Make this December Memorable with these amazing NOVA Weekend Events!

Make this December Memorable with these amazing NOVA Weekend Events!
This December promises to be an unforgettable one with plenty of exciting activities and events taking place throughout Northern Virginia. With the holiday season in full swing, there's never been a better time to get out there and explore. Whether you're looking for family-friendly outings or something fun for just yourself, NOVA has got something for everyone! We've compiled some of our favorite things to do over this weekend so you can make meaningful memories that will last all year long. So don't hesitate - grab your calendar and circle these amazing events before it's too late!
Beehive Holiday Party 2023
Friday, December 15 · 5:30 - 7:30pm EST
13412 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ste J1 Woodbridge, VA 22191 United States
About the Event
Experience a festive celebration like no other at BeeHive's Holiday Event 2023! Join us for an evening brimming with holiday cheer, laughter, and endless fun. Our in-person event is the perfect opportunity to create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.
At BeeHive, there's something for everyone. From moonbounces to bumper cars, boredom is simply not an option. Watch your little ones explore our indoor playground while you unwind and soak in the holiday spirit. Prepare for an extra special Holiday Event 2023. We have an exciting array of activities lined up, including face painting, arts and crafts, and a special appearance by none other than Santa Claus himself!
Don't miss out on this unforgettable holiday experience at BeeHive Indoor Playground. Spread joy, share laughter, and make magical memories that will last a lifetime. We are counting down the days until we can celebrate with you!
Enjoy face painting throughout the event, snap a free photo with Santa from 5:30-7:00 pm, and join our fun Ugly Sweater Contest at 6:45 pm! As you leave, your little ones will receive Goody Bags to remember this incredible day. We can't wait to see you there!
Christmas Revels The Magical Medieval Tale of Sir Gawain & the Green Knight

Friday- Saturday, December 15-16  7:00 pm, Sunday December 17 5:00pm
730 21st Street Northwest Washington, DC 20037 United States
About the Event
Looking for a magical adventure this holiday season? Look no further than Christmas Revels: The Magical Medieval Tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight! Held at the beautiful Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC, this beloved holiday tradition promises to enchant and delight audiences of all ages. With a cast spanning from ages 8 to 92, you'll be transported to the legendary court of King Arthur, where you'll follow the brave Sir Gawain on his quest, filled with pageantry and magic. If you're looking for an unforgettable night of music and theater to kick off your holiday season, gather the family and head to Christmas Revels from December 15-17. Don't miss out on this mystical and exciting tale!
Wisdom for My Next Level: Flawed Yet Favored

December 15 · 10am - December 16 · 11:30pm EST
17902 Main Street Dumfries, VA 22026 United States
About the Event
Embrace Your Flaws and Rise to Success: Join us for an Inspiring Event!
Discover how being flawed doesn't hold us back from being favored by the Lord. At this in-person event on December 15, 2023, renowned speakers will share practical strategies and personal stories on how they turned their imperfections into strengths.
Prepare to be motivated, encouraged, and equipped with the necessary tools to elevate your life. Whether you're facing challenges, pursuing dreams, or seeking a fresh perspective, this event is tailored to empower you.
Connect with like-minded individuals, expand your network, and leave with the confidence to embrace your flaws and walk boldly in the divine favor of the Lord. Don't let this incredible opportunity slip away. Register now to gain wisdom for your next level. Secure your spot today!
Holiday Mix & Mingle, Shop & Jingle

Friday, December 15 · 5 - 10pm EST
14017 Telegraph Road Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
Get ready to kick off the holiday season in style with the CME Enterprise LLC & House of JITB Holiday Mix & Mingle, Shop & Jingle event! This night promises to be filled with lots of good food, folks, and fun as you connect with local vendors and indulge in a catered meal, punch, and water. The evening's activities include a candle-making class, an ugly sweater contest, games, raffles, music, and so much more. Whether you're in the mood to shop, mingle, or get creative, this event is sure to have something for everyone. So mark your calendar and prepare to let the holiday spirit take over!
