Memorable and Magical December Weekend Events in NOVA!

Memorable and Magical December Weekend Events in NOVA!
Are you searching for the perfect winter weekend activity? Look no further! Northern Virginia is teeming with memorable and magical December weekend events - guaranteed to bring joy and cheer your holiday season. From spectacular light shows, festive train rides, picturesque ice skating rinks, fairs deep in the forest of Fairfax County's countryside to musical theater performances, this month has something special in store no matter what type of festivities you'd like to enjoy! Read on for some unique ways to spend a remarkable December weekend here in Northern Virginia.
Holiday on the Farm

December 1, 2023 - December 16, 2023
2709 West Ox Road Herndon, VA 20171
About the Event
Get into the holiday spirit and join us for a magical evening at Frying Pan Farm Park! With so much to see and do, this is an event you won't want to miss. Take a wagon ride along the light show route, interact with our lovable animals, and visit with Santa. Kids will love riding the trackless train and carousel, and everyone will enjoy snacking on delicious food around the campfire. Remember to purchase your $15 pass before the presale ends one day before the event. Don't worry if you forget though – tickets will still be available for $20 per person at the gate. Please note that walking is not permitted on the wagon route, but safety is our top priority. We can't wait to celebrate the holidays with you and your family, so be sure to make your reservations soon!
National Christmas Tree and Pathway of Peace Festivities
December 2, 2023 - January 1, 2024
White House E St NW & 15th St NW Washington, DC 20500
About the Event
Visiting the National Christmas Tree this holiday season is a must-do activity for anyone who loves the festive spirit. The Pathway of Peace and the National Christmas Tree are completely free to visit and open to the public for the entire duration of December 2 through January 1, 2023. The main attraction is undeniably the National Christmas Tree, but what makes the experience even more special is walking down the pathway that surrounds it. The path features 58 smaller trees decorated with ornaments designed by students from all over the country, including those from the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education and the Department of Defense Education Activity. At sunset each evening, the National Christmas Tree and all the surrounding trees turn on their twinkling lights, creating a magical atmosphere that will warm your heart. Make sure to plan your visit accordingly as the lights turn off promptly at 10 pm Sunday-Thursday and 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. Don't wait any longer; grab your loved ones and get ready to experience the joy of the National Christmas Tree this holiday season!
Boutique Holiday Gift Market - Sip & Shop

December 8-10, Fri- Sun 10:00am
10417 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Get ready to ring in the holiday season in style at "Mode on Main by Mara" with our Boutique Holiday Gift Market! This year, skip the generic mall gifts and discover a world of unique finds at our market. From chic fashion pieces to handmade jewelry, we offer a diverse collection that caters to every taste and preference. Whether you're shopping for loved ones or simply treating yourself, our dedicated team will be on-hand to assist and guide you through our selection. And the best part? We've got you covered with on-site gift wrapping (for a fee) and complimentary refreshing drinks to keep you fueled as you browse. Join us in supporting local businesses and giving differently this holiday season. Mark your calendars - we can't wait to see you!
Christmas Cake Decorating Workshop ( Parent & Child ) / Class for 2

Friday, December 8 · 5 - 7:30pm EST
4257 Aiken Drive #STE D Warrenton, VA 20187 United States
About the Event
Get ready to have a jolly good time at our Christmas Cake Decorating Workshop (Mommy & Me) - perfect for mommies, little ones, and even couples and best friends! Join us at Erin's Elderberries, LLC in Warrenton, VA, USA for an in-person event filled with festive creativity. Learn all the tips and tricks of decorating delicious Christmas cakes from self-taught cake artist, Sally of Cakebee. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned baker, this workshop is designed for all skill levels. Each adult and child will receive a small round 6" buttercream cake as a blank canvas to decorate. Additional children can join for just $50.00. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided, and all the items and tools needed for decoration will be provided for use during the workshop. Don't forget to bring your aprons, and if you have a turntable, please bring it along. At the end of the class, you'll receive an 8" cake box to take your creation home. Hurry and secure your spot as there is a maximum of 10 attendees. In case of insufficient enrollment, you'll receive a full refund. We understand that life happens, so we have a flexible cancellation policy. Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made at least 7 days prior to the class. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the scheduled class cannot be credited. Don't miss out on this fun and festive event – sign up now!
Winter Wonderland Bingo Night

