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Tomorrow, Saturday, December 11, 2:00 pm, Holiday Open House!

“Sleigh bells ring, are you listenin’ ?  In the lane, snow is glistening. It’s a beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight, walkin’ in a winter wonderland.”

We cannot guarantee snow for our Holiday Open House, Saturday, December 11, 2 to 5 PM, but we can guarantee a festive, family-friendly  holiday celebration  at Historic Virginia Hall on the campus of Veritas School, that is open to all Ginter Parkers.  We will also take this occasion to celebrate and recognize our 2020 and 2021 Grace Arents Award winners. This is an unticketed, free event for all residents within the Ginter Park Residents Association service area. RSVP is not required! Please do review all details, including the COVID safety statement that precedes the venue map. 

Key Details

  • Saturday, December 11, 2 to 5 pm.  Gracie Awards presentations begin at 3 pm.
  • Virginia Hall, Veritas School, 3400 Brook Road.  The Hall is accessible to all, and there is ample parking off-street adjacent to the Hall. The Hall will be decked out for the holidays! Please scroll to the Veritas Campus Map below for directions.
  • Live music by renowned pianist, Alex Hassan, so expect familiar and loved holiday music.
  • Adult and children’s beverages.
  • Sweet and Savory holiday nibbles by Lyons Magnus Foods.
  • Bring your favorite holiday cookie and recipe to share, if you like!
  • Children’s activity table, where children and families will decorate Gingerbread characters to take home, and may write their letters to Santa Claus!
  • Santa Claus will be here to hear your wishes, and he will have a special mailbox for your letters to remind him of your requests.
  • Festively decorated Photo Booth for capturing memories!
  • This is an informal afternoon celebration, so wear your favorite jeans and holiday sweater or your favorite party clothes-come dressed as you like!
  • There will be a Membership Table, for those who would like to explore GPRA Membership, and there will be a special raffle of concert tckets for those who join GPRA during this event.

Come celebrate the spirit of the holidays in good company, and toast the winners of the Gracie Awards who have contributed much to our community.

Please R.S.V.P. to so that we have plenty of nibbles and beverages!  Forgot to R.S.V.P.?  Not required-come join us! 

Veritas Campus Map.  Enter the first or the second driveway from Westwood Avenue and park. Virginia Hall is the center building, and the entrance faces the grassy Quadrangle. There will be Greeters in the parking lot and at the Virginia Hall entrance.

Questions?  Contact Susan at or 804-367-4529.

Please visit the following link to the Virginia Department of Health website for current information to assess your risk for attending indoor holiday gatherings.  The venue spaces are spacious and allow for distancing.  Please consider your vaccination status and your ability to wear a mask. We do request that you wear a mask when not eating or drinking.