US Air Force Holiday Band – Washington, D. C.
Saturday – December 9

dt-2Don’t miss this afternoon of great entertainment as the US Air Force Band performs their most popular annual Christmas Concert at the beautiful Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall.  Known for their variety of musical styles, The Singing Sergeants, the official chorus of the United States Air Force, features 23 active duty Airmen musicians, who present all your favorite Christmas tunes! Before the matinee, enjoy a buffet lunch at the Gaylord National Hotel and some free time to explore the impressive complex. This festive holiday tour sells out quickly each year, so sign up right away to avoid missing out.

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Departure Point:                 Departs:               Returns:         Price Per Person: $120
Chippenham Hospital        8:00 AM                 7:30 PM
Holiday Inn                          8:30 AM                 7:00 PM

“Riverside Christmas Spectacular”
Fredericksburg, VA
Wednesday – December 13

dt-3The Riverside Centre for the Performing Arts does it again with a fabulous “Holiday Spectacular.” Experience the excitement, memories, and joy of Christmas as Riverside’s amazing cast of singers and dancers present the very heart and essence of the glorious holiday season.  Escape the hustle and stress, and rekindle your Christmas spirit with all of your favorite holiday classics. Glittering celebrations of song and dance will, without a doubt, remind you that this truly is … “the most wonderful time of year!” A delicious holiday lunch is included before the matinee begins!

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Departure Point:                        Departs:               Returns:         Price Per Person: $112
Chippenham Hospital               9:30 AM                 6:30 PM
Holiday Inn                                 10:00 AM               6:00 PM

Christmas Illumination – Mount Vernon, VA
Friday – December 15

dt-4Travel to Mount Vernon for an evening of family-friendly fun and fireworks choreographed to holiday music. This is one of the most popular holiday events in the DC area! Take a stroll through the decorated estate while being serenaded by local choirs, visit with re-enactors from the first Virginia Regiment in winter encampment, and learn 18th century dance moves from costumed guides in the Greenhouse.  Watch as colonial artisans demonstrate the process of creating chocolate. Keep toasty by warming up by a bonfire, visiting the blacksmith shop, or enjoying some hot chocolate or cider. George and Martha Washington will also be on site to greet Mount Vernon’s holiday guests. Take time to purchase last minute gifts at the Shops of Mount Vernon. This is only a 2-day event and we chose Friday over Saturday for less crowds!  A delicious 3 course plated dinner is included at the Mount Vernon Inn. Dress warm!

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Departure Point:                        Departs:               Returns:         Price Per Person: $159
Chippenham Hospital                2:00 PM                 11:30 PM
Holiday Inn                                  2:30 PM                 11:00 PM

Dickens’ Christmas Town – Norfolk, Virginia
Monday – December 18

dt-5Dickens’ Christmas Towne has become Hampton Roads’ newest holiday tradition. Between the indoor train displays, Father Christmas, magical Christmas tree forest, performance artists, parlor magicians, carolers and musicians, the 15,000-square foot village is sure to become one of your favorite holiday memories. Enjoy a holiday dinner at the 144-year old renovated church, Freemason Abbey, a delight in and of itself. The magic of Christmas continues into the evening as you take a tram ride into the beautiful Norfolk Botanical Gardens, for their Garden of Lights display.  More than a million twinkling lights illuminate the night in a display voted top ten in the Nation’s . . .  “Best Holiday Light Display!”

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Departure Point:                        Departs:               Returns:         Price Per Person: $130
Chippenham Hospital               1:00 PM               11:30 PM
Holiday Inn                                 1:30 PM                 11:00 PM