Fairfax County Seasonal Event Calendar

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Fairfax County Seasonal Event Calendar

There are many special events happening all around the county as the seasons change. Browse below to find one that speaks to you!

Featured Events

Blood and Guts Run

Oct 25, Bull Run Regional Park

Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: 9am - 2pm
Admission: $79
Participants will trudge through a 5k (approximately) obstacle course while dodging a horde of zombies. The zombies will shoot runners with blood-filled water guns throughout the run. The obstacles are low to moderate risk and are designed for runners of all ages and ability levels. Runners are encouraged to wear a costume or white shirt. There will be prizes for wildest individual, couple, and team costumes. Prizes will also be awarded for bloodiest and muddiest runners. Runners will have access to live music and a DJ dance party. See you at the start line! OBSTACLES Walls of death, tire gauntlet, bloody steeplechase, mudslide, blood and guts pit, pumpkin guts pit, blood-filled foam, and 200+ zombies!!! PRIZES Runners will receive a custom made Blood and Guts Run medal and t-shirt when they cross the finish line! GIVING BACK A portion of the profits from the Blood and Guts Run will benefit Susan G. Komen of Virginia and Maryland. For more information please visit www.bloodandgutsrun.com.

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Great Falls Studios Holiday Show and Sale

Dec 13 - Dec 14, Wolf Trap Center for Education

Recurring daily
Address: 1645 Trap Rd, Vienna, VA
Admission: FREE

Great Falls Studios presents Great Falls Annual Holiday Art Show and  Sale. This annual show includes paintings, pottery, traditional and  digital photographs, jewelry, drawings, art quilts, and hand pulled  lithographic prints, plus artful gifts and cards. All of the artwork  is created by Great Falls artists, most of whom work out of their  home studios.


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One-Day Events

Fields of Fear

Sep 26 - Nov 1, Cox Farms

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 7:30-11pm
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Cox Farms' Fields of Fear™ is the haunted night-time destination you and your friends have been looking for! When darkness falls on the farm... our fields fill with creatures of the night. Featuring: Dark Side Hayride's Zombie Zoo, The Firegrounds/Midway bonfires and the Giant Torchlit Slide. If you’re really in for a scare, test your nerves in the Cornightmare™ walk-through cornfield terrors; with Claustrophobia, Vortex, Crypt and more! Also enjoy Food & Snacks, Games & Prizes, Haunt Gear & Shopping, and Entertainment. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). ADMISSION TICKETS STRICTLY LIMITED! Last admission at 10pm Come alone or in a group. Buy your tickets online or same-day at the door. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). Proof of age required. See www.fieldsoffear.com for more details

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Cox Farms Fall Festival

Sep 27 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10am-6pm (5pm in November)
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Northern Virginia's largest & most famous Fall Festival! Washington Post Editor's Choice: Cox Farms is "the Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia." Northern Virginia Magazine Award: 2009 Best of Nova Award 'Family Friendly Event'. We are celebrating more than 40 years of business for Cox Farms - join the fun and new additions! 5 giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum© cornfield adventure, farm chores, kiddie zone, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission. 

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Pumpkin Patch

Oct 11 - Oct 31, St. Peter's in the Woods Episcopal Church

Recurring daily
Address: 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, VA
Contact: spwmain@gmail.com
Phone: (703) 503-9210
Admission: Free
For Fall Fun Join Us – St. Peter’s in the Woods Episcopal Church All our Welcome! Pumpkin Patch Sales October 11th – 31st Pumpkins and Gourds of all sizes available for purchase St. Peter's in the Woods is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization; 100% of proceeds will benefit community outreach. Our pumpkins sales support the a Navajo Reservation in Farmington, NM. 5911 Fairview Woods Drive, Fairfax Station, VA 22039 (Corner of Burke Center Parkway and Route 123)

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Rocky Horror Picture Show live on-stage!

Oct 17 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $25
Join us at the Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA for the Rocky Horror Picture Show presented live on-stage by the Unquiet Theater Company. Written and composed by Richard O'Brien. Directed by Katy Chmura. Choreographed by Jonathan M. Faircloth. Innocent Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank N Furter, his "perfect" creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. Join us for this campy, neo-traditional Halloween Musical favorite... LIVE on stage! Audience Call-Out Nights are on Saturday performances and our Halloween performance ONLY. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/rocky-horror-show

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Burke Lake Ghost Train

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Burke Lake Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA
Times: 10am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 323-6600
Admission: $5/person
Take a ride through the forest decorated for Halloween from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meet costumed characters along the way. The carousel will also be running. The Ghost Train is a joint venture between Northern Virginia Community College, George Mason University, and FCPA. The cost is $5 per person. For information, call 703-323-6600.

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Reston Zoo's ZooBoo

Oct 18 - Oct 26, Reston Zoo

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 1228 Hunter Mill Rd., Vienna, VA
Phone: (703) 757-6222
Admission: $12
Designed for a younger audience, Zoo Boo offers 4 days of scare-free fun! Join our safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner.
TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL: Enjoy a trail of trick-or-treating stations with treats, toys and treasures for children of all ages! Kids and adults are encouraged to wear fun (not scary) costumes.

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Boo at the Zoo

Oct 24 - Oct 26, National Zoo

Recurring daily
Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Phone: (202) 633-2922
Admission: $20 members, $30 non-members (plus small parking fee)

Boo at the Zoo is Washington DC's favorite Halloween treat. With more than 40 not-so-spooky treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is frightfully fun for the whole family. With traditional chocolates, as well as good for you snacks, souvenirs, and other items, thousands of Boo treat bags will be brimming with goodies at the end of the evening. Don't forget your costume!


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Bradley Farm Haunted House

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Bradley Farm Barn

Recurring daily
Address: 13159 New Parkland Drive, Herndon, VA
Times: Fri & Sat 6-10pm (Kids Haunt Sat 1-5pm)
Admission: $5

Be warned ... we will terrify you from the moment you arrive!

Bradley Farm Haunted House is a Halloween destination appropriate for the entire family! There are no gross-out gory haunts. And there is a special kids haunt with a milder scare and lots of kids activities on Saturday from 1-5pm.  Rain or shine. All proceeds benefits Herndon-Reston FISH.


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Halloween Adventure

Oct 24 - Oct 31, Riverbend Park

Recurring weekly on Friday
Address: 8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, VA
Times: 5pm
Phone: (703) 759-9018
Admission: $7 - $9
Join us at Riverbend Park for a Halloween Adventure. A Festive Wagon Ride, complete with scarecrows, sweets and stories will be followed by more stories and s'mores around the campfire.

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Halloween Costume Party and Late Evening of Mild Fright

Oct 24, Club Phoenix Teen Center

Address: 120 Cherry St, SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 3:30pm - 10pm
Phone: (703) 255-5736
Snakes, bats and witches galore. Let's see what this Halloween has in store! Come in your best costume to enjoy the food, games, and costume contest that we have planned. Pizza will be served for dinner and change into your cozy pair of pajamas for an evening of age appropriate Halloween movies. All grades (6th-8th) can stay until 10pm. 

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Haunted Pond Jr.

Oct 24, Hidden Pond Nature Center

Address: 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA
Times: 6:30pm
Phone: (703) 451-9588
Admission: $7 - $9
This program covering nocturnal wildlife and local lore features live animals, a walk into the forest at night, a campfire with spell-binding stories, s'mores, and who knows what other happenings! This session will have only mild stories, we don't want to frighten you!

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Haunted Trail at the Workhouse Arts Center

Oct 24 - Nov 1, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: Evenings
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: Varies
Strange things are happening in Lorton. One by one, citizens are succumbing to an unidentified infection that mutates them into empty drones with a single purpose: to convert more and more humans to a growing Horde. Self-appointed militias are assigning un-infected persons to safe zones until the situation can be contained. Safe passage is not guaranteed. Can you survive the Horde? Come to the Workhouse Arts Center and see if you can survive the trail. Presented Oct 24th to Nov 1st. For tickets and information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/performing-arts/haunted-trail-workhouse

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Monster Mash Party

Oct 24, Old Firehouse Teen Center

Address: 1440 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Times: 7pm - 9 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $30
New This Year! The Old Firehouse Teen Center will be hosting the Monster Mash Party for 5th and 6th Graders. The Old Firehouse Teen Center is located at 1440 Chain Bridge Rd.

We'll have the same great party, just at a different venue. Register early for this 5th and 6th grader party! Registration is required. Party includes music, dancing, games, snacks, videogames and more! Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Tickets will not be mailed; staff will check names at the door. Parents/Guardians (age 18 or older) must check children in and out of the party. No curbside drop off will be allowed.


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Oak Marr's Haunted Mini-Golf

Oct 24 - Oct 25, Oak Marr Mini-Golf

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Jermantown Rd, Oakton, VA
Times: Friday, 5-7:30pm and Saturday, 4:30-7:30pm
Phone: (703) 281-6501
Admission: $6 advance, $8 day of
Young ghouls and goblins ages 3 to 12 are invited to play a round of haunted mini-golf at Oak Marr on Friday, October 24 and Saturday October 25, 2014. The course in Oakton, Va., located between the recreation center and the golf complex, will be decorated for Halloween and some staff members may be in costume. Haunted Mini-Golf is available from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Participants are encouraged to play the course dressed in costume and bring a bag for the trick-or-treating. There will be a chance to win goodies at every hole! Tickets are $6 in advance starting October 10. The cost increases to $8 on the day of the event. Due to limited space, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.

The rain date is slated for Monday, October 27 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.
View photos from a previous haunted mini-golf event: www.flickr.com/photos/ffxparks/.

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Spooktacular

Oct 24, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 6:30-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $8 advance, $11 day of
Enjoy ghoulish games, a spooky craft and a children's show.  Fee covers all activities, show and a treat bag. Get more boo for your buck and register early; parents must accompany children at the event. 

Children's show is MAGIC of SPEED
The High Energy Magic of Speed is one of the east coast's premiere magic acts. Speed is the hyperactive, fast talking slick magician, while Curl is the fun loving, bubbly stage assistant. This combination leads to a fun, exciting and mystifying illusionist team!

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Air & Scare

Oct 25, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

Address: 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, Virginia
Times: 2pm - 7pm
Contact: Visitor Services
Phone: (703) 572-4118
Admission: Free, Parking $15
See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Join us for creepy crafts and activities with a spooky twist including Ghost Blasters, Trick or Trajectory Rocket Launch, spooky science Discovery Stations, Paper Scare Planes, story time, puppet shows, and photo opportunities with costumed characters from some of your favorite space- and ghost-themed movies. Learn about the possibility of aliens in the universe and make your own alien. Visit the Tot zone with the little ones and send the Teens and Tweens to activities just for them. Don't forget to wear your costume, and come prepared for some awesome trick-or-treating!