Christmas Sugar Cookie Decorating Class

Friday, December 15 · 6 - 8pm EST
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Get ready to spread some holiday cheer with Christmas Cookie Decorating at celebrateMe! In this fun-filled class led by expert instructor Mayra Garcia, you'll learn the art of filling and outlining your favorite holiday cookies. Plus, you'll receive 8 pre-baked cookies ready for your artistic touch.
Choose from festive designs like Snowflakes, Snowmen, Christmas Trees, and Stockings. The workshop will last for 2 hours and includes a box to safely transport your treats home. Just a heads up, this class can get a little messy, so don't forget to bring your own apron.
This class is open to students ages 13 and up. Children ages 10-12 are welcome with an accompanying adult who is also enrolled. We provide all the necessary items and tools for decorating during the workshop, and as a bonus, all students can enjoy a 5% discount on purchases at Fran's on the day of the class.
Please note that a minimum of 4 students is required for the class to proceed, and there is a maximum of 16 students. In the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment, you will receive a full refund.
At celebrateMe!, we understand that plans can change. We strive to be flexible while ensuring fairness to our instructors who prepare supplies and bake for each student. For cancellations made at least 5 days in advance, we offer full refunds or credits. If you need to cancel within 5 days but at least 48 hours before the class, we can provide a credit for a future class. Unfortunately, cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled class cannot be credited.
Don't miss out on this deliciously festive opportunity! Sign up now and let your cookie decorating skills shine.
International Gem & Jewelry Show - Chantilly, VA (December 2023)

December 15 · 12pm - December 17 · 5pm EST
4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
About the Event
Welcome to America's favorite jewelry and gemstone marketplace, where forget retail and shop directly from designers, wholesalers, and manufacturers for the largest selection and lowest prices. Our unique marketplace setting is home to rows and rows of quality jewelry, gemstone, bead, and accessory dealers. Our environment breeds competition, ensuring that you'll get the best quality merchandise at rock-bottom prices. We have something for everyone, including diamonds, beads, pearls, opals, semi & precious gemstones, engagement rings, turquoise, fine jewelry, settings, men's jewelry, watches, designer accessories, vintage & estate pieces, custom jewelry, findings, chains, jewelry supplies, fashion accessories, gifts, jewelry cleaning & repair, and much more. Come visit us and indulge in the world of beauty and luxury, without breaking the bank.
Quantico Single Marine Program (SMP) Volunteer - Bag Stuffing

Friday, December 15 · 9am - 12pm EST
2073 Barnett Ave Quantico, VA 22134 United States
About the Event
Get in the holiday spirit by joining us for the "Bag Stuffing" event at the Barber Physical Activity Center! This special annual event is geared towards bringing some extra holiday cheer to those who won't be able to make it home for the festivities. All you have to do is lend a hand in stuffing bags full of goodies for those who serve. It's a fun and great way to spread some cheer during the holidays, and you'll be among fellow active duty service members and DoD civilians. And the best news? You won't have to worry about taking a lunch break - our community supporter, Mateo McDonalds, is providing lunch for all volunteers! So come on out to the Group X Room on Friday, December 15 from 9 AM to noon and lend a helping hand!
A Very Grinchy Christmas
Friday, December 15 · 4 - 4:30pm EST
8345 Sudley Road Manassas, VA 20109 United States
About the Event
Get ready for a festive and fun-filled afternoon as we read "The Grinch Who Lost Christmas" story at McKay Used Books! Kids are invited to join in the excitement by decorating their very own ornament to bring home and add to their holiday collection. But that's not all - we want to see your best holiday costume because we have special prizes for the most creative outfits! To ensure we have enough supplies for everyone, we kindly ask that you reserve a free ticket prior to the event. We can't wait to celebrate the holiday season with all of our young readers!
