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Winterfest - Historic Occoquan

WinterFest in Occoquan is fun for the whole family! Visitors will enjoy heart-warming fire pits with marshmallow roasting, listen to the talented Dunbar Saxophone Quartet at Town Hall, sing holiday carols with the Woodbridge Community Choir, sample free hot chocolate and more! Santa Claus arrives via boat at Mamie Davis Park at 2pm. He will be escorted to Town Hall where he will sit for photos until 4pm when the other festivities start.

Visitors are also invited to browse the town’s unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes to experience all that Occoquan has to offer. Many businesses will be open late for visitors to complete their holiday shopping!

What should be on your WinterFest Checklist? LOTS!

❄ Visit Santa!
❄ Warm yourself and toast marshmallows over a fire pit.
❄ Enjoy the Dunbar Saxophone Quartet’s performance at Town Hall.
❄ Sing along with the Woodbridge Community Choir as they carol throughout town.
❄ Find your favorite children’s activities.
❄ Try some roasted chestnuts at Gift & Gather.
❄ Warm up with some hot chocolate at Tastefully Yours.
❄ Stop by Town Hall to listen to the Prince William Brass.
❄ Pick up gourmet s’more fixings at the Ballywhack Shack.
❄ Puzzles on the Porch at Puzzle Palooza Etc.
❄ Snag a caramel apple or cookie at The Pretentious Gourmet.
❄ Attend the book signing of a local celebrity at Hitchcock Paper Co.

WinterFest is a daylong family-friendly celebration of the winter season that highlights multiple destinations with entertainment, food, and activities for all ages in the Lorton-Occoquan-Lake Ridge region. WinterFest begins with Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade on Harbor Drive in Lake Ridge at 11:00 a.m., followed by a holiday arts market at Tackett’s Mill until 2 p.m., Occoquan’s holiday activities from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the Workhouse Arts Center’s Second Saturday Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Free, off-site shuttle service between the VDOT lot at 123 and Occoquan is available.

For more information, visit or contact Julie Little, Events and Community Development Director, at (703) 491-2168 or

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