December Things to do in Prince William

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Provided by Prince William County Office of Tourism

Prince William, Virginia is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday season. Located 30 miles from Washington, D.C., visitors may experience a variety of shopping options, Santa sightings, holiday markets, festivals, and events. Prince William, Virginia | Come enjoy its open spaces and friendly faces.

Below is a listing of upcoming events, festivals, and activities that occur in Prince William County this December. Events include concerts, festivals, and family friendly events for the community. Please contact each venue for event confirmation.

Holiday Markets:

12/4 Holiday Market at the Dale City Farmers Market (Dale City) Come see great vendors that have GIFTS and FOOD!

 12/4 – 12/5 Holiday Artisan Market in Historic Occoquan (Occoquan) This specially curated and socially distanced outdoor market will be a festive opportunity to shop for unique and handmade gifts.

12/4 Holiday Market at Eavesdrop Brewery (Yorkshire) Shop local with vendors selling their goods. Enjoy good eats from Eugene’s Sausage and Fries while you browse or relax by a firepit.

12/4 North Pole and Holiday Market in Nokesville (Nokesville) Come visit Santa and see his workshop, and shop some amazing vendors, at this family farm.

12/4 Holiday Beertique at The Farm Brewery at Broad Run (Haymarket) The Holidays are here and the team at the Farm Brewery at Broad Run can’t wait to celebrate with another amazing Beertique! An awesome day to come out and support local vendors while sipping on great brews.

12/5 Holiday Fair at Ornery Beer Company (Manassas) Come out to Ornery Beer Company to shop for those last-minute holiday gifts. A variety of vendors will be inside the tap room for the afternoon, and they will have a food truck on-site too!

12/11 Holiday Vendor Market at the Winery at La Grange (Haymarket) Come out support small businesses at our annual Holiday Vendor Market. Hosted indoors in the new Event Center on property. Find the most unique gifts of the season and support local businesses.

Santa Sightings:

12/1 – 12/31 Night of Lights Christmas Village at the Prince William County Fairgrounds (Manassas) Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Interactive Christmas Village and get a thrill from various amusements. The Village will feature activities for the whole family. Visitors can join in holiday sing-a-longs, take a photo with Santa, shop local artisans, get lost in the mazes, find the perfect holiday selfie stations, and so much more.

12/1 – 12/24 Photos with Santa at Potomac Mills Mall (Woodbridge) Stop by the largest outlet mall in Virginia to pick up your holiday gifts and visit Santa for photos and drop off your holiday wish list. **Reservations are required. 

12/1 – 12/24 Photos with Santa at Manassas Mall (Manassas) Visit Santa in the At Home Court thru Dec. 24th for photos & visits, Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm & Sundays: 11am-6pm. Digital download option now available.

12/4 Christmas & Holiday Celebration in the Town of Haymarket (Haymarket) Enjoy hot cocoa and cider as well as a free cookie decorating station for the children. Enjoy holiday carols and musical performances, and roast marshmallows over the bonfire in front of Town Hall. Don’t miss Santa and Mrs. Claus as they ride through town and visit with the children!

12/4 Pet & Family Photos with Santa at K9 Gunner Memorial Park (Woodbridge) Naughty or nice: bring the whole family and get your photo with Santa. All pets are welcome. A $10 donation to the Dog Park is requested. Light food and drink for purchase. Come one, come all!

12/4 75th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade (City of Manassas) The Greater Manassas Christmas Parade has been a fixture in the community for 74 years! It takes place the first Saturday in December at 10 a.m. It has become one of the largest holiday parades in Northern Virginia with over 100 units-marching bands, floats, high-flying balloons, and more!

12/5 Dog Photos with Santa at Water’s End Brewery (Lake Ridge) Bring your puppy’s out to have their photos taken with Santa at Water’s End Brewery’s Lake Ridge Tap Room. They are partnering with the Prince William County SPCA for this fun and festive event.

12/10 Christmas Party at Beehive Indoor Playground (Woodbridge) Meet Santa Claus, participate in their annual ugly holiday sweater contest, enjoy Christmas crafts, face painting and when you exit, your kid will receive a special snack.

12/11 Santa comes to Rippon Lodge Historic Site (Woodbridge) Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only this year. Parents will be given special “Things Santa Should Know” cards upon arrival. Bring your camera for pictures and dress appropriately for weather as some activities are outside. Reservations are strongly suggested.