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Annandale Fall Festival and Parade

Oct 25, Safeway Shopping Center at Little River Center

Address: 7414 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
Times: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Contact: The Annandale Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (703) 256-7232
Admission: none
ANNANDALE FALL FESTIVAL SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP: Over 100 Gift Vendors On Saturday, October 25, 2014, the Annandale Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a spectacular Fall Festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike. This is the largest public event in Greater Annandale attended by over 10,000 people. From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Annandale Fall Festival will offer something for everyone in the family, and will be held in conjunction with the annual parade for a fun-filled day! In the Food & Entertainment Zone, Rock, County, & Jazz Bands along with costumed international dancers, will entertain. Japanese, Thai, Nigerian, Caribbean, German, Greek, Italian, and Latin cuisines will be represented along with the perennial favorites such as barbeque, Philly cheese steaks, burgers and fried chicken, funnel cakes, snow cones, home baked good, cotton candy, Kettle Corn, and Jaguar Joe Coffee. In the Community Market there will be one hundred vendors to include numerous artisan handcrafts. The ever popular Pet Vendors will again feature a broad range of clever pet accessories, dog trainers & walkers, and gourmet pet food. Children’s books & toys, endearing marionettes, herbal wraps & wreaths, garden accessories, quality giftware from major manufacturers, silks, handbags, exquisite hair jewelry, fashion accessories, and professional stylists will fill-out the Community Market. The Kids Zone will host rides and interactive games appropriate for all ages. Bungee jumps, an Obstacle Course, the Giant Slide, and Toddler Play in Lil’ Pirates Cove are just a small sampling of what is planned. Finally, antique & classic cars, fire trucks, and the Nationwide NASCAR & simulator, sponsored by Burke & Burke Insurance, await your exploration. Vendor, Volunteer, Entertainment, and Sponsor Forms along with the parade entry form can be found at www.annandalechamber.com under OUR EVENTS. Don't delay; space fills quickly at both the festival and parade. Festival Parking available at the Bowling Alley AND at the Annandale Swim and Tennis Club, 7530 Little River Tpk. next to Wendy's. The Annandale Parade Cited in 2013 as one of, "THE BEST SMALL TOWN PARADES IN AMERICA" The popular Annandale Parade will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014 beginning at 10:00 am. Marching along Columbia Pike from the historic white church near Gallows Road all the way to the Bowling Alley-Safeway, thousands of participants from Clowns, Storybook Characters, and Marching Bands to Antique & Military Cars, Fire Trucks, Civic Organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed International Dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale. Sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, this sixty-four year old tradition only gets bigger and better every year.

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Campfire Saturdays

Oct 25 - Nov 25, Lake Accotink Park

Recurring monthly on the 25th
Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Enjoy Campfire Saturdays at Lake Accotink
What better place for a campfire than on a lake? Campfires will be held on Saturday evenings at Lake Accotink Park on Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, and Dec. 13

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Clifton Haunted Trail

Oct 25, Town of Clifton

Address: Chapel Road, Clifton, VA
Times: 7pm - 10pm
Admission: Adults, $15; Children under 12, $10
We are proud to announce the return of this terrifying annual event that winds through Clifton's 8 Acre Park. Parents should accompany children along the Trail. NO flashlights allowed in the park. Arrive early since this popular event tends to get crowded during the later hours. Hardy shoes are recommended.

This year, look out for the new Clifton Haunted Trail t-shirts for sale at the concessions stand. Hot apple cider, fresh pizza by Clifton's newest restaurant Villagio's, cookies and snacks will be available for sale. Parking is free of charge and will be available at the Clifton Floodplain, Clifton Elementary School and Clifton House Shops where hayrides will take and pick-up Trail goers to the event.

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Fall Festival

Oct 25, Wesley United Methodist Church

Address: 711 Spring St., SE, Vienna, VA
Times: 1:30pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 938-8700
Admission: Free
Pumpkin painting, crafts, costume contest, entertainment by Ken the Magician and more! Refreshments served.

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Fall Harvest Family Days

Oct 25 - Oct 26, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 9am - 5pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: Regular admission.

Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days! The entire family enjoys autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18thcentury dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music.

Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price this weekend only.

 


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Family Fun: Night Wings & Twilight Things

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Admission: $10 - $12
Come to Green Spring as the light grows dim and see the creatures that emerge at dusk. Learn about night creatures as we walk in the woods. Play some ghoulish games and make a creepy craft for your Halloween decor.

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Family Pumpkin Carving Class

Oct 25, Sheraton Tysons Hotel

Address: 8661 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 10am - 11:30am
Phone: (703) 448-1234
Admission: $45/adults, $30/children
With Halloween just around the corner, Executive Chef Bobbie and her team are putting together a fun and educational class for families to enjoy. There will be pumpkin carving demonstrations, Halloween treats and more. The class includes a pumpkin to decorate during the demonstration, goodie bag including a pumpkin carving kit and of course pointers from Chef Bobbie.

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Garden Sprouts: Pumpkin Party

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 11am - 12pm
Admission: $6
Children ages three to five make a jack-o'-lantern, listen to pumpkin tales, and sample a delicious pumpkin treat at Green Spring Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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Halloween at Gunston Hall

Oct 25, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck, VA
Times: 4pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: Regular admission.
A family friendly event with story tellers, pumpkin painting, treats, face painting, Burying Ground tours by lantern, and more!

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Halloween Carnival

Oct 25, Falls Church Community Center

Address: 223 Little Falls St, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 248-5001
Admission: $2 per child ages 2 and up. Adults and children under 2 years old are free.
The carnival has been a popular event for children for more than 30 years. Infants through sixth graders are invited to enjoy carnival games, a moon bounce, face painting, crafts, a haunted house, movies, candy, and a live creepy creature show featuring the spookiest reptiles in nature.

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Halloween Goblin Golf & Lakeside Bonfire

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 5-8pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $7/person, ages 2 and under are free. Wagon rides are $3.
Join us at Lake Accotink Park for this spooktacular event. Wander past tombstones and ghoulish delights placed along all nine holes of the "Gruesome Goose" Mini-Golf Course as you play a ghostly round with glow in the dark golf balls! Play a second round at no extra charge! Ride the spooky carousel while spectral music plays, then cast off the shivers by warming up to a blazing beach bonfire! The cost is $7 per person; ages two and under free. Take a 20-minute wagon ride through the eerie nighttime woods for $3. To register in advance, call 703-569-0285.

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Halloween Mini-Camp: Costume & Culinary

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Workhouse Arts Center

Recurring daily
Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Ages 6-10 can learn how to customize their Halloween costume and the trick to creating tasty treats!

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Haunted Ballroom Social Dance

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Contact: Workhouse Arts Center
Phone: (703) 584-2900
Admission: $10 - $15
Join us for our monthly Ballroom Social Dance with a haunted twist! Wear your Halloween costume for this chilling occasion and join the ghosts and ghouls on the dancefloor! Start your evening by learning some new moves with a ballroom mini-lesson! Each month will feature a new style of dance ranging from the ChaCha to the Tango. Mini-lesson begins at 7:30pm and is $5 per person. Then take your new moves to the dance floor when open dancing begins at 8pm. Open dance is $10 per person. Complimentary refreshments and a cash bar will be available in the gallery. There is no need to get fancy unless you feel like it-the dress code is casual. All skill levels are welcome--even if you have two left feet!
Mini-lesson 7:30-8pm.
Open dance 8-10:30pm
Complimentary refreshments and cash bar available.

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Haunted Pond

Oct 25, Hidden Pond Nature Center

Address: 8511 Greeley Blvd, Springfield, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 451-9588
Admission: $7 - $9
This program covering nocturnal wildlife and local lore features live animals, a walk into the forest at night, a campfire with spell-binding stories, s'mores, and who knows what other happenings! Scary stories will be in the last 30 minutes.

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Howl-o-ween Dog Costume Contest and Boneyard Hunt

Oct 25, Lake Accotink Park

Address: 7500 Lake Accotink Rd, Springfield, VA
Times: 2-4pm
Phone: (703) 569-0285
Admission: $6/dog
Ready for some howlin' Halloween fun? Gather at Lake Accotink Park to witness the best in canine creativity. Show off your pet's unique personality and compete for special prizes and treats! Take your dog for a walk through the "boneyard" to sniff out well-earned treats while the judges confer. The cost is $6 per dog. To register, call 703-569-0285.

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Jack-O'-Lantern Carving Workshop

Oct 25, Green Spring Gardens

Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 3pm
Admission: $35/person
From 1 to 3 p.m. make your own extraordinary jack-o'-lantern creation at Green Spring Gardens. The cost is $35 per person. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.

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Jimmy's Annual Halloween Party for Kids

Oct 25, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Times: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Contact: Jimmy
Phone: (703) 435-5467
Admission: $12.50/child
Price includes choice of Kid's Meal, Crafts, Monster Mashing, Party Favors, an Indoor Costume Parade and entertainment by Ben the Juggling Balloonatic! All children must bring a grown-up. Space is limited! Make your reservations by calling 703-435-JIMS (5467) or by
contacting Jimmy at jimmy@jimmystavern.com.

Junk Food & Wine Pairings/Tastings

Oct 25 - Nov 2, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $25/person
Join us for two weekends in October for this unique take on food and wine pairing. Our junk food and wine pairing / tasting has become immensely popular over the years. Each of our wines is uniquely paired with an everyday household brand name junk food, teaching you that food and wine pairings can come from outside the box!!!

No reservations necessary as tastings will be done at our main tasting counter.

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Needle Felted Pumpkins

Oct 25, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Using special barbed, felting needles and wool, you will learn to create sculptural shapes and make a miniature Halloween pumpkin. 

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Run From the Killer Zombies

Oct 25, Old Lorton Super Max Prison

Address: Silverbrook Rd, Lorton, VA
Times: 4:30pm
Phone: 1-888-554-6665
Admission: $15 - $40

On October 25, 2014 runners will match their speed and wits through the old Lorton "Super Max" Prison. Starting from the safety of the local high school, runners will be forced along the old county road towards a forest and prison complex filled with killer zombies. As you proceed along the race course keep your speed up and don't take any shortcuts- they spell certain danger.

Race Premium? All runners will get a race bag. Also, all who register before 10/15/2014 will get a race shirt. Also, get a free pre-race massage from the folks at PIEDMONT MASSAGE! Please register early. FREE PHOTOS!


Key Times: Race time is 4:30pm SHARP. Onsite Registration and Pickup between 2:00-4:00pm. Pachet pick up will also be on Friday (time and location TBD)! Park at: South County High School, 8501 Silverbrook Road Lorton, VA.


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Screen on the Green in Paradise: "Halloween"

Oct 25, Paradise Springs Winery

Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: Free
Join us as our "Screen on the Green in Paradise" movie series continues. The winery will close at 7pm but the lawn and outside bar will remain open for guests staying for the movie. The movie will be shown on a giant movie screen on the lawn.

