Where Families Play
From ice-skating at the Main Street Arena to family shows and movie screenings at the Paramount Theater, winter offers plenty of frosty fun for children on the Historic Downtown Mall.The Downtown Mall is also the place to be for holiday festivities! On November 29, kick off the season with the Grand Illumination of the Community Christmas tree. Before and after the countdown to flip the switch, there will be seasonal music, caroling and activities for the kids. Virginia Gingerbread Christmas is another popular holiday tradition. Keep reading!
Charlottesville Welcomes Weddings
The Charlottesville Welcome Book is proud to present our newest publication, the Charlotttesville Welcome Book Wedding Directory — your guide to all the best resources for celebrations with a dash of Charlottesville style. Be sure to visit our extensive website, CharlottesvilleWelcomesWeddings.com, for the latest in everything from the weather here in Charlottesville to our popular LookBook of local vendors who would love to help you make your wedding dreams come true. Like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest trends!
Jefferson's Love of Food & Wine
The restoration of Monticello’s wine cellar was big news for history buffs and wine aficionados alike. A platform above the brick floor allows visitors entry to the wine cellar of our third president, also sometimes called “America’s first wine expert,” to see what it looked like during Jefferson’s retirement years in the first part of the 19th century. Known for advising presidents Washington, Adams, Madison and Monroe on the best wine choices for executive functions, Jefferson’s own cellar contained bottles from France, Portugal, Spain, Hungary, Germany and Italy. Keep reading!