Fuse Friday: Christmas Party
Friday, December 15 · 7 - 9pm EST
4600 Brookfield Corporate Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
About the Event
Tis the season for holiday cheer! Come join us at Grace Covenant Church Chantilly for our last Fuse Friday of the year on December 15th at 7pm. This week's theme is "Ugly Christmas Sweater" edition, so come dressed in your best (or worst) Christmas attire for a chance to win prizes. The night will be filled with exciting games, delicious food, music to groove to, and cookie decorating, topped off with an enticing hot chocolate bar, plus much more! Don't forget to invite a friend or two to join you and make unforgettable holiday memories. The event is free, but registration is required. Don't miss out on this fantastic event and kick off the holiday season in style.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Friday, December 15 · 5 - 8pm EST
5005 Wellington Road Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
Get ready to show off your favorite holiday sweater at OTB's Ugly Christmas Sweater Party on December 15th from 5 pm to 8 pm! This is the perfect opportunity to sport your most outrageous festive sweater while enjoying $5 DOW, Well Drinks, House Wines, Short Draft Beers, All Appetizer Baskets, Fried Oysters, and Fried Calamari - all included with your ticket. Don't have an ugly Christmas sweater yet? No problem! Our event is all about having fun and embracing the holiday spirit, so come as you are and join us for a night of laughter and good cheer. We can't wait to see you there!
Holiday Watercolor Night! December Class
Friday, December 15 · 6:30 - 8pm EST
9137 Euclid Court Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
Get ready for a night of creativity and holiday cheer at our watercolor painting class in Manassas, VA! Whether you're a seasoned artist or just starting out, come join us at Studio Martin & Co in the Historic District for a fun-filled evening of painting and relaxation. Our expert instructor will provide guidance and lead you through the process of creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind holiday-themed artworks that are perfect for gifting. And the best part? You'll get to take your paint set and multiple page book home with you! With open free parking and a cozy conference-style room, you'll feel right at home as you unleash your inner artist. Beginners are absolutely welcome, so don't worry if you're new to watercolor painting – our team is eager to help you discover your artistic potential. We can't wait to see you there!
Xmas Market Place @ The Manassas Mall
December 15 · 8am - December 24 · 6pm EST
8300 Sudley Rd m1, Manassas, VA 2010 Manassas, VA 20109 United States
About the Event
Get into the festive spirit this December with the Xmas Market Place at Manassas Mall! We're offering a unique shopping experience you won't find anywhere else. We've got a variety of vendors joining us for the last two weekends of December, selling everything from handmade gifts to delicious treats. Located by Walmart and the Xmas Tree, the market place is the perfect addition to your holiday shopping plans. It's important to note that all of our vendors are engaged in direct sales or local merchant businesses, so you're sure to find something truly special. Our event manager is incredibly organized and friendly, making setup a breeze. And with all fees covering vending area, permits, and insurance, you can rest easy knowing everything is taken care of. So come on out to Manassas Mall this December and join in on the holiday fun!
A Frozen Holiday Celebration
Starts on Saturday, December 16 · 4pm EST
13950 Promenade Commons Street #Unit B-1B Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
Join us at Pure Barre Gainesville on Saturday, December 16th at 4:00 PM for a magical and enchanting event filled with festive cheer! Experience the wonder of the Snow Sisters and their Magical Snowman, Olaf, as they celebrate the holiday season in style!
Witness the Snow Sisters in their beautiful new holiday dresses and encourage your children, aged 13 and under, to come dressed in their favorite festive outfits or princess dresses! Don't miss out on the excitement! Our celebration will include a live sing and dance-along with the Snow Sisters and Snowman, a ribbon wand, a themed craft keepsake, a meet and greet with photo opportunities, and autographs from the Snow Sisters.
But that's not all! Pure Barre is the only place where you can see our Magical Snowman during the holiday season, and the only place where you will receive a themed craft keepsake from the Snow Sisters! Whether you love Elsa's icy powers, Anna's brave heart, or Olaf's warm hugs, there's something for everyone at this unforgettable celebration.
