The Liz Moore Market Watch Blog

Celebrate the Holidays in Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 11:23 AM

element5-digital-462720-unsplashThis December, you can experience a holiday event every day of the month in Colonial Williamsburg!

Colonial Williamsburg is a community returned to its 18th-century appearance and an experiment in civic engagement.  From hands-on activities to guided tours of original 18th-century buildings to our unmatched folk-art collection, there’s something for everyone at Colonial Williamsburg.

Click here to visit the holiday event calendar.

Colonial Williamsburg...just another reason why we love where we live! 

Tags: events, event, Locals - 101 Reasons, event-Williamsburg, relo-williamsburg-local

GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

mourad-saadi-492065-unsplash

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden has announced its theme for this year: “Bringing Art to Light” to celebrate Richmond’s thriving arts scene.

The lights and hand-crafted decorations were inspired by well-known works of arts, such as Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers, Van Gogh’s sunflowers and Georges Seurat’s “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.”

The past few years have seen record-breaking attendance at GardenFest, drawing 80,000 to 90,000 visitors per season, depending on the weather. The number of lights at GardenFest of Lights have also increased from half a million in years past to over a million lights this year, according to organizers.

Holiday favorites like the two train displays, the splashy opening night performance, holiday dinners, as well as s'mores and hot chocolate, will also be returning for the season.

GardenFest of Lights will run Nov. 23 through Jan. 7, 2019. Tickets are $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $8 for children age 3 to 12. GardenFest is closed on Dec. 24 and 25. More information at www.lewisginter.org.

GardenFest of Lights...just another reason why we love where we live.

 

Tags: Locals - 101 Reasons, events, event, event-Richmond, relo-richmond-local

Busch Gardens Christmas Town: Virginia's Largest Christmas Celebration

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:53 AM

mikhail-vasilyev-492403-unsplash

Busch Gardens® Williamsburg commemorates a decade of decking the halls with its most festive Christmas Town™ celebration to date in 2018. The annual celebration begins a week early, Nov. 17, and runs 35 days through Jan. 5. To salute Christmas Town's 10 magical years, the family-friendly holiday event offers more than 10 million lights, an all-new Christmas Town Express holiday-themed train ride experience, festive food and drink, unique holiday shopping and heart-warming shows to make the spirit of the season come alive.

Dance and sing along to classic holiday favorites at Christmas Town's family-friendly shows. Immerse yourself in the story of the first Christmas at Gloria!, then discover the magic of Christmas Eve performed on ice with ‘Twas That Night. 

For more information on operating days and times, visit www.christmastown.com/va

Busch Gardens Christmas Town...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: Locals - 101 Reasons, events, event, event-Richmond, event-Williamsburg, event-Peninsula, relo-richmond-local, relo-peninsula-local, relo-williamsburg-local

Newport News Celebration in Lights

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:40 AM

max-bender-485477-unsplash

Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 26th season on Thanksgiving night (November 22, 2018). Newport News Park will be transformed by over a million individual lights, creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes.  For its 26th year, the event will add special effects snow that will fall on the cars as they drive into the Winter Wonderland area on special nights (nights will be posted on https://www.nnva.gov/2414/Celebration-in-Lights).  

The event will also add a new Gingerbread House display and new scenes on its two giant 25’ x 16’ screens of color-changing LED lights.  The Forest of Lights display area will have upgraded color-changing LED bulbs to create more complex colors and patterns on the trees.  

Hours and admission are: open nightly 5:30 - 10:00 p.m., $12.00 per car and $60.00 per bus; cash, credit cards Visa/MC, and checks made payable to the City of Newport News are accepted; advance/gift tickets may be purchased at the Newport News Visitor Center. Newport News Park is located at the intersection of Ft. Eustis Blvd. and Jefferson Ave. in Newport News, VA. Directions: Eastbound I-64 use Exit 247 (Lee Hall), Westbound I-64 use Exit 250 B (Ft. Eustis). For more information, call 757-926-1400 or visit www.nnparks.com.

Celebration in Lights...just another reason why we love where we live! 

Tags: Locals - 101 Reasons, events, event, event-Peninsula

Liz Moore & Associates Collecting Games for Toys for Tots this Holiday Season

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 10:28 AM

BoardGameDrive_eCardHelp us make Christmas full of fun and games! We are collecting new and unwrapped board games for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation! When you are out doing that holiday shopping, pick up a game and bring it by one of our offices. 

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks.

Toys for Tots' stated goal is to "deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, and patriotic citizens."

Tags: Locals - 101 Reasons, events, event, event-Richmond, event-Williamsburg, event-Peninsula, Community

Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 03:25 PM

justyn-warner-529942-unsplashHead out to Port Warwick on October 13 & 14th for the 14th Annual Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival.

