Tis the Season to be Downtown!

The most magical day in Downtown Harrisonburg is back! Join The Friendly City Merchants and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance Saturday, December 14th, for Winter Wonderfest. Enjoy a holiday art market, pictures with Santa, face painting, carolers, kid-friendly holiday shopping, performances, HDR’s famous Cookie Tour, and more! Plus, make one-of-a-kind gifts all month long with our Handmade Holidays workshop series.

Winter Wonderfest Agenda

10am: Stores Open Early!

Kid-friendly shopping all day at select Downtown businesses. Be sure to come to OASIS Fine Art & Craft’s Santa’s Attic for handcrafted gifts from $5-$20!

10am-4pm: HDR’s Cookie Tour

Hot chocolate and hot cider station at Allstate Insurance (167 N Liberty St)

11am-5pm: Holiday Art Market at Larkin Arts

10am-12pm: Face Painting at Walkabout Outfitter, Oasis, Ten Thousand Villages, and Horizon Gifts

Fairy Makeup at WithSimplicity

11:30am-3:30pm: Characters + Carolers all around Downtown

12-4pm: Kid drop-off for parents at Friendly City Food Co-Op (up to 2 hours)

1-3pm: Photos with Santa at Harrisonburg Visitor’s Center

2:30pm: Dance + Co Performance at Court Square Theater

3:30pm: The Grinch (2018) at Court Square Theater

Handmade Holidays Schedule

Saturday 11/30: Horizon Gifts: Wire-Wrapping (12-2pm)

Sunday 12/1: New Creation: Pom Pom Snowball Earrings (1-2pm) and Charlee Rose Boutique: Amberlee Joy Art Watercolor + Hand-Lettering (2-4pm)

Saturday 12/7: Explore More: Wreath-Making Workshop partnership with Spotswood Garden Club; Ages 8 + up ( 9:30am-12pm), withSimplicity: All-Natural Lip Gift Set (3-5pm)

Sunday 12/8: Oasis Fine Art and Craft: Stained Glass Angels (1-3pm), Larkin Arts: Pet Portrait Ornament Workshop (3-5pm)

Saturday 12/14: Hugo Kohl Jewelry:  Work with Master Craftsman Hugo Kohl to Create a beautiful Sterling Silver Money Clip  (11am-1pm) Call the boutique at 540-574-4306 to reserve your spot ($50).

Sunday 12/15: The Lady Jane Shop: Modern Cross-Stitch taught by A Real Stitch (4-6pm)

Join us for the sweetest tour of Downtown on Saturday, December 14th, from 10am-4pm.

Browse downtown shops & festivities and make plans to stop at every location on the tour to build your own plate of locally-made holiday cookies.

The tour is self-guided, and great for groups of friends and families alike! Stop at the 12 participating locations in any order you choose. Start the tour by picking up your bakery box at our sponsors The Gaines Group Architects, in the Chesapeake Western Railway Depot (141 W Bruce St).

Cookie Tour tickets cost $15. Only 200 tickets are available for purchase (online only). Get them while they last!