HolidayFest Brings Three Weeks of Holiday Fun to Occoquan

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Provided by Town of Occoquan

The Town of Occoquan and Occoquan Business Partners are pleased to announce the lineup for the annual HolidayFest in historic Occoquan. There will be plenty of shopping, entertainment, and family fun planned for this magical time of year.

ANNUAL TOWN TREE LIGHTING & SHOP LATE NIGHT | SATURDAY, NOV. 20

Historic District

Shop Occoquan throughout the day, while enjoying visits from Santa! When you #shopsmall and #shoplocal, you’re supporting your neighborhood artists, shop keeps, restaurant owners and their hardworking staff. Businesses are busy curating unique holiday selections just for you! Many businesses will be open until 8:00 p.m. or later this evening.

After you’ve had a bite to eat and checked some names off that gift giving list, head to the front of Town Hall (314 Mill Street) at 8:00 p.m. for the annual holiday tree lighting. Mayor Earnie Porta will officiate this time-honored tradition as Occoquan residents and visitors gather to kick off the holiday season.

There will be free shuttle service 12:00 to 8:30 p.m. from the Route 123/Old Bridge commuter lot.

HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET | SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. ; SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

River Mill Park

This year, the Holiday Artisan Market transforms River Mill Park into a magical holiday shopping experience! On Dec. 4 and 5, artisans and craft persons will offer original, handmade work in a full range of media. From handmade bath and body products, candles, gourmet food products and home décor to fine art and jewelry, you are sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list – and maybe something for yourself too.

Free shuttle service from the commuter lot at 123 and Old Bridge Road will be available Dec. 4, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Dec. 5, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

VISIT WITH SANTA | SATURDAY, DEC. 4

Visit with Santa while you are in town! The big guy will arrive by boat at the town dock at Mamie Davis Park (202 Mill Street) on Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Kids of all ages are then invited to escort Santa to River Mill Park (458 Mill Street). He will be ready to visit with families from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. both market days.

SWEETS WITH SANTA | SATURDAY, DEC. 4

River Mill Park

From 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 4, fire pits will be burning and ready to roast some marshmallows. S’more packets and hot cocoa will be available for purchase and Santa may make an appearance too!

SHOP, DINE, & WIN! CONTEST | NOV. 20 TO DEC. 12

Historic District

Shop and dine at your favorite Occoquan businesses for a chance to win $1,600+ in Occoquan business gift cards! Over 30 businesses are participating.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL STAGED READING | DEC. 11 AT 3:00 AND 5:00 P.M.; DEC. 12 AT 3:00 AND 5:00 P.M.

River Mill Park

Get in the holiday spirit with a festive production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This staged reading from Castaways Repertory Theatre will take place outdoors in River Mill Park at 458 Mill Street. Tickets are $5 for adults/youth; ages 12 and under are free. Bring camp chairs and dress appropriately for an outdoor performance! Tickets are on sale now HERE.

LETTERS TO SANTA | NOV. 20 TO DEC. 24

Drop your letter to Santa in the special North Pole mailboxes at Town Hall (314 Mill Street) or Hitchcock Paper Co. (125 Mill Street). Free coloring and fill-in Santa letters with envelopes will be available to kids of all ages at Hitchcock Paper Co. If you include a return address, Santa will send a personalized letter back!

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