Holiday shopping tops the list in many Central Virginia families this weekend. Some families gave up part of their Thanksgiving celebration to stand in lines for Black Friday deals at big box retailers.
Many retailers opened on Thanksgiving Day with doorbusters previously reserved for the day after Thanksgiving.
After Black Friday comes Small Business Saturday, a day to shop at local retail stores.
Lynchburg is loaded with small businesses prepared for Small Business Saturday. You will find my top 10 places to shop Small Business Saturday in Lynchburg at the article below.
Whether you shop on Main Street or other downtown Lynchburg locations, Rivermont Avenue or Boonsboro Road, the Wyndhurst neighborhood or anywhere else in Lynchburg, you’ll find friends and neighbors waiting to help you select just the right gifts.
When you shop local, more than half of what you spend stays in your local community. Local businesses also support local charities to help those in need here in our community.
If shopping’s not on your list, Lynchburg Macaroni Kid offers family-friendly events taking place in the area. You’ll find more local events at DiscoverLynchburg.org.
Spend an hour of your Saturday morning helping others at the Stop Hunger Now food packaging event at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Nov. 30 and all you have to bring is yourself.
Many hands make light work at Stop Hunger Now events. People from age 5 to 95 are invited to come out on Saturday to pack rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and flavor mix packed with vitamins and minerals into plastic bags to be sent to feed the hungry around the world.
Mistletoe Market begins Saturday and continues each Saturday through Dec. 21 at Lynchburg Community Market. Shopping hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with many locally made holiday gifts. You will find seasonal vendors, live greens to decorate your home, great foods and more.
Pick up a Christmas tree this weekend from tree lots around the area. Smith’s Pumpkin Patch on Fort Avenue and the Forest Lions Club lot, located beside Benjamin’s Restaurant on Route 221 both open for the season on Saturday.
Speaking of Christmas trees, you can see a lot of beautiful trees and vote for your favorite at the Bedford Area Welcome Center’s annual Festival of Trees.
The event began earlier this week and continues daily into the new year at the Bedford Area Welcome Center, located below the National D-Day Memorial, just off Route 460 in Bedford.
While you’re in Bedford, stop in at the Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library for the annual Train Exhibit. The museum is located at 201 E. Main Street and the exhibit will be open 10-5 Monday to Friday and 10-3 Saturdays through Jan. 25, 2014.
Old City Cemetery will host a Victorian Christmas Ornament workshop at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the cemetery, located at 401 Taylor Street in Lynchburg. Call (434) 847-1465 for more details.
On Sunday, Dec. 1, Point of Honor will hold its Christmas Open House from noon to 4 p.m. This annual event is a great way to learn more about local history and see what Christmas was like in the early days of Lynchburg.
Enjoy the Christmas Memories Concert with the Ageless Wonders on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Timberlake United Methodist Church in Lynchburg.
Whether you’re shopping, helping others, attending a holiday event or just hanging out together, enjoy making memories this weekend in Lynchburg.