Have a Holly Jolly Time in Luray-Page County
Do you want to feel the Holiday Cheer in the air while you get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? December in Luray-Page County is the holliest, jolliest time of the year. From shops filled with the best gift ideas to restaurants to get a heartwarming meal at, there’s no shortage of holiday fun.
Whether you’re shopping for fashion lovers, kids, or anyone else in your family, you’ll find tons of great shops to check out.
The fashionistas in your family will be extra cheerful when they open some of the latest fashions from under the tree. If you’re shopping for the fashion lovers, make sure to check out shops like Henhouse Shoppe, Nest & Hive, Virginia Gift Shop, and Curated in downtown Luray. They all offer the latest styles in a variety of sizes to fit everyone in your family. If you want to find great fashion at a lower price, Horizon Goodwill in Stanley might just have what you’re looking for. At Shenandoah Moon, shoppers can find handmade items like scarves, jewelry, and more. For your adventurous fashionista, make sure to check out Appalachian Trail Outfitters. They have the latest in outdoorsy fashion and gear to keep them looking stylish and safe when they’re out hiking. If you have jewelry lovers, a visit to R. P. Arnold’s is a must. They offer beautiful pieces that make the perfect gift and are reasonably priced. You can also find some unique finds jewelry wise at places like Page One, a local thrift shop in downtown Luray.
What kid doesn’t love fun and interactive gifts on Christmas morning? The Luray Rescue Zoo offers some of the most adorable stuffed animals and animal themed toys you can find. Virginia Gift Shop has an entire section of kids stuff that is sure to have something for the adventure lover. Massanutten Country Corner offers great puzzles and other interactive gifts that your kids are sure to love.
For a broader range of gift ideas, Rainbow Hill should be added to your list of stops. This fun gift shop offers trinkets, jewelry, gems, stones, and much more. At Luray Copy Service, you’ll be able to find gorgeous stationary, home décor, and even lotions and oils. The Hawksbill Trading Company is really a one-stop shop for everyone. Filled with vendors that offer the perfect gifts for the guys, décor, handmade art, and more, you’re sure to find everything you need while you’re there. Down in the town of Shenandoah, make sure to stop in at Shenandoah General Store. They have tons of Farmhouse style décor, Virginia-made products, and more for you to check out.
Flavors of the Season
Nothing says December like warm drinks, yummy baked goods, and dinners filled with your favorite foods. You’ll find plenty of restaurants serving up holiday cheer on a plate when you dine with them.
There’s nothing quite like a warm drink on a cold December morning to get you going. Broad Porch Coffee offers up all your favorite hot coffee drinks (or iced, if that’s how you roll), as well as tasty morning treats. Compass Tea Room has a selection of fair-trade, specialty teas you can choose from. A little further up the street you’ll find Main Street Bakery that has strong coffee and sweet treats to enjoy.
Beer, wine, and spirits all make great gifts for the adults in your family. The Hawksbill Brewing Company has plenty of great beers on tap that are also available for purchase in cans. Wisteria Farm & Vineyard and Castle Vineyards both offer tastings of their wines and bottle purchases so you can enjoy them after you’ve made it home. Or, you can head over to The Valley Cork to try wines from around the world, craft beers and ciders, and even tasty cocktails. Blue Shepherd Spirits, Copper Fox Distillery, and River Hill Distillery all offer hand crafted cocktails and strong spirits to warm you up on a cold winter night.
When it’s time to refuel after a long day of Christmas shopping, a hearty meal is the way to go. For a southern favorites menu, stop in at Brookside Restaurant, Ollie Cat Café, Dan’s Steak House, Rudy’s Diner, The Mimslyn Inn, Jess’ Main Street Bar & Grill, Blue Ridge Country Deli, or Taste: The Southern Market. If pizza, pasta, or other Italian food is what your looking for Il Vesuvio Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria or Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant both menus that will satisfy any craving you have. Or if Mexican is more your thing, check out Mr. Garcia Mexican Restaurant in Shenandoah, or El Amigo Food Truck, which shows up at various places throughout Luray-Page County.
And when you eat or shop local in Luray-Page County until December 18th, make sure to send us your receipts for a chance to be entered into a chance to win a $500 shopping spree throughout the area! This is the perfect chance to get your holiday shopping done, support small businesses, and possibly even win a chance to enjoy more eating and shopping in Luray-Page County!
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
One of the best parts of taking a December vacation is getting to enjoy all the local fun. December in Luray-Page County is chock-full of family friendly events throughout the month
Friday, December 2nd
4:00-9:00 PM – 7th Annual Chamber Holiday Festival
7:30 PM – Town of Luray Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 3rd
9:00 AM-2:00 PM – Christmas Bazaar
3:00-5:00 PM – A Mimslyn Inn Christmas Tea
6:00 PM – Town of Stanley Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 10th
1:00-3:00 PM – Bark-mas at Wisteria
6:00-9:00 PM – Ugly Sweater Party at Hawksbill Brewing Co.
6:00 PM – Town of Shenandoah Christmas Tree Lighting
Tuesday, December 13th
6:30 PM – Movies on Main - Elf
Thursday, December 15th
6:00 PM – Town of Luray Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 17th
2:00-6:00 PM – 1st Annual Cookie Swap at Wisteria
Sunday, December 18th
3:00-6:00 PM – Elf Party at Wisteria
Saturday, December 31st
8:00-10:00 PM – Year’s In/End at 10 Celebration
No matter what gets you in the Holiday spirit, a trip to Luray-Page County has it all. From great gift shopping, tasty restaurants, and plenty of Holiday fun, you’re sure to have the Hollies Jolliest time of your life.