Don’t Miss Out: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

There are lots of events coming up around the greater Prince William area. Here are just a few of them… Don’t Miss Out!

Holidays Through the Ages Tour at Rippon Lodge

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. Friday, Dec. 16 through Monday, Dec. 19 and Friday, Dec. 23, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge

Nights of Lights on the Fairgrounds

Nights of Lights on the Fairgrounds will feature activities for the whole family. Visitors can explore the magnificent light displays, join in holiday sing-alongs, play oversized games in the magically lit barns, shop local artisans, meet holiday characters, find the perfect holiday selfie stations, enjoy s’mores by the fire and more! Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, through Jan. 1, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas

Winter Wonderland Paint Night

Come for a cup of coffee and holiday themed painting with friends! You’re welcome to follow step-by-step or paint your own idea! Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. | Vita Nota Creatives & Coffee, 13051 Fitzwater Drive, Nokesville

Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa for pancakes, photos, and fun. Children of all ages are welcome to come have breakfast with Santa, play games, crafts, and more. Children under the age of 2 are included in the parent’s registration. Saturday, Dec. 17, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park

North Pole Express: Selfies with Santa

A Free, Outdoor Event for Kids. Safely take a photo with Santa and give him your holiday wish list.
Santa will be visiting from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Craft stations and delicious goodies will be set up for children of all ages to enjoy. Free Smores and Hot Chocolate for all! Saturday, Dec. 17, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. | Potomac Place Assisted Living and Memory Care, 2133 Montgomery Avenue, Woodbridge

Movies at the Medal of Honor Theatre

It’s that time of year again! An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $8. For more information or to reserve your tickets now, visit bit.ly/3Ax50Ew. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2:00 to 3:45 p.m.  | National Museum of the Marine Corps, Medal of Honor Theatre, 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle

Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch: Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos declare they are going to make Christmas three times bigger this year, the Grinch realizes there is only one way for him to gain some peace and quiet: he must steal Christmas. To do so, he decides he will pose as Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, even going so far as to trap a lackadaisical misfit reindeer to pull his sleigh. Meanwhile, down in Who-ville, Cindy-Lou Who—a young girl overflowing with holiday cheer—plots with her gang of friends to trap Santa Claus as he makes his Christmas Eve rounds so that she can thank him for help for her overworked single mother. As Christmas approaches, however, her good-natured scheme threatens to collide with the Grinch’s more nefarious one. Will Cindy-Lou achieve her goal of finally meeting Santa Claus? Will the Grinch succeed in silencing the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all? Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $8. For more information or to reserve your tickets now, visit bit.ly/3Ax50Ew Saturday, Dec. 24, 2:00 to 3:45 p.m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, Medal of Honor Theatre, 1775 Semper Fidelis Way, Triangle

Holiday Carriage Rides

Step into a horse-drawn carriage for a magical ride through Downtown Manassas Sunday afternoons in December (except Christmas Day). These free rides start at the historic Manassas Railroad Depot and trot around the City! Sunday, Dec. 18, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. | Manassas Railroad Depot, 9431 West Street, Manassas

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Want to know what else is going on this weekend? Visit our Events Calendar. Have events of your own to submit? Email calendar@princewilliamliving.com.

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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