This monthly calendar listing is prepared by the USAG Fort Lee Public Affairs Office. The inclusion of off-post events is meant to encourage Team Lee members – particularly those new to the area – to go out and explore the many historic, recreational and entertainment activities offered throughout Central and Southeast Virginia. The Army does not promote or endorse the associated sponsors, organizations or businesses. The full schedule of Family and MWR activities is available at lee.armymwr.com or on the Digital Garrison app. Community groups seeking volunteer support from Fort Lee can submit a request to email@example.com.
Career Skills Seminar | Dec. 2
This regularly scheduled Transition Assistance Program event – conducted from 10 a.m. - noon in the Soldier Support Center – provides an opportunity to learn about the Army Career Skills Program. Its features include free job coaching, licensure and credentialing, job placement and more. The seminar is for transitioning service members, veterans and spouses. To register, call 757-550-1766 or 804-734-6612. For general questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grand Illumination | Dec. 2
Fort Lee’s official tree-lighting kickoff for the holiday season is set for 4-6 p.m. on the Lee Club lawn, corner of Mahone Avenue and Battle Drive. The celebration will feature music by guest carolers, free hot chocolate and cookies, food trucks, mini-train rides and the always-popular arrival of Santa Claus. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
Holiday Concert | Dec. 2-3
The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band will perform two holiday concerts at the Lee Theater, both starting at 7 p.m. The first night is open to DOD ID cardholders and select community leaders only. The second night is open to AIT personnel and their unit/organization leaders. Max attendance at either show will not exceed 304 people. Admission is free. The program will feature a blend of today’s holiday hits combined with classic tunes from past decades.
Holiday Bazaar | Dec. 2-6
The Fort Lee Main Exchange is hosting this special outdoor event where shoppers can find unique holiday gifts from local vendors and partake in delicious food truck fare. The activity is open to all community members. Daily hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. All Exchange restaurants and mall-area vendors will be operating as well throughout the event.
Richmond Raceway Bizarre Bazaar | Dec. 2-5
Attracting more than 500 vendors from near and far, this holiday event at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, is a shopper’s paradise. Handcrafted decorations, gourmet foods, jewelry and accessories, clothing, toys and antique furniture are just a short list of items to be found at this festive sales event. The hours are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily. Tickets are $11 for adults and $2.50 for children. For additional info, visit www.thebizarrebazaar.com.