Oh, the weather outside is... well in Northern Virginia it can range from crisp sunny days to a winter wonderland over the next few months.  Either way its the perfect time of year to make Prince William, VA your home (or home away from home) for the holiday season.


With cheerful seasonal events, winter festivals, tree lightings, concerts and theater performances - you're sure to experience a warm and welcoming holiday in Prince William, VA. 


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Nutcracker Character Breakfast

December 2, 2018

Would your child like to meet the characters from the Nutcracker Ballet? Bring them to our FREE Nutcracker Character Breakfast! They...

Breakfast with Santa hosted by Uptown Alley

December 15, 2018

Enjoy breakfast with Santa.

Sinistral's Jingle Mingle & PJ Party

December 22, 2018

Celebrating the holidays all season long at Sinistral but put this date on your calendar now for official Christmas Party with all of...

Holiday Festivities


Rippon Lodge Candlelight Tours

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018

For two nights only, view Rippon Lodge by candlelight at Christmastime. Beginning with a special tree lighting ceremony with tree...

Holidays through the Ages

December 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Stroll through seasonal celebrations of the past at Rippon Lodge. With interiors and exteriors of the historic house decorated for the...

Star of Bethlehem

December 7, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Ever wonder why we all agree on today’s date and time? Ever wonder if the “Star of Bethlehem” is out this holiday season and you’re the...

Civil War Christmas

December 8, 2018

See the park's very own jolly Civil War era Santa in his handmade, festive suit. https://tinyurl.com/Civil-War-Santa Bring the entire...

Laser Holidays

December 8, 2018 - December 22, 2018

It’s an exciting and different way to be festive during the Holiday season! This popular program features a mix of e)veryone’s favorite...

The Alien Who Stole Christmas Hylton Platentarium

December 8, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Planetarium visitors will go on a tour of winter’s evening sky and then join jolly ol ’ Santa and concerned alien, Mr. Freep, as they...

Holiday Performances


The Nutcracker - Virginia National Ballet

November 23, 2018

Virginia National Ballet presents its 6th annual presentation of “The Nutcracker” at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Friday,...

Big Band Holiday Swing!

November 24, 2018

Start the holiday season off right with a musical celebration with the Silver Tones Swing Band and friends! Join the powerful Silver...

Northern Virginia Ballet: The Nutcracker

November 24, 2018

The Northern Virginia Ballet presents its traditional and family-friendly version of this beloved holiday classic. Complete with lavish...


November 25, 2018

Begin the Christmas season with a sumptuous concert of seasonal favorites and classical standards performed by “the world’s reigning...

10th Anniversary performance of "The Nutcracker"

November 25, 2018 - December 1, 2018

We hope you can join us for our 10th Anniversary Performance of "The Nutcracker". Performance held in the school theater. Go to the...

It's time for mistletoe and Holly!

December 1, 2018

Annual Holiday Show by this local performance group. Dates & Times: 12/1 - 7:30 pm 12/2 - 3:30 pm

American Festival Pops Orchestra

December 7, 2018

Deck the halls with boughs of holly! Celebrate the holidays at the Hylton Center with the American Festival Pops Orchestra’s annual...

An Interactive Nutcracker

December 9, 2018

Join us for a unique Nutcracker experience! Give your child the rare opportunity to join Clara onstage during her Christmas party!...

Vienna Boys Choir

December 9, 2018

One of the most revered boys choirs in the world presents its popular Christmas concert at the Hylton Center. They capture the joy and...

It's a Wonderful Life

December 14, 2018 - December 15, 2018

This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live, captivating 1940’s radio broadcast. The PWLT ensemble brings a few dozen...

Canadian Brass Christmas

December 16, 2018

The ever-popular Canadian Brass comes to the Hylton Center with a gift of impeccable music and witty repartee. Renowned for...

Christmas Parades & Tree Lightings


Annual Tree Lighting

November 22, 2019

NOVEMBER Annual Tree Lighting This event traditionally occurs on the evening of the Occoquan Merchant Guild's annual Holiday Open...

Holiday Tree Lighting

November 23, 2018

Annual holiday tree lighting on Friday, November 23rd beginning at 6 pm. We will have Those Funny Little People performing, New...

Annual Santa Parade at Manassas Mall

December 1, 2018

Enjoy the Annual Santa Parade at Manassas Mall! O sbourn High School Marching Band will lead Santa around the mall. Visitors can enjoy...

Dumfries Christmas Parade

December 8, 2018

Dumfries Christmas Parade will step off at noon on December 8, 2018 from Main St. to end at Dumfries Shopping Center. There will be...

Santa's Lake Ridge Parade

December 8, 2018

Santa's Lake Ridge Parade returns in 2018 on Saturday, December 8th. By popular request, this year's theme is "A Christmas Around the...

Visits with Santa


Photos with Santa at Potomac Mills Mall

November 20, 2018 - December 24, 2018

Stop by the largest outlet mall in Virginia to pick up your holiday gifts and visit with Santa for photos and drop off your holiday...

Santa Arrives at Manassas Mall

November 20, 2018 - November 24, 2018

Get into the holiday spirit with a visit to Manassas Mall to wrap up your gift buying list and see Santa daily through December 24 th .

Picture with Santa

November 25, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Bring your little ones to have their photos taken and talk to Santa Noel about their Holiday Wishlist. Santa Noel's full schedule at...

Santa Comes to Occoquan

December 1, 2018 - December 7, 2019

DECEMBER Town Blessing The Town invites the public to attend the annual Town Blessing. Traditionally, this event is held on the first...

Paws & Claus Pet Photos at Manassas Mall

December 2, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Get your pet's photo taken with Santa.

Pet Photos with Santa at Potomac Mills

December 2, 2018 - December 9, 2018

Bring your furry friend for photos with Santa on either: Sunday, December 2, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Sunday, December 9, from 6:30 pm...

Santa Comes to Rippon Lodge

December 8, 2018

You better watch out! You better not cry! Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only. Parents are encouraged to bring...

Holiday Bazaars & Craft Festivals


Holiday Bazaar on Bull Run Mountain

December 2, 2018

HOLIDAY BAZAAR on Bull Run Mountain! Join us on Sunday, December 2nd from 1-5pm at the Bull Run Mountain Civic Association Community...

DVOA Winter Holiday Festival

December 7, 2018

DVOA's annual winter holiday event (with carriage/wagon rides) is a tradition in Dominion Valley. This year our Events Committee will...

Garfield HS Holiday Craft Show

December 8, 2018

Potomac Candle is a participating vendor at the Gar-Field High School Holiday Craft Show. Last chance to get your holiday gifts and...

Mistletoe Magic: A Holiday Festival at Parkridge Center

December 8, 2018

Enjoy our second annual holiday festival "Mistletoe Magic" on Saturday, December 8 from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM. This FREE, family-friendly...

Pride of Potomac Annual Holiday Craft Show

December 15, 2018

Join us for our annual Pride of Potomac Holiday Craft Show, hosted by the Potomac Senior High School Bands. The show will feature food,...

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