Annual Fall Spectacular. .featuring Graves Mountain Lodge
Thursday – October 24, 2019
Sit back, relax and enjoy the Fall scenery as you travel west towards the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Nestled in Virginia’s north-central Piedmont region, Orange and Madison Counties are graced with rolling landscapes and incredible views. If mother nature cooperates, the fall foliage should be peaking at this time. Enjoy a stop in the morning at Yoder’s Market offering everything from delicious Virginia Apples to art and crafts, to homemade breads. Enjoy a family-style fried chicken lunch at Graves Mountain Lodge, located at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This lodge attracts people from every corner of the state and during this time of year. Spend the afternoon at Prince Michel Winery, one of Virginia’s premier wine estates. Phenomenal views, an incredible gift shop, and knowledgeable staff are the perfect complement to their internationally acclaimed, award-winning wines. Enjoy a guided tour and wine tasting.
A Branson Country Christmas . . . in North Carolina!
Monday – November 11, 2019
We have a special holiday treat for you! Not often does the Ozark Jubilee, a Branson based show, make its way to the East Coast. Held at Roanoke Island Festival Park in Manteo, North Carolina, this matinee show features an all-star cast of Branson’s top entertainers. Not only will you hear all your Christmas favorites, but there will be a special tribute to our Veterans. The Jubilee features Branson’s funniest comedian and world-class fiddler, Doofus Doolittle! Don’t miss this perfect tour to start this holiday season off on a great note! Included today is a delicious lunch at the popular Lone Cedar Café, located on the water’s edge of the Roanoke Sound.
6:00/6:45/7:30am (Williamsburg first) 7:00/7:45/8:30pm
A “Gardenfest” of Lights!
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Richmond, VA
Monday, December 2, 2019
The holiday season is always a special time of year! Beautiful decorations, festive celebrations, and joyous feelings are all part of the holiday festivities! Richmond doesn’t fall short in its holiday activities and we’ve included their most popular destination, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens! But first, en route to Richmond, travel scenic Route 5 with a stop at Berkeley Plantation for a tour and holiday treat. Berkeley is one of Virginia’s most historic homes – site of the first official Thanksgiving. Upon arriving at Lewis Ginter in the late afternoon, enjoy a guided tour in their classical domed Conservatory, the only one of its kind in the mid-Atlantic with more than 200 orchids. It will be beautifully decorated for the Holiday season including at 100-foot Christmas tree in the north wing. Next, enjoy a delicious buffet dinner in the garden’s beautiful Robins Room followed by time on your own to visit their annual Gardenfest of Lights. The show features more than 500,000 lights arranged in botanical themes throughout the Gardens. Please wear comfortable shoes for the Garden and dress warmly! Don’t forget to visit the wonderful Garden Shop. $150
N/VB: 12:00pm / 10:30pm H: 12:45pm / 9:45pm W: 1:30pm / 9:00pm
Start…and Finish Your Holiday Shopping!
Bizarre Bazaar – Richmond, VA
Friday, December 6, 2019
The 44th Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Collection is a one of a kind show and a long-time favorite in the Richmond area. The marketplace has four buildings filled with hundreds of juried exhibitors. The unique offerings include jewelry, festive decorations, fine arts, exquisite crafts, gourmet food, and a host of unique gifts. With over 400 booths there is something for everyone on your list, including you! Prior to entering the Bazaar, fuel up your shopping energy with a delicious lunch at a local favorite family-owned restaurant that has been in business for over 30 years. Remember to wear your walking shoes and be prepared to shop ‘til you drop! $115
N/VB: 8:30am / 7:00pm H: 9:15am / 6:15pm W: 10:00am / 5:30pm
“Miracle on 34th Street”
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Smithfield, VA is a quaint little town with a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! The Smithfield Little Theatre is an intimate venue with incredible onstage talent. This Christmas season, the cast presents “Miracle on 34th Street.” Set in New York City, Fred tries to woo Doris by taking her daughter, Susan, to see Santa Claus at Macy’s. Feel the magic of the season melt even the most cynical hearts in this long-time classic based on the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture. We will start the day with a guided tour of Smithfield including some time to browse their lovely boutique stores. Next, enjoy a delicious plated lunch at the Smithfield Station & Marina prior to the matinee show. $128
N/VB: 8:30am / 6:00pm H: 9:150am / 5:15pm No Williamsburg Pickup
“Come from Away”
Saturday – January 4, 2020
Don’t miss this fantastic show that has just come off Broadway! The moving, uplifting, inspirational Come From Away takes place the week following the September 11 attacks and tells the true story of what transpired when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly in the small town of Gander in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. The same actors change from playing Gander residents to playing passengers on the airplane – fascinating to watch! The musical has been received by audiences and critics as a cathartic reminder of the capacity for human kindness in even the darkest of times and the triumph of humanity over hate. This matinee production will be held at the iconic Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts – always a wonderful atmosphere for a Broadway production. A delicious lunch is planned at The Filomena Ristorante prior to this heartwarming performance.
