By Prince William Living
We’re over the hump! 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 over the coming holiday 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. Daily | Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas
Holiday Skate at Skate N Fun Zone
Winter Break have you looking for fun things to do? Join the Skate N’ Fun Zone for a holiday skate this season. Thursday, Dec. 23, Friday, Dec. 24; Monday, Dec. 27 through Thursday, Dec. 30, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. | Alamo Cinema & Drafthouse, 15200 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
Sunday Brunch at The Spot on Mill
Every Sunday, an amazing brunch, served all day, or until the food runs out! Get your choice from a wide selection of breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, or waffle platters and bigger-than-life mimosa flights. There’s an amazing Bloody Mary that will definitely wake up your senses. Your choice of spicy, spicier and your eyes are gonna tear up spiciest! Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | The Spot on Mill, 406 Mill Street, Occoquan
Hauntingly Historic Occoquan Walking Tour
This is a family-friendly walking tour, perfect for all ages. Wear comfortable shoes and bring water; this tour is entirely outdoors. You will walk the streets of quaint Occoquan and hear the spine-tingling tales of some famous and beloved ghosts while viewing each location. Reservations are required: 703-357-3850. Sunday, Dec. 26, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. | Occoquan Spirits – Haunted Pub Crawl & Ghost Tours, 408 Mill Street, Occoquan
New Year’s Eve
Join the team at Out of the Blue Seafood for a memorable and delicious dinner on New Year’s Eve! Limited Seating! Call (571) 284-6350 for call ahead seating. Friday, Dec. 31, 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Out of the Blue Crab House, 5005 Wellington Road, Gainesville
First Day Hikes
Ring in the New Year with a hike at a local park on Saturday, Jan. 1:
- Julie J. Metz Wetland Bank: 15875 Neabsco Road, Woodbridge, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Manassas National Battlefield Park, 6511 Sudley Road, Manassas, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Conway Robinson State Forest: Route 29 adjacent to Manassas National Battlefield, Gainesville, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Neabsco Creek Boardwalk: 15125 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Leesylvania: 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr., Woodbridge, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Bristoe Station Battlefield: 10708 Bristow Road, Bristow, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
First Friday Flights
On First Fridays, Aroma Wine Tasting in Manassas will offer their wine flight – four half glasses of wine – for $10. Friday, Jan. 7, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Aroma Wine Tasting, 9249 Center Street, Manassas
Karaoke @ Brew Republic Bierwerks
Come to the taproom for a few brews and some karaoke! This event is free, and visitors are encouraged to bring a friend and show off their vocal skills on the stage! Hosted by Metro Entertainment. Friday, Jan. 7, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
Manassas Mall Chess Exhibition
Here’s your chance to battle an International Chess Grandmaster in a Simultaneous Chess Exhibition. Fifty players will have the chance to simultaneously play against International Chess Grandmaster Rashad Babaev. Top three players will win prizes. Register here. Saturday, Jan. 8, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. | Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas
McCall Studio Gallery New Year Gala
McCall Studio/DMVISUAL LLC’s gallery division in Historic Manassas announces the fourth Annual New Year Gala with art opening of #2022ARTSHOW “Future Diverse Color Originals!” Live music, arts, speakers! Complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres! 2022 VIP Tickets Limited! Walk the Red Carpet of art exhibits with your 2022 New Year creative fashion for a chance to win a prize! A portion of the New Year event proceeds will help the community through further educational exhibits. Also, a portion of proceeds will help local nonprofit American Red Cross 2022. New Year Event Eventbrite Link RSVP. Saturday, Jan. 8, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. | McCall Studio Gallery, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas
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.