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Upcoming 11-30-23

Festival of Trees

The Northern Neck Family YMCA Festival of Trees (FOT) will be held November 30 through December 2 at the YMCA, 39 William B. Graham Court, Kilmarnock. The theme will be “From this Moment.”

Register and preview auction items at A free open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. November 30. The gala and auction are from 6-9 p.m. December 2. Tickets are $75 each. For an invitation to the gala, contact [email protected] or 435-0223. 

Game night

The Northumberland County Community Center Organization (NCCCO) will sponsor First Friday Board and Card Game Night from 6-10 p.m. on first Fridays at the NCCCO Community Center, 679 Browns Store Road, Heathsville.

The fee is $5 per person. Fried chicken wings, french fries, fried fish, water and sodas will be available for purchase. There will be music, BYOB for adults.

Holiday play

“Tilt the Unlit Candle” continues at the Westmoreland Players Theatre, 16217 Richmond Road, Callao. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. December 1; and 3 p.m. and December 2 and 3. 

Tickets are by season subscription, or $30 for adults and $17 for students. Purchase tickets at or call 529-9345. The performance contains mature themes.

Santa’s Village

Santa’s Village, a Christmas-themed mini-North Pole will take place December 1 and 2 at Town Centre Park, 150 North Main Street, Kilmarnock. Children will travel to seven different stations, learn how toys are made and tested, enjoy activities and visit with Santa.

Tickets are $12 per child younger than age 10, including infants, and $18 for others. Tickets can only be purchased at 

Winter Wonderland

The White Stone Winter Wonderland will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, December 1, with the town tree lighting at the Village Green, Rappahannock Drive, White Stone. Santa will arrive by firetruck at 6:30 p.m.

The White Stone Volunteer Fire Department will provide hot dogs, water and soda. The White Stone Women’s Club will host children’s craft tables. IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate will provide hot chocolate, The Virginia Asset Group will provide hot cider, and Out of the Oven Bakery will provide Christmas cookies. The Lancaster Players will present a puppet show and Santa will be here to visit with the children.

Christmas in Callao

Christmas in Callao will be held Sunday, December 3 with the theme “A Northern Neck Christmas.” 

The event will include a Christmas Bazaar from 1-4 p.m.; auto show, 1-3 p.m.; ugliest/tackiest Christmas sweater contest, 1:30 p.m.; Santa, 2-3:30 p.m.; parade, 4 p.m.; live nativity, dark; lighting of the Crab Pot Christmas Tree, dark. 

Cajun Christmas

The Rappahannock Foundation for the Arts On Stage series will feature BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet and a Cajun Christmas December 9 at Lancaster Elementary School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. Doors will open at 7 p.m. The show will start at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is by season subscription, or $45. For tickets, call 438-5555.

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