2013 Urbanna Christmas House Tour
On Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 am until 4:00pm, Urbanna will once more be the destination of an ever-growing number of people who make this occasion an annual tradition. It’s all about Christmas, Urbanna style! Twinkling lights, carols, decorated store-fronts, the shops dressed in their festive best and local restaurants primed and ready for the occasion, especially right now when Rappahannock River oysters are at their mouth-watering best. Look for special open houses at several of the boutiques and galleries and a wine tasting at “Taste of Urbanna” all right on Virginia Street in the heart of the village.
This year the list of homes on the Tour includes historic “Lansdowne”, the “Barnes” house, the “Williamson house”, “Fort Nonsense” the “James Ross River Plantation”, the “Middlesex Women’s Club”, the “James Mills Scottish Factor Store,” and the Methodist Church. The “Pearl”, Urbanna’s community trolley, will shuttle visitors from the church to each Tour destination and back. There will be ample parking at the Methodist Church and on the streets. And to start the day off on the right foot, visitors will be able to stop at the Crown Donut wagon located at the corner of Virginia and Cross Streets where they will find piping hot just-brewed coffee and fresh-out-of-the fryer baby donuts dusted with powdered sugar and drizzled with a variety of icings hard to resist.
If you haven’t yet visited this lovely old waterside town, this is the perfect time. Come to Urbanna for a sampling of its famous Tidewater-style hospitality and start the season off at the Christmas House Tour. Tickets are being sold for $20/person and can be purchased in advance at the following locations: In Urbanna, Lowe Tide, Cyndy’s Bynn, and Make Thyme. In Locust Hill, “River Birch Gifts”. In Hartfield, “Wilton Cottage”. In Kilmarnock, “Papeterie” and “The Wild Bunch”. In Richmond, “Janet Brown at Murphies” in Carytown and “Pigtails and Crewcuts”, also in Midlothian. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the Tour at the United Methodist Church.
For more details and information, check out the Tour’s Facebook page and Urbanna’s website, www.urbanna.com. You are also welcome to call 804-758-1606.