Friday, December 8 · 6 - 9pm EST
12826 Marsteller Drive Nokesville, VA 20181 United States
About the Event
Get your dabbers ready because Winter Wonderland Bingo Night is just around the corner! Join us at 12826 Marsteller Drive, Nokesville, VA, USA for an unforgettable evening of fun and excitement. This in-person event promises to transport you to a magical winter wonderland, complete with friendly competition and lots of laughs. Whether you're an experienced bingo player or a first-timer, this event is a must-attend. Bring your family and friends along and get ready to win some exciting prizes. So, mark your calendars and come join us for a wintery twist on a classic game. We can't wait to shout "Bingo!" with you!
Behold: Womens Christmas Event

Friday, December 8 · 6:30 - 9:30pm EST
4600 Brookfield Corporate Dr. Chantilly, VA 20151 United States
About the Event
The message of Christmas is one of hope and joy, as told in Luke 2:10 when the angel announced the birth of Christ the Lord. It's no coincidence that our upcoming Women's Christmas event is titled "BEHOLD" – it's a reminder to set our eyes on the true meaning of the season. We truly believe that by fixing our eyes on Christ, we can gain a new perspective and receive hope, truth, and life. We want to invite you to join us on December 8th for an evening of inspiring messages, moving worship, optional DIY workshops, shopping, dinner, and most importantly, joyful fellowship with other women. This year's event is shaping up to be a truly special one.
Paws with Claus

Saturday, December 9 · 10am - 12pm EST
6895 Wellington Road Gainesville, VA 20156 United States
About the Event
Ho ho ho! Santa is coming to town, and he's not just stopping by for the two-legged boys and girls. Bring your furry friends to our Gainesville store for a special photo opportunity with jolly old Saint Nick. Don't worry about the weather - rain or shine, we've got you covered under our festive tent. But hurry - space is limited and this event tends to sell out quickly. So don't wait to register and secure your spot for this annual tradition. Can't wait to see you and your four-legged friends decked out in your holiday best!
Holiday Winemaker's Dinner
Starts on Saturday, December 9 · 6:30pm EST
10075 Lees Mill Road Warrenton, VA 20186 United States
About the Event
Get ready for a night of indulgence as Serendipity Catering and Molon Lave Vineyards team up for a spectacular holiday Winemaker's Dinner! This is not your average dinner, as every Dish will be paired with specially selected wines from Molon Lave Vineyards. Trust us, their handpicked wines are worth savoring. And the best part? There's no need to dress down. Come dressed in your holiday best and jingle with us as we mark the arrival of the festive season. This is a night to celebrate in style, as we fill your hearts and taste buds with the warmth and joy of the holidays. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-year opportunity to delight in the best food and drink of the season!
Hot Cocoa Cartoon Cake Fondant Decorating Class

Saturday, December 9 · 10:30am - 1:30pm EST
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Are you a fan of hot chocolate? If so, you may also be interested in the latest cake decorating trend - Cartoon Cakes! In this class, taught by the talented Laura Larson from Laura's Custom Cakes, you'll learn how to create a cake covered in fondant and decorated to look like it jumped right out of a comic book. This class is specifically designed for students with intermediate cake decorating skills, who know how to level and crumb coat a cake, and get smooth edges with buttercream icing. All students will receive their own 6" crumb coated cake to decorate, and all the necessary tools will be provided for use during the class. Just be prepared for a bit of a mess - you might want to bring your own apron! This class is open to students 16 years and older who are ready to take their cake decorating skills to the next level.
This Christmas Talent Competition
Saturday, December 9 · 5 - 8pm EST
15721 Forest Park Drive Woodbridge, VA 22193 United States
About the Event
Come one, come all to Forest Park High School's Christmas Talent Competition! We're thrilled to announce this incredible opportunity for all performers to showcase their skills and spread holiday cheer. Mark your calendars for December 9th from 5:00pm-8:00pm and head to Forest Park Drive, Woodbridge, VA to join in the festive fun. Past events have been filled with talented singers, dancers, magicians and more, resulting in a dazzling evening of entertainment. Bring your friends and family and be prepared to be amazed by the talent on display. Let's make unforgettable memories together and kick off the holiday season in style!
Parent & Me Snowman Cake with Fondant Decorating Class

