Adam Thoroughgood House Presents Annual Yule Log Lighting Dec. 16

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Adam Thoroughgood House will present the annual Yule Log Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 16,  from 3 to 5 p.m.    


The lighting procession will begin at 4:15 p.m. and the great Yule Log will be brought forth amidst toasts and merry wishes. Prior to the lighting ceremony, visitors may enjoy refreshments provided by the Friends of the Historic Houses and can learn the interesting history of the “marsh mallow” while roasting the modern confection over a fire.  Visitors will have an opportunity to tour the Adam Thoroughgood House between 3 and 4:15 p.m. 


The earliest English settlers in the Virginia colony celebrated Christmas with the traditions they brought with them.  The lighting of the Yule Log began the festivities of the Christmas season, which concluded on Twelfth Night, Jan. 6.


The Thoroughgood House is one of the oldest surviving colonial houses in Virginia, dating to circa 1719, and is a registered National Historic Landmark. It is also a Save America’s Treasures property. The Yule Log Lighting program is free and open to the public.  The Thoroughgood House is at 1636 Parish Road. For more information, call (757) 385-5100 or 460-7588, or visit


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