Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance presents
Saturday, December 2, 2023
Harrisonburg Holiday Parade
We are excited to be working with Harrisonburg Parks & Rec. on bringing you a full day of holiday fun on Saturday, December 2. Winter Wonderfest will lead right into the Harrisonburg Holiday Parade. Learn more and submit your float entry here.
Winter Wonderfest Volunteers
Usher in the magic of the holiday season in Downtown Harrisonburg with Winter Wonderfest! There are many volunteer opportunities for this event including event planning, material distribution to businesses, decorating, activity facilitation, dressing up as costumed characters, and more. Sign up through this portal and we will let you know about upcoming opportunities to get involved.
This event is presented to you by:
Cookie Tour – SOLD OUT
12-4pm | Downtown Harrisonburg
Join us for the sweetest tour of Downtown! Browse downtown shops & festivities on the tour to build your own box of one dozen locally-made holiday cookies. The tour is self-guided, and great for groups of friends and families alike! Click below to learn more and purchase your tickets before they sell out! Presented by Ryan Homes.
Max’s Holiday Treat Heist
12-4pm | Liberty Street
Cookie Tour has gone to the dogs! Walk down Liberty Street with your pup and collect goodies from dog-friendly establishments. Presented by RHSPCA.
Sip & Stroll
12-7pm | Downtown Harrisonburg
Sip & Stroll is an element to our events that replaces our usual beer garden. Adults aged 21+ can purchase a beer, wine, or cocktail at a participating brewery, cidery, or restaurant and enjoy it while strolling within designated sections of downtown. Wristbands are $3 and are available at the HDR information booth and participating establishments. Presented by Shenandoah Dermatology & Aesthetics.
Santa Run, Walk ‘N Roll
12pm | Main Street
During this festive fun run, participants can run, walk, or roll through Downtown Harrisonburg to raise awareness for The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham. Registration for adults comes with a Santa Suit and children 12 and younger receive an Elf hat! This fun run is family-friendly and inclusive for people of all ability levels. Activities, contests, and prizes included! For more information and to register, visit this registration page.
FREE MUST-SEE ACTIVITIES
Horse & Carriage Rides
Main Street & Court Square
Horse-drawn carriages are coming to Downtown Harrisonburg! Come back soon for details about when and where at the event to sign up. Presented by LD&B Insurance Services.
Gingerbread House Competition
12-5pm | The Harrisonburg Homes Team, 83 S Main St.
Get creative and showcase your confection-construction talents with this contest presented by the Harrisonburg Homes Team at Kline May Realty. Several prizes are up for grabs in the “Business or Organization” and “Community Members” category. Entry Form Deadline: Wednesday, November 29, 2023
How the Grinch Stole Liberty Street
12-6pm | Liberty Street
Meet the Who’s Who of Whoville all down Liberty Street in Downtown Harrisonburg on Saturday, December 2 from 12 – 6 PM!
Grab a BINGO card at a participating Liberty Street business and play to win Downtown Dollars and gift cards! Open to all ages.
Photos with Santa
Meet and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus! If you miss them at the Springhouse, stick around for the Holiday Parade at 7pm for another Santa sighting! Presented by Old Dominion Realty.