Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Fairfax County has 2 totally unique light shows to help you celebrate the season!
The holidays are full of delight at George Washington’s estate through January 6th!
Browse our list of seasonal fairs, festivals and special events happening around our region.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
Fly to Fairfax County!
From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.

Holidays in Fairfax County

Fairfax County is the perfect destination for seasonal excursions. A lot of people choose to spend the holidays in Fairfax, whether they're looking for romantic getaways, holiday events, or educational and historical family attractions. Just take a look below for a list of all seasonal things to do in Fairfax County and the National Capital Region and then browse our calendar for experiential ways to celebrate the spirit of the season.


Mount Vernon Illuminations

Celebrate the Holidays at Mount Vernon

Experience George Washington's Mount Vernon by Candlelight, gaze at the Christmas Illuminations as they light up the sky, and learn about holiday traditions of yesteryear. Browse the full calendar. More
Winter Walk of Lights - Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Holiday Light Shows

If you're looking for something to brighten up your holidays, then look no further. NOVA Parks presents two unique light shows that have fast become a holiday tradition for thousands of spectators every year. More
National Christmas Tree - DC Holiday Traditions

DC Area Holiday Traditions

View our list of 10 festive holiday activities for whole families to enjoy that are tried and true Capital Region favorites. While staying in Fairfax County, you're only a short trip away from a number of fun holiday happenings. More
Festivals - Winter - Christmas

Events Calendar

Looking to get into the spirit of the season? Our calendar is full of seasonal holiday events has exactly what you're looking for as our area attractions gear up to celebrate in the most festive of ways. More
Shopping

Shopping

Whether you like expansive malls, high end boutiques, serene open air settings, or finding the most unique small shops Northern Virginia has to offer, we have something for everyone! More
Indoor Activities - Smithsonian Air and Space Udvar-Hazy

Winter Indoor Activities

Check out our list of 8 fun things to do indoors this winter that will make you forget all about the chill in the air. From museums to music, we make sure you can still have fun no matter how cold it is outside. More

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Affordable Accommodations

Affordable Accommodations

From five-star to pet-friendly hotels, find your home away from home while you’re visiting Fairfax County, Virginia. More
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Eclectic Dining

Eclectic Dining

There’s a little bit of everything when it comes to local food in the Washington, DC region. Explore international cuisine, or choose a Fairfax original with a great atmosphere, for your next trip. More