Lawn chairs and blankets recommended. Outside food welcome but please no outside alcohol.

This event is for Adults only.

No reservations needed. The event is free to attend so long as you are a customer of the winery. Wines will be sold by the glass or the bottle along with limited meat and cheese selections.

MOVIE: "Halloween" (scary)


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Trick or Treating at Franklin Farm

Oct 25, Franklin Farm Village Center

Address: Franklin Farm Rd and Fairfax County Pkwy, Herndon, VA
Times: 12pm - 2pm
Admission: Free
Free Trick-or-Treating at Franklin Farm Village Center, Saturday Oct. 25. Rain or shine.

Trick or Treating at Reston Town Center

Oct 25, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market Street, Reston, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Start your trick-or-treating early! The Reston Town Center invites you to hunt for treats and goodies on Sat., 10/25, 11am-4pm. Costumed children visit participating retailers, and the Information Center for treats and goodies. Look for the pumpkin flyer in the window.

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Trunk or Treat

Oct 25, HUMC - Fellowship Hall Kitchen

Address: 701 Bennett St, Herndon, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 707-6271
Trick or treating at Herndon United Methodist Church.

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Wildfire's "Spooktacular" Pumpkin Carving Classes

Oct 25 - Oct 26, Wildfire

Recurring daily
Address: Tysons Galleria, International Drive, McLean, VA
Times: Saturday, 3-4pm; Sunday, 9-10am
Phone: (703) 442-9110
Admission: $20/child
Join us at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, Mclean, VA, when Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq teaches the little ones his best-kept secrets to carving the spookiest pumpkin in town, just in time for Halloween!

There will be two sessions. On Saturday, October 25 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., NBC4 Traffic Reporter Melissa Mollet will join us with her son as guest host for the afternoon. The second session will be held on Sunday, October 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Each session is priced at $20.00 per child, plus tax (gratuity not included). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Food for Others, a direct service food pantry headquartered in Fairfax, VA. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Amanda or Erika at (703) 442-9110.


"Ghouls and Ghosts" Sunday Soiree Dance

Oct 26, McLean Community Center

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 3-5pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $15/couple, $8/single
Sunday Soiree Series Dance. Register for activity No. 2050.214. 

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Family Fall Festival

Oct 26, Franconia United Methodist Church

Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 3:30 -5:00 PM
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Join us at Franconia United Methodist Church on Oct 26, 3:30-5:00 PM, for our free annual tradition! Children, accompanied by an adult, wear a family-friendly costume (nothing scary or inappropriate) and join in on the fun. There'll be games, prizes, food - an old fashioned good time! Hosted indoors so we don't worry about the weather! Bring your family and stop by! We are located at 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to the Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us at admin@franconiaumc.org or 703 971-5151. See our website at http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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GMU Witch Watch

Oct 26, George Mason University

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Admission: Free
Safe trick or treating at George Mason University's campus.

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King's Park West Halloween Festival

Oct 26, Lakeside Park

Address: 5236 Pommeroy Dr, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2-5pm
Phone: (703) 426-4745
Admission: Free
King's Park West's annual Halloween Festival is always held the Sunday before Halloween from 2-5. It's our neighborhood's biggest party, come and join us!

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Neighborhood Fall Festival

Oct 26, King of Kings Lutheran Church

Address: 4025 Kings Way, Fairfax, VA
Times: 5-8pm
Phone: 703-378-7272 x225
Admission: Free
Games and prizes, a maze, haunted room, hot cider, s'mores, costume parade, pumpkin decorating and more. Rain or shine. Trunk or treat at sundown. 

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Pumpkin Patch at Nature Playce

Oct 26, Hidden Oaks Nature Center

Address: 7701 Royce St, Annandale, VA
Times: 1:45pm, 2:45pm
Phone: (703) 941-1065
Admission: $7 - $9
Preschoolers hunt for their favorite miniature pumpkin in Nature Playce to decorate inside and take home. Enjoy seasonal stories and a craft. Child must be accompanied by an adult.

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Spooktacular Concert

Oct 26, Vienna Community Center

Address: 120 Cherry St, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 437-3787
Admission: Free
Featuring the scary and spooky music by John Williams, Leroy Anderson, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, performed by the Town of Vienna Community Band. 

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The 21st Annual Goblin Gallop

Oct 26, Fairfax Corner

Address: 11945 Grand Commons Ave, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8:30am
Admission: $18 - $35
The 21st Annual Goblin Gallop returns with a 5K race, a 5K Walk and a 1K Fun Run. Awards given for top finishers, best costumes, fastest teams, etc. Rain or shine event.Live concert featuring Shaky Ground, moon bounce, face painting, free hot dogs, refreshments, and prizes!

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Trunk-or-Treat

Oct 26, Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Address: 2589 Chain Bridge Rd, Vienna, VA
Times: 3-6pm
Admission: Free
For families with young children. Free, includes hot dogs and beverages. 

Putts & Pumpkins

Oct 27, TopGolf

Address: 6625 S. Van Dorn St., Alexandria, VA
Times: 5:30-7:30pm
Admission: $20 single ticket; $75 bay rental
Join us for TopGolf's Annual KidZone Halloween Party. Costumes encouraged! Build-your-own hotdog bar, two (2) hours of Topgolf game play, great Halloween games and treats.

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Stories for Three to Fives: Halloween Fun!

Oct 27, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Stories, songs and activities filled with Halloween fun. Age 3-5 years with adult. Come in your costume(optional) and join our Halloween parade.

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Eric Energy: Halloween Blast

Oct 28, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Join Eric Energy for explosive Halloween experiments, like ghostly air and bubbling potions. Age 6-12. Cosponsored by the Friends of Pohick Regional Library.

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Spooky Stories! Open Mic Night

Oct 28, George Mason University Research Hall 163

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8pm-10pm
Admission: Free
Presented by Folklore Studies Program and GMU Folklore Round Table. Refreshments served. 

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68th Annual Halloween Parade

Oct 29, Town of Vienna

Address: Maple Avenue, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: Free

This year's parade theme is "Celebrating the Tradition of Vienna Girls Sports." 

Each year, the Town recognizes parade winners before a Town Council meeting in November. Judged categories include Youth Band, Float with Music, Youth Performer, Antique/Classic Vehicle, Adult Band, Float without Music and Adult Performer. The public is invited to attend and find out who won in each category!

Kids are invited to walk in the parade in their Halloween costumes. No registration is required; meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of United Band, 374 Maple Avenue E. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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All Hallows Eve House of Reptiles and Night Ride

Oct 29, Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

Address: 5040 Walney Rd, Chantilly, VA
Times: 7-8:30pm
Phone: (703) 631-0013
Admission: $10

Halloween has almost arrived, and with the scariest of holidays comes fun-filled events for families, such as Ellanor C. Lawrence Park's All Hallows Eve House of Reptiles and Night Ride on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. From 7 to 8:30 p.m., families are invited to test their courage and challenge their fears and phobias as they meet and touch creepy-crawly creatures in darkened rooms decorated for the season. This campfire program concludes with a wagon ride through a moonlit meadow and s'mores. The cost is $10 per person. Registration is available through Parktakes Online or by calling 703-222-4664. For information, call the park at 703-631-0013.


Participants will venture through two rooms of the old Lawrence home at Middlegate, where they'll feel the skin and shells of a variety of snakes, turtles, and salamanders -- if they dare. With its creaking floors and shadowy, echoing rooms, Middlegate provides a spooky ambience for learning about local reptiles and amphibians. Fun facts will be shared, such as how eastern king snakes eat venomous snakes, how spotted salamanders use poison for protection, and how a snapping turtle can bite while its head is fully retracted in its shell. There is no real danger to participants; however, children under the age of four will not be able to touch the critters.

While riding through the meadow on the 15-minute wagon ride, participants may catch a glimpse of some of the park's nocturnal hunters. A watchful owl may be seen perched in a tree or diving silently toward a mouse in the field. The shining eyes of foxes and coyotes patrolling the perimeter of the forest may be illuminated by the naturalist's flashlight. Who knows what's lurking in the dark? Animal sightings will be discussed around the warm glow of a bonfire while participants roast s'mores and calm their nerves.


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Boo! It's Halloween Storytime

Oct 29, Reston Regional Library

Address: 11925 Bowman Towne Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 689-2700
Wear your costume and trick or treat down to the library for family fun and frights. All ages.

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Ukulele Phil and the Hula Kids Halloween Show!

Oct 29, Great Falls Library

Address: 9830 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA
Times: 10:30am
Phone: (703) 757-8560
Kids, wear your costumes and sing and dance to some spooky tunes!

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Westfield High Haunted House and Carnival

Oct 29 - Oct 30, Westfield High School

Recurring daily
Address: 4700 Stonecroft Blvd, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 488-6439
Admission: $3 - $5
A carnival featuring kids activities and a traditional scary haunted house for older guests. The Westfield High students create this for the local community. Concessions available.

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Bedtime Stories: Halloween Fun!

Oct 30, Pohick Regional Library

Address: 6450 Syndenstricker Rd, Burke, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 644-7333
Join us for bedtime stories, songs and activities about Halloween. Come in your costume(optional) and join our Halloween parade. Age 3-6 with adult.

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BOOtique at Mosaic

Oct 30, Mosaic District

Address: 2911 District Avenue, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Courtney Quinn
Phone: (212) 759-2800
Join Mosaic for a fun-filled Thursday night of trick-or-treat, scary good cocktails and shopping. Costumes encouraged!

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Halloween Parade!

Oct 30, Centreville Regional Library

Address: 14200 St. Germain Dr, Centreville, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 830-2233
Come enjoy Halloween themed stories and activities. Costumes are encouraged and there will be a costume parade following the program. Ages 2-5 with adult.

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Meow-loween at Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Oct 30 - Nov 1, Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Recurring daily
Address: 4500 West Ox Rd, Fairfax, VA
Times: Thursday & Friday, 12pm-7pm; Saturday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (703) 830-1100
Admission: See website.

The annual Adoptathon is BACK! Half off pet adoptions and other special seasonal activities at the shelter. Adoption fees half price for cats, dogs and small animals; adopt an orange and/or black cat and receive a goodie bag. 


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Night of the Living Zoo

Oct 30, National Zoo

Address: 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Admission: $20 FONZ members, $30 non-members, $55 VIP

Prepare to witness death defying acts and amazing oddities at the Zoo's annual Halloween event, Night of the Living Zoo. With live music, a costume contest, performance artists, and glow in the dark lawn games, it's a wicked night of fun that you won't want to miss.


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"The Sixth Generation" Halloween Monster Mash!