12/11 Historic Christmas & Concert at Brentsville Courthouse (Bristow) Step back over 150 years to see how soldiers and civilians celebrated Christmas time during the Civil War. Take your picture with a Historic Era Santa, enjoy hot cider as you listen to the Brentsville District High School Choir at 7p.m. After the concert join them outside around the campfire and sing along.

12/11 Nokesville Christmas Parade (Nokesville) The tree lighting and parade are on! Tell your friends Santa is back!

12/11 Breakfast with Santa at the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department (Manassas) Join the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department for their annual Breakfast with Santa event. Santa and Fire Pup will join the community at 9 AM.

12/12 Breakfast with Santa at the Buckhall Volunteer Fire Department (Manassas) Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast. Get your photos taken with Santa. You can even tell him your Christmas wish.

12/14 Visit with Santa at the National Museum of the Marine Corps (Triangle) Come celebrate the holidays and meet the jolliest elf in town! Holiday-themed activities and crafts will be available while waiting to meet St. Nick.

 More December Events:

 12/1 – 12/31 Ice Skating at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center (Woodbridge) Enjoy an afternoon or evening of shopping, eating drinking and ice skating at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center.

12/1 – 12/31 Winter Wonderland Igloos at Farm Brew Live (Manassas) Rent your very own igloo for your next date night, celebration to dinner outing at Farm Brew Live this season. The igloos are 12-foot heated domes located in the patio area of The Yard adjacent to the Pour House at 2 Silos Brewing Co. as well as on the decks of The Black Sheep Restaurant.

12/3 – 12/20 Holidays Through the Ages at Rippon Lodge (Woodbridge) Stroll through seasonal celebrations of the past at Rippon Lodge Historic Site. With interiors and exteriors richly decorated for the holidays, guests enjoy an in-depth exploration of seasonal festivities over the centuries.

12/3 The Grinch Brings Christmas to Cookies & Cream (Haymarket) “Cheer up, dude. It’s Christmas.” — The Grinch. The Grinch is coming and bringing Christmas to Cookies & Cream! Christmas craft, special bakery items, and whatever the weather, there will be snow at Cookies & Cream that evening.

12/4 Rocking Around the Boardwalk Tree Display (Woodbridge) Bring the family & friends for a stroll on the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk for a unique holiday display of decorated trees.

12/5 Jane Lynch’s Swingin’ Little Christmas Concert at Hylton Performing Arts Center (Manassas) Featuring Kate Flannery, Tim Davis, and the Tony Guerrero Quintet. What if two of your favorite comedy mavens decided to partner up for a hilarious, surprisingly tuneful Christmas cabaret spectacular? Genius!

12/6 – 12/19 Warm Up the Community Drive at Zandra’s Taqueria (Haymarket) Zandra’s Taqueria is collecting diapers (sizes 1-5), baby wipes, new gloves, new scarves, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, toilet paper, and paper towels to support Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS). Everyone that donations will receive a free taco voucher.

12/6 Tis’ the Season Wreath Workshop at Cedar Run Brewery (Nokesville) Come enjoy a creative evening, making a festive Tis the Season Wreath, enjoying drinks and having FUN!

12/10 American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops at Hylton Performing Arts Center (Manassas) Ding-dong, ding-dong, Christmas bells are ringing. Gather with the American Festival Pops Orchestra and special guests for its annual Holiday Pops concert, which is sure to make spirits bright!

12/16 Christmas Comedy Movie Trivia at Alamo Cinema Drafthouse (Woodbridge) Enjoy a fun filled evening on Thursday, December 16th starting at 7:00pm with the Alamo Drafthouse Team, they will have five unique and challenging rounds of trivia based on your favorite holiday flicks!

12/18 Ugly Holiday Sweater Party at Ornery Beer Company (Manassas) Break out the best ugly holiday sweaters you have and head to Ornery Beer Company for a fun-filled day, live music starts at 4pm and Taco Mixto Food Truck will be on site.

12/18 Wreaths Across America at Quantico National Cemetery (Triangle) Wreaths Across America will be at Quantico National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans through the laying of Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country’s fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of every veteran aloud.

12/20 Holiday Skate at Skate N Fun Zone (Manassas) – Winter Break have you looking for fun things to do? Join the team at Skate N’ Fun Zone for some indoor exercise and holiday fun.

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