Saturday, July 20, 2024

Toano Historical Society Hosts Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Saturday

(Photo by Peggy Krapf, provided by Toano Historical Society)

UPDATE 12/5/2022: Due to rain, the tree lighting has been rescheduled to Dec. 10, from 3-7 p.m. 

TOANO — The Toano Christmas Tree lighting, slated for Saturday, Dec. 3, is shaping up to be a night full of festival fun to usher in the holiday season.

In its fourth year, the Toano Historical Society-hosted Christmas tree lighting event has quickly become a tradition in the community.

The event will feature activities, food trucks, and vendors, including a fire pit with s’mores station, pictures with Santa, wagon rides, a Toano Historical Society (THS) cider tent, kids crafts, and a 50/50 raffle. Activities will require tickets to participate, with each activity costing one ticket per person.

Tickets will be sold at the THS table for $2 a ticket or 10 tickets for $20. The 50/50 raffle is cash only with 50% of the proceeds going to the winner and the other half going to the Toano Historical Society.

Food and beverage options will include the cider station by THS, Hohl (which is located next to the event and is extending its hours for the occasion), Get Cheesy Food Truck, and the Two Drummers Food Truck.

Vendors that will be in attendance include Lofty Dreams Farm, Shannons Creation, and Russell the Toy Maker, among others.


  • 3 p.m. — Opening
  • 3:05 p.m. — National Anthem sung by Joshua Householder
  • 3:15 p.m. — Holiday Music by the Toano Middle School Orchestra
  • 3:30 p.m. — Santa, Mrs. Claus, and his Elf arrive
  • 3:40 p.m. — Activities, food, and holiday shopping. Music provided by James River Audio Visual Services
  • 5 p.m. — Community message, prayer, and ringing the of Mt. Vernon Church bell
  • 5:15 p.m. — Tree Lighting
  • 7 p.m. — End of the Event

The Tree Lighting will take place on the Toano Village Green. For more information about the Toano Historical Society, upcoming events, parking details, or a full list of vendors for the tree lighting, check out the official Facebook Page or website.

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