A Holiday Getaway In Irvington, Virginia

‘Tis the season for the best holiday getaway – stay at the Hope and Glory Inn and shop Irvington, Virginia!

The Town of Irvington is filled with the holiday spirit this time of year, and the Hope & Glory Inn is the perfect place to book your stay of jolly fun!

Holiday Shopping in Irvington is fun and stress free

Our trendy shops offer a small town but sophisticated approach to getting your holiday shopping accomplished. You can avoid the hustle & bustle of malls & box stores, and stroll the decorated Norman Rockwellian streets of Irvington. You’re guaranteed to find something for everyone on your list whether they like apparel, fine art, gifts, crafting home decor or the simplicity of a bottle of wine from The Dog and Oyster.

The Best Gift of all can be a Hope and Glory Inn Gift Certificate

Everyone needs a getaway – a break from work, time away from children or simply restorative time together. You know who they are and you have heard every reason why they can’t. You can make it happen! They will be so grateful.

You can gift them with their very own getaway at the Hope & Glory with the purchase of one of our gift certificates! Our gift certificates can be used towards their next stay or even for a culinary experience at The Colonnade or Dog & Oyster Micro-Vineyard, and it’s one of the easiest shopping trips. Just go to https://www.hopeandglory.com/gift-certificates/ to make your purchase.

Stay at the Hope and Glory and bring home your Christmas Tree

There’s a newly emerging Christmas tree farm to be found where our vineyard was previously located and the venue is called Camp. During your stay at The Hope & Glory Inn, you can find your perfect tree for the holidays and sip libations while you select the right tree for your spot at home and have Camp carefully load it for you. Though the team at Camp is just planting their trees in the ground for the seasons to come, they have beautiful pre-cut balsam firs from Pineberry Farm in Wheelock, Vermont, as well as Frazier Firs from the mountains of western North Carolina, all ranging in size from 5’ to 10’. 

Tree Lighting, Parade, and The Big Man Himself

There’s nothing quite like a coastal town at Christmas! Especially when Southern Living called Irvington the swankiest in Virginia. What our town “lacks” in surface area is certainly made up for with our big holiday spirit! As all of the local businesses deck their storefronts in lights and bows, our town is preparing for a visit from everyone’s favorite jolly fellow on December 1 at our Illuminate Irvington event. Along with Santa’s visit, the event includes a fun community golf cart parade, a food truck, tree lighting, caroling, and giveaways! 


Book your stay for this exciting & festive weekend! Can’t make it that weekend? No worries!

There are plenty more fun holiday events happening in our area during the month of December!

Upcoming Holiday Events

Illuminate Irvington

Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Tree Lighting, a visit from Santa, Caroling, a Golf Cart Parade, Food Truck, Giveaways & more!


Caroling at its Best – Two Chorales in a restored 1730 Church

The Holly & The Ivy at the Historic Christ Church

Monday, December 5, 2022 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Celebrate the season at Historic Christ Church with traditional songs, carols, and music. Join in this seasonal songfest in the beautifully “greened” church. Featuring members of The Chesapeake Chorale and the Christchurch School Cantorion.

3 minutes away


Our region’s biggest and best Christmas Parade

The Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade

Friday, December 9, 2022 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade is presented by the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber, in partnership with the Town of Kilmarnock. This year’s theme is “A Community Strong Christmas.” The parade will begin at 7 PM Friday, December 9 along Main Street Kilmarnock and will last approximately an hour. Pre-parade activities start with music and refreshments around 5:30PM throughout the Steptoe’s District. Santa will be available for a pre-parade visit and photo from 5:30-6:30pm at the Kilmarnock Firehouse on School Street.

6 minutes away


Holiday Open House & Art Market At Allure Art Center – White Stone

Saturday, December 10, 2022 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

You’re sure to find a gift for a friend or loved one at this annual artisan market. Find beautiful art, wood, ornaments and cards at this shopping event. There is even an artisan jewelry studio that will add a little sparkle under your tree. 

4 minutes away


Stephen Blue’s Deltaville Lights

All Month Long, December 1, 2022 to January 1, 2022 from 5:00pm to 11:00pm

Just across the river from the Hope & Glory Inn, you can find one of the most incredible lights displays around. Every year, this light display takes approximately 32 days to set up with over 164,000 lights all controlled by computers to create an interactive show of twinkling and dancing lights. Add this as a must see on your holiday visit!

20 minutes away 

Book Your Holiday Getaway early and choose one of our three Cottages with fireplaces!

The Hope & Glory is the perfect place for a holiday getaway! Our cozy accommodations & on-site culinary experiences like The Colonnade & The Dog & Oyster Micro-Vineyard fill in some much needed R&R time between shopping trips, Christmas tree selecting at CAMP Irvington, and holiday events & sight-seeing. Bring a loved one or make it a couples retreat and join us this holiday season for some festive fun with a side of romance.

Book your stay now by finding the perfect room or cottage.

Don’t forget! You can give the gift of a romantic giveaway with a Gift Certificate to the Hope & Glory Inn! Purchase one now at 

Summer Lodging & Dining Special!

Stay & Dine

Book between now & May 31 two nights (Thursday-Sunday) this Summer along with a dinner reservation for 2 in our fine dining restaurant The Colonnade and receive a $50 credit to your folio upon check out!