Events for Friday, December 1, 2017 thru Sunday, December 31, 2017

Holidays Through the Ages

Friday, 12/01/2017 11:00 AM - Saturday, 12/23/2017 4:00 PM

Visit Rippon Lodge and stroll through seasonal celebrations gone by. The interior and exterior of the historic house will be decorated for the holidays. Various rooms inside the home will represent different periods of seasonal celebrations, from the Colonial Period through the 1940s. Light refreshments, a warm beverage, and shopping for unique Rippon merchandise round out a wonderful tour. Reservations strongly recommended for groups larger than 4. Tours begin on the hour on the front porch. Guests should dress in appropriate attire and comfortable shoes for this walking tour. Attachments

JEB Stuart Christmas Raid Tour

Saturday, 12/02/2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Confederate general JEB Stuart is famous for leading his cavalry in raids around his Federal opponent. While his raids on the Peninsula and towards Gettysburg are well known, his 1862 Christmas Raid through Northern Virginia is less well known. Join local historians on a special bus tour exploring the seldom visited sites associated with this raid. Tour includes lunch and departs from Williams Ordinary in Dumfries. For reservations call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Holiday Open House

Saturday, 12/02/2017 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Two Guys Antiques, a multi-dealer antique shop located in Dumfries, will be hosting a Holiday Open House, complete with refreshments, door prizes, and special deals on goods. Attachments

Annual Star Wars Days Family Festival and Comic Con

Saturday, 12/02/2017 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Coming from a galaxy far, far away..... Star Wars Days returns on December 2nd and 3rd at Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, VA Star Wars Days is a one of kind place for Star Wars, Sci-Fi, fantansy, Pop culture, STEM, comics and anime. Enjoy great merchandise from our vendors and artists. (This is the place for your Christmas shopping.) We have games, crafts, and a Jedi Training Academy for our young padawans. Put out a bounty on your friends and have out bounty hunters take them away. Enjoy panels and discussions. Costume contests both days. Jedi mind tricks won't work at our silent auction, only bidding! Our gaming room with have board games, X-Wing Miniature tables and more. Special Cub Scout activities and Boy Scout Merit Badge classes. Tickets are available online now at www.StarWarsDays.com! Proceed support local area Boy Scouts. Attachments

Christmas 1862

Saturday, 12/02/2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Christmas 1862 was bittersweet. The holiday season was certainly a welcome distraction from the ongoing war, yet endless families had an empty chair at the table that year. For the communities around Manassas Junction, that December was still a time of rebuilding from the second major battle in thirteen months.This event is hosted by the Manassas Battlefield Trust, in concert with Manassas National Battlefield ParkJoin us to celebrate Victorian Christmas traditions with caroling, crafts, cider, cookies, and more, as well as t0 remember the soldiers who were away from home for Christmas 1862, and those who would never return. The historic Stone House is located at the intersection of Lee Highway and Sudley Road. . Allow 30-45 minutes to experience the event. Tickets are free, but required in order to attend the event. Attachments

Holiday Night at Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/02/2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

For one night only, see Rippon Lodge by candlelight at Christmastime. Beginning with a special tree lighting ceremony with tree ornaments decorated by local school children, visitors will see the grounds and several of the historic buildings beautifully lit with lights. Guest may tour the Holiday through the Ages decorations by candlelight, listen to music, enjoy making seasonal crafts, a warm beverage, shopping and holiday cookies. One night only. Reservations for groups larger than 4 recommended. Attachments

Free Concert - Home for Christmas

Saturday, 12/02/2017 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Woodbridge Community Choir celebrates its 51st year of offering free concerts to the public. With two dates to choose from, come join us and ignite your Christmas spirit! We’ll be singing selections of familiar holiday favorites and festive arrangements sure to make you feel at home. Attachments

Annual Star Wars Days Family Festival and Comic Con

Sunday, 12/03/2017 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Coming from a galaxy far, far away..... Star Wars Days returns on December 2nd and 3rd at Woodbridge Senior High School in Woodbridge, VA Star Wars Days is a one of kind place for Star Wars, Sci-Fi, fantansy, Pop culture, STEM, comics and anime. Enjoy great merchandise from our vendors and artists. (This is the place for your Christmas shopping.) We have games, crafts, and a Jedi Training Academy for our young padawans. Put out a bounty on your friends and have out bounty hunters take them away. Enjoy panels and discussions. Costume contests both days. Jedi mind tricks won't work at our silent auction, only bidding! Our gaming room with have board games, X-Wing Miniature tables and more. Special Cub Scout activities and Boy Scout Merit Badge classes. Tickets are available online now at www.StarWarsDays.com! Proceed support local area Boy Scouts. Attachments