Oct 31, Workhouse Arts Center

Address: 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at door
Halloween Dance Party - 1960s Style!
Attention all Baby Boomers and Bobby Soxers! Join The Sixth Generation for a Halloween concert in 60's Dance Hall Style at the Workhouse Arts Center! Award-winning rock-n-rollers, The Sixth Generation, perform live in the McGuireWoods gallery with plenty of room to dance the night away! Formed in Michigan in 1966, this dynamic band is the forefront of musical style reflecting the late 1960s. The Sixth Generation is a Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame inductee whose specialty is playing hits from the 1960s as well as original songs about the era, throughout the Midwest and Mid Atlantic regions. Their crowd pleasing performances bring back fond memories for baby boomers and a surprising appreciation of good music for younger generations.

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Halloween / "Hordeaween" Party

Oct 31, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 8pm
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Join us for a Halloween celebration with the debut of The Yambag, another collaborative beer made with our friends from the Big O and Dukes Show.

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Halloween Party

Oct 31, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 437-5544

You can come for the night, you can come for a flash... But come to have fun at our Halloween bash!

~Happy Hour prices in the bar from 11:30am-9pm for any guest in costume! Enjoy $6 appetizers, specialty pizzas, artisan cocktails and wine.
~$3 Peroni draft special, a DJ and dancing from 10pm to midnight

RESERVATIONS: 703-437-5544
Online reservations cannot be accepted


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Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 31, Great Falls Village Center

Address: 776 Walker Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 5pm - 7pm
Phone: (571) 293-0474

THIS YEAR'S FEATURES INCLUDE
The Haunted House by Great Falls Friends and Neighbors
The Falls Salon's incredible Haunted Forest
Adeler Jewelers will have both a scary and a princess area on their porch
and Listen to the sounds of the Langely High School Band

The Spooktacular was launched over 20 years ago, by members of Great Falls Friends to provide younger children with a central, convenient place in Great Falls to have fun trick or treating. It was because of their initiative that still today we have Great Falls vendors offering candy around the Village Green as well as in the Safeway shopping center at the corner of Georgetown Pike and Walker Road.

Children are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costume, experience the Haunted House, and enjoy trick or treating right in the heart of town.


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HOWL-O-WEEN at Lake Anne

Oct 31, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront)

Address: 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Virginia
Times: 6-8PM
Admission: Free (Rain or Shine)
Lake Anne Plaza has gone to the dogs, cats, and other furry critters. Come down to Lake Anne Plaza dressed in Halloween flair (adults + pets) for a Howling good time! Dogs, cats, and all types of animal-friendly furry friends are welcome to participate and join in on the fun. Activities Include: Pet Costume Contest (starting at 6:30PM) Music Games (Pets + Adults) "Yappy" Hour at Restaurants Treats/Tricks/Prizes from Lake Anne Merchants

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Jimmy's 18th Annual Halloween Bash

Oct 31, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Times: 9pm
Phone: (703) 435-5467
Admission: Free
Join us Friday October 31st for our 18th annual Halloween Bash! The fun begins at 9pm. DJ and dancing! $150 prize for "best costume," scary scream contests and more! No cover!

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Mall-O-Ween!

Oct 31, Fair Oaks Mall

Address: 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 359-8300
Join us for one of the most popular Halloween traditions in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Fair Oaks' 27th Annual Mall-O-Ween. Bring your litle princesses, ghosts and goblins to Fair Oaks on Friday, October 31 from 6 - 8 p.m. for store-to-store trick or treating with witches, wizards and towering ghouls.

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Spine Tingling Screen on the Green

Oct 31, The Winery at Bull Run

Address: 15950 Lee Hwy, Centreville, VA
Times: 9pm
Join us on Oct. 31 at 9pm for a scary movie on the lawn, food vendors, and costume contest. This event is for adults only. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs. 

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The Legwarmers: DC's Biggest 80s Retro Dance Party

Oct 31 - Nov 1, The State Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 220 North Washington Street, Falls Church, Virginia
Times: 9:30pm both nights
Phone: (703) 237-0300
Admission: $18

Washington DC's Premier 80's Tribute Band.
Judging from the huge response we get every time they're here, a lot of you find the same guilty pleasure we do in reliving the 80s. The big hair. The lacy ankle socks. And the music! You thought it was a forgettable decade, but the Legwarmers (great accessory, great band name) will make you remember each and every hit. Come out and Safety Dance like it's 1985.

COME IN YOUR COSTUME! WE'RE GIVING AWAY PRIZES!

Ages: 21+ to enter. VALID ID required
Please Note: There are no dining tables or reservations available for this show.


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Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Oct 31, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 3:30pm-6:30pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $10 per adult and $5 per child. Tickets are required for all adults and children to attend this event.

Join the costumed cast of interpreters for a special opportunity to trick-or-treat in the historic area. A special scavenger hunt is available for our more adventurous guests. All trick-or-treaters are invited to join in the children's costume parade around the Mansion at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the best "George" and "Martha" costumes!  Participate in a Halloween craft activity in the greenhouse. 

Special trade demonstrations, like 18th-century wool carding, spinning and fish net making, will take place in the historic area. Listen to Halloween-themed stories in the straw bale amphitheater, enjoy colonial games and dancing demonstrations, and take a wagon ride.

The Mansion and Donald W. Reynolds Museum will not be open for this event. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and close at 6 p.m.


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Trunk or Treat

Oct 31, Columbia Baptist Church

Address: 103 West Columbia St, Falls Church, VA
Times: 6-8pm
Phone: (703) 534-5700
Join us for an evening of fun for all ages - inflatables, family photo booth, crafts, snacks, pizza and Chick-fil-A (available for purchase), and, of course, our TRUNKS with lots of CANDY!!!!

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Cox Farms Pumpkin Madness

Nov 1 - Nov 2, Cox Farms

Recurring daily
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Times: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Phone: (703) 830-4121
Admission: See Website for Details

What happens to pumpkins after Halloween? Pumpkin Madness Days of course! Bring your own used jack o' lantern and experience them getting hurled, smashed, dropped and squished! This is one of the best events of our Fall Festival and a ton of fun.  If you've never been, come and visit us for a smashing twist to our famous Fall Festival!

Last entry at 4PM during Pumpkin Madness days!


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Heroes, Villains, and Legends Concert

Nov 1, Fairfax High School

Address: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7:30pm
Music has always been used to depict "characters" of lore, and those characters usually fall into one of these categories. This concert presents musical portrayals of Heroes, Villains, and Legends we have heard of throughout the years. Children can participate in a costume contest and trick-or-treating pre-concert.

The program will include the following selections:

Superman Theme/Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme), John Williams
Casey at the Bat, Allen Bass
Tam O'Shanter, Malcolm Arnold


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Huntley Harvest Festival

Nov 1, Historic Huntley & Huntley Meadows Park

Address: 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA
Times: 1pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 768-2525
Admission: $10/person; ages four and under are free
Families are invited to enjoy autumn-themed games, crafts, and activities at both Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley. Refreshments will be available, and kids can collect prizes at educational stations. At Huntley Meadows Park, families will find educational stations focused on the autumn season and how nature prepares for winter. Other activities include making animal masks and playing games such as pumpkin bowling and musical hay bales. At Historic Huntley, costumed period interpreters will teach visitors about historical agricultural practices. Children will enjoy a puppet show about Huntley manor's history and make a bookmark after story time. Other crafts, games, and refreshments will be available at both locations. Kids collect charms as they visit each activity station, and once they collect them all they earn a bigger prize. Pre-registration isn't necessary, so just show up and have fun!

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Kiln Club Pottery Show and Sale

Nov 1 - Nov 2, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring daily
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
No reservations required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Looking for great locally hand-crafted holiday gifts at reasonable prices? Members of the Ceramic Guild and the Kiln Club of Washington, D.C. will display and sell a variety of pottery styles in the Colvin Run Barn. A portion of the sales benefits Colvin Run Mill.

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Caring Hands Animal Hospital Annual Open House

Nov 2, Caring Hands Animal Hospital

Address: 5659 Stone Rd, Centreville, VA
Times: 12pm-2pm
Phone: (703) 830-5700

An annual tradition, each of our hospitals host an Open House to encourage existing and new clients alike to have fun while raising funds for local animal rescue groups. Guests can enjoy prizes, kids activities, and photo ops with your pet. Meet the staff and doctors of the hospital and mingle with fellow animal lovers!

Activities include: prize wheel, costume parade, photo corner, and silent auction. 


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Hands-on Harvest and Biscuits, Too

Nov 8, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 1pm - 2pm
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $10/person
(5-Adult) At the slave quarter, learn about the lives and chores of slaves who lived at Sully. Bake biscuits in the open hearth kitchen, dip a candle and fashion a corn husk doll.

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12th Annual Veterans' Powwow

Nov 11, Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center, George Mason University

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 8pm
Contact: Native American & Indigenous Alliance
Phone: (540) 539-0386
Admission: FREE
The Native American and Indigenous Alliance of George Mason University will hold the 12th Annual Veterans’ Powwow on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. The powwow will take place in Dewberry Hall of the Johnson Center, on the Fairfax campus. A veterans’ honor ceremony will be held at 4:30 p.m. Come experience traditional Native American music and dancing, and shop authentic Indigenous handcrafted items including jewelry, pottery, textile arts, apparel, and more from a number of vendors. There will also be social dances, games, and candy dances for children. This year’s powwow head staff includes: Dennis Zotigh, Master of Ceremonies; Manuel Rodriguez, Arena Director; Louis Campbell, Head Man Dancer; Elyse Sparks, Head Woman Dancer; and drum groups Stoney Creek and Youghtanund. Admission is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend! For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/MasonNAIA. Co-Sponsored by the Native American and Indigenous Alliance, the Indigenous Nations Alumni Alliance, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education, University Life, and the Office of Student Involvement.

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Veteran’s Day Observance

Nov 11, Town Green Herndon

Address: 777 Lynn Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 481-1200
Admission: Free

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Veterans Day Ceremony

Nov 11, Memorial Amphitheater

Address: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Phone: (877) 907-8585
Admission: Free
About 5,000 visitors attend each of the two major annual remembrance ceremonies in the Memorial Amphitheater. They take place on Memorial Day and Veterans Day and are sponsored by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.

Many military organizations also conduct annual memorial services in the amphitheater. In addition, organizations also host memorial observances and events at Arlington. All ceremonies and special events are free and open to the public.


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21st Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market

Nov 14 - Nov 16, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday, 10am-6pm; Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Phone: (757) 417-7771
Admission: $8 Adults; Children under 12 are free.
More than 300 juried artisans from across the country offer fine art, functional & decorative pottery, handcrafted jewelry, glass, photography, woven baskets, furniture, decorative arts, collectible dolls, wearable art and much more. Specialty food vendors offer gift-packaged gourmet fare such as steamed puddings, almond pound cakes, party dips, sparkling cider and fruit cakes. Events Management Group, Inc. works with the Capital Area Food Bank helping needy families during the holiday season by collecting donations of canned goods.

