The publisher wants you to enjoy Find Your Family Fun® this holiday weekend.
December 21, 2022
Welcome to weekend updates from the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid! Before each weekend, we share the top family-friendly events in and around the Lynchburg area. There’s never been a better time to create family memories!
With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling on weekends this year, there are fewer local events. The family spends more time together on both weekends, so this event guide combines those two weekends and the days in between.
Plan ahead for New Year’s Eve fun! Easy New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Home Kids Will Love – New Year’s Eve parties don’t have to be big productions to be kid-friendly.
Watching Christmas lights is a favorite of children of all ages. Here are some of the best light displays in the Lynchburg area.
Lynchburg Christmas Lights and 2022 Area Holiday Tree Lighting
Whether you’re looking for toddler fun, family events, or date night events, Lynchburg Macaroni Kid can help you find some family fun this weekend!
Events may be canceled or postponed due to weather or other reasons, so please check with the venue in advance.
Use the free Lynchburg Macaroni Kid newsletter and event calendar published every Thursday at 7am to help you plan ahead for Find Your Family Fun®.
Some events require advance tickets or registration, so check before you go. Click each link for event details.
Here are some of the top family events happening around Lynchburg the weekend before Christmas, December 16-18. 2022. Visit the website to see all the weekend’s events!
December 23, 2022 – January 1, 2023 Family Fun
** Note – Events in the first group on this list run on multiple days over an extended period of time and are not included in the daily list below. Most weekend events are only listed once for the entire weekend on the first date if the time is the same for all days. **
Nov 18 – Dec 24 – Santa at River Ridge Mall – Hours vary daily.see schedule
Nov 19 – Dec 30 – Illuminates – Explore the Park’s Winter Walk of Lights (closed on some days) from 5pm
22nd November – 6th January – 9am – 5pm daily at the Bedford Area Welcome Center (open until 8pm on 2nd – 4th December with major holidays)
23rd November – 1st January – Christmas Light Display at Liberty Lake in Bedford – 23rd November – 1st January 24 hours
Nov 24 – Jan 1 – Evergreen Fashion at Hotel Roanoke – Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke daily from 6am to 10pm
25th November – 7th January – Train Exhibit at Bedford Museum – Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (closed Sundays and major holidays)
Nov 27 – Dec 30 – Hooper Woods Holiday: “The Grinch and This” 2022 Projection Show (nightly 5:30 – 10:30) (Radio tuned to 95.5 FM)
Dec 2 – Dec 31 – Vintage Toy Exhibit at Lynchburg Museum (10am – 4pm) (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
December 26 – January 1 – Kwanzaa Holiday Celebration (Virtual) 9:00 AM
December 23rd – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest 12 PM – 10 PM
December 24 – Christmas Eve Fun Run at 8am on EC Glass
December 24 – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
December 24th – Track Santa with NORAD Online starting at 1pm
December 24th – Christmas Eve – Celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at a church in the Lynchburg area – List of local church services for Christmas Eve and Christmas
December 25th – Christmas Day
December 25 – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest from 12:00pm to 6:00pm
December 26 – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest from 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Dec 27 – Toddler Time at Get Air Lynchburg from 10am to 12pm
December 27 – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest 12 PM – 9 PM
December 28 – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest from 12:00pm to 9:00pm
Dec 29 – Toddler Time at Get Air Lynchburg from 10am to 12pm
Dec 29 – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest from 12:00pm to 9:00pm
December 30 – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest 12 PM – 10 PM
Dec 30 – Carriage Ride at Celebration of Lights at Riverside Park (changed from Dec 15) 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Fun Run at 8am at Riverside Park
December 31 – Point of Honor House and Ground Tour (10 AM)
December 31 – New Year’s Eve at noon from 10am to 1pm in the Square of Wonders
December 31 – New Year’s Eve Family Party at FunQuest 12:00-17:00
December 31 – Sweet Ending – New Year’s Eve Party at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar from 3pm to 8pm
December 31 – New Year’s Eve dance by Ronnie Roberts at the New London Ruritan Club, 7:30pm to 12:30am (doors open at 6:30pm)
December 31 – New Year’s Celebration with Lilly Stargazer Band Live, 8:30pm-midnight
January 1 10:00 AM – First Day Hike at Natural Bridges State Park
January 1 10:00 AM – First Day Hike at Holiday Lake State Park
January 1 11:00am & 1:00pm – First Day Hike at High Bridge Trail State Park
January 1, 12:00pm-7:00pm – School’s Out Skate at FunQuest
January 1, 12:00 PM – First Day Hike at James River State Park
January 1, 1:30 PM (Open House at 2:30 PM) – First Day Hike and Open House at Smith Mountain Lake State Park
There are also weekly weekend events and activities.
Monument Terrace Armed Forces Rally – Fridays at Monument Terrace at 12:00 PM
Family Day at Imagination Station Studios – Friday 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Nature Zone – Fridays and Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Miller Center in Lynchburg.
Check out the articles below to find more fun ideas for your family.
21 things to do with kids during winter break – Have fun and make memories with your family during winter break!
15 tips and 4 easy recipes for holiday baking with kids
8 Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah – Hanukkah is December 18-26
Celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at a church in the Lynchburg area – may this Christmas bring peace to your home and heart wherever you celebrate.
65 non-candy stocking stuffers ideas for all ages – find some family fun and create Christmas morning memories with these fun stocking stuffers!
Kwanzaa with Kids: Celebrate this family holiday in 2022 – Kwanzaa takes place from December 26th to January 26th. 1
Lynchburg Area Holidays and Christmas Events for December 2022 – Plan Ahead and Let the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid Find Family Fun!
Easy New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Home Kids Love – A New Year’s Eve party doesn’t have to be a big production to make kids love it.
Ring in 2023 with a first-day hike in Virginia State Parks – Make a New Year’s resolution to enjoy more family time outdoors in 2023!
Set goals for 2023 with a family vision board – Vision boards help families identify and achieve New Year’s goals.
Enjoy a winter family vacation near Lynchburg or take a trip – let the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid find family fun this winter!
Lynchburg Macaroni Kid Winter Family Fun Bucket List 2023 – Let the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid help you find family fun for 2023!
Shop Locally in Lynchburg and Central Virginia in 2022 – At these local stores, you’ll find unique gifts for everyone on your list.
Give the gift of local family fun for the holidays – Family Memberships and Passes make great gifts for people of all ages
Lynchburg Macaroni Kid’s Guide to Christmas and Holidays 2022 – Crafts, Recipes, Events, and More to Help You Find Your Family Fun® This Holiday Season
CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECIPE – Cookies that kids of all ages can make and eat.
Salt Dough Ornaments – Kids can shape the salt dough into keepsake ornaments for gifts or to hang on the Christmas tree.
25 Lynchburg Area Holiday Photography Locations – Plan your holiday family photo shoot today.
12 ways to create holiday memories… without spending a fortune – holiday fun doesn’t have to go into debt to create precious memories.
Lynchburg Virginia Parks Guide – Whether you want to play, stroll or just hang out, there’s a park for you.
Lynchburg VA Indoor Family Fun 2022 Guide – Ready for some indoor family fun in Lynchburg? Check out our guide!
25 Things To Do With Kids In Lynchburg – Help The Lynchburg Macaroni Kid Find Family Fun Every Season In Central Virginia!
Walk or hike at 25 locations in the Lynchburg area – from paved trails to dirt paths, find family fun on one of these trails!
Check the event calendar for local event information!
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The Lynchburg Macaroni Kid is here to help you find family fun from the comfort of your own home this weekend in Lynchburg, Virginia!