Holiday Open House

Sunday, 12/03/2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Two Guys Antiques, a multi-dealer antique shop in Dumfries, is hosting a Holiday Open House from 12-5. It will be complete with Door Prizes, Refreshments, and deal specials. Attachments

BINGO

Sunday, 12/03/2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Come join us for Bingo every 1st Sunday of the month! You are helping us spay/neuter feral cats as well as find homes for unwanted pets in Prince William County!Attachments

Free Concert - Home for Christmas

Sunday, 12/03/2017 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Woodbridge Community Choir celebrates its 51st year of offering free concerts to the public. With two dates to choose from, come join us and ignite your Christmas spirit! We’ll be singing selections of familiar holiday favorites and festive arrangements sure to make you feel at home. Attachments

$10 Growler Fills - EVERY Monday

Monday, 12/04/2017 11:00 AM - 11:55 PM

** $10 Growler Fills - EVERY Monday ** Don't forget your growler on the way to work! We do cheap growler fills every Monday. Come on by and have a pint and a bite, leave with your favorite brew to get you through the week! Attachments

Paint Night in the Republic

Monday, 12/04/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Flex your creative muscles and join us for a night of paint and beer. Our friends from Red Art & Design will be showing us how to create some cool artwork on wood (this isn’t your typical paint-on-canvas art night) and you can get in on the fun! Attachments

Team Trivia - EVERY Monday

Monday, 12/04/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

EVERY Monday Happy Hour extended to 9PM on Trivia Nights Weekly Prizes: 1st - $25 Gift Card 2nd - $15 Gift Card 3rd - $10 Gift Card Attachments

National Repeal Day Celebration

Tuesday, 12/05/2017 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

On December 5th, 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the 21st Amendment into law, repealing the prohibition & the 18th Amendment! Join us for National Repeal Day for a great time and these specials: ~~ $5 Pints ALL DAY ~~ ~~ $5 Jack Daniels, Bacardi, Smirnoff, & Jim Beam drinks ~~ ~~ $6 All Wine Glasses ~~ ~~ HALF Price Select Appetizers ~~ We celebrate Repeal Day because December 5th marks a return to the rich traditions of craft fermentation and distillation, the legitimacy of the American bartender as a contributor to the culinary arts, and the responsible enjoyment of alcohol as a sacred social custom. (drink specials end a 9pm....there may not be prohibition, but there's still VA ABC!!) Attachments

Repeal Day-20% off Growler Fills

Tuesday, 12/05/2017 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

December 5th is the anniversary of the end of Prohibition! Celebrate your right to drink by taking 20% off growler fills and playing Trivia at Brew Republic. The right of the people to drink great beer shall not be infringed! Attachments

Tuesday night Trivia

Tuesday, 12/05/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Are you a wealth of random information? Do you enjoy drinking beer and competing against others to win fabulous prizes? If so, join us on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm for Tuesday Trivia Night with our friends from Trivia Kings and put your knowledge to the test. Teams are welcome and encouraged (but certainly not required). Format includes music, picture, and weekly theme rounds with interactive participation. Drink some beer, have some fun, and if the odds are in your favor, walk out with major awards! Fame and fortune could be yours. Attachments

Paint Nite

Tuesday, 12/05/2017 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

~~ Paint Nite in the Biergarten ~~ ~~ Drink Creatively ~~ Paint Nites by Paint Nite DC in the Biergarten every Tuesday Use Coupon Code Ornery30 and save 30% on your ticket!!! Buy your tickets NOW: https://www.paintnite.com/buy/10019871 Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be 21+. Food and drink may be purchased at the event. The event begins promptly at the start time listed above. Please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you're coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together. If you're planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the host/hostess that you're with Paint Nite® and check in with us to reserve your seats. We do need some time to complete set up, but will be glad to open doors 30-45 minutes prior to event start time. Attachments

Citizen's Choice Randall (Beer Infusion) Day

Wednesday, 12/06/2017 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Have any great ideas of what would go great infused into beer? Maybe chocolate and strawberries infused into our oatmeal stout; or mangoes and habanero peppers into our VAIPA? Let us know what flavor-enhancing ingredients (like fruit, coffee beans, spices, tootsie rolls, whatever else) you think would go well with one of our beers on drought. We’ll take the best ideas and create a poll each week for other citizens to vote on. The top choice each week will be featured in our taproom on Wednesdays (4-7pm) and the citizen submitting the winning idea will get a sample of the beer they concocted. Have your ideas submitted before Saturday of each week so voting can start Sundays. Submissions made after Saturdays will be considered for the next poll. Attachments