Receive $1.00 off admission by bringing a canned food donation for the Capital Area Food Bank.

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Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights

Nov 14 - Jan 4, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Recurring daily
Address: 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna, VA
Times: 5:00pm doors, 5:30pm show
Phone: (703) 255-3631
Admission: $13 adults, $8 children ages 3-12; Children under 3 are free.

Visit Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights from November 14th - January 4th to experience over 500,000 LED lights and displays that bring Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to life! Imagine the beauty of Meadowlark's renowned gardens transformed into a winter wonderland, including a flowing stream of softly glowing lights. Marvel at the two story animated fountain, stroll past the Gingerbread Village, and explore the beauty of nature like you've never seen it. This event is sure to be the highlight of your holiday season!


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Ride the Turkey Train

Nov 15 - Nov 16, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm
Phone: (703) 471-5414
Admission: $6
Ride Engine #62 of the Resources Railroad around Lake Fairfax and through the fall-colored forest as you hear about early Thanksgiving celebrations. Admission $6

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St. Alban’s Christmas Bazaar

Nov 15, St. Alban’s Episcopal Church

Address: 6800 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA
Times: 9:00am - 2:30pm
Phone: (703) 256-2966
Admission: Free
St. Alban's Episcopal Church will hold their Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 15 from 9:00am - 2:30pm. Whether you are looking for Baked Goods or White Elephant Items, Books or Toys, Jewelry or Home-Made Items - St. Alban's will have it all! Children can visit with Santa and have their picture taken - and the kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch sales. This is an event not to be missed!

 


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Holiday Beer Dinner

Nov 18, Mad Fox Brewing Company

Address: 444 W. Broad St, Suite I, Falls Church, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 942-6840
Save the date for our holiday-themed beer dinner featuring some creative menu items from the new chef paired with our craft beer.

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Bull Run Festival of Lights & Holiday Village

Nov 19 - Jan 4, Bull Run Regional Park

Recurring daily
Address: 7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA
Times: Monday - Thursday: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Fridays - Sunday & holidays: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Phone: (703) 631-0550
Admission: Mon-Thurs, $15 per car ; Fri-Sun & Holidays, $20 per car

For more than 12 years the Bull Run Festival of Lights at Bull Run Regional Park has drawn thousands of visitors from hundreds of miles away to Centreville, Virginia, just outside Washington, DC. This year's festival opens November 19th and runs through January 4th.  The Bull Run Festival of Lights is held each year to celebrate the winter holiday season. The event sees more than 30,000 cars each season, and over 130,000 people! Bull Run Festival of Lights is located just off of Interstate 66 in Centreville, on Rt. 29 (Lee Highway), just 3 miles from historic Manassas Battlefield Park.

The Portal Wreath signifying the official start of the beautiful Bull Run Festival of Lights, this display has been part of the show since 2006. Each year a new ornament representing a display in the show will be added to this collection, and the portal wreath is the first in the series.

Santa's Enchanted Lights, with over 40,000 animated lights set to music! This great feature is merely a fraction of what you'll find at this season's Festival of Lights! 

 


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Quote-Along Film: "A Christmas Story"

Nov 21, The Alden

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 7:30 pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: Free
Put your bunny pajamas on, get your secret decoder rings out, and experience this holiday movie in a totally different way. Go ahead, yell your favorite lines. We triple-dog-dare you! Rated PG, 94 minutes. Free. Reservations are not required.

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Gobbler Scramble

Nov 22, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 9am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Metropolitan School of the Arts Presents "Nutcracker"

Nov 22 - Nov 23, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Recurring daily
Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: Saturday, 1pm & 7pm; Sunday, 12pm & 5pm
Admission: $21 - $27

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sun., Nov. 24 at 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus in Annandale, Va. Ticket prices range from $21 to $27 and can be purchased online at www.metropolitanarts.org.

"The holidays can be a magical time, and our students bring that magic to life with the Nutcracker, creating an imaginary, musical adventure for all ages to enjoy," said Melissa Dobbs, founder and president of Metropolitan School of the Arts Alexandria and Lorton, Va.  


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Thanksgiving Potluck

Nov 23, Franconia United Methodist Church

Address: 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA
Times: 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Phone: (703) 971-5151
Admission: Free
Has your family gotten too small for you to make some cherished holiday dishes? Or perhaps you're the only one in your family who has a fondness for your grandma's sweet potato casserole with marshmallows, pecans, and extra brown sugar...THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! Join us at Franconia United Methodist Church on Nov 23, 5-7 PM, for free dinner. We'll provide the turkey and gravy. Come and if you can, bring your favorite dish to share. And if you can't bring a dish, please come anyhow! We are located at 6037 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA at the corner of Beulah and Franconia, next to the Franconia Elementary School, convenient to the Fairfax Connector routes 231, 232, and 310. Contact us at admin@franconiaumc.org or 703 971-5151. See our website at http://www.franconiaumc.org.

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Jimmy's Annual Thanksgiving Bash

Nov 26, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 435-5467

Holiday Feast with an Italian Twist

Nov 27, Il Fornaio

Address: Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Phone: (703) 437-5544
Admission: $42/adults; $18/children under 12

Your family. Your tradition. Il Fornaio.

Join us for a Thanksgiving Holiday Feast with an Italian Twist. A la carte menu also available. Reservations online at 1-888-Italian. 


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Christmas at Mount Vernon

Nov 28 - Jan 6, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Recurring daily
Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 9am - 4pm
Admission: Regular Estate admission.

Themed decorations (including 12 Christmas trees) and historical chocolate-making demonstrations will be offered.


Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion and learn how the Washingtons celebrated Christmas. In 1787, George Washington paid 18 shillings to bring a camel to Mount Vernon for the enjoyment of his guests. During Christmas at Mount Vernon, visitors can meet a camel on the grounds.

 


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Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Nov 28, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 5pm - 8pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $22 adults, $15 children (11 and under)
Join "Mrs. Washington" as she hosts an enchanting evening of candlelight tours, fireside caroling, and hot cider and ginger cookies. Tours include dancing, merry music, and characters from the Washingtons' world guiding visitors through the first and second floors of the home, adding ambiance and authenticity to a traditional Christmas evening at Mount Vernon.

Visitors will meet a cast of friends and family of the famous founding couple. In the kitchen, the final stop on the tour, guests will hear about 18th-century holiday cooking, see a reproduction of Martha Washington's Great Cake, and be given a complimentary copy of the recipe to try at home. Following the Mansion tour, guests are invited to stroll candlelit walks, join in fireside caroling, and visit Aladdin the Christmas camel.

Timed tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for children 11 and under and go on sale October 27 at 10 a.m. at the Ford Orientation Center or at MountVernon.org.


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Reston Holiday Parade

Nov 28, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Times: 11:00am
Contact: Reston Town Center
Admission: FREE
RESTON TOWN CENTER • FREE • ALL AGES The 24th annual parade will celebrate Reston’s 50th anniversary and kick off the 25th anniversary of Reston Town Center in 2015. Come for a full day of community, charity and cheer including the Gingerbread Man Mile & Tot Trot, visits and photos with Santa, tree lighting, sing along, and horse-drawn carriage rides.

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Reston Holidays are Here Celebration!

Nov 28, Reston Town Center

Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Times: 8am
Contact: Reston Town Center
Admission: FREE
Discover a day of community, camaraderie, charity and cheer to kick off the holiday season! Cheer on kids of all ages as they "run as fast as they can!" in the Gingerbread Man Mile and Tot Trot, and if mom and dad want to do some racing of their own stores open at 8 am! Then snag some snacks and a seat for the Reston Holiday Parade at 11 am.

After Santa gives his final farewell to parade spectators, he is available for visits and photos until 4:30pm - we recommend stopping by after you grab lunch, as the line is much shorter. Make your way around the ice, mark a few items off the list, marvel at the Hyatt Gingerbread Village in their lobby, do a bit of people-watching.

Then at 5 pm, wander over to Fountain Square to see "Santa's Frosty Follies," a performance by Metropolitan School of the Arts, and stay for the magic and merriment of the Tree Lighting & Sing Along at 6 pm. Finally, climb aboard a horse-drawn carriage to end a day to remember!

While you go home with great memories, some local non-profits will go home with a smile too! The race benefits Neediest Kids, photos benefit SLHS Choir, and carriage rides benefit Volunteer Fairfax! Thanks for the support!


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The Thanksgiving Story

Nov 28, Frying Pan Farm Park

Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-4101
Admission: $5/person
(3-adult) Children must be accompanied by a paid adult. Bring the family and holiday guests to this lively and interactive retelling of the Thanksgiving Story. Gleemania's Sue Cournoyer entertains and informs while engaging everyone. After the show, stroll the park and visit our animals or take a ride on our carousel or wagon rides. 

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Classical Ballet Theatre Presents The Nutcracker

Nov 29 - Nov 30, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Recurring daily
Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: Saturday, 2pm & 7pm; Sunday, 2pm
Contact: Kim Brummett
Phone: (703) 471-0750
Admission: $18-$25
Experience the magic of Classical Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker! This holiday classic includes stunning costumes, beautiful choreography, and Tchaikovsky's magnificent music. -- Share your holiday spirit by bringing a non-perishable food donation for LINK!

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Seraphic Fire Christmas: Carols by Candlelight

Nov 29, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Begin celebrating the holiday season with the rapturous voices of this revered a cappella ensemble. This critically acclaimed group comes to the Center for the first time to present a dazzling holiday performance — a candlelight Christmas concert with a popular mix of Gregorian chant, carols, motets, and contemporary favorites. Based in Miami, and under the direction of its founder and artistic director, Patrick Dupré Quigley, Seraphic Fire’s reputation as an important vocal ensemble has been enhanced by two Grammy nominations, a top-ten appearance on the Billboard classical chart, and a number-one debut on the iTunes classical music charts.

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Sparkling Wine Tastings

Nov 29 - Dec 28, Paradise Springs Winery

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Address: 13219 Yates Ford Road, Clifton, Virginia
Times: 11am-7pm
Phone: (703) 830-9463
Admission: $20/person
Every year throughout the holiday season during the weekends we offer a unique sparkling tasting. Taste all three sparklings from Paradise Springs as well as a unique Pineapple Sparkling from Maui. 10% off all sparkling wines purchased for anyone who does the tasting.

Wines to Include:
Aprés (Sparkling Viognier
Blanc de Blanc
1991 Vintage Virginia Sparkling
Pineapple Sparkling from Maui

No reservations necessary as tastings will be done at our main tasting counter.


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"A Chanticleer Christmas"

Nov 30, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

A cherished annual tradition at the Hylton Center, Chanticleer kicks off the Christmas season with its Thanksgiving weekend concert, "A Chanticleer Christmas," on Nov. 30. This Grammy Award-winning male a cappella group displays its mastery of more than a thousand years of vocal literature by performing ancient hymns, venerated sacred songs and contemporary works, as well as a selection of festive American and European carols and spirituals.




