By Prince William Living
We’re over the hump in this short week! We’re here twice a month to let you know what’s going on in the area each weekend. Here are just a few of the events happening locally the next two weekends.
Nights of Lights at Prince William Fairgrounds
The Prince William County fairgrounds will be putting on a drive-through lights fest combined with a walk-through Christmas Village and Carnival Attractions that will inspire hope, joy and unity this holiday season! Visit nightsoflightsva.com for hours of operation. Show runs through Jan. 9, 2022. Daily | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas
There’s nothing like the holidays in historic Occoquan! This year, see the popular annual tree lighting at Town Hall, the Shop & Win! contest, #ShopSmall promotions at businesses, Santa arriving by boat, and a staged reading of A Christmas Carol in the park. New to the lineup is a two-day Holiday Artisan Market in the park with crafters and artists, carolers, hot cocoa a-plenty and a special visit from Santa! Learn more here. HolidayFest runs through Sunday, Dec. 12. Daily | Historic Occoquan
City of Manassas Holiday Market
The fourth Annual City of Manassas Holiday Market will be open to get your Christmas shopping done with unique gifts. Come shop the vendors, drink some mulled wine, hard cider, and enjoy the Holiday atmosphere. Saturday, Dec. 11, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | Prince WIlliam Street Commuter Lot, 9024 Prince William Street, Manassas
Holiday in the Park
Historic Dumfries Virginia is excited to announce “Holiday in the Park” following the Town of Dumfries 47th Annual Christmas Parade. Enjoy delightful winter treats, craft festive decorations either in Merchant Park or at home and listen to children’s holiday stories as we celebrate the holiday fully outdoors in this merry program! Tickets are free and available on Eventbrite. Saturday, Dec. 11, 1:00 p.m. | Merchant Park, 3944 Cameron St., Dumfries
Enter your vehicle and bring the whole family! Photos of all decorated cars will be posted on Facebook. Voted on by likes, Potomac Place fans and residents will determine the winner, which will be announced on Dec. 23. The winner will receive a Visa gift card. Register your vehicle by Dec. 10: 703-494-3817. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. | Potomac Place, 2133 Montgomery Ave., Woodbridge
Nokesville Community Christmas Parade
Head out to Nokesville for the community Christmas parade! They’ve got bands, floats, youth groups, cars, animals, fire trucks and Santa! Saturday, Dec. 11, 4:00 p.m. | Fitzwater Drive, Nokesville
“An Interactive Nutcracker”
Ordway Conservatory of Classical Ballet will perform their annual “An Interactive Nutcracker.” Tickets are $12-$18 and available at ordwayballet.com/tickets, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 703-791-4500. Children from the audience are invited onstage during Act One to get a closer look at Clara’s Holiday party, and to learn and perform a dance. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. | Colgan High School, 13833 Dumfries Road, Manassas
2021 Annual Light Parade
This display of lights on wheels will be sure to get you into the holiday spirit. Manassas Park’s annual Light Parade is a highlight and a resident favorite. The parade begins at 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Manassas Drive and Carondelet Drive and ends at the Manassas Park Community Center. Saturday, Dec. 18, 5:45 to 9:00 p.m. | Manassas Drive, Manassas Park
A tasting event of Santa’s Sweet Treats! Visit the multiple participating shops in Historic Downtown Manassas and enjoy unlimited samples of desserts created by our local restaurants. After tasting all of the desserts, be sure to vote for your favorite! Buy tickets here. Sunday, Dec. 19, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. | Historic Downtown Manassas
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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.