Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Staunton ... Holiday Lantern Tour, Bethlehem, New Year's Gala
It's been busy leading to this week of Christmas and there is much going on in the final days before December 25th. Cookie baking, last-minute gift purchases, delivering goodies to neighbors and friends, family visits ... it's part of what makes the season special.
Bethlehem Village's last night for 2010 is tonight. With a full moon and snow on the ground, it should be the perfect evening to take a walk back in time to the first Christmas and experience the quiet of the cold winter night at the foot of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Holiday Lantern Tours at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton continue today and tomorrow, December 21 and 22, and have been very popular this year. Snow on the ground adds to the unique experience of Christmases past in the Olde Country and frontier America.
Speaking of the Frontier Culture Museum, the Stonewall Jackson Hotel New Year's Gala to benefit the Museum is almost sold out. Deadline to RSVP is December 22 so hurry if you want to be in on this popular event to greet the new year.
Don't forget to shop historic downtown Staunton and, while you're there, stop in one of the many fine restaurants for lunch or dinner ... maybe Byers Street Bistro or the Depot Grille. Or drop by Coffee on the Corner to warm up with a cup of java and a treat.