So mark your calendars and join us for A Frozen Holiday Celebration at Pure Barre Gainesville. It's the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and create memories that will last a lifetime! Plus, all Pure Barre members will receive a special discount!
Paws with Claus
Saturday, December 16 · 10am - 12pm EST
6895 Wellington Road Gainesville, VA 20156 United States
About the Event
Attention dog lovers! Santa Claus is coming to town, and he's making a special stop at our Gainesville store to take photos with your furry friends! Don't miss out on this annual tradition, held rain or shine under our cozy tent. But act fast – space is limited and registration is required. Our event always draws a crowd, so make sure to reserve your spot in advance. Whether your pup has been naughty or nice, Santa is sure to bring a smile to their face in these memorable photos. We can't wait to see you and your four-legged family members!
Chantilly Music & Arts: Woodwind/Brass Showcase
Saturday, December 16 · 10am - 5pm EST
14511D Lee Jackson Memorial Highway Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
About the Event
Is your child ready to take their musical journey to the next level? Upgrade Your Sound is the perfect opportunity to find the perfect instrument for them! Our team of Music & Arts experts will be on-site to guide you through our selection of top brands such as Yamaha, Buffet-Crampon, Conn, Bach, XO, S.E. Shires, Selmer, Allora, and Giardinelli. Explore a variety of woodwind and brass instruments, and let our experts answer any questions you have. With exclusive event deals, including 15% off band and orchestra instruments over $199 and 0% interest for 36 months on purchases over $299 with your Music & Arts Credit Card, you won't want to miss out. RSVP now, one per household, and get ready to find the perfect fit for your child's musical journey.
Storytime with Santa
Saturday, December 16 · 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
12101 U.S. 29 Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Get ready for some holly jolly fun this holiday season! Santa himself is coming to our Fair Oaks store for an hour of storytelling, singing and all-around good cheer. With his jolly belly and twinkling eyes, Santa will regale your child with tales of Christmas and keep them entertained with sing-a-longs. And, best of all, he's even holding a press conference where your little ones can ask him anything they want. Don't forget your camera as you'll have the perfect photo opportunity with Santa himself at the end of the event. But the fun isn't just for the kids - all ticket proceeds go to Child Life Services at Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital. So join us for a festive afternoon and spread some holiday joy while making a difference in the lives of others.
WMG Presents "The Agape Experience"
December 10 · 3pm - December 11 · 5am EST
13801 Heathcote Boulevard Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
We are excited to extend an invitation to you for an unforgettable evening of love, joy, and incredible talent at the WMG Presents "The Agape Experience". This exclusive in-person event promises to immerse you in an evening filled with soulful music, inspiring performances, and a unique experience that will stay in your heart forever. Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 16:00 EST, and get ready to join us for an evening of connection, community, and unforgettable memories. Come celebrate with us as we celebrate the power of love and unity. We can't wait to see you there!
Parent & Me Christmas Cookie Decorating Class
Saturday, December 16 · 2:30 - 4:30pm EST
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Join Chef Dawn Alston, Food Network's competitor on The Wedding Cake Championship, for a fun and festive Parent & Me Holiday Cookie decorating class hosted by Ravy Cakes, LLC. In this class, you and your child will receive seven freshly baked, Christmas themed sugar cookies to decorate with royal icing. Chef Dawn will also share additional cookie decorating tips and techniques.
This class is perfect for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by an adult. Each ticket includes admission for one adult and one child. If you'd like to bring more than one child, there is an additional charge of $30. Please reach out to Fran's directly to purchase your ticket and ensure we can accommodate the extra child.
All necessary decorating supplies and tools will be provided for use during the workshop. Plus, all students will enjoy a 5% discount on purchases at Fran's on the day of the class. You'll also receive a box to take your beautifully decorated cookies home. Just keep in mind, this class can get a little messy, so consider bringing an apron.
