A Branson Country Christmas
Outer Banks, NC
Monday – November 11, 2019
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. Christmas favorites and a special tribute to Veterans make this a treat for all. The Jubilee features Branson’s funniest comedian and world-class fiddler, Doofus Doolittle! Don’t miss this perfect tour to start the holiday season off on a great note! Included is a delicious lunch at the popular Lone Cedar Café, located on the water’s edge of the Roanoke Sound.
$172 HI: 7:30am / 10:00pm CH: 8:00am / 9:30pm
Shop & Hit the Slots!
National Harbor, DC
Saturday – November 16, 2019
Feeling lucky? Hit the jackpot at the fabulous MGM Casino or with the incredible deals at Tanger Outlets. Located just over the Potomac River from Alexandria, Virginia, The National Harbor has become the top destination in the DC area for entertainment and shopping. With approximately 6 hours, the day can be spent either at the casino or at the outlets or split between the two! Designer and name brand stores fill the outlet with their special savings and the impressive MGM Casino has an elegant feel, with bright, shimmering crystals hanging from the ceiling and natural light sneaking in through floor-to-ceiling windows. The floor is dominated by more than 3,300 eye-catching slot machines. There are many upscale restaurants, sports bars, and more casual dining in their “National Market”. Exact amount of free slot play – TBA. Lunch is on your own today.
$75 CH: 8:00am / 7:30pm HI: 8:30am / 7:00pm
A Rudy Theatre Christmas
Saturday – November 23, 2019
No one does Christmas like the Rudy Theatre! Tracing its roots back to the traditions of the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The American Music Jubilee, the Rudy Theatre brings unforgettable entertainment, world-class musicians, vocalists, and comedic performers, in that same proud tradition. Take a nostalgic trip back in time to an innocent age when the anticipation of Santa made holiday magic come to life. Toes will be-a-tapping and fingers-a-snapping to all the holiday favorites. Beautiful melodies give way to peals of laughter as humorous songs are mixed with comedy routines. Prior to the show, there is time for Christmas shopping and a delicious buffet lunch. Enjoy an afternoon of delightful entertainment! $150 HI: 6:30am / 7:00pm CH: 7:00 am / 6:30pm
“Riverside Christmas Spectacular”
December 4, 2019
Back by popular demand and updated for 2019! Experience the excitement, memories, and joy of Christmas as our spectacular cast of singers and dancers present the heart and essence of the holiday season in this pageant of your favorite songs and music. Escape the hustle and stress and rekindle your Christmas spirit at Riverside Center with this glittering celebration of everything that makes this “the most wonderful time of the year”!
$125 CH 10am/6:30pm HI 10:30am/6pm
Christmas at the White House – Washington, DC
December 5, 6 or 7, 2019
Visiting the White House in Washington, D.C. is a time-honored and treasured holiday tradition. The custom of placing a decorated tree in the White House began in 1889 on Christmas morning during the Presidency of Benjamin Harrison. What began as a family gathering has become a national tradition. Stroll through America’s most prestigious and honored house and experience firsthand, the beautiful trees and decorations of this holiday season. After a morning at the White House and White House Visitor Center, lunch will be included at a popular area restaurant as well as an additional attraction in the afternoon. Details will be announced once the date is finalized. PLEASE NOTE: For the best chance of seeing the White House, we recommend signing up immediately. $75 of tour cost is non-refundable if canceled after names have been submitted to the White House at the end of August. Once names are submitted there are no substitutions, additions or changes. Please, No Phone Calls. SignaTours will notify you immediately upon notification by the White House in late November. Again, Do Not Call for Dates. The White House makes all decisions on appointments. SignaTours has no say in the decision-making process. The White House Tour is a “Guaranteed Departure” and will run as planned. In the unlikely event, your tour is denied entry into the White House, an optional tour will be planned in its place, most likely a Tour of the United States Capitol.
Patriotism and Holiday Cheer!
Saturday – December 7, 2019
Since 1922, The U.S. Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” has maintained a tradition of excellence as one of the premier musical organizations of The United States Army. From the battlefields of World War II to the historic events in our Nation’s Capital, the band has performed with honor and grace. Today’s holiday concert highlights the U.S. Army Band’s “Pershing’s Own” and wonderful singers of the Army Chorus. Held at the beautiful DAR Constitution Hall in downtown DC, it is truly one of the best holiday concerts. Before the matinee performance, enjoy a delicious lunch at Carmine’s and time at the 15th Annual Downtown Holiday Market. This event boasts one of the most spectacular outdoor shopping environments in the region. Located in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, this market features more than 150 regional artisans and crafters – the perfect opportunity to find that special gift!
$135 CH: 8:00am / 7:30pm HI: 8:30am / 7:00pm
100 Miles of Holiday Lights
Virginia Beach to Richmond
Tuesday – December 10, 2019
Celebrate the Holiday season with the most popular light tours in Virginia! The first afternoon stop is at the Yankee Candle Factory Outlet in Williamsburg to pick out some wonderful treasures. Then it’s off to the Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center for Winter Wonderland: The Coleman Collection. See two floors of displays that showcase classic animated dolls and figurines. Find Victorian skaters and carolers, enchanted forests, and Santa’s workshop, candy store, and a bakery. Fascinating! Next, travel to Virginia Beach for an early dinner at Rockafeller’s Restaurant, followed by a drive along the boardwalk for a Holiday Lights Display on the Beach. En route home, experience Newport News Celebration in Lights, Virginia’s first drive-through holiday lights event with over a half million individual lights. Upon returning to Richmond, see the city’s most famous holiday lights display at downtown’s James Center.
