It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year: EVENTS in NOVA ( NOV 25-27)

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and that means it's time to start planning your Black Friday and Christmas shopping strategies! In this blog post, we will provide you with a fun trip to make sure you get the best deals during these events. We'll also give you a sneak peak at some of the biggest sales happening this year! So, whether you're looking for gifts for loved ones or just want to take advantage of some great discounts, or want to have fun this weekend, read on for the inside scoop and make the most of Black Friday and Christmas Weekend 2022!

2022 Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

Fri,  November 25, 2022, 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM EST

Woodlawn Press Winery 8733-B Cooper Road Alexandria, VA 22309 United States


About the Event

Enjoy even more lights this year as Meadowlark Botanical Gardens sparkles with displays of flowers, animals, trees, and holiday scenes.


From Friday, November 11, 2022, through Sunday, January 8, 2023, the Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights is open each evening, including all holidays. This year, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens glows with displays of flowers, animals, illuminated trees, and winter/holiday themes. Take advantage of even more lights. Prior to purchasing your tickets, please review all ticket policies.


The Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and 34 other NOVA Parks locations are supported in part by the money raised through the Winter Walk of Lights. For additional details on our fantastic parks located all around northern Virginia.


Black Friday Release Party

Fri, November 25, 2022, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

KO Distilling 10381 Central Park Drive #STE 105 Manassas, VA 20110 United States


About the Event

Join us for a new release of “Sweater Weather Select" Bare Knuckle High Rye Bourbon Cask Strength; just in time for the Holidays!


The first batch of Bare Knuckle High Rye Bourbon Cask Strength from the 2016 batch is now available from KO Distilling in Manassas, Virginia: Bare Knuckle High Rye Bourbon Cask Strength "Sweater Weather Select."


  • The food truck Bratworks will be selling its authentic German cuisine.

  • From 2 to 6 PM, Tamara Mae Dovell will perform live.

  • $5 for a drink

  • 20% off products (non-alcoholic)

  • Free tours at noon, three, and five

  • This event is open to the public.


Holiday Market

Fri,  November 25, 2022, 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM EST

6500 Springfield Mall 6500 Springfield Mall Town Center Springfield, VA 22150 United States


About the Event

Join us at Springfield Town Center!

  • Shop with over 30 Small businesses.

Find tons of New items

  • Home, health, and wellness products

  •  Beauty, clothes, accessories and gifts .




Couple's picnic date night

Fri, November 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

9007 Giltinan Ct 9007 Giltinan Court Springfield, VA 22153 United States


About the Event

Bring your partner outside for a romantic picnic date!


Beer and barbecue carnival

Fri, November 25, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

8720 Foxhall Terrace 8720 Foxhall Terrace Fairfax Station, VA 22039 United States

About the Event

Stop by this open-air smokehouse spot to get some authentic barbecue and beer!

Holiday Carriage Rides at Reston Town Center

Fri, November 25, 2022, 6:30 PM – 6:50 PM EST

Reston Town Center 11905 Market Street Reston, VA 20190 United States


About the Event

Travel around Reston Town Center's enchanted, sparkling streets while supporting regional charity. On Market Street, departures are made in front of the Pavilion Ice Rink.


All groups must make reservations; one ticket is valid for a group journey in a carriage. 5 to 6 persons can fit in carriages (2 or 3 average adults and 3 children for example).


On the day of the parade on November 25 and on Saturdays leading up to Christmas, we will be having rides. Check back each week when tickets go on sale for the upcoming week! The previous week, tickets will go on sale at noon.

  • Nov. 25, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

  • Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, and 17: 4 to 9 p.m.

  • Visit us for Sunday mini-train trips as well!


MEGA Kids' Consignment Sale - Prime Time Presale

Sat, November 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EST

Manassas Museum Lawn 9101 Prince William Street Manassas, VA 20110 United States


About the Event

Just in time for the holidays, come check off your shopping list!


Welcome to the Old Town Manassas Christmas Fair and Holiday Craft Show on the grounds of the Manassas Museum, where over 60 local small companies, independent consultants, and craftsmen are eager to provide you with their wares just in time for the holidays.


Everything you want to surprise your loved ones with is available from our merchants, including arts and crafts, jewelry, baked goods, and body and hair care products!


The Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Show in Old Town Manassas is where you can find the ideal present for your loved ones. Enjoy your shopping!

Sensory friendly Pool Time sponsored by Paragon Autism Services

Sat, November 26, 2022, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EST

Prince William Aquatic Center 13833 Dumfries Road Manassas, VA 20112 United States


About the Event

Please join Sensory-friendly Open Pool Time! The leisure pool and shallow pool are open exclusively for special needs children/adults.


Sensory friendly Open Pool Time sponsored by Paragon Autism Services!

The leisure pool and shallow pool are open for this event. The waterslide will be available for those pass height (48 inches)  Special needs siblings are welcome!

This event is hosted by Evan's Voice Community Center.


