Over the Hump: Area Weekend Events

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By Prince William Living

It’s Wednesday and we’re over the hump! We’re here twice a month to give you the events happening in the area each weekend. Here are just a few of the events happening locally the next three weekends as we celebrate the holidays.

Ice Skating

Stonebridge’s ice rink is open! Pricing starts at $9.00 for kids, seniors, and military. Skate rental and skate aid is also available. Skate sessions are offered in 1.5 hour increments. Reserve your time and pay online at stonebridgeptc.com/skating. Visit website for days and times the rink is open | Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge

Holiday Skate Break

Maybe you’d rather roller-skate! Skate N Fun Zone will have surprise guest appearances at holiday skate times. Check their website for dates and pricing information. Wednesday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 28 through Saturday, Jan. 2, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Skate N Fun Zone, 7878 Sudley Road, Manassas

A Christmas Story Trivia Night

A themed trivia night all about the holiday classic A Christmas Story. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 7:00 p.m. | LnB Taphouse & Grill (formerly Lion and Bull), 5531 Merchants View Sq., Haymarket

Christmas Eve at Out of the Blue

Let someone else do the cooking! Celebrate Christmas Eve at Out of the Blue. Call (571) 284-6350 for seating. Thursday, Dec. 24, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Out of the Blue Crab House, 5005 Wellington Rd., Gainesville

Farmers Market

The City of Manassas Farmers Market will be held at the Harris Pavilion on Saturdays this winter. Saturdays, 9:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas

Fringe Benefits New Year’s Eve

Had enough 2020? Close the chapter on this year and start fresh in 2021 with the Fringe Benefits Band. Thursday, Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. | Electric Palm, 12745 Sea Ray Lane, Woodbridge

First Day Hikes

Bring in the new year with a hike! Three local parks are offering hikes on Friday, Jan. 1. Visit the websites for social distancing information.

First Day Hike at Leesylvania State Park is a self-guided Sensory Scavenger Hunt. What better way to experience nature than by awakening a variety of senses. Pick up a special Sensory Scavenger Hunt rack card from the Park Office or Visitor Center or download a full size pdf. Click here for more information. Friday, Jan. 1 | Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge

Bring in the New Year with a guided hike with local historians at Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park! You will start at the parking lot for a brief overview. Then walk down the 1863 Trail, and then the 1862 Trail before walking back to the parking lot. This 90 minute, three-mile hike will start the new year on the right foot. RSVP to historicpreservation@pwcgov.org or 703-366-3049. Friday, Jan. 1, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. | Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park, 10708 Bristow Rd., Bristow

Welcome the New Year with a guided hike across Neabsco Creek with local naturalists and historians! Starting at the parking lot, guests head to Rippon Lodge Historic Site to view the 1747 homestead, then proceed to the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk and finish at the Julie J. Metz Neabsco Creek Wetlands. This is a 120-minute, 5+ mile hike. Register online: pwcparks.org/historicprogramsFriday, Jan. 1, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon | Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, 15125 Blackburn Rd., Woodbridge

New Year Event at McCall Gallery

Join #McCallGallery to celebrate the New Year 2021 and the #Arts. Walk the red carpet in your best unique artful mask/2021 fashion for a chance to win prizes! Masks and social distancing required in the gallery’s five limited-capacity rooms. Live music and featured oil originals by J. Chladek; complimentary food and champagne! RSVP here. Saturday, Jan. 9, 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. | McCall Studio Gallery, 9409 Battle St., 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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