Beginning Saturday, November 18th, Downtown Ashland Association will transform the trackside historic district to celebrate the holidays. Light Up the Tracks, presented by Dominion Energy, includes a light display and six weeks of special events to welcome visitors for a unique small-town holiday experience.
“Light Up the Tracks invites visitors to enjoy the quaint setting of our historic downtown,” said Maggie Longest, Executive Director of Downtown Ashland Association. “Customers will find excellent shopping, dining, and entertainment with friendly, small-town charm.”
Downtown buildings are outlined in twinkling white lights, along with historic homes and Randolph-Macon College. The whole of Ashland’s Center Street is illuminated, giving visitors a chance to step into a real-life holiday card. Plus, local merchants and community groups offer special events all season long.
“We are proud to be a part of this one-of-a-kind celebration,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “It’s a great opportunity to support community spirit and spread holiday cheer in Ashland.”
Visit Downtown Ashland throughout November and December for holiday events and specials. The calendar of events includes…
You are invited to stroll Ashland’s main street and enjoy an old-fashioned holiday. Find handmade gifts and decor at local shops, and warm up with a glass of wine or hot chocolate at Downtown Ashland’s many restaurants.
“Whether it’s family fun or a grown-up getaway, Light Up the Tracks makes your holiday season merry and bright,” Longest said.
About Downtown Ashland Association
Downtown Ashland Association is a community non-profit organization that works toward a strong and vibrant future for Ashland, Virginia. Through marketing initiatives, special events, business engagement, historic preservation, and more, Downtown Ashland Association contributes to the town’s vitality by deploying our time, funding, and voice on behalf of the community.
About Dominion Energy FoundationDominion Energy Foundation awards grants in four focus areas: Human needs grants that support increased food security, housing and shelter, and access to basic medical and health care.