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Annual Church Street Holiday Stroll

Dec 1, Vienna’s Historic Church Street

Address: Church Street between Lawyers Road and Mill Street, Vienna, VA
Times: 6 to 9 p.m.
Phone: (703) 938-5187
Admission: FREE

The annual Holiday Stroll on historic Church Street is held the Monday evening after Thanksgiving. Church Street is closed to vehicular traffic between Lawyers Road and Mill Street and visitors are invited to stroll along the street amid the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Santa Claus greets children at the Freeman House.


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A Classic Brass Christmas

Dec 5 - Dec 6, Falls Church Presbyterian Church

Recurring daily
Address: 225 East Broad St., Falls Church, VA
Times: Friday, 8pm and Saturday, 5pm
Admission: $5 - $45
Our annual Christmas concert is a Washington-area favorite. With the American premiere of British composer Cecilia McDowall's A Winter's Night, our stunning candlelight processional, the popular conducting raffle, and an audience carol sing-along, we promise to start your holiday season off in spectacular fashion.

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Annual Tree Lighting and Sing-Along

Dec 6, Town Hall Square

Address: 730 Elden Street, Herndon, VA
Times: 5-6pm
Phone: (703) 437-5556

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Children's Holiday Shopping

Dec 6 - Dec 8, Frying Pan Farm Park

Recurring daily
Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, va
Times: Saturday, 10am-2pm; Sunday, 12-4pm; Monday, 1-4pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: Cost of presents; free gift wrapping
Meet at the Old Floris Schoolhouse. Volunteers help children shop for everybody on their holiday list. The Country Store stocks many unique items in all price ranges. Free wrapping assures surprises for family and friends. Adults are invited to wait at the schoolhouse. Monday is for ages 8 years and older with self-shopping and wrapping (no volunteer helpers). No reservations required.

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Christmas with Fairfax Choral Society: Christmas Comes Anew Concert

Dec 6, National City Christian Church

Address: 5 Thomas Cir. NW, Washington, DC
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students Advanced Tickets: $30 for Adults, $15 for Students Door Tickets: $35 for Adulst, $15 for Students
Welcome in the holiday season with over two hundred voices of the Fairfax Choral Society as we present Christmas Comes Anew. This year’s concert features new and highly imaginative arrangements of many of your favorite Christmas carols, including Patapan, In the Bleak Midwinter, I Saw Three Ships and O Come, All Ye Faithful. The FCS Symphonic Chorus, Master Singers, and Concert Choir will join together with the church’s magnificent five-manual pipe organ, a battery of percussionists, piano, harp, flute, oboe, cello and handbells to bring you traditional Yuletide carols as you have never heard them before! Invite your family and friends to join us for this popular celebration of Christmas. Season Subscription Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students Advanced Tickets: $30 for Adults, $15 for Students Door Tickets: $35 for Adulst, $15 for Students

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Herndon Holiday Homes Tour

Dec 6, Town of Herndon

Address: Herndon Homes, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: 703-435-6800 x2222

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Plantation Christmas

Dec 6, Gunston Hall

Address: 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA
Times: 2pm - 7pm
Phone: (703) 550-9220
Admission: $15 adults, $5 children (6-18)
Let the Christmas Past become part of your Christmas Present!

Ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sip warm cider by the fire, and sample period food prepared in the hearth kitchen. Return to the 18th century as costumed characters greet you in the house and throughout the grounds. Visit with Santa!


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Towne Square Singers Holiday Concert

Dec 6 - Dec 7, ArtSpace Herndon

Recurring daily
Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: Saturday, 7:30pm ; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
The Herndon Towne Square Singers, which is sponsored by the Town of Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, numbers 25 strong for the upcoming concert.  Many members hail from the Town of Herndon and others come from surrounding communities in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.


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Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long

Dec 6, Wolf Trap - The Filene Center

Address: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA
Times: 4pm
Phone: 877-WOLFTRAP
Admission: Free
"The President's Own"
United States Marine Band
Members of local choirs and vocal groups

Kick off the holiday season with family and friends at Wolf Trap's 2014 Holiday Sing-A-Long! This annual musical celebration hosts a performance by the United States Marine Band and a Sing-A-Long of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs with choir and vocal groups from the metropolitan Washington area.

Wolf Trap will be participating in Toys for Tots by collecting new, unwrapped toys at the entrance to the Filene Center before the Sing-A-Long. Donations are strictly voluntary and not a requirement. Admission is FREE, and no tickets are required. Parking is free, but limited, so please plan on arriving early.

Bring a candle and join the tradition of exiting the Filene Center with a candlelight processional during the last verse of "Silent Night." There will also be a "Jing-A-Long" during the singing of "Jingle Bells," so remember to bring a candle, a bell, and a new, unwrapped toy!


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"Christmas in Camp" - Civil War Living History

Dec 7, Historic Blenheim and the Civil War Interpretive Center

Address: 3610 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 12pm - 4pm
Phone: (703) 591-0560
Admission: Free
Discuss Civil War-era holiday customs, make Victorian ornaments, and participate in camp drills with Company D, 17th VA Infantry, "Fairfax Rifles" C.S.A. Guided tours of Historic Blenheim House.

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Christmas at the Farm

Dec 7 - Dec 14, Frying Pan Farm Park

Recurring weekly on Sunday
Address: 2309 West Ox Road, Herndon, va
Times: December 7: 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm; December 14: 11:30am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 3:30pm-4:30pm
Contact: Frying Pan Farm Park
Phone: (703) 437-9101
Admission: $8/person
(2 years-adult) Enjoy a special holiday visit and take a wagon ride with Santa through the woods and fields. Activities include a holiday craft, cookie decorating and puppet show. Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Dress for the weather.

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Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

Dec 7, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am-4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: Free
Over 70 artisans and craftspeople will exhibit and sell their work at this annual arts and crafts show sponsored by the Town of Herndon Department of Parks and Recreation. A variety of handcrafted items and fine art will be on sale including wreaths, quilts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, decorations, original artwork, photography, stained glass, and more. Visitors are encouraged not to bring strollers inside the building during show hours due to limited space.

Free admission and parking.  Additional parking at the Herndon Centennial Golf Course.

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Home for the Holidays Concert

Dec 7, Lanier Middle School

Address: 3801 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 4pm
Admission: Free
Join the Main Street Community Band for a wintry mix of seasonal and holiday favorites for the entire family. Please bring a nonperishable food item to benefit Food for Others- feeding families in Northern Virginia.

Admission is free. Tickets are required. Reserve tickets using the print-and-mail order form. Ticket requests should be addressed and mailed to The Main Street Community Band Holiday Concert Tickets, P.O. Box 1306, Fairfax, VA 22038-1306. Please include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope with your request.


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Matinee Holiday Aca-Extravaganza w/ Pitches Be Crazy + Handsome Reward + Impitched + Kaila Mullady

Dec 7, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA
Times: 1:30pm
Contact: Mei - Jammin Java
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $10-$13
Pitches Be Crazy (PBC) Acappella returns to Jammin Java to host the first "Holiday Aca-Extravaganza" featuring local DC contemporary a cappella group, Impitched, the barbershop harmony pros, Handsome Reward and making a VERY special appearance, from New York City, the 2013 Beatsrhyme Champion and top ranked beatbox sensation Kaila Mullady. You don’t want to miss the afternoon of music that will make you move!

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Steven Gellman: "Songs of Winter's Cheer" album release concert

Dec 7, Jammin Java

Address: 227 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (703) 255-1566
Admission: $15 advance, $18 at door
Contemporary folk tunesmith Steven Gellman brings holiday cheer to Jammin Java on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. for the Songs of Winter's Cheer album release concert. Jammin Java, one of the premier spots for live music on the East Coast, is located at 227 Maple Ave East, Vienna, Virginia. Tickets for this all-ages show are available for $15 in advance or $18 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 703-255-1566 or visit www.jamminjava.com.

With a voice to match John Denver and songs hailed by Billboard Magazine as "essential for fans of sensitive acoustic music," Gellman has performed his slice-of-life lyrics to audiences across the United States since the mid-90s. Now, Gellman brings his heartfelt vocals to Jammin Java for an acoustic concert featuring Christmas and Hanukkah favorites, as well as originals, performed by Gellman on guitar and vocals, Doug Poplin on cello, and Margaret Wolfe on harmony vocals. Gellman's new, playfully irreverent song about the holidays in Maryland - Jewish Christmas - is sure to delight the Beltway crowd.

Gellman broke onto the folk music scene in 1997 garnering critical acclaim for Photobook with a sound that Billboard Magazine compared to the Indigo Girls. Since then, he has continued his hallmark approach of capturing story in song through a string of indie releases. Gellman has received multiple nominations for Best Contemporary Folk Vocalist in the Washington Area Music Awards and his Peaceful World album was up for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Gellman has performed at premiere music venues including the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA and the Blue Bird Café in Nashville, TN and has had the honor to open shows for Dar Williams and Richie Havens among others.

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Hear The Angels Sing! Fairfax Choral Society Youth Concert

Dec 9, Annandale United Methodist Church

Address: 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, Virginia
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students
The combined Youth Choruses of the Central Campus bring you all the voices of angels! From our youngest cherubs in our Da Capo Choir to the seraphic harmonies from our Master Singers, our young people will lift your spirits with the sounds of the season. The concert will conclude with a stirring new arrangement of Brent Adams', Hark! the Herald Angels Sing featuring the entire heavenly host in grand celebration. Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students

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Holiday Gingerbread House

Dec 11, McLean Community Center

Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: 6:30pm - 8pm
Phone: (703) 790-0123
Admission: $45/house
Families work together decorating a pre-assembled gingerbread house. Cost includes one preassembled gingerbread house, decorating supplies and candies. Note: Products may contain dairy, eggs, wheat, gluten, corn, and peanuts.

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"A Charlie Brown Christmas" Live on Stage

Dec 12 - Dec 21, NextStop Theatre Company at Industrial Strength Theatre

Recurring daily
Address: 269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA
Times: Varies
Phone: (703) 481-5930

 

For the first time, NextStop Theatre Company will be producing a full-scale holiday production featuring a cast comprised entirely of young performers. All roles are unpaid, but will be supported by a team of high caliber directors, designers and technical personnel from the professional company. Directed by Jennifer Lambert. (Based on the classic holiday TV special.)

 

 

 


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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season"

Dec 12, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

The joy and magic of the holiday season come alive when the American Festival Pops Orchestra takes the Merchant Hall stage under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello on Dec. 12 to present a festive concert titled "Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season," featuring cherished Christmas carols, holiday favorites, guest soloists and the popular audience sing-along.





