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A warm community in a winter wonderland.

December 9 & 10, 2022

Virginia Highland Winterfest will begin 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 one of the biggest in-town holiday markets, with live music to pair. 

Map and Schedule

Chart out your Winterfest adventure with the map and schedule! Use our graphic map or save the Google Map of the event to find your way.

Celebrating beautiful holiday homes in Virginia Highland.

Winterfest will kick off with the Tour of Lights, a ticketed event on Friday, December 9, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Enjoy a block party on Hudson Dr. to view the first showing of our favorite decorated homes. There will be two bars with drinks for purchase. Participants will receive a Virginia Highland commemorative mug for your sipping delights, along with a map of the event. Listen to carollers sing your favorite holiday tunes.  

Tickets are $30 and include a unique Winterfest mug for the first 1,000 participants. Kids under 12 can participate for free! 

If you’re a resident or business sponsor, check your email for a special discount code. 

Jingle all the way.

Kick-start the holiday season with a costume run for all levels!

The Jingle Jog will take place on December 10, from 9 to 10 am on Lanier Blvd. Runners will jog about two miles and receive our adorable Winterfest socks as a token for participation. Bring your bells for extra cheer! This is not a timed race. 

Registration is $25 and kids under 12 can run for free. If you’re a resident or business sponsor, check your email for a special discount code.

The last day to sign up for the Jingle Jog is Friday, December 9.

Deck the halls - and neighborhood!

It’s time to deck the halls and get decked out in your favorite holiday garb! 

The Holiday Parade will follow the Jingle Jog on December 10, from 10 to 11 am on Lanier Blvd. It will start at University and go down to Los Angeles. Line up early to watch your favorite holiday characters, listen to music, and more!

Families and individuals can join in the parade for $25, and businesses can join for $50. Sign up by December 6 to receive detailed communication about where and when to line-up for the parade. 

If you’re a resident or business sponsor, check your email for a special discount code.

The Jingle Jog and Holiday Parade are presented by

Gifts worth giving.

The core of Winterfest is our holiday market on December 10, with over 50 local artisanal vendors. 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 11 am to 6 pm.

This year, we will also our favorite young entrepreneurs! A small selection of local high school students with awesome goods and crafts will sell items at the market.

Viv’s Sweet Treats and Drinks – candy treats and yummy drinks

Bath Time – homemade soaps, sugar scrubs, bath salts, and bracelets

Barks for Business – dog treats, collars, bandannas, accessories

Bestie Beads – jewelry,  bracelets, and necklaces 

Jewelry – beaded bracelets, gold and bead earrings, charm necklaces, vintage necklaces with charm accents

Valentina’s Vintage Books – vintage children’s books

Olivanders Art Shop – flower cats and greeting cards

The Crafty Crew – rainbow loom bracelets and necklaces, bead bracelets, and necklaces

Name TBD – bracelets and tree ornaments

Name TBD – polaroid picture and craft station with Winterfest themed framing options

Fun for the whole family!

Bring your little Winterfest goers to the Kids Corner for some fun and games! We will have a bounce house, face painting, crafts, and more. Stay tuned for more details.

The Kids Corner will run from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, December 10.

Kids Corner adventures are $5 per activity or a $20 day pass. 

Volunteer at Winterfest

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 who sign up by December 4 will receive a Winterfest t-shirt upon arrival to their shift. 

Volunteer orientation will take place virtually on December 5 at 7 pm.


Get ready for holiday fun at Winterfest by snagging a t-shirt at the merchandise booth!

Not only do we have shirts with this year’s Winterfest logo, we also have the winning shirt designs from our design contest at Midtown High! Congratulations to our winning Midtown High artists: Gabriela Waldman, Aisling Mahony, and Leah Braun! Proceeds from these special contest shirts go to Midtown High.

More Santa During Winterfest!

If you missed out on Santa during the parade, Santa will be at the fire station from 11 am to 2 pm and at Farm Burger from 2:30 to 4:30 pm! Snap your holiday photo with Santa while he’s around the neighborhood.
Check out the renovations to the fire station and enjoy music in the parking lot of Farm Burger during Winterfest!

Safety and Logistics

Keeping our neighborhood happy.

We would like to keep this event safe and healthy. The event will include a first-aid booth, hand sanitizer stations, and public restrooms. Because of the size of the event, we ask that you leave your cute pets at home.

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. 

Open alcoholic beverages must remain within the festival perimeter.

Please patronize your local businesses if you would like to use their restroom facilities. 

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