December 13, 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!
Wow! Can you believe this is the last weekend before Christmas? This year, Christmas is a Sunday, so many families will be busy shopping, wrapping, baking, cleaning, and so on. Other families leave town when their children are out of school to enjoy Christmas and holiday vacations with their extended family.
It’s been a busy December! In the weeks leading up to Christmas, we’ll be publishing articles featuring the best events of the week!Here are his two most recent articles:
Lynchburg Area Holidays and Family Events December 9-16, 2022
Lynchburg Area Holidays and Family Events December 16-24, 2022
You can also plan the entire month with our monthly events article.
December 2022 Lynchburg Area Holiday and Christmas Events – The Lynchburg Macaroni Kid is here to help you find family fun for your holiday in Central Virginia!
No matter what the weather is like this weekend, there are plenty of opportunities for family fun!
Santa can be found in various locations around town. Here’s where Santa is.
Visit with Santa in Lynchburg and Central Virginia in 2022
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
This weekend’s events include: Visits with Santa at multiple locations. A festival of lights at Riverside Park and a Christmas light display at Bedford’s Elk. Christmas Light Display, Illuminates: Explore the park’s Winter Walk of Lights. etc!
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 16-18 Weekend Family Fun
** Note – The 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)
December 15-16 – Holiday Candlelight Tour in the Poplar Forest (5:30 and 6:30 tours)
December 16th – Photo with Santa at Paul Menschner State Farm in Bedford from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
December 16 – Christmas Cookie Decorating Contest at River Ridge from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
December 16 – Santa Claus at Terry Auto Outlets from 5pm to 7pm
December 16 – Lynchburg Gingerbread House Challenge at Miller Center (6-8pm)
16th December – Christmas Carriage Ride in Bedford – 6pm – 9pm
December 16-17 – Come see the lights at Holy Land USA from 6pm-9pm
December 3, 10, 17 – Mistletoe Market at Lynchburg Community Market from 7am to 2pm
December 17 – Riverside Runners Jingle Bell Fun Run at 8:30 AM
December 17 – Storytelling with Santa and Waffles at Miller Park Aviary (8:30am & 10:30am)
December 17 – Santa and Elves Visit Waffle House Madison Heights 9am-1pm
Dec 17 – Christmas Pool Party at Downtown YMCA 10am-11:30am
December 17 – Photo with Santa at Kissed Cupcakes from 10am to 2pm
December 17 – Photo with Santa at Mistletoe Market at Lynchburg Community Market from 10am-2pm
December 17 – Carriage Ride at Mistletoe Market at Lynchburg Community Market from 10am to 2pm
December 17 – Toddler Saturday Christmas Party Character Event on FunQuest from 10am to 12pm
December 17 – Christmas at The Orchard at Drumheller’s Orchard 10am to 5pm
December 17 – Across America Wreaths at Old City Cemetery at 11am
December 17 – Brunch with Santa and Reindeer Pancakes at Main Market from 11am to 1:30pm
December 17 – Santa’s Big Ole Christmas Party at FunQuest from 12pm to 2pm
December 17 – Birthday Celebration at Holiday Lunch 12:00-17:00
December 17 – Santa and Mrs. Claus at Grand Home Furnishing (1-3pm)
Dec 17 – Swim with Santa at Jamerson YMCA from 1pm to 3:30pm
December 17 – BCA Theater Group Presents: A Soothed Christmas Carol at 2:00 PM at the Bower Center for the Arts
December 17 – Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever at Calvary Chapel Lynchburg at 2pm and 6pm
December 17 – Photo with Santa at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar from 3pm to 6pm
17th December – Christmas Carriage Ride in Bedford (3pm to 6pm)
December 17 – Christmas in the Heights at Temple Baptist Church from 3pm to 9pm
December 17th – Christmas Bells Ring!Blue Ridge Bells of First Presbyterian Church at 4pm
December 17 – Living Nativity at Evergreen Baptist Church from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
December 17 – A Musical Christmas Carol at 7pm at Liberty High School in Bedford
December 18 – Santa visits Appalachian Orthodontists in Lynchburg from 8:30am to 12:00pm
December 18th – Santa ‘Old Fuzzy Face’ Visits Graves Mill at Moores Country Store – Sunday December 18th from 11am to 1pm
December 18th – Santa will be with ‘Old Fuzzy Face’ at Moores Country Store on Waterrick Road from 2pm to 4pm.
Dec 18 – Santa Bash at Southern Belle Co from 2pm to 5pm (staggered tickets)
December 18 – Tis the Season: Holiday Concert at Commerce Street Theater (2:30 PM)
December 18th – A Musical Christmas Carol at 3pm at Liberty High School in Bedford
December 18 – Rockin’ Memphis Christmas at Academy Center of the Arts at 3:00 PM
December 18 – Photo with Santa at Madison Heights Baptist Church from 4-6 PM
December 18th – Santa ‘Old Fuzzy Face’ Visits Moores Country Store Thomas Terrace – Sunday December 18th 5pm – 7pm
December 18 – Luminary Night with Carriage Ride at Natural Bridges State Park from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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.
Visit with Santa in Lynchburg and Central Virginia in 2022 – The Lynchburg Macaroni Kid will help you find family fun with Santa for the holiday season!
Lynchburg Area Holidays and Christmas Events for December 2022 – Plan Ahead and Let the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid Find Family Fun!
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy a winter family vacation near Lynchburg or take a trip – let the Lynchburg Macaroni Kid find family fun this winter!
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!