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Holiday Celebration with The 5 Browns

Dec 12, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
In their Center debut, these virtuosic sibling pianists present a merry evening of music-making featuring everything from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite to selections from Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. Praised by Entertainment Weekly for their “scorching piano,” they first made headlines when all five were accepted at Juilliard simultaneously, and have since exploded onto the classical music scene. The Billboard chart-topping artists have appeared on The Tonight Show, Today, Oprah, and even in their own PBS special, but nothing can match the experience of enjoying these talents live onstage thundering away on five Steinways.

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Dec 12 - Dec 14, Dulles Expo Center

Recurring daily
Address: 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center Drive, Chantilly, VA
Times: Friday & Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 10am-5pm
Contact: Sugarloaf Craft Festivals
Phone: (800) 210-9900
Admission: Adults: $8 online, $10 at the door; Children under 12: free; Parking: free
More than 250 of the nation’s finest artisans will display and sell their handcrafted work in Chantilly, Virginia (outside Washington, DC) at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, Friday, December 12, through Sunday, December 14 at the Dulles Expo Center. Jury-selected artists from around the country will present their stunning array of contemporary crafts in sculpture, glass, jewelry, fashion, wood, leather, metal, furniture, home accessories, photography and fine art. Holiday shoppers can enjoy browsing and buying fine crafts and unique gifts for everyone on their holiday list. As part of the family-friendly atmosphere at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, visitors can watch the creative process of master artisans during ongoing craft demonstrations. Live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies available to sample and buy from dozens of specialty food vendors make the fall Festival a great destination for the entire family. For more information, including admission discounts, a list of artists participating in the show and discount hotel rates, visit www.sugarloafcrafts.com or call (800) 210-9900. Free parking is available on site. High-resolution images of artist work are available at http://www.sugarloafcrafts.com/pr/december_chantilly_photo.html

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American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops - Songs of the Season

Dec 13, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
Always a treasured holiday tradition at the Center, this gifted orchestra spreads holiday cheer and good tidings. This festive concert celebrates the season with cherished Christmas carols, holiday favorites, guest soloists, and a popular carol sing-along. Under the baton of founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiello, this ensemble of 60 of the finest musicians from the D.C. area presents a jubilant evening full of joyful holiday favorites that is certain to create precious Christmas memories.

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Civil War by Candlelight

Dec 13, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 437-1794
(5-Adult) Experience a Civil War Christmas as Confederate soldiers cook dinner in the field and fire the Christmas guns. Enjoy music by Evergreen Shade, make a 19th century holiday decoration, sample hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8 p.m.

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Join Santa on a Train Ride

Dec 13 - Dec 14, Lake Fairfax Park

Recurring daily
Address: 1400 Lake Fairfax Dr, Reston, VA
Times: 12pm - 6pm
Phone: (703) 471-5414
Admission: $10
Kick off your fall with Pumpkins in the Park. Family activities include burlap sack slide, face painting, and carousel rides. Admission $7 includes a pumpkin.

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Santa at the Mill

Dec 13, Colvin Run Mill

Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 3-6pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: $5/person
No reservations required. 3-6 p.m.
Enjoy old-fashioned family holiday fun at Colvin Run Mill. Visit Santa in the mill and see the Christmas tree trimmed with Victorian decorations. Join the costumed 49th Virginia Volunteer Infantry caroling around a bonfire. Roast marshmallows and make a family craft. $5/person.

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Winter's Muse Fairfax Choral Society Youth Concert

Dec 13, First Baptist Church of Herndon

Address: 681 Elden St., Herndon, Virgina
Times: 5:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students
Enjoy an afternoon of seasonal music interwoven with short, winter proverbs and witty observations performed by our very own West & South Campus choristers. Season Subscription Tickets: $16 for Adults, $8 for Students Advanced Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Students Door Tickets: $25 for Adults, $10 for Students

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"Four Centuries of Virginia Christmases"

Dec 14, Fairfax Museum

Address: 10209 Main St, Fairfax, VA
Times: 2pm
Phone: (703) 385-8414
Admission: Free
Join author Mary Miley Theobald to explore Virginia Christmas customs and their evolution from pagan, British, German, and Dutch precedents.

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A Storybook Holiday Brunch

Dec 14, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 11am
Phone: (703) 787-7300
Admission: $14
Bring your child to enjoy holiday fun. Children will prepare a craft, enjoy a visit from Santa and in addition, a special guest appearance who will read the ever popular Elf on the Shelf storybook. Fee also includes brunch for one parent and one child.

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Claude Moore Colonial Farm Wassail

Dec 14, Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Address: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA
Times: 1-4pm
Phone: (703) 442-7557
Gather in the Farm's orchard to Wassail! ("wish good health to") the apple trees with singing, dancing, and chants to ensure a "howling crop" next year. Enjoy spiced cider, ginger biscuits, a bonfire and 18th century games. Regular admission fee.

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Clint Black - "A Clint Black Christmas"

Dec 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Country music legend Clint Black brings a heartwarming concert of original Christmas music and beloved hits from throughout his 25 years in country music to the Hylton Center with "A Clint Black Christmas" on Dec. 14. Black has won over countless country music fans with his authentic and traditional sound, as well as his numerous Triple Platinum-selling albums and Billboard chart-topping songs, including his breakout hit, "A Better Man."





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World War II Christmas at Home

Dec 14, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 437-1794
(5-Adult) Soldiers on leave spent the holidays with family and friends dancing to big band music, singing carols and enjoying home cooking. Get in the spirit of a 1940s Christmas as you make an ornament to take home, learn about cooking with substitutions and hear the latest war news. Enjoy hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8 p.m.

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Dress Up Herndon for the Holidays

Dec 15, Homes in Herndon

Address: Homes in Herndon, Herndon, VA
Times: Judging 6-8pm
Phone: 7034356800x2222

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

Dec 17 - Dec 18, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Moscow Ballet's classic Great Russian Nutcracker returns!

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Jimmy's Annual Christmas Party and Casino Night for Charity

Dec 18, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 435-5467

"A Kodachrome Christmas" by Pat Hazell

Dec 19 - Dec 21, The Alden

Recurring daily
Address: 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA
Times: Friday & Saturday 8:00 pm; Sunday 2:00 pm
Admission: $30/$20 MCC district residents
Welcome to an irreverent and hysterical holiday celebration! From the creator of “The Wonder Bread Years” and a writer for “Seinfeld” comes a one-woman, cable-access holiday special. Enter the colorful world of Earlene Hoople as she entertains with participatory bell ringing, cookie baking, a family slide show, some outrageous advice for surviving the holidays with relatives… and a whole lot more.

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"A Christmas Carol"

Dec 20, Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center

Address: 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA
Times: 7pm
Admission: $15 general admission; $10 seniors and students
NYC actor / playwright, Greg Oliver Bodine, comes to Fairfax to perform his critically acclaimed, one-man performance of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL for a limited, one-night only engagement. "Charming!" --Laurel Graeber, The New York Times

THE STORY: Charles Dickens' 1867 American Reading Tour is off to a rough start. Due to an inexplicable loss of his luggage, he regretfully announces that he will be unable to read from his beloved classic, "A Christmas Carol." All is not lost however; Dickens delivers what he promised by performing from memory the magical story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey from miserliness to redemption with warmth and humor. This one-man play is based on the condensed version Dickens himself used on his historic reading tours of the United States and is adapted here to offer a unique theatrical experience. One actor. One hour! This show is rated G and is suitable for adults and children over ten (10) years of age. Please join us!


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19th Century Christmas by Candlelight

Dec 20, Sully Historic Site

Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Phone: (703) 437-1794
(5-Adult) Holiday customs have evolved from elegant balls in the time of Jane Austen to family traditions of the Victorian era. See Regency period dancers and be inspired by Sully's 1885 Christmas tree. Make a tree decoration based on a Victorian original. Enjoy hot cider and homemade cookies. House tour is 45 min. outside festivities available until 8 p.m.

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Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Dec 20, George Washington's Mount Vernon

Address: 3200 George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Mount Vernon, VA
Times: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Admission: $30, adult; $20, youth (6-11); children under five are free.
Ring in the holiday season with sparkling fireworks overlooking the Potomac River at George Washington's Mount Vernon on Saturday, December 20!

For the first time ever, Mount Vernon will open its doors for an evening of holiday-themed fireworks and special programs. Before the fireworks show at 8:45 p.m., Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon offers guests a chance to step back in time and experience a festive holiday evening at the first president's estate.

Stroll through the historic area while being serenaded by local choirs. Watch as colonial artisans demonstrate the 18th-century process of creating chocolate. Visit a winter encampment and meet re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment.

Enjoy cider, cookies, and a bonfire while listening to the harmonious sounds of musicians performing 18th-century tunes. Impress holiday guests by learning 18th-century dance moves with costumed guides in the Greenhouse. Warm up in the blacksmith shop - a working reconstruction of Washington's blacksmith shop. Sip hot chocolate while watching a fireworks show choreographed to holiday music over the Potomac River.

"General and Lady Washington" along with a cast of costumed characters from the 18th century will be on hand to greet Mount Vernon's holiday guests. Learn more about the Washingtons' Christmas traditions during a tour the first and second floor of the Mansion.


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Christmas in Fairfax with Fairfax Choral Society & City of Fairfax Band

Dec 20, Fairfax High School

Address: 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, Virginia
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Phone: (703) 642-3277
Admission: FREE
Make our tradition your tradition. Join the Fairfax Choral Society and the City of Fairfax Band in a glorious selection of seasonal favorites in this free, annual concert which will feature the world premiere of a new selection by Radol Alan Bass. Christmas in Fairfax is a FREE concert, however tickets must be secured with the city of Fairfax Band here.

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Holiday Model Train Display

Dec 20 - Dec 28, Colvin Run Mill

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 10017 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls, VA
Times: 11am-4pm
Phone: (703) 759-2771
Admission: Free
No reservations required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fun for all ages! Watch G-gauge trains wend their way through a miniature western town in the Colvin Run Barn. FREE

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Jimmy's Annual Holiday Party for Kids!

Dec 20, Jimmy's Old Town Tavern

Address: 697 Spring St, Herndon, VA
Phone: (703) 435-5467

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

Dec 20 - Dec 21, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm; Sunday, 4pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $50, $43, $30
This spirited performance by these remarkable Austrian youngsters features everything from ancient hymns and traditional Christmas carols to popular holiday favorites and songs from across the globe. Audiences and critics worldwide have praised these talented singers for their celestial voices, rapturous harmonies, pure tone, appealing demeanor, and, above all, a wide-ranging repertoire spanning centuries and genres. Dating back over half a millennium, the history of this choir has been associated with many of the world’s great composers, including Mozart and Bruckner; Franz Schubert himself was even a chorister.

