Thanksgiving in Virginia

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    The very first Thanksgiving occurred in Virginia.

    Celebrate and give thanks in original fashion.


    Each year visitors are invited to join in the festivities at the Virginia Thanksgiving Festival hosted by Berkeley Plantation, site of the very first Thanksgiving in 1619. Enjoy this day dedicated to history and food, and including house tours of the beloved 1726 Berkeley Plantation manor house.


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    Glen Allen - Nov 28 - Thanksgiving at Wyndham Virginia Crossings - Treat your family to a special Thanksgiving of Pine Nut Crusted Pork Cutlets, Hand Carved Breast of Turkey, Seared Salmon with Maple-Dijon Béchamel, Pomegranate & Brown Sugar Glazed Ham, Roasted Acorn Squash Soup, Surry Sausage Cornbread Stuffing, Steamed Prawns, and our "Holiday Beverage Extravaganza." $42/adult; $21 for children 6-12

    Natural Bridge - Nov 28 - Natural Bridge Thanksgiving Buffet - Give yourself a break this year. Make the afternoon with friends & family a relaxing, easy, memorable get together. Enjoy a scrumptious meal and live entertainment at the Natural Bridge Hotel. $25.95/adult; $12.98 for children 5-12

    Wintergreen - Nov 28-Dec 1 - Thanksgiving on the Mountain at Wintergreen Resort - The holiday season of family traditions at Wintergreen Resort begins with Thanksgiving. Traditional feasts, the grand illumination of the courtyard, holiday workshops, and more.




    Williamsburg -  Williamsburg Plantation Thanksgiving Lodging-Tour Package - Enjoy a night at Piney Grove at Southall's Plantation, as well as a special guided tour of three historic homes on the plantation. Romantic wood fire and turn-down treats await your return after the tour. Anticipate a delicious candlelight breakfast the next morning.
    » Nov 1-30 * Call for Rates

    Fredericksburg -  Stuff Your Turkey ... Not Your Home! - "Don't burn the gravy!" "No lumps in the mashed potatoes!" WOW! There is enough stress at Thanksgiving than to add visiting family and friends to a home. The Hilton Garden Inn Fredericksburg is pleased to reach out and help you. You or your guests can get up early or stay up late ... come and go as you want ... without any added stress on the dinner host!
    » Nov 22 - Dec 2 * $79 + tax/night

    Pembroke -  Family Thanksgiving Package - Head for the mountains of Giles County and a stay at Mountain Lake Lodge this Thanksgiving. Awaiting you are family adventures, an activity backpack, a s'mores kit for the nightly bonfire, and a fourth night free when you stay three!
    » Nov 27 - Dec 1 * Call for Rates

    Sumerduck - Thanksgiving Farm Stay and Cooking Class - Gather 'round the farmhouse table for an old fashioned family cooking experience. It's a night on the farm that you won't forget.
    » Nov 28-29 * $299/person




    Natural Bridge - Nov 26-Dec 1 - Natural Bridge Indian Village Fall Harvest Feast - Join the Monacan Indian Village interpreters as they cook up a fall harvest feast. Learn about open-fire cooking and 18th century native customs. $

    Martinsville - Nov 28 - Turkey Day 5K and Family Fun Run - Come out and run! Registration fee includes holiday goodies, post-race snacks, and awards. Benefits the community pantry. $.

    Williamsburg - Nov 28-30 - Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia at Jamestown Settlement - Explore 17th-century culinary practices of Virginia during this three-day event beginning on Thanksgiving Day. $

    Yorktown - Nov 28-30 - Foods & Feasts of Colonial Virginia at Yorktown Victory Center - Visitors learn about typical soldiers' fare during the American Revolution and trace the bounty of a 1780s farm from field to kitchen. $

    Lorton - Nov 29 - Black Friday at the Workhouse - With approximately 100 artists in 65 studios and nine galleries, you will discover unique gifts at your price point. Forget the crazy malls, discover the creativity in community.

    Blackstone - Nov 29-30 - Blackstone Annual Holiday Open House - A special evening of refreshments and holiday cheer. You might find carolers on every corner and Santa will be on hand for pictures with the little ones. You will be able to take an old fashioned hay ride and perhaps even a ride in a horse drawn carriage on this special occasion.

    Chincoteague Island - Nov 29-30 - Annual Deborah Waterfowl Show and Auction - Over 100 exhibitors are featured. Each year there is a featured carver and artist. All exhibitors are glad to meet and talk with the public. Exhibits are available for purchase. Refreshments will be available.

    Buchanan - Nov 29-30 - Buchanan Christmas Open House - Leave the traffic and chaos behind when you shop in downtown Buchanan. Shop, stroll and dine along our historic Main Street where you will find a treasure trove of mom and pop shops. Merchants have filled their shops with great buys for your holiday gift giving and decorating ideas.

    Moneta - Nov 29-30 - Thanksgiving Open House at Hickory Hill - Join Hickory Hill Vineyards for our Thanksgiving Open House, where we celebrate Small Business Saturday! Our tasting room and gift shop will be open 11-5pm with complimentary tastings and gifts available for the wine lovers on your holiday gift list!

    Capeville - Nov 29-Dec 1 - Open Studio & Vineyard Tour - A self-drive Thanksgiving Weekend tour of artisans studios, galleries and workshops up and down the Eastern Shore--from Capeville to Onancock. Glass-makers, potters, furniture makers, jewelers, carvers, sculptors and more. Includes a working alpaca farm, complete with fiber artists, and an award-winning vineyard and winery. Holiday ambiance and good cheer, light refreshments, wine tastings and artisan demonstrations.

    Meadows of Dan - Nov 29-Dec 1 - Long Night's Time - Celebrate Native American Month at Primland with presentations by famous, well-known Native Americans, demonstrations of basket weaving, face painting, little-known inventions by Native Americans, and more.

    Amissville- Nov 22 - Holiday Kick-Off at Gray Ghost Vineyards - Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres and browse new gifts for the holidays! See the world's largest cork Christmas display. Extended hours to accommodate your schedule. An incredible selection of holiday gifts and gold medal winning wines. Live holiday music by Valerie VonFange from 3:30-5:30 pm. FREE!

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Last Updated: 11/18/2013 9:30 AM
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