget to bring the kids – the Gobble Gobble Kids Dash lets them get involved in the excitement, too! Proceeds benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, so while you burn some extra calories, you can help those in need.
As the weather turns cooler, it’s time to think about Christmas and start to spread some Yuletide cheer! Make a plan to visit Clementine for the Ginger Minj Holiday Spectacular. Enjoy the delicious Clementine Fall menu and a unique and fun holiday show you won’t want to miss! Get in the spirit of the season and kick of the holidays right!
Create a special gift for someone you love while making memories that will last a life time. Visit the Christmas Wonderland at Creative Works Farms. Walk through the amazing light display in 50’s themed “Adaville”, watch the musical light show, visit Santa in his workshop, enjoy nightly music performances by the Special Olympics Choir, and taste our yummy cookies and hot chocolate. The can kids decorate gingerbread cookies with Mrs Claus in a giant Gingerbread House, make Christmas ornaments and see animals at the barn, enjoy a wagon ride, and more! All proceeds benefit Camp LIGHT.
Whatever you decide to do during this holiday season, your Harrisonburg apartment put you right in the middle of all the wonderful festivities. Invite your friends to join you, and have a very happy holiday!