Baby, It’s Cold Outside. Get Warm With These Weekend Events! ( DEC 16-18)


Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? Check out these events this weekend! Lots of crafts activities this week! So gather up the kids and get started on some festive crafting! Here are our top picks for Christmas-themed events in Northern Virginia:


2022 Salamander Resort Santa Experience

Fri, December 16, 2022,1:20 PM - 1:40 PM EST

Salamander Resort & Spa 500 North Pendleton Street Middleburg, VA 20117 United States


About the Event

Join us for a lovely wagon ride to "Santa's Workshop" for a family-friendly visit that is safe. Take an elf-drawn wagon to Santa's workshop, where you may meet him for a photo opportunity, share your Christmas wishes with him, and make a special holiday craft. A helpful elf will transport you back to the Equestrian Center after your visit with Santa, where the kids in your group will be greeted and given a special plush animal to take home as a gift from Santa. There will be plenty of hot cocoa and S'mores for toasting.


Check-in begins 15 minutes prior to your allocated time; the time reserved is the time the wagon ride to see Santa Clause begins. Plan on spending 25 to 30 minutes total for the craft, Santa Visit (around 10 minutes), and Wagon Ride. After your Santa Visit, enjoy S'mores and hot chocolate. Please remember to move on when you have finished your hot chocolate and s'mores so that the subsequent appointments can use the fire pits. Everything takes place outside or in a barn, so please dress appropriately for the weather.


The maximum number of participants per time slot is 8. A second time slot will have to be acquired if your household is larger than 8 persons.


Rain or Shine!


2022 Bull Run Festival of Lights

DEC Fri, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST

Bull Run Regional Park 7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121 United States


Drafts and Crafts: Ugly Christmas Sweater Animal Portraits


Fri, December 16, 2022, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Mustang Sally Brewing Company 14140 Parke Long Court #A-C Chantilly, VA 20151 United States


About the Event

On December 16th, Sheena will demonstrate how to paint an animal WHILE WEARING AN UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER. Sheena will break down your possibilities for a variety of creatures. A pet comes to mind? The adorable furry companion in your life may be painted by us! a picture with you This is one event that you must not miss.


Each ticket holder will produce one canvas painting, which will undoubtedly serve as the centerpiece of your future holiday decorating. Your ticket fee includes the cost of all materials. No prior knowledge required! Come only to check out the arts and crafts!


One $35 ticket includes all materials needed to complete one painting. Participants receive 15% off their bar tab. And don't forget, Eugene's (Mustang's in house restaurant) serves yummy food for all your snacking needs.

About the Event

The season's best and brightest drive-through holiday activity to enjoy with your family and friends!


Monthly DJ Night

Fri, December 16, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Your CBD Store | SUNMED - Chantilly, VA 13896 Metrotech Drive Chantilly, VA 20151 United States


Bolay Gainesville Virginia's VIP Week!

Sat, December 16, 2022, 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST

5035 Wellington Rd 5035 Wellington Road Gainesville, VA 20155 United States


About the Event

During the VIP week for the big launch of Bolay's newest restaurant, a complimentary Bolay Regular Bol or Wrap will be given away! During Bolay's VIP Week, show your registration ticket at the checkout to redeem.


*One Regular Bol or Wrap per person, maximum value of the Regular Bol or Wrap base price. Excludes luxury goods. Online ordering is not available for this promotion; dine-in only. There is a maximum of 1 guest per ticket. Visitors may only use a complimentary Regular Bol or Wrap on the date listed on the ticket.


About the Event

Time to dance and enjoy! Join us for our monthly DJ Night!

Reindeer Romp 5K Fun Run

Sat, December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

7 County Complex Ct 7 County Complex Court Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States


About the Event


The 5K Reindeer Romp is a fun run for families and runners/walkers of all abilities. Strollers are welcome but there is mixed terrain.


The 5K Reindeer Romp is a family-friendly event open to all levels of runners and walkers. There is uneven ground, but strollers are welcome.


