William & Mary’s Lower Northern Neck Chapter invites alumni and friends to jump-start the holidays at the Annual Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 to 8pm at Rappahannock Westminster-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive, Irvington, VA. Enjoy a lavish selection of hors d’oeuvres and desserts, plus a cash bar. $27 for dues-payers, $32 others. You are encouraged to bring a new toy or book or cash donation for the Bank of Lancaster’s Golden Santa program benefiting local families. To register, contact Carol Hughes ‘68 at 804-438-5739.
Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern, 73 Monument Place, Heathsville (Just off Route 3 behind the old Northumberland Courthouse)
A celebration of Christmastide on the Northern Neck. Unique gift ideas, food, music, fresh greenery, special $1 children’s shopping area, ye ol’ bake shoppe, children’s petting zoo. Operating Blacksmith forge; Woodworking guild, spinners and weavers guild, and quilters guild on-site and selling their wares. Photos with Santa, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.rhhtfoundation.org, 804-580-3377