Christmas and New Years at Smith Mountain Lake

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christmas-bow-with-holly-mdMagic is in the air and there is never a dull moment at Smith Mountain Lake! You don’t want to miss the Holiday Events happening all around the area Christmas Week and New Years Eve and Day! From LIVE Nativity to Grief Support Groups to New Years Day Hikes….there is something for everyone!

Vitalize Church members have assembled a manger for a live Nativity, which will be held Dec. 18 to 24 in the field near Sunken City Brewing on Virginia 122. On the 24th at 8 p.m., we will gather around the Nativity for a candlelight communion. For those unable to attend the live Nativity, the set will include cut-outs during the day so that passers-by can still enjoy the Nativity. More information about Vitalize Church is available at www.facebook.com/vitalizechurch.

Christma Alpaca Visit – December 21st from 12am to 5pm. Help to feed those who are less fortunate.  So please help fill a “goodie bag” of food to bring to those families this holiday season. Free Admission with your non-perishable food items. Smith Mountain Lake Farm and Alpacas, Smith Mountain Lake, Hardy, Virginia. Need more info. call  540-719-0281. Tours will also be available by reservation. Only $5 pp. Children under 5 are free with paid adult.  Tours are 90 mins long and hands-on with alpaca feeding, hugging, and learning all things alpaca, including how we make things!  Great Family Activity, good for all ages!

Peaks of Otter Lodge is open weekends this winter! Join us to ring in 2016 with a bountiful buffet, live music from the Blue Ridge Rangers, and a champagne toast atmidnight as you watch the NYC ball drop on an 8 foot screen! Peaksofotter.com or 888-454-7711 for reservations. http://www.peaksofotter.com/New-Years-Eve-Package.aspx

Mariners Landing fun event!
December 1st – January 2nd Parade of Trees at The Pointe and vote for your favorite, winnings go to charity.

Call 540-297-4100 for tickets

Holiday Light Display – December 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015
Drive through to enjoy extensive decorations and approximately 50,000 lights that adorn the grounds and buildings at the Elks National Home in Bedford. 540-586-8232, www.elkshome.org

Companions to the Bereaved (grief support group that meets every Wednesday)
December 23 and Dec. 30th 2015 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Holidays are not a happy time for everyone…..Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday 11 a.m to 12 noon at Flora Funeral Service Arrangement Center, Smith Mountain Lake, 12787 Booker T. Washington Highway, Hardy, VA. For more information, call 540-721-3835.

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT MARINERS LANDING
Date: December 31, 2015 – January 1, 2016 Doors Open at 8pm
Event Description: New Years Celebration!
Blackwater Entertainment Presents a New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Dance Party!
For ticket prices and more info. Click HERE.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park: First Day Hike, January 1, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Start the year off right with a ranger-led hike along Tobacco Run Trail.  Enjoy treats, hot chocolate courtesy of Friends of SML State Park. Event is free & parking fees waived 1/1/2016. For more information: call 540-297-6066.
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