We are thrilled to bring Woodbridge its SECOND annual Reindeer Romp. I am in favor of "For The Love Of Others." a local charity in Woodbridge that works to empower, enrich, and improve the lives of people from all walks of life by giving them access to opportunities that will allow them to lead meaningful lives. This holiday season, kindly bring a brand-new, unwrapped toy to donate to families.


For people of all ages and athletic abilities, the Reindeer Run and Romp is fantastic. We invite our walkers and runners to participate in this exciting and fun day by donning reindeer antlers. Warm yourself up with some hot cocoa at the finish line.


Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra Presents: Handel's Messiah Sing Along

Sat, Dec 17, 2022, 1:00 PM EST

Christ Chapel Church 13909 Smoketown Road Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States


About the Event

The conductor, the soloists, the instrumentalists, as well as an on-stage "ringer choir," will all be provided by Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra. you too? The choir voices will be supplied by you!


Join OBCO for its annual Messiah Sing Along on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 1:00 PM at Christ Chapel in Woodbridge, Virginia. You will be mesmerized by outstanding vocal soloists, and you are warmly encouraged to take part in as many of Handel's well-known Christmas Choruses from your seat as you wish. Favorite hymns like "Glory to God," "For Unto Us a Child Is Born," and of course "Hallelujah" will fill the air.


Adult general admission tickets cost $20; children under the age of 17 are admitted free.

Holiday Dessert and Wine Pairing at Aroma II in Haymarket, VA

 Dec 16-18,  2022 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST

Aroma II Tasting Room 14871 Washington St Haymarket, VA 20169 United States


About the Event

Get in the holiday spirit with this special and unique holiday dessert and wine pairing including an assortment of holiday treats paired perfectly with Morais award winning wine at Aroma II in Haymarket, VA!


Pairings are available on the following dates:


Fri 12/9, Sat 12/10, Sun 12/11, Fri 12/16, Sat 12/17, Sun 12/18


Pairings can be done anytime during tasting room hours on purchased ticket date.



  • Rose & Goat Cheese Panna cotta, topped with fig compote, honey and salted pistachios (GF)

  • Merlot & Chai Spiced Chocolate chip cookie

  • Tinta Roriz & Red Wine Fudge Chocolate Brownie

  • Moscatel & Mini Bourbon Pecan Tart

Holiday Winemaker's Dinner

Sat, Dec 17, 2022, 6:30 PM EST

Molon Lave Vineyards and Winery 10075 Lees Mill Road Warrenton, VA 20186 United States


About the Event

Molon Lave Vineyards invites you to our Authentic Greek Holiday Winemaker's Dinner! At our Holiday Winemaker's Dinner, chow down while jingling your bells! Distinguished Engagements' authentic Greek supper is served with hand-picked Molon Lave Vineyards wines. Come decked out for the holidays as we celebrate the new year together over an evening of delectable food and wines!

2022 Campbells Frozen Custard Gingerbread House Decorating Party - Event 2

Sat, December 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Campbells Frozen Custard 4125 Merchant Plaza Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States


About the Event

The sixth annual gingerbread decorating party at Campbell's Frozen Custard!This will be our sixth gingerbread decorating party, and we are excited! Two alternatives will be available in-store:


Book a table for several family members or guests. For $50, reserve a table that comes with one gingerbread mansion. There is a limit of 4 houses and 4 persons per table, and additional houses added to your table will cost $35 each (as a ticket add-on). For each residence, reserve a space at the bar area. One gingerbread house is included in the $35 fee to book a bar seat.


Decorating Dates:


  • Saturday, Dec.10th

  • Saturday, Dec. 17th (You are viewing this event)

Included with each Gingerbread House purchase: One pre-constructed gingerbread house (we do the hard work so you can enjoy the fun part) complete with tons of decorations and frosting for you to use, a hot beverage of choice, a scoop of custard with topping and we’ll wrap up your house to take home!