Saturday, December 9 · 2:30 - 5pm EST
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Learn the art of cake decorating with Chef Dawn Alston from Ravy Cakes, LLC! Join us for a festive Snowman themed Cake Decorating Class using fondant.
In this class, participants will receive a crumb coated cake and learn how to apply the final layers of buttercream and fondant. You'll also learn how to create fun fondant decorations and pick up valuable cake decorating tips and techniques along the way.
This class is suitable for ages 6 to 12, with an adult required to accompany each child. Each ticket includes admission for one adult and one child. If you'd like to bring more than one child, there will be an additional charge of $30. To purchase your ticket and inquire about accommodating additional children, please contact Fran's directly.
All necessary items and tools will be provided for use during the workshop. Plus, all students will be eligible for a 5% discount on purchases at Fran's on the day of the class. You'll also receive a box to take your cake home.
Please note that this class can get a little messy, so it's recommended to bring an apron. Don't miss out on this fun and educational cake decorating experience!
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Historic Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 9 · 1 - 5pm EST
3944 Cameron Street Dumfries, VA 22026 United States
About the Event
Mark your calendars because you won't want to miss our annual holiday open house! After this year's Dumfries Holiday Parade, we're inviting everyone - members and newcomers alike - to come celebrate the season with us. Get into the festive spirit with live music by Broad Run Strings and use your creativity to decorate some holiday cookies. You'll also have the chance to indulge in some scrumptious holiday treats. But that's not all - we're offering tours of the historic Weems-Botts house that are sure to put you in awe of the traditions that were once celebrated in this unique home. Join us for this joyful celebration of the season!
3D Printer Build and Brew Workshop

December 9 · 9am - December 10 · 5pm EST
23600 Overland Drive #STE 180 Dulles, VA 20166 United States
About the Event
Are you intrigued by the world of 3D printing? Do you enjoy a good brew? Then join us for our upcoming 3D Printer Build and Brew Workshop! Taking place on December 9th and 10th, this hands-on experience will teach you how to build and troubleshoot your own 3D printer. Our skilled instructors will provide step-by-step guidance, ensuring you leave the workshop feeling confident and knowledgeable about your new device. And the best part? You get to keep your printer when we're done! So mark your calendars and get ready to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of 3D printing while enjoying a refreshing brew with fellow hobbyists. We can't wait to see you there!
Box Of Chocolates Class

Sunday, December 10 · 5 - 7pm EST
10927 Main Street Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
Indulging in a box of chocolates during the holiday season is truly delightful, but have you ever considered making your own? Join Stephanie H (from Fran’s) in her filled chocolate bon bon class where you'll learn how to make your own chocolates, whether for yourself or as a homemade gift. Working with Merckens coating chocolates and a variety of molds, you'll learn everything from making fillings like ganache, caramel, and fruit creams to creating truffles and tempering chocolate. Plus, Stephanie will provide a box for each student to take home a dozen chocolates. Be prepared to get a little messy, so wear something you don't mind getting a little chocolate on or bring your own apron. Don't wait, sign up today for this fun and informative class.
Cookies with Santa at the Gainesville Store

Sunday, December 10 · 2:30 - 3:30pm EST
6895 Wellington Road Gainesville, VA 20156 United States
About the Event
It's that time of year again, and we're excited to announce a special event happening at our Gainesville store! Kids can meet and chat with Santa himself, and families can snap holiday photos that they'll treasure for years to come. And of course, what's a holiday party without cookies? Decorated Christmas Cookies will be on hand for everyone to enjoy. Best of all, proceeds from each ticket purchased will go to Child Life Services at the Inova L.J. Murphy Children's Hospital. So not only will your little ones have a great time meeting Santa, but you'll also be supporting a wonderful cause. Space is limited, so be sure to grab your tickets early!
Clara's Dream