Tribute to Hank Williams & Patsy Cline
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Foreword . . . By David Davenport
Having witnessed Jason Petty, the “Star of “Country Royalty,” perform for us the first time six years ago, I was an immediate fan. I can’t say I was a big fan of Hank Williams or Country Music for that matter, but after Jason’s performance, I was sold on Hank and Country Music! Jason delivered the most passionate and awe-inspiring performance I have ever seen, and I’ve seen many. I don’t quite know how or when it happened, but I was mesmerized by his every word and like a “deer in the headlights,” I couldn’t move! I was hooked in the moment waiting for his next word; I was transfixed on a story I had never heard before. Was it his singing, his mastery of the guitar, his delivery, his acting? I honestly can’t say exactly what it was, but I do know I wanted more! Larger than life, Jason, for that moment in time, was Hank Williams! True to his words . . . Jason puts it like this – “I treat the stage like my front porch, so let’s all gather ‘round and do some singing and storytelling and have a night of it.” I couldn’t agree more!
Join us for an afternoon of “Country Royalty” as two of the largest legends of country music perform together on stage . . . Hank Williams and Patsy Cline! Jason Petty, star of “Hank Williams Lost Highway” and 2003 Obie Award winner, re-creates the role he has become famous for, while vocalist Gail Bliss, star of “Just a Closer Walk with Patsy Cline,” gives her jaw-dropping performance as Patsy! Between the two, they’ve performed on Broadway, the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium and many other great venues around the country! “Country Royalty” features a live band as Jason and Gail perform over 20 of Hank and Patsy’s chart-topping hits like: I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry, Walkin’ After Midnight, Your Cheatin’ Heart, Crazy, Hey Good Lookin, I Fall To Pieces, Move it on Over, Leavin’ On Your Mind, Lost Highway, Sweet Dreams, and more! Spend a thrilling afternoon of song as they honor the legendary performers that helped make Country Music great! Event to be held at the Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen – 2880 Mountain Road – Glen Allen, VA 23060
Doors Open at 10:30 PM – Showtime is 2:00 PM Cost $49
Don’t want to Drive?
Take the Motorcoach . . . Cost $69
VB/N 10:00 am/2:15 pm
H: 9:30 am/2:45 pm
NO WILLIAMSBURG DEPARTURE
Easter Gospel Jubilee
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
The Rudy Theatre once again provides you with an entertaining and uplifting performance. If you’ve seen their popular Christmas show, you will LOVE their Easter Jubilee. Enjoy the music of spring, the message of Easter and the antics of their very own Homer the Easter Bunny. This is a one-of-a-kind show at the historic Rudy Theatre in “downtown” Selma, NC! As the lights go down and the music comes up, you are transported to a world of fast-paced entertainment, side-splitting comedy, and enjoyable music you know by heart!! Enjoy a wonderful Southern-style, Country Buffet at the ever-popular Grandsons, Carolina’s Famous Buffet. $175
W: 6:00am / 8:00pm H: 6:45am / 7:15pm N/VB: 7:30am / 6:30pm