Holiday Fun 2020

In-County Events

occoquan treeEvent: Tree Lighting in Occoquan Date: 11/20/2020 Time: 8:00 PM (End time: 8:15 PM)

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Fee: Free

Town Hall, Occoquan

occoquanva.gov/holidayfest

A full HolidayFest schedule of events will be announced soon.

Find up-to-date details at occoquanva.gov/holidayfest!

Virginia Phase 3 restrictions are still in effect. The health and well-being of our residents, patrons and businesses and local community is paramount. The Town of Occoquan will continue to closely monitor information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health and government authorities to guide decisions about Town events.

 

storytime_with_mrs_clausEvent: Story Telling with Mrs. Claus Date: 11/28/2020 Time: 2:00 PM (End time: 2:45 PM)

End Date: 12/19/2020

Fee: $25 for a box for 4 people

9419 Battle Street Manassas VA 20110

Storytelling with Mrs. Claus – Holiday Stories & Customs Around the World

Join us for story telling with Mrs. Claus and her elves. She will be reading different holiday stories every weekend. This weekend she will read stories from countries around the world, like Germany and Russia. We will also discover some of the customs in other parts of the world. This is a great holiday tradition during a pandemic. Seating will be sold by boxes and each box has 4 seats. All boxes will be socially distanced to allow families to enjoy the evening. Seating will be very limited. All attendees must wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose (no exceptions) and remain in their seats for the entire story time. All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 9.49.09 AMEvent: Virtual Family Advent Night Date: 11/29/2020 Time: 5:00 PM (End time: 6:00 PM)

Fee: Free!

https://stthomasumc.org/reach/events/278-family-advent-night-2.html

This year we are offering Advent resources in a box for all to pick up from the church. The resources will include a devotional, Advent calendar, Jesus Birthday cake mix, craft, and lots of other fun goodies! These  are for anyone in the church and are meant to help your family have a more meaningful Advent season at home. You may indicate your devotional preference, “A Different Kind of Christmas” by Mike Slaughter or “A Wonderful Life in Christ” by Michael Hoy. The Advent Boxes will be available for pick up in a drive-thru fashion on Sunday November 29 from 12:30-1:30pm at the church. Then join us at 5pm on the St. Thomas Facebook page for a virtual Family Advent Night experience. Please sign up for a box by November 15 by clicking here (one per family please).

 

manassasmuseumtreeEvent: Santa Lights The Tree Date: 12/4/2020 Time: 6:00 PM (End time: 6:30 PM)

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Fee: Free!

Manassas Museum Lawn

www.gmchristmasparade.org

 

Jonathan_G_Meath_portrays_Santa_ClausEvent: Santa Spreads Cheer in Manassas Date: 12/5/2020 Time: 10:00 AM (End time: 12:00 PM)

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Fee: Free

Manassas, VA

Santa and his friends will spread cheer throughout the City by visiting neighborhoods. You will be able to track Santa through a live tracker map.

 

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Event: Christmas with the Grinch Date: 12/5/2020 Time: 4:00 PM (End time: 6:00 PM)

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Fee: No fees for activities. Special bakery items will be available for purchase.

Cookies & Cream. 14650 Washington St. Haymarket, VA  20169

Facebook Event Page

Bundle up for this outdoor activity. Take pics with Grinch characters, enjoy the decorations around the fire pit and roast some marshmallows. My Gym of Manassas will be hosting activities and Primrose School of Haymarket will have info about their newest location in Haymarket. Special Grinch bakery items will be available for purchase. Rain date 12/6.

 

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 9.43.50 AMEvent: Christmas Drive-Thru Date: 12/05/2020 Time: 5:30 PM (End time: 7:30 PM)

Fee: Free

8301 Linton Hall Rd, Bristow, VA 20136

Facebook Event Page

Kick off your Christmas celebrations with this FREE drive-thru event in the Piney Branch ES parking lot! There will be Christmas light displays, treats for the kids, and more!