Please note that a minimum of 2 teams and a maximum of 6 teams are required for this class. In the unlikely event of insufficient enrollment, you will receive a full refund. We understand that plans can change, so we strive to be accommodating. Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made at least 5 days before the class. If you need to cancel within 5 days but at least 48 hours in advance, we can offer a credit for a future class. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer any credits for cancellations within 48 hours of the scheduled class.
Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn from Chef Dawn Alston. Check out her stunning work at or on Instagram @myravycakes.
TTRGM Christmas Dinner
Saturday, December 16 · 6 - 11:30pm EST
10800 Vandor Lane Washington Ballroom Manassas, VA 20109 United States
About the Event
Get your taste buds ready for the most delicious Christmas feast yet! The TTRGM Christmas Dinner is the perfect occasion to indulge in festive food and all the joys of the holiday season. Hosted at the beautiful Wyndham Garden Manassas in Manassas, Virginia, this in-person event promises to be a fun-filled night of warmth and laughter with friends and family. Be a part of this memorable celebration and create long-lasting memories that will spread the joy of Christmas. So, mark your calendars for this exciting event and get ready for an evening of festive fun with your TTRGM Family!
Encore Chorales of Reston, Ashburn, Fairfax & SJS
Saturday, December 16 · 2 - 3pm EST
2501 Fox Mill Road Reston, VA 20291 United States
About the Event
Come join the Encore Chorales of Reston, Ashburn, Fairfax, and the Sentimental Journey Singers as they present their end-of-semester concert! This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a night of beautiful music, completely free and open to the public. We want to make sure everyone is able to enjoy the show, so accessible seating is available. If you're feeling extra generous, we gratefully accept donations at the check-out and at the door. We can't wait to share our love for music with you!
Children's Day at the Museum - Holiday Crafts & Treats!
Saturday, December 16 · 10 - 11am EST
3944 Cameron Street Dumfries, VA 22026 United States
About the Event
If you're looking for a fun way to engage with history and get creative this holiday season, look no further than the Weems-Botts Museum and our free monthly children's events! This month, we're excited to offer a special workshop where kids can make their very own holiday ornament out of locally-sourced walnuts. And the fun doesn't stop there! We'll also be learning about the rich Civil War history of our community by exploring Fort Candy, the last remaining fort in Dumfries, named after Union Colonel Charles Candy. Kids will get to craft their very own Fort Candy...out of candy! It's a sweet way to get in touch with our past and make some memories along the way. So come on down to the Weems-Botts Museum and join in the fun! We can't wait to see you.
Outdoor Greens Containers
Saturday, December 16 · 3 - 4:30pm EST
12101 U.S. 29 Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Welcome to our class on creating stunning holiday container arrangements! Designed to adorn doorsteps with fresh greens, berries, and pinecones, these arrangements are a festive holiday favorite. Our instructor, Peg, will guide us through her favorite materials to use, provide tips for adding a personal touch to the traditional design, and share how to keep your greens looking vibrant throughout the holiday season and beyond. With Peg's expertise, you'll have everything you need to create a beautiful and inviting entrance to welcome your holiday guests. Let's get started!
Virginia Pro Day
Sunday, December 17 · 5 - 9pm EST
Chantilly, VA, USA Chantilly, VA United States
About the Event
Sports fans, get ready for an unforgettable experience at the Virginia Pro Day! This in-person event, happening in Chantilly, VA, USA, will bring together some of the most talented athletes from various sports disciplines. With a showcase of skills and abilities on display, this event is a must-see for anyone who loves sports, as well as scouts who are looking for the next big talent. The atmosphere promises to be electric, making for an unforgettable day full of excitement and energy. So be sure to mark your calendars and join us for the Virginia Pro Day – you won't want to miss it!
Christmas Kitty Yoga at A3P
Sun, 17 Dec 2023 10:00 - 11:00 EST
17983 Dumfries Shopping Plaza Dumfries, VA 22026 United States
About the Event
Are you feeling stressed and in need of some relaxation? Then join us for a festive 45 minute yoga flow with some furry feline friends at the A3P Advocates Humane Society of Northern Virginia. Our Kitty Yoga event is a fun and playful way to practice yoga while being surrounded by the adorable playfulness of kittens and cats. Not only will you get to de-stress with some relaxing yoga, but you'll also get to spend time with some amazing animals. It's a donation event, so you'll be supporting a great cause too. Don't forget to bring your own mat and arrive 15 minutes before the event starts. We'll send you an email with parking instructions. Join us for a purrfectly delightful time!
