Don’t Miss Out: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

Lots of holiday events this weekend! How about ice skating (weather permitting), tree lightings in Historic Downtown Manassas, Manassas Park, and Stonebridge, holiday craft fairs, seasonal choral and orchestra music, a holiday walk of lights, a daytime and a nighttime parade, and a chance to explore the outdoors!  There’s something for everyone! Don’t Miss Out!

Ice Skating

Weather permitting, the ice rinks are open at both Harris Pavilion and Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center! Check their websites for hours.  Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street Manassas | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

Santa Lights Manassas

Santa’s coming to town! This First Friday in December has been a Manassas tradition for over 29 years! Holiday musical performances kick off the event followed by Santa arriving at the Manassas Railroad Depot on the VRE train shortly after 6 p.m. After Santa lights the tree, he greets all the children and listens to their holiday wishes at the Harris Pavilion gazebo. Hop on a free wagon ride to get into the holiday spirit! The Harris Pavilion Ice Rink will also be open as well as downtown shops, restaurants, and Echoes, the Manassas Museum store inside the newly renovated museum. Friday, Dec. 1, 5:15 to 7 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

Holiday Walk of Lights

The 2nd annual Holiday Walk of Lights is back this year and brighter than ever! Experience the magic of the holiday season as you walk down a path of unique, hand-crafted light displays at Neabsco Regional Park. Open weekends through Dec. 23. Full details here. Friday, Dec. 1; Saturday, Dec. 2; Sunday, Dec. 3, 5:30 to 9 p.m. | Neabsco Regional Park, 15125 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge

Stonebridge Tree Lighting Event

Kick off the holiday season with Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center at the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting!  There will be holiday fun for all! Friday, Dec. 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15001 Potomac Town Center, Woodbridge

Manassas Park Annual Tree Lighting

Time for the annual tree lighting at the Manassas Park Community Center! There will be free refreshments, activities, and entertainment. To conclude the event, the MPCC tree will be lit! Kick-start your holiday season with your loved ones. Friday, Dec. 1, 7 to 8 p.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

Handel’s Messiah and Other Seasonal Selections

The award-winning Gainesville Community Choir and Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra present Handel’s Messiah and Other Seasonal Selections.  Tickets: Friday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

77th Greater Manassas Christmas Parade

The theme for the 77th Greater Manassas Christmas Parade is Christmas in Toyland. Click here for more details. Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas

Holiday Craft Shows

These shows will all feature unique gift ideas, handcrafted items, and treats.

  • Dale City Holiday Market: 14090 Gemini Way, Dale City, Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • Patriot High School PTSA’s Annual Holiday Market: 10504 Kettle Run Road, Nokesville, Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Farm Brewery at Broad Run Christmas Market: 16015 John Marshall Highway, Broad Run, Sunday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Experience the Outdoors

PWC Department of Parks and Recreation is offering Navigating the Trails at Silver Lake Regional Park, to learn valuable skills and knowledge on navigating the park trails. Participants will build confidence while enjoying their experience in the outdoors. Register to participate here. Saturday, Dec. 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m. | Silver Lake Regional Park, 16198 Silver Lake Road, Haymarket

Manassas Symphony Orchestra Concert

Come hear the family concert “Nature’s Rhythms.” Tickets: Saturday, Dec. 2, 3 to 5 p.m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas

Light Parade

This amazing display of lights on wheels will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit! Our annual parade of lights is a highlight, and a crowd favorite among residents living in the Park. Click here for light parade route and tracking link. Saturday, Dec. 2, starts at 5:45 p.m. | Along Manassas Drive through Manassas Park

Want to know what else is going on? Visit our Events Calendar. Have events of your own to submit? Email

These events are current as of the time we receive the information. While we make every attempt to be accurate, please check with the event sponsor or hosting organization prior to attending any event. Prince William Living is not responsible for event schedule changes or group policies.

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