Can't make the event but still want in on the holiday fun?! Check our online store at to purchase a take-home Gingerbread House package if you'd rather not do the in-store option!

Ardent Holiday Ball 2022

Sat, December 17, 2022, 7PM EST

Fran's Cake & Candy Supplies 10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States


About the Event

Join your Ardent Family as we celebrate the holiday season!!


We will be celebrating in style at the Augustine Community Center. Enjoy an evening of delicious food, drinks, dancing and merriment with your Ardent family!


Your ticket includes hors d'ouevres, full delicious dinner, desserts, wine, beer and of course an evening full of laughter!


Purchase your ticket by November 1st to get the discounted early bird rate!


  • Early Bird Ticket Rate: $65/person

  • Ticket Rate: $75/person

  • Seats are limited so be sure to save your spot early!

  • Come wearing your best festive cocktail attire!


Santa Comes to Lake Accotink Park

Sun, December 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

7500 Accotink Park Rd 7500 Accotink Park Road Springfield, VA 22150 United States


About the Event

We require volunteers to set up the decorations, staff the snack and donation tables, and more.

When: Sunday, December 18, 2022WHERE: Big Pavilion next to LAP Marina WHEN: Santa Visits Lake Accotink Park


Come out and take part in our activities to enjoy holiday treats, prizes, photos with Santa, and much more. Bring Puppy decked out for the season! Santa will pose for photos with you, your friends, family, spouse, four-legged companion, goldfish, favorite plush animal, and more. Come on out; I'll see you on April 24.


We will accept gifts that are tax deductible. ALL proceeds are used specifically to support the initiatives, events, and initiatives at Lake Accotink Park. Stations for collecting dog waste, cleanups, a pollinator garden, classes, tools, supplies.

Wine Cork Crafts with Melissa! (Haymarket)

Sun, December 18, 2022, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Aroma II Tasting Room 14871 Washington St. Haymarket, VA 20169 United States


About the Event

This specially designed event includes a craft activities 

Wreaths Across America - Quantico National Cemetery Virginia

Sun, December 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

National Museum of the Marine Corps 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway Triangle, VA 22172 United States


About the Event

We are delighted to have you participate in the Quantico National Cemetery's third annual Wreaths Across America event. Please take note that you must first visit the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia, where you will receive some basic instructions on how to lay a wreath, the proper protocol, and why. You will be told where in the cemetery you should place your wreaths. The vehicles of each participant will line up before being let go to drive to the cemetery's entrance, where they will follow a lead vehicle to their designated spot.


Important: If you have a Grave Specific request, email [email protected] for your priority status instead of registering here.

BIRDS, BLOOMS, & BEASTS (Nature photography exhibit)

Sun, December 18, 2022,1:00 PM -3:00 PM EST

14664 Endsley Turn 14664 Endsley Turn Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States


About the Event


A group wildlife conservation photography display featuring roughly thirty shots of cheery puffins, lovely sunflowers, strong elephants, and more will benefit the iconic Green Spring Gardens, a "must-see" Fairfax County, Virginia park. The Nature Photography DC/MD/VA group's globetrotting photographers will share images they've taken in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and other places. Just in time for the holidays, all pictures are available for purchase. 30% of every sale goes to the Friends of Green Spring.


Brunch with Santa!

Sun, December 18, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Morais Vineyards & Winery 11409 Marsh Road Bealeton, VA 22712 United States


About the Event

Brunch with Santa, a cherished family tradition, is back! Pampas Fox Catering will prepare a scrumptious brunch while you visit Santa.


On December 18th, come join us for our annual Santa Brunch for a special day the whole family will love! In order for you and your family to meet Santa, we are providing two breakfasts!


Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will be present for photos with all of his small and large elves during breakfast. So bring your camera so you can get a free photo with Mr. Claus!


Children under 3 are admitted free.


So don’t let this weekend go to waste—get going with these events! Northern Virginia has always something for everyone! Enjoy the festivities and have a wonderful Christmas weekend in NOVA!

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