Through Dec. 24This month Banner Ideas will showcase a wide variety of handmade nylon banners that make great gifts or decorations for your home and garden. Enjoy homemade refreshments and enter a raffle with each purchase. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., every day of the week. 1811 Huguenot Road, Suite #101. Call 379-1067 or visit www.bannerideasflags.com.
Dec. 6Find unique, arty gifts at the Virginia Historical Society's Holiday Shopping Sensation. Visit the museum shop to enjoy refreshments, free gift wrapping and a 10 percent discount on all purchases. This event is free and open to the public. 428 North Boulevard. 3-7 p.m. Call 358-4901 or visit www.va
Dec. 8-9Explore a neighborhood full of architectural treasures on the Fan Holiday House Tour. The 45th annual event takes you through 12 Victorian-era homes decorated for the season. $25-$30. 1-5 p.m. Go to www.fandistrict.org.
Dec. 11Celebrate a fun and wacky Hanukkah at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center's Bananukah. Join Danna Banana (aka Dan Cohen) and his musicians as they tell the story of the Festival of Lights using original and traditional songs, games and a little help from the audience. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $5 for members and $7.50 for non-members. Call 285-6500 for details.
Dec. 13-14Have a quaint afternoon of Christmas Tea and Tours at the Neighbors with a visit to the Virginia House, followed by a stroll through the gardens to Age-
croft Hall for high tea. $25 per person. 3-5 p.m. Advance payment required. Call 353-4241.