2021 Virginia Highland Winterfest
Virginia Highland’s inaugural Winterfest will kick off with a Tour of Lights on Friday to show off the neighborhood’s most vibrant holiday decorations. On Saturday, we will start off with a Jingle Jog, followed by a Holiday Parade. The day will rev up with the biggest holiday market that the Highlands has ever seen, with live music to pair.
Overview and Schedule
Tour of Lights
Celebrating beautiful holiday homes in Virginia Highland.
The Tour of Lights will be a ticketed event on Friday, December 3, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Walk around the neighborhood to our specially decorated homes, where you will be served a beverage at each home. There will be beverages and holiday treats at some stops. Participants will receive a Virginia Highland commemorative mug for your sipping delights, along with a map of the event.
Would you like to show off your home in the Tour of Lights? Click the link below to apply to be included in the tour!
Jingle Jog and Parade
Deck the halls - and neighborhood!
It’s time to deck the halls and get decked out in your favorite holiday garb!
The Jingle Jog will take place from 10 to 11 am on Lanier Blvd. Runners will jog about two miles and receive Virginia Highland gear as a token for participation. Bring your bells! We will be handing out some too. This is not a timed race.
The Holiday Parade will follow the Jingle Jog from 11 am to 12 pm on Lanier Blvd. It will start at University and go down to Los Angeles.
Holiday Market & Live Music
Gifts worth giving.
Stock up on the best holiday gifts from the most unique local vendors in town! Whether you’re looking for art, jewelry, candles, clothing, cleaning supplies, plants, or home goods, this market will blow your mind. The market will run from 12 to 6 pm.
Our Amazing Vendors
Fund the fun!
VaHi Business Sponsors
In Kind Sponsors
Please support the sponsors who support us. We couldn’t do this event without our amazing sponsors!
Join the Winterfest crew.
Support our neighborhood by volunteering to help out at Winterfest! Whether you need community service hours for high school or you just love to see the neighborhood blossom, we could use your help. Volunteers will help set up and break down, register guests for the jog and parade, assist with the Kids Corner, help Tour of Lights house hosts, and guide Winterfest goers to event locations.
All volunteers will receive a Winterfest t-shirt and one drink ticket.
Click the link below to sign up.
Safety and Logistics
We would like to keep this event safe and healthy. Please comply with CDC guidelines for COVID: masks are recommended.
Parking will be limited, so we recommend walking, biking, and carpooling! Lanier Blvd will be closed off for the Jingle Jog and Parade, and Hudson Dr will be closed for the Holiday Market. Please plan accordingly to avoid these streets.
Please patronize your local businesses if you would like to use their restroom facilities.