Santa isn't the only one making a list and checking it twice! Everyone has their own holiday traditions that make the season a little brighter, from hanging the stockings to baking holiday cookies with the kids. We have compiled our favorite seasonal Virginia traditions into a simple checklist that will make this year's Yuletide one you won't soon forget.
2. Visit one of the decorated Loveworks around Virginia and snap a picture for your holiday cards.
Pictured: Hampton Roads LOVEwork decorated for the holidays
3. Attend a Grand Illumination or parade in Virginia’s favorite Christmas towns.
Pictured: Middleburg Christmas Parade - photo credit: Fred deSousa
4. Pick up the traditional tree at a local Christmas tree farm.
Pictured: Christmas trees at Claybrooke Farm - photo credit: Christopher Hunter Photography
5. Get your holiday shopping done in one of Virginia’s many amazing shopping districts.
Pictured: Shopping in Old Town Alexandria - Photo credit: Kristian Summerer
6. Learn about Virginia's rich history during the holidays when you attend a seasonal celebration at one of Virginia’s historic destinations.
Pictured: Holidays at Shirley Plantation
Pictured: Winterfest at Kings Dominion
8. Experience Virginia’s holiday flavors at a local restaurant.
9. See a seasonal play or show at a nearby theater.
10. Plan a romantic getaway at a decked-out hotel or resort.
Pictured: Holiday decor at Hotel Roanoke - photo credit: Shannon terry
11. Break out your favorite over-the-top holiday sweater for a tacky lights tour.
Pictured: Decorated home on the Richmond Tacky Lights Tour
12. Warm up with a steaming cup of hot cocoa in the Commonwealth.
13. Hear Virginia choirs and musical groups perform your favorite Christmas Carols.
14. Head west to a Virginia mountain resort for some snowy family fun.
Pictured: Massanutten Resort - Photo Credit: Sam Dean, IG account: @sdeanphotos
15. Pick up some sweet seasonal treats and goodies from a delicious Virginia bakery.
Pictured: Red Truck Bakery
16. Lace up and hit an ice skating rink with friends or family.
Pictured: Ice skating at Colonial Williamsburg
17. Visit a decorated Virginia winery for some extra holiday cheer.
Pictured: Pippin Hill Winery holiday decor - photo credit: Eric Kelley
Pictured: Wharf Hill Brewing Co. - photo credit: Thomas Owen
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