The Frontier Culture Museum: Lantern Tours 2015

There’s a sense of excitement this time of year. From watching holiday parades with friends to the special Christmas desserts made with family members, it seems that there is something special going on almost every day of the month. What happens when you add a dash of history to the mix? You get Lantern Tours of the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia!

The lantern-lit tours at this living history museum will take you back in time to villages around the world: “Visitors will enjoy vignettes at England, Ireland, Germany, 1820s America, and 1850s America including a Mummer’s play near the Irish Forge and a horse-drawn wagon ride from the Old World to the New World.” You’ll also enjoy post-tour refreshments and live music in the Dairy Barn Lecture Hall to complete the experience. Ready to take a step back in time for the holiday season?

Fast Facts:

Where: The Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Road, Staunton, VA 24401

When: December 18-23, 2015, 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Cost: Cost: Adults $15.00, Children $8.00 (Reservations are requires, so click here to grab your tickets now.)

Lodging: A Shenandoah Valley B&B!

Happy Holidays! We look forward to seeing you here in the Shenandoah Valley.

Upcoming Holiday Specials in the Shenandoah Valley

The holiday season is upon us, and you may be looking for something to do that’s different than your usual routine. We all love Thanksgiving meals, Black Friday deals, and Christmas cookies, and holiday decorating, but maybe it’s all become a bit mundane. So why not break up the monotony with a Bed & Breakfast getaway that coincides with one of the upcoming holiday activities in the Shenandoah Valley?

November 20-21, 2015: Deck the Halls, Front Royal: “Each November, the gallery of Blue Ridge Arts Council is transformed into a holiday wonderland. Deck the Halls has proven to be a tremendous success over the past 11 years.”

November 26, 2015: Lexington Gobble Wobble 5K and Fun Run, Lexington: Start your Thanksgiving Day by burning off some calories! “On Thanksgiving Day 2015, we will be hosting both a 5k (walk or run) and childrens’ Fun Run, making this a community event the whole family can participate in! So come out and enjoy the festivities, but don’t worry, we’ll still get you home in time to put the turkey in the oven!”

November 30, 2015: Old Town Parade and Christmas Tree Lighting, Winchester: “Celebrate the fun and excitement of the holiday season in Old Town Winchester. Bands, floats, and specialty units along with Santa will be coming to see you. Don’t forget the tree lighting ceremony, immediately following the parade.”

December 4-5, 11-12, 2015: The Schultz Theatre Presents “A Tuna Christmas,” New Market: “It’s Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the annual lawn display contest.”

December 5-6, 2015: Christmas Arts and Crafts Show, Harrisonburg, VA: We all have people who are hard to buy for. Find them a unique gift here! “Individual vendors will have everything from candles to wreaths, from jewelry to holiday decorations.”



First Night 2015, Harrisonburg, VA

You’ve got your Christmas plans all ironed out. The recipes are already prepared (and some may even be prepared in advance), the presents are wrapped, and you’re almost finished with your Christmas shopping. It looks like you’ve got everything under control for Christmas, but in all of the holiday haste, you may not have given New Year’s Eve a second thought.

Let the BBHSV plan your New Year’s Eve for you! Harrisonburg, VA, which is home to a couple of our fabulous member inns, is gearing up for First Night 2015: “To celebrate, we will highlight the arts and bring the community together by transforming retail stores, churches, and downtown businesses into performance venues that showcase local and regional talents. Past performances have included a range of live music, from bluegrass to rock n’ roll for the adults, and clowns, face painters and magicians just for the kids” (First Night Harrisonburg).

Fast Facts:

Where: 212 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA

When: December 31, 2014, 6:00 P.M. – Midnight

Cost: $6 in advance, $8 on the day of the event (children 5 and under free)

Lodging: By the Side of the Road Bed & Breakfast

Stonewall Jackson Bed & Breakfast

Happy Holidays from the BBHSV!

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” –Goran Persson