Sunday, November 27, 2005

Enjoy Holiday Events in Charlottesville

Stay with us and enjoy holiday performances!

Stay at the Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm any Sunday thru Thursday nights during December and receive a $20 discount on the room of your choice.

Special holiday events and tastings at many of our area wineries! Go to Monticello Wine Trail Events for a description and schedule.


Musical Concerts

Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra

Date: Friday December 02, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Cabell Hall
Description: Family Holiday Concert with the University Singers, call the Cabell Hall Box Office: 924-3984
Web Site: http://www.virginia.edu/music

Messiah Sing-In
Date: Tuesday December 13, 2005
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Cabell Hall
Description: call the Cabell Hall Box Office: 924-3984
Web Site: http://www.virginia.edu/music

Charlottesville Municipal Band Holiday Concert
Date: Sunday December 11, 2005
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: V Earl Dickinson Building @ PVCC campus
Description: It's not Christmas in Charlottesville until we've heard from the Municipal Band. Seasonal and traditional music, "snow fall" and audience participation highlight this annual festivity. A free event, but tickets are required and are available at Greenberry's, Plan 9 Records and the Senior Center. (434) 295-9850.
Web Site: http://www.charlottesvillemunicipalband.org


Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Concert
Date: Monday, December 26 and Tuesday December 27, 2005
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe
Description: Bring your family and houseguests to enjoy Rick LaRue and his trio playing classic holiday favorites. Join in singing carols. Tour of festively decorated house is included. $12 adults; $11 seniors, AAA and area residents; $6 children ages 6-11. Reservations recommended. (434) 293-9539.
Web Site: http://www.ashlawnhighland.org

Performances at our beautifully restored Paramount Theater
LAF (Laughter Arts Festival)
Date: Friday December 09, 2005
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Paramount Theater
Description: LAF - the Laughter Arts Festival - returns to The Paramount with a fabulous new line up! John Heffron has kept the laughs coming for audiences of "Last Comic Standing", "Comic House", and his own Comedy Central special. Alex House has also appeared on "Last Comic Standing" and "The View", and participated in Bud Light's Ladies of Laughter Comdey Contest. Joe Starr has performed in venues ranging from comedy clubs to theaters to Caesar's in Atlantic City, and been featured on "Comedy Central's Premium Blend". Join us for this hilarious evening with some of the nation's hottest stand-up comics! Admission charge. (434) 979-1333
Web Site: http://www.theparamount.net

Windham Hill's Winter Solstice
Date: Saturday December 10, 2005
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Paramount Theater
Description: This encore performance of Windham Hill's Winter Solstice comes home for the holidays in an elegant evening featuring an exciting new line-up of peerless artists. Violinist, fiddler, and composer Darol Anger is at home in a number of musical genres, some of which he helped to invent. A master of mandolin, guitar and violin, Mike Marshall is one of the world's most accomplished and versatile acoustic musicians. Tuck & Patti have cast their magic for years through whispered ballads, playful swing, and a style of tempering simplicity with flashes of virtuosity. Admission charge. (434) 979-1333
Web Site: http://www.theparamount.net

A Christmas Carol
Date: Tuesday December 13, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Paramount Theater
Description: A powerful story of redemption, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of selfless giving. This enchanting new production will transport you back to the cobblestone streets of Victorian London. In addition, original music enhances the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge's soul-transforming journey. Admission charge. (434) 979-1333
Web Site: http://www.theparamount.net

A Holiday Ballet at the Performing Arts Center
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Date: Tuesday December 13 and Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Center, 1400 Melbourne Road, Charlottesville
Description: This holiday season, Moscow Ballet will present its Great Russian Nutcracker performance at the Martin Luther King PAC on Dec. 13th and 14th at 7:30 pm. For more information call (800) 594-8499.
Web Site: http://moscowballet.musictoday.com
www.theparamount.net

The McGuffey Holiday Art Show
McGuffey’s Annual Holiday Show
Opening Reception
Date: Friday December 02, 2005
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: McGuffey Art Center
Description: 5:30-7:30pm McGuffey will present their Annual Holiday Group Show with work by over 50 artists. Painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber art, mixed media, stained glass, hot glass, sculpture, and photography are just some of the media to be represented in the Holiday Show. The Holiday Show opens November 22nd and runs through January 1st.

Historical Christmas Tours - Ash Lawn Highland and Monticello
Christmas by Candlelight at Ash Lawn-Highland

Date: Friday, December 16 - Saturday, December 31, 2005
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Ash Lawn-Highland, Home of President James Monroe
Description: Tour President James Monroe's home by candlelight while costumed guides tell of Christmas traditions from Colonial through Victorian times. Hot cider and cookies served. $12 adults; $11 seniors, AAA and area residents; $6 children ages 6-11. Reservations recommended. (434) 293-9539.


Monticello's Holiday Winter Weekend will include a variety of indoor and outdoor tours on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cider and cookies will be served outside.

This special weekend will reflect the holiday period of Jefferson's day and will feature aromas of the season from period foods cooking in the newly restored historic kitchen, live music indoors and out, a bonfire in the vegetable garden each day, and grazing sheep.

Mulberry Row tours exploring the lives of enslaved workers, how they lived and celebrated the holidays will be daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Landcape tours of the mountaintop grounds are at noon and 2 p.m.

Winter Tour A Society to Our Taste, in December, January and February (Daily except Dec. 1, 10, 11 and 25.)

Jefferson’s creation of an extended community of individuals who shared his interests, including James and Dolley Madison and James Monroe, will be examined on these extended tours of the house. The tour will allow guests to linger a little and will be a bit longer tour of 40 - 45 minutes. Included in price of general admission.
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