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
Join Congregation Ner Shalom for Shabbat Chanukah starting at 6:00 p. m. for their annual Religious School-sponsored Chanukah Dinner and chanukah lighting. Services begin at 7:30 p. m., and will be led with participation by the Religious School, including lots of festive singing and light! Friday, Dec. 7, 6:00-10:00 p. m. | Congregation Ner Shalom, 14010 Spriggs Road, Woodbridge
It’s WinterFest in Lake Ridge, Occoquan, and Lorton this Saturday, starting with Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade at Tackett’s Mill at 11:00 a. m. Then, it’s over to Historic Occoquan for shopping, caroling, hot cocoa, and fireworks. The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton is hosting the Second Annual Instrument Petting Zoo and Second Saturday Art Walk. Saturday, Dec. 8, 11:00 a. m.-8:30 p. m. | Tackett’s Mill, 2228 Tackett’s Mill Drive, Woodbridge; Historic Occoquan; Workhouse Arts Center, 9518 Workhouse Road, Lorton
The Dumfries Christmas Parade will step off from Main Street and end at Dumfries Shopping Center. There will be food, music and fun for everyone at the shopping center during and after the parade. The Christmas tree lighting begins at 5:00 p. m. in front of the Town Hall. Saturday, Dec. 8, 12:00 – 3:30 p. m. | Town of Dumfries, 17739 Main Street, Dumfries
The Mistletoe Magic Holiday Festival will feature seasonal treats, games for all ages, arts & crafts, festive train rides, stationary hot air balloons, and a meet and greet with Mr. Claus. The event will be held outdoors, in the parking lot of Parkridge Center. Register: goo.gl/eAjWnw, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2:00-5:00 p. m. | Parkridge Center, 11096 Bulloch Drive, Manassas
The First Friday event Jolly Ol’ Confections is a tasting event of Santa’s Sweet Treats! Visit the 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! Dessert Taster Passes may be purchased at any participating merchant for $10 cash. You will receive a taster pass and voting ballot. All Dessert tastings are *while supplies last.* Friday, Dec. 7, 6:00-9:00 p. m. | Historic Downtown Manassas
While you’re in Historic Downtown Manassas, head on over to McCall Studio Gallery for the Fine Art of Tactile Art Exhibits… unique knitted items, crafted statement jewelry by a Local Artist and Antique Textile Gifts for this Holiday Season. We are showcasing musicians again at the gallery. Friday, Dec. 7, 6:00-9:00 p. m. | McCall Studio Gallery, 9409 Battle Street, Manassas
The City of Manassas Farmer’s Market is hosting a Holiday Market on the Museum Lawn. Come out and shop the Market for food and holiday gifts while listening to Christmas music and enjoying a hot drink! Shop local, shop unique. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:00 a. m. – 4:00 p. m. | Manassas Museum Lawn, 9101 Prince William Street, Manassas
The GFWC Woman’s Club of Manassas is hosting their Annual Holiday House Tour on Sunday. Four homes in Historic Downtown Manassas will be on the tour. Liberia House will host refreshments, entertainment, and an ornaments sale. Tickets available at The Things I Love, The Museum, The Train Station, and The Flower Gallery. Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:00-4:00 p. m. | Liberia Plantation, 8601 Portner Avenue, Manassas
Manassas Park Events
Join Santa for pancakes, photos, and holiday fun! Children of all ages are welcome to come have breakfast with Santa, play games, crafts, and more. Children under the age of 12 are included in the parent’s registration. Saturday, Dec. 8, 8:30-10:30 a. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
Stick around at the Community Center for Santa Paws! Bring your pups over to have their picture taken with Santa! Enter through the patio behind the Community Center. This event is $5 cash only. Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:45-11:45 a. m. | Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams Street, Manassas Park
The Manassas Park Light Parade is an amazing display of lights on wheels. The parade begins at General’s Ridge Golf Course and ends at the Manassas Park Community Center. Saturday, Dec. 8, 5:45-7:30 p. m. | General’s Ridge Golf Course, 9701 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park
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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.