Art at this year’s festival will include hand-carved furniture, paintings in oil, acrylics and watercolor, ceramics, mixed media, large and small sculptures, glass and jewelry.    

The festival is a draw for art enthusiasts and decorators at any budget as many artists offer a wide range of price points to choose from.   

Enjoy great food, drink, and live acoustic music throughout the weekend.

Returning to this year’s festival is the “Young Collectors Tent,” where children can buy art at huge discounts, spending as little as $5 on art valued for as much as $300. A portion of the proceeds from this tent will help fund an emerging artist scholarship fund.  

As always, the festival will go on, rain or shine and there will be free parking.

Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

Tags: events, event, event-Peninsula, Locals - 101 Reasons, relo-peninsula-local

OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:34 PM

aaron-burden-398678-unsplashCelebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with OktoberFest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden on October 27th —  a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission.

Local food will be available for purchase as well as beer from Center of the Universe Brewing. Festivities will be held in the gardens adjacent to historic Bloemendaal House, rain or shine.

Presented by Meriwether Godsey, the Garden’s caterer. This is a family-friendly event.

Food service will begin at 11 a.m. We’ll have a kids’ menu too!

Bring canned goods to donate in support of the food bank at FeedMore, where over 3,200 meals are served daily to Richmond’s senior citizens and children in need. We’ll thank you with a special gift.

Music and activities are included with Garden admission; food and drink are purchased separately. 

Ginter Botanical Garden...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

Tags: events, event, event-Richmond, relo-richmond-local, Locals - 101 Reasons

Haunts of Richmond - Shadows of Shockoe Tour

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 12:14 PM

erik-witsoe-618962-unsplashGet in the Halloween spirit with the Shadows of Shockoe Tour in Richmond.  

Located in the heart of Richmond's oldest and most haunted neighborhoods, Haunts of Richmond brings local ghost stories and legends to life. Based on the book "Haunted Richmond, The Shadows of Shockoe," our tours take you to the sites where tragedy and trauma in Richmond's past have led to numerous reports of paranormal activity.

Tours depart Friday and Saturday evenings at 9:00 pm from through October 31, with 7:30 pm tours added on selected nights in October.

The Shadows of Shockoe Tour is $16 for adults, $12 for kids. Pre-purchase discount available via website. Group discounts available for groups of 6 or more.

Visit https://www.hauntsofrichmond.com/ to book your tour.

 

Tags: events, event, event-Richmond, relo-richmond-local, Locals - 101 Reasons

Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 11:41 AM

nicole-edelbrock-509601-unsplashFill fall nights with fright at Busch Gardens® Howl-O-Scream® on select dates through Oct. 28.  

Howl-O-Scream® is included with part admission.

Celebrate 20 years of fears in this special anniversary year, with more haunted houses, Terror-tories™ and scares than ever before. The park brings the spirit of Halloween to life at 5:45 p.m., becoming home to a host of creepy creatures hungry for unsuspecting victims.

This year’s event promises to be the scariest ever with new haunted houses Demented Dimensions™, Dystopia and The Vault: XX™, and new scare zones Garden of the Souls™ and Fools’ Court™.

Please note that all kids attractions close at 5 p.m. as the park prepares for the terror to be unleashed. For more information, please visit www.howloscream.com/va.

Busch Gardens...just another reason why we love where we live!

Tags: events, event, event-Williamsburg, relo-williamsburg-local, Locals - 101 Reasons

An Occasion for the Arts in Colonial Williamsburg

Posted by Lynnette Tully on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 @ 10:57 AM

kai-oberhauser-309715-unsplash (1)

An Occasion for the Arts celebrates 50 years Oct. 5 through 7 in Historic Merchant's Square in Colonial Williamsburg.  The weekend begins Friday evening with the Kickoff pARTy presented by CultureFix. Live performances are held Saturday and Sunday on two stages, and the popular food court provides a wide selection of culinary options from barbecue to street tacos. 

An Occasion for the Arts was founded in 1969 to provide Williamsburg with an arts extravaganza. Since then it has grown, year by year, to become the area’s premier art and music festival. We are especially proud to draw outstanding artists from around the country on the first weekend in October each year.

We are equally proud of having an exceptional youth component to the show. We provide space for talented young people to display their work, but a stage to perform and, in partnership with Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center, a place for young people to create their own artwork.

Visit https://aofta.org/ for more information.

An Occasion for the Arts...just another reason why we love where we live!

 

 

 

Tags: event, events, event-Williamsburg, Locals - 101 Reasons, relo-williamsburg-local