It’s a Virginia Christmas! Outtakes from the December Issue

November 17, 2012 | By and | Comments (0)
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Photo by Scott Suchman

Looking for inspiration for your holiday decor? Look no further than the outtakes from our “Virginia’s Holiday Finest” story (page 94). From Colonial Williamsburg, where we found more than 2,500 all-natural wreaths adorning the buildings to a home decked in 250,000 holiday lights in Richmond, the Old Dominion proves it’s holiday spirit is out in full splendor. 

The photo above was taken at the Miller & Rhoads Charity Christmas Tree Contest hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn in Richmond. More than 50 trees decorated by local charities are on display throughout December until a winning tree is crowned in January.

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You’ll feel right at home staying at the Williamsburg Inn in Colonial Williamsburg conceived by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in 1939. The staff go above and beyond in decking all the halls for the season.

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In Middleburg the Hunt Review Parade the first Saturday in December is the place to delve into Virginia’s hunt country (without having to actually go hunting). The procession is led by 80 frisky hounds and riders in red coats and hunt caps, and includes carolers, marching bands, vintage cars, and Santa in a horse-drawn carriage.

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Decorations are kept traditional and simple in the recreated colonial capital of Colonial Willamsburg. We love the wreath below, which hangs at the entrance to the Governor’s Palace.

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Send us pictures of your favorite Southern towns for the holidays. Use #SouthernChristmas on Twitter and Instagram or post them to our Facebook page. 

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