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NEW AND NOTEWORTHY FOR FALL/WINTER IN VIRGINIA 2020
Hubbard Peanut Company opened its new location called The Hubs Vine, located in Franklin. The store will serve a variety of coffee drinks made with freshly roasted and ground Three Ships coffee. Hubs Virginia Peanuts and other unique items are also available in the gift shop.
The Blackburn Inn in Staunton has announced the addition of a 2,500 square foot spa. The Spa at The Blackburn, located in the Wellness and Conference Center on the hotel grounds, is Staunton’s first spa and will offer facials, massage, reflexology, and nail treatments.
The National Museum of the United States Army will open to the public on November 11, 2020. The 185,000-square-foot museum will be located in southern Fairfax County, adjacent to Fort Belvoir, and will be the first and only museum to tell the 244-year history of the U.S. Army in its entirety. The state-of-the-art museum will be a technological marvel incorporating the latest advances in museum exhibits while providing advanced educational opportunities. Admission will be free (timed tickets required) and the museum will be open 364 days per year.
River City Food Tours is now offering neighborhood scavenger hunts in Richmond. Step outside for some fresh air, stretch your legs, and learn a few neat things about the neighborhood. The in-app scavenger hunt will show a map of the neighborhood with all points of interest and provides at least 2-3 hours of outdoor entertainment. It can be played individually or as a small team, and they’re all family friendly.
The Barter Theatre in Abingdon is offering four socially distant family friendly productions as part of its Barter at the Moonlite Drive In series. “Mary Poppins,” an evening with singer and storyteller Eugene Wolf, “Dracula,” “Sleepy Hollow” and two live holiday productions, “Frosty” and “A Christmas Carol” will be performed live at the Moonlite and simulcast onto the big screen. Patrons relax in their extra wide parking spots and get a closer look from the simulcast projected on the big screen.
Dominion Energy Garden of Lights at the Norfolk Botanical Garden offers a drive thru of more than 1 million twinkling lights within the garden.
After a wildly popular debut in 2019, Illuminights is returning to Explore Park in Roanoke for the 2020 holiday season. This “Winter Walk of Lights” is an outdoor walking tour on a half-mile wooded path through a dazzling display of over 500,000 lights.
The annual Big Lick Downtown Countdown takes place outside in Downtown Roanoke’s Market Square on New Year’s Eve. Live music, vendors, and a “Star” drop (a nod to the iconic Roanoke Star).