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9:00 am

Festival of Trees

December 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Bedford Area Welcome Center, 816 Burks Hill Road
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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The 11th Annual Festival of Trees will be held November 26, 2019 – January 3, 2020. This year’s theme is “Celebrate Love”, and coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the “Virginia is for Lovers” tourism slogan. The scavenger hunt will take place again and on certain nights, children can visit with Santa, participate in a...

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5:30 pm

Candlelight Tours

December 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on December 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 20, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on December 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551 United States
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Tour the president’s cherished hideaway decorated for the holidays on these hour-long tours. Experience the villa by candlelight while your guide paints a portrait of the ways the Jefferson family and their enslaved workers spent the holidays, by sharing true stories and anecdotes gathered from Jefferson’s letters and diaries. Tours end in the restored Jefferson-era...

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Elks Home Christmas Lights

December 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:30 pm, repeating until December 31, 2019

Take part in an annual Bedford Christmas tradition and drive through the Christmas light display at the Elks Home!  Going on now for more than 65 years, the light display helped Bedford get the nickname “Christmas Capital of Virginia”.  The venue is also open to guests to walk through and view the Christmas trees decorated...

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11:00 am

Immigration: Themed Exhibit

December 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 25, 2020

Gallery Admission is Always Free Open Tues-Sat 11am-4pm and every 2nd Friday in Bedford 5-8pm Nov. 19-Jan 25, 2020 Immigration Is a movement to a place that is foreign Movement Is an act of changing physical location or position or of having this changed Foreign Is a characteristic of a country or language other than...

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7:30 pm

December Observatory Open House

December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Belk Observatory, 1543 Coverlea Lane
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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Free, but required, tickets for this event are available via the ticket link. ( Program begins along our Planet Walk, and continues through different stations at the Belk Observatory. You'll get to be able to view the night sky through various astronomical equipment, talk to our knowledgeable Docents, and learn about the sky objects and...

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6:30 pm

Exchange of Gifts: a New Christmas Play

December 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

A new Christmas play is coming to town. Performed by 57 Hours Productions, the production arm of the award-winning Virginia playwright Dwayne Yancey, whose work has been produced in 14 different countries. “Exchange of Gifts” tells the story of three international students who find themselves snowbound in an American airport, unable to get home for...

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