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Virginia Ballet Company and School - "Nutcracker" Working Stage Rehearsal

Dec 26, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike (corner of Wakefield Chapel), Annandale, VA
Times: 6:30PM
Contact: www.vaballet.org
Phone: (703) 503-5960
Admission: $10 plus a $2 fee per ticket
A limited number of general admission tickets is available for the Nutcracker Working Stage Rehearsal on December 26 at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $10 plus a $2 fee per each ticket and may be purchased online at www.vaballet.org. The tickets for the Working Stage Rehearsal must be purchased in advance. For additional information call 703 249-8227.

Virginia Ballet Company and School present the 65th Annual "Nutcracker"

Dec 27 - Dec 29, Richard J. Ernst Theatre, NVCC Annandale Campus

Recurring daily
Address: 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA
Times: 2PM and 7PM
Contact: www.vaballet.org
Phone: (703) 249-8227
Admission: $30 adults, $20 for children, students, & seniors, plus a $3 fee per each ticket
VIRGINIA BALLET COMPANY AND SCHOOL will present its 65TH season of the classic NUTCRACKER ballet, fully staged and costumed, on December 27, 28 and 29, 2014. The performances are at 2PM and 7PM each day at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus in the Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater. Ticket prices for reserved seating are $30 for adults and $20 for children, students and seniors, plus a $3 fee per each ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at www.vaballet.org. Group pricing for these 6 performances is available for groups of 10 or more for the same performance. For additional information and group rates please call 703-249-8227.

Herndon's New Year’s Eve Bonfire and Celebration

Dec 31, ArtSpace Herndon

Address: 750 Center Street, Herndon, VA
Times: TBD
Phone: (703) 956-6590

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New Year’s Eve Scramble

Dec 31, Herndon Centennial Golf Course

Address: 909 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 10am
Phone: (703) 471-5769

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Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

Jan 17 - Jan 20, RCC Hunters Woods

Recurring daily
Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: Times will vary, depending on the day.
Contact: Kevin Danaher
Phone: (703) 390-6166
Admission: FREE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: ANNA DEAVERE SMITH Anna Deavere Smith will join us for three days of activities including a performance, the Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Keynote Address, and school performances. Professional Touring Artist Series Performance SNAPSHOTS: PORTRAITS OF A WORLD IN TRANSITION Sunday, January 18, 8:00 p.m. Ms. Smith has been listening to people across the country from all walks of life for the last several years, using Walt Whitman’s idea “to absorb America” as an inspiration. Keynote Address and Community Lunch RECLAIMING GRACE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY Monday, January 19, 12:00 p.m. The Keynote Address celebrates the resilience of the human spirit, the power of kindness and the strength of imagination in hope. The address will be followed by our traditional Community Lunch.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration: "Snapshots: Portraits Of A World In Transition"

Jan 18, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $25 Reston/$50 Non-Reston
Anna Deavere Smith Special Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Performance and Residency Anna Deavere Smith uses her singular brand of theatre to highlight issues of community, character, and diversity in America. Best known for crafting onewoman, multi-character plays about American social issues, Smith has been awarded the 2013 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest and most prestigious awards in the arts, as well as the National Humanities Medal. The MacArthur Foundation honored Smith with the “Genius” Fellowship for creating “a new form of theatre – a blend of theatrical art, social commentary, journalism, and intimate reverie.” Ms. Smith has been listening to people across the country from all walks of life for the last several years, using Walt Whitman’s idea “to absorb America” as an inspiration. To illustrate her goal of bringing “people across the chasm” of what she calls the “complex identity of America,” Ms. Smith slips in and out of character during the course of her presentation, recreating a diversity of emotions and points of view on controversial issues.

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Todd Ellison: Love on Broadway

Feb 8, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 4 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, enjoy an evening of Broadway’s most romantic love songs performed by this outstanding pianist joined by some of Broadway’s finest vocalists. Todd Ellison has distinguished himself on Broadway as the first-rate music director for the Tony Award-winning productions of Spamalot, La Cage aux Folles, and 42nd Street. He was also music director for New York’s Radio City Christmas Spectacular. This delightful evening of music features favorites such as “It Had To Be You” and “The Way We Were”; Broadway gems from West Side Story, Carousel, and Wicked; an Elvis Presley Medley; and more!


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American Festival Pops Orchestra presents "Valentine's Day Pops"

Feb 14, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

American Festival Pops Orchestra returns once again for a concert of popular love songs to enjoy with your sweetheart on Feb. 14. Under the baton of Anthony Maiello, this acclaimed ensemble that includes some of the finest musicians from the greater D.C. area performs "Valentine's Day Pops," featuring timeless love songs and romantic standards from the Great American Songbook.







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Virginia Opera: Salome

Feb 14 - Feb 15, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Recurring daily
Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: Saturday, 8pm ; Sunday, 2pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $86, $72, $44
Richard Strauss’s chilling one-act opera, an adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s notorious play about the Bible’s wicked femme fatale, both shocked and thrilled audiences over a century ago with its extravagant debauchery; its rich, evocative score; and its infamous “Dance of the Seven Veils.” Salome, the beautiful yet troubled stepdaughter of Herod, has a perverse obsession with the imprisoned John the Baptist, who spurns her seductions. Meanwhile, her lecherous stepfather is willing to offer her whatever her heart desires if only she will perform a dance, until he learns of the extremity of her demands. Sung in German with English supertitles.

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond"

Mar 1, Hylton Performing Arts Center

Address: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA
Phone: (888) 945-2468

Canadian fiddling couple Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy - who have each graced the Merchant Hall stage separately - team up for an exciting performance on March 1. "Visions from Cape Breton and Beyond" sees these two ferocious fiddlers and step dancers joined onstage by their children, demonstrating that this next generation has undoubtedly inherited many great talents.








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Danú: 20th Anniversary Tour

Mar 6, George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Address: 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA
Times: 8 pm
Phone: (888) 945-2468
Admission: $46, $39, $28
To celebrate 20 years of spirited music-making, this award-winning band from the Emerald Isle returns to our stage to perform an unforgettable night of lively Celtic music. Hailing from Ireland’s historic County Waterford, Danú has built a massive following worldwide due to its vibrant performances, and its mastery of traditional Celtic instruments such as flute, tin whistle, button accordion, and bouzouki, as well as striking vocals. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this celebrated band, along with two of its former band mates, perform a glorious blend of ancient Irish music and fresh new songs.


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Professional Touring Artists: Lúnasa

Mar 18, RCC Hunters Woods - The CenterStage

Address: 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA
Times: 8:00pm
Contact: Paul Douglas Michnewicz
Phone: (703) 390-6167
Admission: $25 Reston/$50 Non-Reston
An RCC tradition returns to the CenterStage. This delightful group of Irishmen has celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with Restonians for more than 20 years. Internationally acknowledged as one of the finest traditional Irish instrumental bands in recent times, they have performed more than 1,000 shows across the globe since 1997. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.

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On-Going Events

Halloween Music & Light Show

Oct 1 - Oct 31, Creepy Nights on Calamo

Recurring daily
Address: 7104 Calamo Street, Springfield, Virginia
Times: Sunset through 9:30pm (weeknights); through 10:30pm (Fri & Sat)
Contact: Hauntmasters Chris or Catherine
Phone: (202) 744-8276
Admission: FREE, but any canned or non-perishable food donations will be gratefully accepted to support the food bank for local charity E.C.H.O.
For 2014:

Nightly during October - Back by popular demand - the Halloween Music & Light Show! Details on the light show here. Listen to the speakers out front or on your car radio on FM 91.1.

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Friday October 31 7:00-10PM.

 

We're located on Calamo Street in Springfield Virginia; just south of DC and about a mile from the 395/495/95 "mixing bowl".


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Great Pumpkin Gathering

Oct 16 - Nov 1, Town Square at Tysons II

Recurring daily
Address: 8025 Galleria Drive, Tysons Corner, VA
Times: 6pm - 10pm
Follow up a visit to Tysons Harvest Festival with this inspired display. Artisan pumpkin carvers showcase a dazzling display of pumpkin art beyond your wildest imagining. Humorous, beautiful, terrifying, and just plain terrific, the dozens of different faces you'll see are sure to spark your creativity. Your kids are going to love these. Look out, Charlie Brown. These are some truly great pumpkins. Displays change daily. From Oct. 16-Nov. 1, 6 pm to 10 pm.

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The Addams Family Musical

Oct 31 - Nov 9, McLean High School Burks Auditorium

Recurring daily
Address: 1633 Davidson Road, McLean, VA
Times: 10/31 at 11pm;11/1, 11/7 and 11/8 at 7pm; 11/2 and 11/9 at 2pm
Contact: Amy Poe
Phone: (703) 362-1338
Admission: $15 Adults; $10 Students/Seniors
Join the award-winning McLean High School Theatre Company as they present the fun, family-friendly, and spooky The Addams Family musical. This special Halloween performance will be preceded by a costume contest at 10:30pm. Based on characters created by Charles Addams by permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide, the book is by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. (Also showing Nov 1, 7 and 8 at 7pm and Nov 2 and 9 at 2pm. Reserve seats at www.mcleandrama.com)

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Turkey Trot 5K Race

Nov 22, Herndon Community Center

Address: 814 Ferndale Avenue, Herndon, VA
Times: 4pm
Phone: (703) 787-7300

Come out and enjoy a trail course 5K with the family! The race will begin at 4pm on 11/22. Packet pick-up and race day registration runs from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Long sleeve Sport Tek T-shirts guaranteed to the first 900 pre-registered runners. Shirts must be picked up the day of the race. Shirts will not be available after race day. Prizes to 1st and 2nd place winners in various age groups.

Course takes you through Herndon Centennial Golf Course grass and paved paths, parts of the WOD paved trail and vehicular paved road.

All food will be donated to LINK. 

 


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Festive Sully

Dec 3 - Dec 28, Sully Historic Site

Recurring daily
Address: 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly, VA
Times: 11am - 4pm; closed Tuesdays
Phone: (703) 437-1794
Admission: $7/adult, $6/student, $5/senior or child
Experience the Sully main house decorated for an 18th century season of celebration. Relive the 1885 holiday memories of a young Sully visitor seeing the tree decorated in Victorian splendor. Groups require reservations.

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Reston Town Center Holiday Performances

Dec 6 - Dec 21, Reston Town Center

Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
Address: 11900 Market St., Reston, VA
Contact: Kevin Danaher
Phone: (703) 390-6166
Admission: FREE
RESTON TOWN CENTER • FREE • ALL AGES SOUTH MARKET PROMENADE Between Market Street and Democracy Drive (across from Starbucks) Come and enjoy holiday songs outside at the Reston Town Center South Market Promenade. Performances will include holiday favorites by the South Lakes High School Chorus, small ensembles from the Reston Chorale, Tenor Tim McKee, and the Northern Virginia Ukulele Ensemble. Please check the RCC website in November for the schedule.

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