PETERSBURG & The Tri-Cities EVENTS: Petersburg Christmas Parade, Saturday, December, starting at 3pm at south Crater Road, the holiday parade featuring floats, marching units and bands, for more information call 804-733-2394. Centre Hill Museum Holiday Open House, December 7 & 8, 10am – 5pm, for details 804-733-2394.
Centre Hill Museum ‘s annual Holiday Open House is Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8, 10 am -5 pm, the historic house is furnished with a variety of 18th, 19th and early 20th Century decorative arts. The museum’s gift shop will be open, refreshments will be served and activity booklets will be available for children 5-11. Center Hill Mansion is located at 1 Centre Hill Avenue, for more information call 804-733-2401.
Historic Petersburg Foundation Christmas Home Tour, Sunday, December 8, from noon – 4 pm, advance tickets are $18 and $20 day of the tour. Get details at www.petersburgarea.org or call 804-732-2096.
Decking The Hall at Historic Battersea, Holiday Open House, Sunday, December 8, from 2 – 5 pm, 1289 Upper Appomattox Street, www.batterseafound.org or call 804-732-9882.
Petersburg Symphony Holiday Concert, Sunday, December 8, 4 pm, at Petersburg High School Auditorium, Tickets $10, details www.psova.net or call 804-732-0999.
Friday For The Arts, Friday, December 13 for Petersburg’s monthly (2nd Friday) celebration of the arts. This is the 10th year for Friday for the Arts!. Activities begin in Old Towne/Downtown Petersburg at 6:00pm. Stroll, shop, and dine in beautifully decorated historic buildings. Listen to music, take a carriage ride and visit the galleries showcasing wonderful art.
The Trees of Christmas at PAAL Opening – December 13, See a multitude of Christmas trees decorated using a variety of themes and styles by artists, as well as businesses and people in the community. Petersburg Area Art League (PAAL) is located at 7 East Old Street. The Trees will be on display through the end of the year. PAAL is open Wednesday through Friday, 11:00am – 5:00pm, and Saturdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm. For more information call (804) 861-4611 or visit www.paalart.com.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church special Annual Christmas Holiday Concert Friday, December 13, 6:30 pm. The program features Charles Lindsey, Jr. on the organ and soprano, Abbie Haynes.Historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Bristol Parish, is located at 110 North Union Street. A freewill offering will benefit the Downtown Churches United Walk against Hunger and the Joseph A. Whittle Music and Arts Fund. For additional information, please call (804) 733-3415.
Enjoy holiday favorites as the Petersburg Festival Chorus performs on Saturday, December 14 beginning at 7:30pm. The concert will be held at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church located at 225 Claremont Street. Tickets are $10 at the door. For additional information, please call (804) 862-3706.