Apart from the traditional Thanksgiving Day feast with family and friends, there is also the challenge of what to do with the family (especially kids) during the long holiday week. If you're seeking fun things to do on your staycation or Fall Break getaway in Northern Virginia - then we've got you covered!


Our Thanksgiving Break event roundup is your source to find fun events and exciting attractions to fill up your week with (family-friendly) things to do in Prince William.


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Historic Tours and Special Events

Native Americans of Prince William Walking Tours

November 23, 2019

Before Europeans came to the land that is now know as Prince William County, the Doegs inhabited the local region. For Native American...

The Crooked Road On Tour - Hylton Performing Arts Center

November 23, 2019

Take a journey along The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail with the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters and Martha Spencer in a...

Northern Virginia Ballet: The Nutcracker - Hylton Performing Arts Center

November 23, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Start your holiday season with NVB’s traditional and family-friendly production of The Nutcracker . Featuring guest artists and the...

Aquila Theatre The Odyssey - Hylton Performing Arts Center

November 24, 2019

Aquila Theatre presents a breathtaking new dramatic adaptation of Homer’s epic The Odyssey. The story centers on Odysseus, the Greek...

Virginia National Ballet: The Nutcracker - Hylton Performing Arts Center

November 29, 2019

Treat yourself to Virginia National Ballet’s full-length, traditional and sumptuous production of The Nutcracker . Featuring gorgeous...

Turkey Trots and Races

Gobble Up Turkey Trot - Marine Base Quantico

November 23, 2019

Unleash a pre-emptive strike on holiday calories by running a 10K along the tree-lined roadways of Marine Corps Base Quantico. Runners...

2019 Run for the Wounded (5k, 10k, Half Marathon) - Prince William Forest Park

November 24, 2019

Runners Receive: Finisher’s Challenger Coin, Technical (Drifit) Event Shirt, & A Chip Timed Event 10k/Half-Marathon runners will...

Prince William Turkey Trot - Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center

November 28, 2019

The Prince William Turkey Trot is a family-friendly event that is a fun and festive celebration of Thanksgiving Day! Feel free to wear...

Team PW Chris Yung 5K Turkey Trot - Farm Brew Live

November 28, 2019

Join us for the Chris Yung Memorial 5K Turkey Trot that will start and stop at 2 Silos Brewery. This is a 5K (3.1 miles) walk or run....

Family-Friendly Attractions

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Family Fun Events

Dawn of the Space Age - Irene V. Hylton Planetarium

November 23, 2019

From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights — be...

Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon - Irene V. Hylton Planetarium

November 23, 2019

Based on Pink Floyd’s 1973 album of humanitarian, political and philosophical empathy, Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most...

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda - Irene V. Hylton Planetarium

November 23, 2019

Perseus and Andromeda is a fun-filled retelling of the tale of the beautiful but unfortunate princess Andromeda, who in divine...

Solar System Odyssey - Irene V. Hylton Planetarium

November 23, 2019

A character-driven adventure set in the future, in a time when humans have depleted the resources of their home planet. A business...

Superpower Dogs at Medal of Honor Theater - National Museum of the Marine Corps

November 16, 2019 - December 31, 2019

Superpower Dogs is a family-friendly film and has a run time of 45 minutes. The film will show daily October 25 - December 31 at 11 am....

Rivershore Charters Riverboat Tours

November 24, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Riverboat Tours of the Potomac River. Cruise times are 11AM, 12:15 PM, 1:30 PM, 2:45 PM, 4 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM. Book tours on the...

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Movie Party - Alamo Drafthouse & Cinema

November 25, 2019

"DEL... WHY DID YOU KISS MY EAR?" Get into the spirit of Thanksgiving as it was truly intended… by spending time with strangers...


November 24, 2019 - November 25, 2019

42, 38, HIKE! "Laughter can be infectious," so who better to kick off Thanksgiving with than Monica, Rachel, Phoebe, Chandler, Ross and...

Edgemoor Kids Open Studio - Woodbridge

November 27, 2019

When school is out - Edgemoor is in with ART! Kids ages 3-13 can spend 2 full hours in the studio - drawing, painting, sculpting with...

Thanksgiving Customer Appreciation Day - Skate N Fun Zone

November 28, 2019

FREE Admission for all of you folks who want to skate that TURKEY off!!!! Skate rentals $4.50

Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Workshops - AR Workshop - Bristow

November 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Don't miss out like last year! Beat the boredom that sets in after Thanksgiving by registering NOW for any of our Thanksgiving Weekend...

Starwars: Episode IX Rise of Piewalker - Laser Quest

November 30, 2019

May the force be with you when you come to Laser Quest for an amazing night! We have themed missions, 2 tickets for the new Star Wars...

Eat & Drink

Other Events

Community Expo - Woodbridge

November 23, 2019

The event will feature Young Entrepreneurs, Fashion for Less and Makeup Tutorials, Local Businesses and Vendors, a 50/50 Raffle, Live...

Holiday Market - Woodbridge Senior High School

November 23, 2019

Mark you calendars to come out in support of local small businesses and get some holiday shopping done... Note: We are also collecting...

Sunday Fights - Tech Time Gaming

November 17, 2019 - March 29, 2020

Every Sunday afternoon at 4pm, we host a fighting game tournament in one of a rotating list of featured games, including Mortal Kombat...

Super League Manic Mondays Fortnite Solos

November 18, 2019 - December 16, 2019

Enter Super League's Manic Mondays Fortnite Solos tournament and compete for a $10,000 weekly global prize pool! No cost to enter...

Annual Gobbler (Thanksgiving Eve) Party - Brew Republic Bierwerks

November 27, 2019

Join us on Wednesday, 11/27 (7-11pm) for our fourth annual Thanksgiving Eve Party: a rare mid-week bash in the tap room. We'll have...

Santa Visits - Manassas Mall

November 16, 2019 - December 24, 2019

Guess Who’s on His Way! Host: Manassas Mall Date: November 16, 2019 - December 24, 2019 The jolly old man in the red suit will make his...

Weekly Smash Ultimate - Tech Time Gaming

November 20, 2019 - December 25, 2019

Join us for a Wednesday evening of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate action, now with a tournament! Now only $10, $9 if you bring your own...

Archery Tag Fridays - Woodbridge

November 22, 2019 - November 29, 2019

Weekly Archery Tag pick up games at Competitive Edge: Athletic Performance Center in Woodbridge, Va. Archery Tag is a fast past team...

Friday Night Sports Tournaments - Tech Time Gaming

November 22, 2019 - April 24, 2020

Every Friday evening at 7:30pm, we host a tournament in one of several sports games we have, including Madden NFL 20, NBA 2K20 and FIFA...

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