December brings with itself cheery thoughts of holidays, carols, Christmas trees, parades and presents. It’s the perfect time to rejoice with friends and family. Northern Virginia has several holiday events lined up to celebrate the season with mirth and joy.
Partake in the Torpedo Art factory annual bash on December 1. The Hawaiian themed party features several studio and gallery offerings along with live music, refreshments and dance. Spread joy, hope and compassion by participating in the holiday food drive and the annual toy drive.
Torpedo Factory Art Center
105 North Union Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Thursday, December 01, 2011 (6:00pm -9:00pm)
Phone: (703) 838-4565
The town of Herndon celebrates the holiday season with timeless holiday classics, songs and dance. Tickets $12.
Elden Street Players’ Industrial Strength Theatre
269 Sunset Park Drive, Herndon, VA 20170
Date/Time:Friday, December 02, 2011 – Sunday, December 04, 2011 (7:30pm-9:00pm)
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Join in the holiday celebrations and participate in carols, tree lightning and a visit from Santa in downtown Herndon. The event is completely free.
Corner of Lynn and Elden Streets, Herndon, VA 20170
Date/Time: Sat December 3, 5pm – 6pm
The beautiful city of Leesburg in Loudoun County invites you to participate in holiday magic with several events lined up.
Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony- 25 West Market Street – Friday, December 2, 2011, at 6:00 pm
Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Show- Main and lower levels of Ida Lee Park Recreation Center – Saturday, December 3, 2011, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm/Sunday, December 4, 2011, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Fairfax Festival of Lights and Carols is a magical day of festivities featuring live entertainment and candlelight tours. Let your li’l ones have lunch with Santa. Three seatings are available at 11am, 12noon and 1pmfor children ages 12 and younger. $6 per child. Tickets are required and are available from the Parks & Recreation Department (City Hall, 10455 Armstrong Street), Green Acres Center (4401 Sideburn Street) and Sherwood Community Center.
Historic Downtown Fairfax, Kitty Pozer Garden and Old Town Hall
3999 University DriveFairfax, VA 22030
Date/Time:Saturday, December 03, 2011 (11:30am-7:00pm)
Phone: (703) 385-7858
Fax: (703) 246-6321
The quaint li’l town of Warrenton in Fauquier County celebrates the holiday season with its annual chorale concert, grand illumination walk with Santa, Old Town parade, among others.
43 Main Street
Warrenton, VA 22186
Date: December 01 – December 31, 2011
The Christmas celebrations in Middleburg starts on Friday, December 2nd at 5:00pm with the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and caroling, followed by Breakfast with Santa, Middleburg Hunt Review parade and the Christmas Parade down Washington Street.
Downtown Washington Street
Middleburg, VA 20117
Date(s)/Time:Saturday, December 02 2011/5.00pm – December 3, 2011
Phone: (540) 687-8888