Starts on Sunday, December 10 · 4:30pm EST
14000 Smoketown Road Woodbridge, VA 22192 United States
About the Event
Get ready to be swept away by the magic of the season with "Clara's Dream", an enchanting holiday masterpiece brought to you by the talented youth dancers from WDC and Woodbridge Academy Dance. In this captivating adaptation of the classic holiday story, you'll join Clara on a dreamlike journey filled with queens, a shimmering snowstorm, and a land of sugary delights. The holiday season is all about creating lasting memories with your loved ones, and there's no better way to do that than by experiencing the beauty of the arts together. So come join us for a magical evening of dance and wonder that's sure to fill your heart with joy and the spirit of the season!
Create Your Own Stuffed Animal!

December 10 · 3pm - December 11 · 5am EST
13801 Heathcote Boulevard Gainesville, VA 20155 United States
About the Event
Are you ready to create a new cuddly companion to take home with you? Our Stuff Your Own Cuddly Animal workshop allows you to personalize your animal with a special shirt and even choose where to place their heart. And, to make it truly special, you can create a cute birth certificate for your new friend. But the best part? When you finish creating your cuddly animal, you'll receive a 5% discount on your ice cream purchase! Simply purchase your ticket and we'll reach out to schedule a day and time that works best for you. See you soon!
Nutcracker, Reimagined: An Artistic Fusion

Starts on Sunday, December 10 · 1pm EST
4471 Aquia Creek Lane Fairfax, VA 22030 United States
About the Event
This holiday season, experience The Nutcracker as you've never seen it before! The Nutcracker, Reimagined takes this beloved classical ballet and adds a little extra spice with a unique blend of classical ballet, Mariachi Tchaikovsky, and elements of Latin culture. It's a wonderful way to introduce your little ones to the joys of ballet, while entertaining the whole family with a lively and colorful performance. Don't miss this enchanting show that will leave you amazed and mesmerized. So come join us, sit back and enjoy the magic of The Nutcracker, Reimagined!
Vienna Community Power Pack Event

Sunday, December 10 · 11am - 1pm EST
9616 Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22181 United States
About the Event
Come out and show your support for local kids at the Vienna Community Power Pack Event! Hosted at the Vienna Moose Lodge, this initiative is in cooperation with Food for Others to help provide essential meals to children in need. We encourage everyone to join in this community effort and contribute any way they can - from volunteering to donating. Not only will you be helping a great cause, but you'll also have the chance to meet other like-minded individuals who share a passion for giving back to their community. We hope to see you there!
Yoga for Beginners at Centreville, VA on Dec 10

Sunday, December 10 · 2:30 - 4:30pm EST
14200 Saint Germain Drive Centreville, VA 20121 United States
About the Event
Are you looking for a way to live life with ease and find joy, peace, and love? Look no further than these simple practices designed for anyone over the age of 18. Not only do they help with chronic ailments like asthma, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, they also help improve sleep quality, productivity, concentration, and memory. Say goodbye to struggle and hello to a more rested and alert body. Give yourself the gift of inner exploration and success in the world with these transformative practices. Join us and start living your best life now!
Laurentides, sparkling lights, and delectable treats-- these are just some of the ways you can spend a magical December weekend in Northern Virginia! With a variety of irresistible activities to partake in, it's little wonder that Northern Virginia is one of the world's favorite winter destinations. So this December make your way down to Northern Virginia for a trip you won't soon forget! Invite friends, family and co-workers alike to join you for an unforgettable holiday vacation filled with unique cultural experiences as well as charming memories. And while you're in the area don't forget to book stays at one of the region's many state-of-the-art resorts and amenities to make your escape--and your visits throughout the entire year--that much more pleasurable. Start planning your stay now and discover all that this breathtakingly beautiful destination offers visitors from near and far.

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