By Prince William Living
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It’s Wednesday and we’re over the hump. That means we’re looking forward to local weekend events right here in Prince William, Manassas, and Manassas Park.
Prince William Events
Shopping and lunch at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday at their first annual Christmas Market! Handmade crafts, quilt raffle, and more. Proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army Angel Tree program. Saturday, Dec. 1, 9:00 a. m.-3:00 p. m. | Grace Lutheran Church, 1601 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge
Come experience Christmas 1862 at the Stone House on Route 29 in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with cider, cookies, crafts, and more, and to remember those who were away from home in Christmas 1862. Event is free but online registration is needed. Saturday, Dec. 1, 11:00 a. m.-4:00 p. m. | Stone House at Manassas Battlefield Park, 11108 Lee Highway, Manassas
‘Tis the Season to shop ’til you drop! Join Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center at the Happy Holidays Pop Up Shop. There will be a wide variety of vendors on hand for all of your shopping needs. There will also be live giveaways throughout the event and the first 25 guests who arrive will receive a swag bag! Saturday, Dec. 1, 2:00-5:00 p. m. | Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center, 14819 Persistence Drive, Woodbridge
Brew Republic Bierwerks invites you to dust off your ugliest holiday sweater for their third annual Ugly Sweater & Tree Trimming Party… that shame of a sweater could win you a major award (by popular vote)! They’ll also have the seasonal-favorite Beer Nog, a festive Christmas-themed menu, live music, and merriment—lots and lots of merriment. Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:00-11:00 p. m. | Brew Republic Bierwerks, 15201 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge
Enjoy a special educational evening with Taste of India and one of Virginia’s top wine experts savoring Indian cuisine paired with award winning Indian wine. Each dish you enjoy will be carefully paired with a hand selected award winning wine in a 2-3 ounce tasting pour to enhance your meal. International wine expert Bob Sanregret will share the history of the vineyards and why each wine pairs well with each dish. Click here for more information. Sunday, Dec. 2, 6:00-9:00 p. m. | Taste of India, 14706 Lee Highway, Gainesville
Santa Lights Manassas, also known as the Tree Lighting, has been a fixture in the Manassas community for over 25 years! Santa arrives at the Manassas Depot on the VRE train shortly after 6:00 p. m. After Santa lights the tree, he greets all the children and listens to their holiday wishes at the Harris Pavilion gazebo. Families can visit the Manassas Museum and store, as well as enjoy free wagon rides to get into the holiday spirit. The Harris Pavilion Ice Rink will be open for business as well as the downtown shops and restaurants. Friday, Nov. 30, starting at 5:15 p. m. | Historic Downtown Manassas
Head back to Historic Downtown Manassas on Saturday morning for the 73rd Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. Dec. 1, 10:00 a. m. | Historic Downtown Manassas
Carriage rides in Historic Downtown Manassas will take place the next three Sunday afternoons from 1:00-4:00 p. m. The rides will begin at the Historic Manassas Visitors Center and travel through Downtown before returning to the Visitors Center. Sunday, Dec. 2, 1:00-4:00 p. m. | Historic Manassas Visitors Center, 9431 West Street, Manassas
Manassas Park Events
Kickstart your holiday season with your loved ones at the Manassas Park Community Center Tree Lighting! There will be free refreshments, activities, and entertainment. Saturday, Dec. 1, 6:00-8:00 p. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Take your pick of any one of the three choral concerts on Saturday night, all featuring holiday music! The Manassas Chorale presents its “Silver Noel” concert, the New Dominion Choraliers present “It’s Time for Mistletoe and Holly,” and the Woodbridge Community Choir presents “Hope of Christmas-Celebrating the Child.” All concerts Saturday, Dec. 1. Manassas Chorale (7:30 p. m.), Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; New Dominion Choraliers (7:30 p. m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3:30 p. m.), Hylton Memorial Chapel, 14640 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge; Woodbridge Community Choir (8:00 p. m. and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3:00 p. m.), Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building Auditorium, 15941 Donald Curtis Drive, Woodbridge
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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.