Courtsmas Holiday Special
Sunday, December 17 · 3 - 6pm EST
10659-A Braddock Road Fairfax, VA 22032 United States
About the Event
Get ready for a Courtsmas Holiday Special with the George Mason Men's Basketball team! On December 17th, head over to the University Mall Theatres from 3pm-6pm for an unforgettable family experience. Brought to you by the Patriot Nation Collective, the official NIL collective of George Mason men’s and women’s basketball, this special event is packed with exciting activities. Get into the festive spirit and snap a picture at our special photo booth featuring members of the Mason Men’s Basketball team. Then, relax and enjoy a private screening of the holiday classic "Elf" complete with popcorn and drinks. Tickets are priced at $25 per Adult and $15 per Child, making it the perfect opportunity to spread holiday cheer with your friends, family, and fellow Mason Men's Basketball fans. See you there!
Paint & Sip at Heritage Brewing Company in Manassas, VA
Sunday, December 17 · 12:30 - 2:30pm EST
9436 Center Point Lane Manassas, VA 20110 United States
About the Event
If you're looking for a fun night out this holiday season, gather your friends and head to Heritage Brewing Company in Manassas for a painting session with professional artist, Rebecca Hayes. With the guidance of the talented Rebecca Hayes, you'll learn how to paint a charming "Farm Fresh Christmas Tree" masterpiece in just two hours. The ticket price includes all of the art supplies you'll need, so just bring yourself and a willingness to get creative! While you're painting, be sure to enjoy some of Heritage Brewing Company's delicious apps and your favorite local brew. Just be sure to dress appropriately for the occasion - acrylic paint can be messy! Head over to Rebecca Hayes' website to learn more about her unique artistic style, and check out Heritage Brewing Company's website for more information about their location and menu. With great painting instruction and tasty drinks and food, this holiday event is sure to be a blast!
December Concert
Sunday, December 17 · 6:30 - 7:30pm EST
6300 Independence Avenue Bealeton, VA 22712 United States
About the Event
The December concert promises to be a musical treat for everyone. The concert features a selection of beautiful melodies from various cultures that are sure to evoke a range of emotions. The star attraction of the concert is the harp, a beloved instrument that adds an enchanting sound to each piece. As you listen to each song, you will be transported to different parts of the world. The December concert is the perfect way to spend an evening with loved ones, enjoying the beauty of music and celebrating the festive season. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the magic of music.
Brunch with Santa at Morais Vineyards & Winery
Sunday, December 17 · 9:30am - 2:30pm EST
11409 Marsh Road Bealeton, VA 22712 United States
About the Event
It's that time of year again! Mark your calendars for Sunday, December 17th, as we welcome back our beloved family tradition - Brunch with Santa! Indulge in the delectable brunch curated by Pampas Fox Catering, and make cherished memories meeting the jolly man himself. To accommodate everyone's schedules, we are offering two delightful sessions - one from 9:30am-11:00am, and another from 11:00am-2:00pm. The highlight of the event, of course, will be Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will spread holiday cheer and pose for pictures with elves of all sizes! Be sure to bring your own camera for a complimentary snap with the one and only Mr. Claus. Children aged 3 and under will enjoy complimentary admission, so bring the whole family and make this an unforgettable event!
Make this winter extra special and join us in experiencing the incredible atmosphere that only a NOVA Weekend can provide! So plan ahead, mark your calendars, and get ready to experience all of the unbeatable activities that NOVA has to offer! Gather your friends and family and become a part of our great community by coming out on December 6th. We can’t wait to see you here; we just know it will be an experience you will always remember!

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