2019 New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville

2019 New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday this year, but with the next day typically a national holiday there is still lots to do and enjoy around our area. The most beloved annual celebration in Charlottesville – known for its many family-friendly activities on and around the historic Downtown Mall – is celebrating its 37th birthday this year! First Night … [Read more...]

2018 Christmas In Charlottesville

Fun Ideas for the Holidays in Charlottesville With the weather turning a bit colder, and Thanksgiving on Thursday, it’s time once again to turn our thoughts to celebrating the holidays in Charlottesville.  Every year, there are signature events that define the season and we’ve compiled them for you below, along with some new traditions. We all know that shopping local helps the local economy, … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Thanksgiving 2018

Thanksgiving in Charlottesville 2018 Once again we have arrived at the time of year that reminds everyone to slow down from all the rush of the holidays and enjoy a meal with family and friends and think of ways to be thankful. This year, Thanksgiving Day falls on Thursday, Nov. 22. Although history has shown us many different versions of when the first official date of Thanksgiving is in … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Halloween 2018

With Halloween about a week away, many houses around town are already sporting skeletons, cobwebs and other decorations, but there is still time to pick up a pumpkin and candy for the trick or treaters.  It’s time once again for a fun annual tradition in Charlottesville, even though it’s on a Wednesday evening this year. Here are some upcoming events to help you ease into the sugar … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Charlottesville 2018

Fourth of July events around the Charlottesville Area The United States of America is celebrating its 242nd Birthday this year and we’re pleased to see many of our surrounding communities, including the city of Charlottesville, are planning fun celebrations. Here’s a short round up of what’s available. Crozet The July 4th weekend will start on Saturday, June 30, in Crozet with the 8th … [Read more...]

Groundhog Day 2018 and Charlottesville Real Estate

Groundhog Day 2018 and Charlottesville Real Estate Groundhog Day 2018 is now past us and Punxsutawney Phil, in the same named town in Pennsylvania (and from his hill home at “Gobbler’s Knob”), has predicted six more weeks of winter.  The movie of the same name celebrated 25 years on Friday and Bill Murray’s title character would agree that, sometimes, the real estate market feels like it … [Read more...]

2018 New Year’s Eve in Charlottesville

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around The Area New Year’s Eve falls on a Sunday this year, but with the next day typically a national holiday there is still lots to do and enjoy around our area. The most beloved annual celebration in Charlottesville – known for its many family-friendly activities on and around the historic Downtown Mall – is celebrating its 36th birthday this year. First … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Thanksgiving 2017

Thanksgiving in Charlottesville 2017 Once again we have arrived at the time of year that reminds everyone to slow down from all the rush of the holidays and enjoy a meal with family and friends and think of ways to be thankful. Although history has shown us many different versions of when the first official date of Thanksgiving is in North America – Native Americans had been giving thanks … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Halloween 2017

Charlottesville Halloween 2017 Although Halloween decorations made their appearance in grocery stores around town back in late August, now is the time when people have finished decorating their yards and getting ready for a fun annual tradition in Charlottesville, even though it’s on a Tuesday evening this year. JMRL- Gordon Avenue On Friday, October 27, at 10:30 am, come and enjoy “Hotel … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Charlottesville 2017

Fourth of July events around the Charlottesville Area The United States of America is celebrating its 241st Birthday this year and many of our surrounding communities, including the city of Charlottesville, are planning fun celebrations. Here’s a short round-up of what’s available. Crozet The July 4th weekend will start on Saturday, July 1, in Crozet Virginia with the Crozet Independence Day … [Read more...]

Goodbye 2016

Looking Back at 2016 at Solutions Another year has come and almost gone here in Charlottesville.  We’ve seen the Rio Road/Rt. 29 Intersection completed and watched as new construction began to fill in the empty lots next to Stonefield. We also heralded the opening of 5th Street Station and the long awaited Wegmans.  We’ve had to say goodbye to a few institutions - Spudnuts, long a favorite … [Read more...]

​ 2017 New Years Eve in Charlottesville

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around The Area It’s rare to have New Year’s Eve fall on a Saturday so this is the year to get out and enjoy the various events scheduled around our area. The most beloved one in Charlottesville - known for its many family-friendly activities on and around the historic Downtown Mall - is celebrating its 35th birthday this year.  First Night Virginia (FNV) is an … [Read more...]

When to Decorate for the Holidays

When to Decorate for the Holidays Although some grocery stores and other shops around Charlottesville were pushing the season way back in October, the days just after Thanksgiving are when most people start to think about decorating for the upcoming holidays, usually to coincide with the start of Advent. This year, some people might be looking for new ways to dress up their homes.  One way to … [Read more...]

Charlottesville Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Charlottesville This time of year reminds everyone to slow down from all the rush of the holidays and enjoy a meal with family and friends and think of ways to be thankful. Although history has shown us many different versions of when the first official date of Thanksgiving is in North America - Native Americans had been giving thanks during the harvest season for centuries - … [Read more...]

2016 Christmas In Charlottesville – Fun Ideas for the Holidays

Let’s turn our thoughts to celebrating the holidays in Charlottesville. Every year, there are signature events that define the season and we’ve compiled them for you below, along with some new traditions. We all know that shopping local helps the local economy, but celebrating local also helps the community spirit as well. We'll start with the traditional events: From Nov. 25, 26, 27, 28 & … [Read more...]

Halloween in Charlottesville 2016

Fun Halloween Ideas Around Charlottesville Although Halloween decorations made their appearance in grocery stores around town back in late August, now is the time when people have started decorating their yards and getting ready for a fun annual tradition in Charlottesville, even though it’s on a Monday evening this year. Trick or Treating on the Lawn The best place to take younger children … [Read more...]

Foxfield Races – Sunday September 25, 2016

Foxfield Races - Sunday, September 25, 2016 The start of Fall in Charlottesville isn’t complete without the Foxfield Races, officially known as the Foxfield Racing Association (FRA) and Race Course. Held, since 1978, twice a year, in late April and in late September, the bi-annual event typically features seven to eight steeplechase races.   The Fall version is known more as a … [Read more...]

Fourth of July Charlottesville 2016

Fourth of July events around the Charlottesville Area The United States of America is celebrating its 240th Birthday this year and we’re pleased to see many of our surrounding communities, including the city of Charlottesville, are planning fun celebrations. Here’s a short round up of what’s available. Crozet The July 4th weekend will start on Saturday, July 2, in Crozet with the … [Read more...]

Happy New Year 2016 – Charlottesville Things To Do

New Year's 2015/2016 Ideas Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday events with family and friends. We at Solutions are looking forward to 2016 and, like you, are wondering what fun things there are to do to celebrate New Year’s Eve. We’ve compiled a list of events that we hope will help you ring in the new year! First Night Virginia (FNV) is an annual “community celebration of the arts” … [Read more...]

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