Looking for some holiday inspiration? Have a passion for handmade decorations and goodies? Cool! Us too! Find inspiration with fun holiday crafts from Lynchburg Parks and Recreation. We’ve got a variety of classes over the next two months ranging  in price from FREE – $25.00/class, so you’re sure not to break the bank! Also,  none of the classes overlap, so you can do as many activities as your heart desires this holiday!

Discover all of the holiday crafting Lynchburg Parks and Recreation has to offer:


Victorian Ornaments

Story and Craft: Victorian Ornaments | Ages 3 – 5 | Wed, 12/14 | 1 – 1:45pm

Lynchburg Museum educator, Whitney Roberts, will tell little ones a historic cultural story and then lead this fun craft activity! Come listen to a Christmas story and make Victorian ornaments of your own to take home and hang on your tree! Register in advance to help with headcount.

Register for FREE




Painting on a slate

Painting on Slate: Holiday Themes | Ages 18+ | Mon, 11,7 | 6:30 – 8pm

Paint a Thanksgiving or Christmas-themed picture on slate for displaying during the upcoming holidays. By painting both sides of your slate, you can create a reversible display to match the holiday. Slate and paint provided. Students should bring their acrylic brushes. Register by 11/3.

Register for $10.00




Fresh Greens Holiday Wreath Fresh Greens Holiday Wreath | Ages 18+ | Wed, 11/30 | 2pm – 4pm

Create a beautiful holiday wreath to take home using fresh greens, berries, ribbon, and your imagination. Students may bring additional seasonal items to add to the wreath. Supplies provided. Register by 11/28.

Register for $25.00+




Decorative Gourd Bowl

Deck the Halls: Naturally | Ages 16+ | Sat, 12/3 | 1pm-3:30pm

Join us for some seasonal fun and learn to make a traditional wreath or centerpiece using natural materials. We’ll gather greenery in Miller Park then go indoors to create our arrangements. Materials provided. Register by 12/1.

Register for $5.00

 WiDecorative Crafts: Winter Greens Centerpiecenter Greens Centerpiece | Ages 50+ | Fri, 12/9 | 11am – 1pm

Create seasonal, decorative crafts from nature’s harvest. All materials provided.

Register for $5.00





Wax GourdWax Embossed Gourd Christmas Ornaments | Ages 30+ | Wed, 11/30 | 2 – 3:30pm

Using simple tools and techniques, transform an egg-shaped gourd into a beautiful, wax embossed Christmas ornament. An extra $3.00 supply fee (paid on site, directly to the instructor) will cover 2 gourds/ornaments. Register by 11/28.

Register for $5.00




Christmas cards

Botanical Christmas Cards | Ages 30+ | Thur, 12/1 | 1 – 4pm

Add your personal touch to greetings cards or just enjoy creating your own watercolor masterpiece. Seasonal items from nature will inspire you in this one day class. Students should bring pointed round sable brushes # 4 and # 6 and a small blender brush. For optimal results, students should also consider bringing their own goose neck lamp. Register by 11/29.

Register for $20.00+



Holiday PoinsettiaPaint Party: Holiday Poinsettia | Ages 50+ | Tues, 12/13 | 1 – 4pm

Eat cookies and sip on something hot alongside Seven Hills Art Club artist, Ginny Van Gurp. In this class, students will paint a gorgeous holiday poinsettia using the acrylic paint medium. Register by 12/9.

Register for $10.00





DIY Christmas OrnamentDIY Crafts: Christmas Ornaments | Ages 30+ | Wed, 12/14 | 3 – 4pm

Create a number of your own Christmas ornaments, including glass snowmen, string hats, mason jar lids, and paper bulbs. All supplies furnished. Register by 12/12.

Register for $5.00

Hand Painted Glass Ornaments | Ages 18+ | Mon, 12/5 | 6:30 – 8pm

Several easy-to-duplicate designs will be available to paint on 2 glass ornaments. Make something special for your tree or to give to someone you love. Bring your acrylic brushes. Register by 12/2.

Register for $10.00