By Prince William Living
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It’s Wednesday and we’re over the hump. That means we’re looking forward to ‘ weekend events right here in Manassas and Prince William.
Start the Weekend Early
You can start the weekend early with a model train show or a performance of “The Nutcracker.”
Relive the wonder of childhood holidays at the Winter Wonderland Model Train Show on the third floor of the Center for the Arts at the Historic Candy Factory. The National Capital Trackers set up their O gauge trains amid an elaorate winter fantasy background for the annual display. Wednesday, Dec. 12; Thursday, Dec. 13; Friday, Dec. 14, 5:00-5:00 p. m.; Saturday, Dec. 15; Sunday, Dec. 16, 10:00 a. m. – 5:00 p. m. | Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas.
Anchored by the dancers of Manassas Ballet Theatre, the story of Clara and her Nutcracker Prince comes alive with the help of an ensemble cast and the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra. Tickets for “The Nutcracker”: hyltoncenter.org. Thursday, Dec. 13, Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p. m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:00 and 7:30 p. m.; Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p. m. | Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Additional performances next weekend.
With undeniable camaraderie between its members, Nothin’ Fancy was formed in 1994 to compete in a bluegrass competition. Catch them in concert on Friday night! Tickets are $20; non-smoking venue. Call 703-732-1000 for more information. Friday, Dec. 14, Doors open 6:00 p. m., Showtime 7:30 p. m. | Bull Run Unitarian Universalists, 9350 Main Street, Manassas
Visit the Old Town Manassas Christmas Market and Holiday Show on Saturday afternoon. Just in time for the holidays, come check off your shopping list! From arts and crafts to jewelry and baked goods, to body and hair care, our vendors have everything you wish to surprise your loved ones! Saturday, Dec. 15, 12:00-4:00 p. m. | Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center Street, Manassas
The Festival of Lessons & Carols is a traditional services started at King’s College in England in 1918. All are invited to Trinity Episcopal Church to hear their choirs sing, their handbells ring, and hear two trumpeters from the President’s Own Marine Corps Band. Sunday, Dec. 16, 4:00 p. m. | Trinity Episcopal Church, 9325 West Street, Manassas
Prince William Events
Chris Allen will be rockin’ the pub at Grafton Street Restaurant on Friday. Buck-a-Shuck $1 raw oysters by the dozen and half dozen til they are gone! Friday, Dec. 14, 6:30 p. m.Grafton Street Restaurant, 7380 Atlas Walk Way, Gainesville
Yoga for Recovery is a community class that provides an encouraging and nurturing environment during and after cancer treatment. Caregivers, family members and loved ones are welcome to attend as well. Donations accepted for Northern Virginia Family Service. Please sign up here. Friday, Dec. 14, 7:00-8:00 p. m. | Soaring Spirit Yoga Studio, 308C Poplar Alley, Occoquan
The Woodbridge Community Choir will be filling Leatherneck Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps with holiday music and cheer. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2:00 p. m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle
And on Sunday, the Victory Baptist Carolers will be performing for visitors in Leatherneck Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2:00 p. m. | National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle
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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.