Sundaes with Santa

Sat, November 26, 2022, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST

Baskin-Robbins 13801 Heathcote Boulevard Gainesville, VA 20155 United States


About the Event

Join us for Sundaes with Santa, now in its fifth year. You won't want to miss this occasion. It will be a topic of conversation for years to come. Construct an ice cream sundae and indulge while seeing Santa. Santa will not only spend time with your family and give you his undivided attention, but he will also amuse and uplift the entire table. The BR Elves are also present to participate in the festivities, to assist in making the ice cream, and to take lots of pictures.


  • To secure your favorite table time, book early.

  • Time slots of 1 1/2 hours. After buying yours, make an appointment. For savings for several family members, contact the store.

Christmas Photoshoot!

Sun, November 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Little Goat Farm at the Lake 8954 Burwell Road Nokesville, VA 20181 United States


About the Event

Family Fun Holiday Photoshoot! Join a few of our baby goats and miniature donkeys for a Christmas card photo that everyone will remember!


Want to take some amusing photos for your holiday cards? Come outside and snap your own pictures! Staff on hand to assist! Use the backdrop of our tiny, RED Christmas vehicle near the lake. Photos show a Santa donkey and young goat reindeer helpers!

  • $60 for a family of six. 20 minutes of photo time for each ticket bought. Limited spaces.

  • Please do not bring in family pets or livestock guard dogs.

Gemini Full moon sunset sound bath

Sat, November 26, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

13086 Quade Ln 13086 Quade Lane Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States


About the Event

Set season-long objectives and prepare your body, mind, and soul for the coming week. She employs a sound therapy instrument whose tone and frequency work with your life force energy center to transfer a lot of energy quickly and remove any obstructions.


Yoga at Echo Park

Sat, November 26, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

4511 Sparrow Ct 4511 Sparrow Court Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States


About the Event

Please bring your own yoga mat, water and any props you may find useful.


The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

Sat, November 26, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

6316 Buffie Ct 6316 Buffie Court Burke, VA 22015 United States


About the Event

It’s Christmas Eve! The Christmas gifts are shared and young Kara receives a Nutcracker filled with hot chocolate – her favorite. She falls asleep and the journey begins when the Nutcracker comes alive! Kara takes the audience on a mystical, magical journey, from Candy Cane Land, Egypt, the Indian Rainforest, Bollywood, Jazz land, and the Land of the Kimono Dolls. Four wisecracking rats narrate the story: Myrtle, Harvey, Schmink and Buckey.


With an original score by Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, James Ingram, Shiamak Davar, and Thump, The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.


Singles Beer Club

Sat, November 26, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

11107 Cavalier Ct apt 8j 11107 Cavalier Court #apt 8j Fairfax, VA 22030 United States


About the Event

This is a beer club specially created for single friends, you are welcome to join, together to find your other half!


Pop Up Shop

Sun, November 27, 2022, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

10304 Eaton Pl 10304 Eaton Place Suite 100 Fairfax, VA 22030 United States


About the Event

  • Te invitamos a nuestro primer Pop Up Shop !


2022 Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run

Sun, November 25-27, 2022, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Cameron Run Regional Park 4001 Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, VA 22304 United States


About the Event

Ice & Lights- The Winter Village at Cameron Run is back for the 2022-23 Season!


We are overjoyed that you decided on Ice & Lights, Cameron Run's Winter Village! For advice, tactics, and helpful information for your visit, kindly read the following.


The Winter Village is available every night from 5 to 10 p.m. from November 18 to January 1.


Every night from November 18 through January 1st, ice skating is available from 5 to 10 p.m. **Due to capacity restrictions, ice skating tickets (which also include Village entrance) must be purchased online.


Village entrance is OPEN EVERY NIGHT FROM 5 PM TO 10 PM. The village is usually busiest between 6:30 and 8 PM. The busiest times are weekends and holidays. Plan your visit early in the season to avoid the crowds!


Please arrive early enough to enter the village and prepare your skates so that you can enter the ice at ticket time. Ice skating times indicate your ON THE ICE TIME. Tickets for ice skating include access to the Village. Anytime between 5 and 10 PM, you are welcome to enter the Village.


Tickets for ice skating must all be ordered online.


TICKET TRANSFERS: Although tickets are non-refundable, you can change your ticket date and time PRIOR to your original time slot if there are still seats available. See the video below for comprehensive directions. Before 2pm on the day of your tickets, you must finish this on a desktop computer because it DOES NOT function from a phone.


NOVA Parks has a trio of winter special events: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is a beautiful walk-through winter light show, Bull Run Festival of Lights is a fantastic drive through light show, and we are so proud to add Ice & Lights to our portfolio! Be sure to visit all 3! Learn more at

Friendly Advice: Make sure to be safe! Make sure you always let someone know where you're going and when you expect to return. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, especially if shopping during late night hours. Also, keep an eye on your wallet or purse while shopping as it can be easy for pickpockets to take advantage of the crowds. 


With these trips, you're sure to have a successful and stress-free Black Friday and Christmas Weekend experience! So gather family and friends,plan out your route and get ready for the biggest days of the year! Happy Weekend!

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