The holidays are officially here!

Celebrate with us throughout the season. We're offering you gift ideas and events for you to create memories with your family and friends.

Here’s a quick checklist to make the most of the holidays downtown:

  • Shop small! You won’t find big box stores, long lines at the register, or mass-produced items here. Look for special promotions on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Holiday shopping doesn't have to be stressful. Make it a fun experience on Main Street.
  • Love holiday projects? We’ve created an awesome line-up of weekend workshops just for you.
  • Winter WonderFest is filled with activities for the whole family. Add Dec. 1st to your calendar.
  • Don’t skip the cookies! Get tickets for the Cookie Tour.


Creating a downtown we all love.

HDR brings ideas and people together, helping to create an exciting and attractive place to live, work and invest. We find new uses for old buildings, fill the year with festivals, beautify downtown and help businesses thrive.

A vibrant downtown benefits the entire city and our success depends on people like you. Over the past 15 years, we have changed downtown into a place where people choose to be. When we started, people came here with one stop in mind, now the entire downtown is the destination, earning national recognition as a Great American Main Street Award winner and HDR as a leader in revitalization. Together, we keep downtown’s momentum going.

HDR is Recruiting Board of Directors

Are you excited about HDR's work and want to get more involved?

We are accepting statements of interest now through Nov. 26 from community members who would like to serve as HDR's leadership. Board members serve three year terms and meet 8-10 times a year in addition to attending special events and fund raising activities, and serving on committees or contributing to a project or initiative.

Downtown Cookie Tour


Experience a special afternoon of shopping downtown while building your own plate of holiday cookies. Browse the shops and make plans to stop at every location on the tour:

Thanksgiving in Downtown Harrisonburg

Wondering what Downtown Harrisonburg has planned for Thanksgiving? Holiday traditions are a big part of Downtown Harrisonburg, and we have the scoop on special events, menus, offers and promotions.

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