Holidays in Waynesboro

Holidays at Home in Waynesboro

With COVID-19 and procedures and precautions changing every day, it can be hard to keep up with any Holiday events happening in Waynesboro! Where can you find events and activities happening and stay up to date with what’s been canceled? We have done the hard work for you! Below we have collected information on holiday events happening in Waynesboro and virtual events to help fill your holiday season with plenty of cheer! 

Local Events

Shenandoah Valley Art Center Winter Market
The Shenandoah Valley Art Center’s Winter Market will take place from November 13th to January 9th, and feature handmade artisan works from local and regional artists. Find unique holiday gifts for your loved ones and support local artists.

Small Business Saturday
It is more important than ever to shop small on Small Business Saturday, November 28th! Locally-owned businesses are important to your community and independent businesses contribute 3x more back to the community than chain stores! With COVID-19, small businesses are struggling more than ever and need your support this holiday season. Shop online, in person, or buy a gift card to help Waynesboro small businesses stay strong.

Creative Works FarmCreative Works Farm Christmas Wonderland
Creative Works Farm Christmas Wonderland will be taking place this year on December 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th! The Christmas Wonderland will feature a walk-through light display, a music light show, Santa at his workshop, cookies and hot chocolate, wagon rides, and kids activities and crafts.

Waynesboro Christmas Parade
The Annual Waynesboro Holiday Parade will take place this year with a new, COVID-19 friendly format! The ‘That Holiday Feeling’ Reverse Christmas Parade will take place December 12th and allow spectators to enjoy parked floats decorated for the holidays from the comfort and safety of their cars! The event will also be part of a City-wide ‘That Holiday Feeling’ Decorations Trail, which will feature a map of light displays across Waynesboro from December 4th to December 20th.

Virtual Events:

Many of America’s favorite Holiday Events are still happening this year for everyone to enjoy from home!

Thanksgiving Day ParadeMacy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade
The Annual Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade will be converted to a made-for-TV spectacle, featuring the larger-than-life balloons, over-the-top floats, and big-name performers! You can watch the parade as always on NBC on Thursday, November 26th from 9 am to noon. Or, watch the live stream!

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Enjoy the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting on December 2nd with a live national broadcast hosted by NBC to officially mark the start of the Christmas season!

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Washington D.C’s 98th National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and holiday performances will take place on December 3rd on

Ball Drop on News Years EveNew Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Time Square
The Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Time Square will also occur virtually this year. You can still countdown the ball drop and pop some champagne in the comfort (and warmth!) of your own home! The event will feature the iconic ball drop countdown, as well as performances and a recap of the year’s events broadcast on television and live stream.

Whether you decide to celebrate your holidays virtually this year or find a way to visit family and friends, be sure to stay safe this Holiday season!