 

entranceEvent: Family Fun in River Mill Park Occoquan Date: 12/12/2020 Time: 3:00 PM (End time: 5:30 PM)

Fee: Free

458 Mill St, Occoquan Historic District, VA 22125

occoquanva.gov/holidayfest

12/12 Family Fun in River Mill Park: Santa arrives aboard a fire engine, 3 pm S’more kits and fire pits, 4pm-7pm Staged reading of A Christmas Carol, 5pm

 

 

d8239fb1e191806724d5d2f834a18388Event: City of Manassas Holiday Market Date: 12/12/2020 Time: 10:00 AM (End: 3:00 PM)

Fee: Free

9024 Prince William St Manassas, VA 20110 United States

visitmanassas.org

3rd Annual City of Manassas Holiday Market will be open for you to get your 2 weeks before Christmas shopping done with unique gifts. Come shop our vendors, drink some mulled wine, hard cider, and enjoy the Holiday atmosphere.

 

stemtreeEvent: Winter Holiday Camps Date: 12/21/2020 Time: 8:00 AM (End time: 7:00 PM)

End Date: 12/30/2020

Fee: Register by Dec 1st for 20% off Hourly, Daily and Weekly options. Sibling and Military Discounts Available!

12363 Dillingham Square. Lake Ridge, VA 22192

www.stemtree.com/lakeridge

STEM Programs


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Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 9.45.27 AM  The Worship Center Living Nativity (Website says December 2020)


County-Adjacent Events

Meadowlark-Botanical-Gardens-Christmas-Winter-Walk-of-Lights-featureEvent: Winter Walk of Lights @Meadowlark Date: 11/11/2020 Time: 5:30 PM (End time: 9:30 PM)

End Date: 1/3/2021

Fee: $9-$16/per person

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct. Vienna, VA

www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-meadowlarks-winter-walk-of-lights-tickets-123058389957

Bring your family and friends to be dazzled by the magical Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is open nightly Wednesday, November 11, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021

BullRunFestival5Event: Bull Run Festival of Lights Date: 11/06/2020 Time: 5:30 PM (End time: 9:30 PM)

End Date: 1/10/2021

Fee: $20-$30/per vehicle

7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121

https://www.novaparks.com/events/bull-run-festival-of-lights

Monday-Thursday nights 5:30pm-9:30pm, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holiday nights 5:30pm-10:00pm Holiday nights include November 26, December 24, December 25, December 31 and January 1. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have reduced our Holiday Village activities and amenities for our 2020 show.  Fire pits, merchandise sales, photos with Santa, the craft area and indoor food and drink sales are not taking place this year.  In their place, you can enjoy a walk through area full of lights and photo ops, plus the carnival and camel rides!

Event: Santa at Springfield Mall Date: 11/6/2020 Time: 11:00AM (End time: 7:00PM)a41a5484e45bf19a5273eb7c234865f3

End Date: 12/24/2020

Fee: Visit’s with Santa are free and are sure to put a smile on his face! Although visits with Santa are free, reservations are still required.  Photo packages varied.

6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

https://springfieldtowncenter.com/

Reserve your spot to take a picture with Santa and continue a beloved holiday tradition! This year, for the safety of visitors and himself, Santa will be stationed behind a plexiglass protection shield with a bench in front for visitors to sit. Guests are able to interact with Santa through the shield and when it comes time for pictures, guests and Santa are permitted to remove their masks for a quick snap! For an added bonus, Monday through Thursday, visitors can upgrade their experience and schedule story time with Santa.  NEW! Virtual Experience: Interact with Santa from the comfort of your home with a virtual experience this holiday season. Make a reservation to join a special 5 minute one-on-one Zoom call with Santa and as a fun gift, keep a priceless recording of the conversation as a takeaway.

 

Screen Shot 2020-11-15 at 9.23.47 AMEvent: Lighting of the Vines Date: 11/20/2020 Time: 5:30pm End Date: 12/20/2020

Fee: Food/wine prices vary

18755 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135

https://www.bluemontvineyard.com/lighting-of-the-vines

Enjoy a unique experience that spreads joy this holiday season at Bluemont Vineyard! Thursdays through Sundays at 5:30 pm, the vineyard team leads a joyful countdown to the illumination of over 15,000 lights strung throughout 10,000 vines sloped along the mountainside of Loudoun valley.


Distance Events to Consider:

Georgetown GLOW (DC)

National Christmas Tree (DC)

National Menorah (DC)

Lights on the Bay (MD) 

B&O Museum Festival of Trains including Santa Arrival and Rides (MD)