Updated: Apr 6, 2021
The first Saturday in December is always a magical time in downtown Lynchburg as our bustling small town transforms into a winter wonderland with Christmas trees everywhere. The air smells like fresh baked cookies and Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, reindeer, and even The Grinch lurk around every corner.
Here are our five “don’t miss” things happening on Saturday.
1| Special Christmas Postmark at the Lynchburg Post Office • If you’ve got holiday cards to mail out, bring them on down to the Lynchburg Post Office on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and mail them with a special unique postmark. This happens for one day only each year during Christmas in Lynchburg.
2 | Lynchburg Christmas Parade • We’re all looking for safe ways to enjoy the holiday while continuing to embrace as many traditions as possible. The annual Lynchburg Christmas Parade will happen on Saturday at 2 p.m. It begins and ends in Wiseman Park and there is plenty of room along the parade route to spread out. For those who would like to participate, the lineup starts at 12:30 p.m.
3 | Queen Bee Calendars at the IBIS Building • Did you ever watch the 2002 movie Calendar Girls? In it, a group of women puts together a calendar to raise money for a cause they love. Lynchburg now boasts our own calendar girls with the Queen Bee 2021 Calendar and it’s fabulous. The center gave local Marie Bobo the honor of being the first “cover girl” but it’s filled with all the gorgeous, sassy, older women of Lynchburg. They cost just $15 and all proceeds benefit the Moore County Senior Center. You can buy one this week during Christmas in Lynchburg in the IBIS Building. Click here for more information.
4 | The FCE Cooke Sale • It’s no secret that the women of Moore County can bake y’all. Every year the Moore County Family and Community Education (FCE) ladies show up and show out during their annual Christmas Cookie Sale inside the IBIS Building. All shoppers will be required to wear a mask while choosing cookies. Let us give you a hint: Get there early because they will run out. The sale starts at 9 a.m.
5 | The Trees of Christmas • Mask up and stroll through the Trees of Christmas and support a good cause. Dozens of Lynchburg folks have decorated themed Christmas trees and you get to vote for your favorite. One dollar equals one vote and all donations will benefit Moore County High School (MCHS) Project Graduation, which provides seniors a fun and safe graduation night experience.
If you’d like to see a complete schedule of everything happening tomorrow, visit the Christmas is Lynchburg Facebook Page by clicking here.
Saturday will also be a great time to visit the many unique boutiques and stores in and around the historic Lynchburg Square and do a little #buylocal Christmas shopping.