$130 CH: 12:00pm / 11:00pm HI: 12:30pm / 10:30pm
German Christmas Village
Thursday – December 12, 2019
Don’t miss out on this fun holiday tour to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to experience a German-style Christmas market and lunch. Christmas Village in Baltimore features over 30 international vendors selling international holiday gifts, authentic German food and drinks, jewelry and high-quality arts and crafts. The outdoor area with its wooden vending booths, its 21′ high Christmas tree, and thousands of twinkling lights brings the original German Christmas charm to Baltimore. A German lunch is included in the heated tent area, followed by plenty of time to visit the market and the Inner Harbor area. Included on the way home is a stop at Meadow Events Park at Virginia Fairgrounds to see the Illuminate Lights Show, Central Virginia’s largest drive-through Christmas Light show!
$135 CH: 8:00am / 8:00pm HI: 8:30am / 7:30pm
Virginia Christmas Spectacular
Saturday – December 14, 2019
Come and experience the splendor of Christmas as the Thomas Road Baptist Church Ministry in Lynchburg, Virginia, presents their annual Virginia Christmas Spectacular. Enjoy favorite Christmas songs and the wonderful message about the true meaning of Christmas. Now in its 49th year, this show has become central Virginia’s most popular holiday show. Prior to the show, there is a special opportunity Purchase a P. Buckley Moss print in her Waynesboro gallery and then travel a short distance to her home, “The Barn,” to meet her and get the print signed! P. Buckley Moss’ works have been acclaimed for their simplistic and yet symbolic styles reflecting her strong beliefs in Christianity. (If you already own a framed print – bring it and she will sign the glass with a special pen.) Travel south toward Lynchburg for a delicious family-style lunch at the Spring House Restaurant before the matinee show begins.
$150 CH: 8:00am / 7:00pm HI: 8:30am / 7:30pm
“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.
$235 CH: 8:30am / 7:30pm HI: 9:00am / 7:00 pm
Wednesday – February 26, 2020
Grease! is the word!! Beat those winter blues and travel to Riverside Center for the Performing Arts for the Art for Grease! Travel back in time to 1959 to Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head “greaser,” Danny and new girl, Sandy try to relive the romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie”. Recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley, Grease became the soundtrack of a generation. Enjoy great seats and a plated lunch before the matinee production.
$125 CH: 10:00am / 6:30pm HI 10:30am / 6:00pm
“Country Royalty” Tribute to Hank Williams & Patsy Cline
Wednesday – March 25, 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 is 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 1:30 PM – Showtime is 2:00 PM Cost $49
Don’t want to Drive? Take the Motorcoach . . . Cost $69
CH: 12:30pm / 5:00pm HI: 1:00pm / 5:30pm
Celebrate the Cherry Blossoms
Thursday – April 2, 2020
A visit to the nation’s capital in the spring is a beautiful sight to behold during the annual Cherry Blossom D.C. tour! Visit the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, a stunning sculpture honoring our 32nd President of the United States. It’s also a great vantage point to view the Cherry Blossoms! Next, enjoy an elegant luncheon cruise aboard the luxurious Odyssey. Its unique design allows for travel beneath the historic bridges spanning the Potomac and its glass atrium dining rooms offer spectacular panoramic views. Choose from a delightful menu of creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts. As a special treat in the afternoon, visit the US National Arboretum for a guided tour. Encompassing over 400 acres on the northeast side of DC, they boast 14 different varieties of Cherry Blossoms. Learn about the ongoing research and take a brief walk thru the National Herb Garden. Please Note: Peak bloom for blossoms is subject to Mother Nature, but this date, on average, is the best time to visit.
$165 CH: 7:30am / 8:00pm HI: 8:00am / 7:30pm
Wednesday-April 8, 2020
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts is excited to be one for the first to bring this popular Broadway musical to Virginia. Inspired by real events and featuring the bluegrass-tinged Grammy-nominated Steven Martin and Edie Brickell score, Bright Star is a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II, he awakens her longing for the child she once lost. Haunted by their unique connection, Alice sets out on a journey to understand her past – and what she finds has the power to transform both of their lives. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies, and powerfully moving performances. An uplifting theatrical journey, Bright Star is as refreshingly genuine as it is daringly hopeful. Enjoy great seats and a plated lunch before the matinee begins.
$125 CH: 10:00am / 6:30pm HI: 10:30am / 6:00pm
The “Greatest Generation”
Sunday – May 3, 2020
Marking the75th Anniversary of the end of World War II and honoring the courage and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation, this year’s Virginia International Military Tattoo Show held at the Norfolk Scope Arena, offers an astounding display of inspirational military music, majestic massed pipes and drums, show-stopping drill team maneuvers, colorful and elegant dancers, and much more. The 24th annual Tattoo features over 1,000 performers from eight countries and promises to be one of the most moving ever, as they commemorate, remember, and celebrate the men and women who changed the course of history, not only for the United States but for the world. The displays of stirring music, historic photos and video, tributes from military bands, and special appearances by veterans make this an event beyond comparison. Lunch is included en route at everyone’s favorite Wakefield, VA restaurant . . . the Virginia Diner.
$150 HI: 9:30am / 7:00pm CH: 10:00am / 6:30pm