Annual Messiah Sing-Along

Wednesday, 12/06/2017 7:00 PM

Students from three area high schools join forces for their annual Messiah Sing-Along. The show features an all-student choir and orchestra with professional soloists. Go to hyltoncenter.org for tickets. Attachments

American Festival Pops Orchestra Holiday Pops: Sounds of the Season

Friday, 12/08/2017 8:00 PM

Celebrate the Christmas season with Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in its annual family concert of cheerful carols and cherished holiday tunes. This jovial evening includes a program of sentimental favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride,” and culminates in a rousing sing-a-long, in which the audience members get a chance to share in the experience. Under the baton of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these talented musicians from the greater D.C. area perform favorites that are guaranteed to fill you and your family with holiday warmth and merriment. Attachments

Breakfast with Historic Santa

Saturday, 12/09/2017 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Come by and enjoy breakfast with Santa at the Old Manassas Courthouse! Enjoy family breakfast, make authentic 19th Century Christmas decorations and a chance to meet Santa who has dusted off that old 1862 suit and give him your wish list. Breakfast will be from 10 till noon. Crafts and pictures with Santa will be open until 3 p.m. a $3.00 donation to help with cost of craft supplies for those not eating with us would be appreciated. For reservations, call 703-792-4754. Attachments

Glaze N Guzzle Star Wars Inspired

Saturday, 12/09/2017 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Come out and let "The Force" guide you to glazing Beer Steins that the Rebels would be proud of. If Star Wars isn't your thing we have other designs to fit your taste. Bring the family and make it a family affair. Attachments

Santa’s Old Bridge Parade

Saturday, 12/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tackett’s Mill Center is proud to participate in WinterFest 2017 on Saturday, December 9th. Mark your calendars for this regional event spanning from Tackett’s Mill to both sides of the Occoquan River, presented by the Occoquan River Communities (ORC). WinterFest begins with “Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade” from 11am to Noon. The parade is organized and sponsored by “Santa’s Old Bridge Parade Inc.” and begins at the corner of Minnieville Road and Harbor Drive in the VDOT lot. It moves north on Harbor Drive, turns into the Tackett’s Mill Center at the McDonalds, and circles down to the beautiful Lakeside for a meet and greet with Santa, plus an award ceremony, and the Tackett’s Mill Holiday Arts Market from noon to 3pm with live music, treats, and gift items. (For 2017, the parade’s theme is “A Galactic Christmas.” Email paradesanta@gmail.com for more information. Attachments

Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade

Saturday, 12/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tackett’s Mill Center is proud to participate in WinterFest 2017 on Saturday, December 9th. Mark your calendars for this regional event spanning from Tackett’s Mill to both sides of the Occoquan River, presented by the Occoquan River Communities (ORC). WinterFest begins with “Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade” from 11am to Noon. The parade is organized and sponsored by “Santa’s Old Bridge Parade Inc.” and begins at the corner of Minnieville Road and Harbor Drive in the VDOT lot. It moves north on Harbor Drive, turns into the Tackett’s Mill Center at the McDonalds, and circles down to the beautiful Lakeside for a meet and greet with Santa, plus an award ceremony, and the Tackett’s Mill Holiday Arts Market from noon to 3pm with live music, treats, and gift items. (For 2017, the parade’s theme is “Comic Book Christmas”. Email paradesanta@gmail.com for more information or to enter the parade. Entries are being accepted until mid-November. Click here or below for an entry form. WinterFest continues from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. After the Holiday Arts Market, head to the Historic Town of Occoquan for an evening of shopping and dining with strolling carolers, holiday music, fire pits, marshmallow roasting, and period dressed re-enactors. The Workhouse Arts Center joins WinterFest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with its Saturday Art Walk. Stroll through artists’ studios and enjoy refreshments, fire pits and sing-along caroling, Santa Claus, and maybe even some carriage rides! Fireworks complete the day! A festive display of fireworks from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m is sponsored by Prince William Marina. Free parking is available at Hoffmaster’s Marina and the Occoquan Regional Park from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with great views of the fireworks and more free hot chocolate. Or watch along the riverfront in the historic town of Occoquan. Activities are continually being added. For updates and more information go to Occoquan River Communities’ Facebook page at facebook.com/OccoquanRiverCommunitiesLLC/ Attachments Xmas Parade

Santa Comes to Rippon Lodge

Saturday, 12/09/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

You better watch out! You better not cry! Santa Claus is visiting Rippon Lodge for one afternoon only! Be on your best behavior and keep your name on the “Nice” list. Parents will be given special “Things Santa Should Know” cards upon arrival. Bring your camera for pictures and dress appropriately for weather as some activities are outside. With large numbers of excited tots expected, we ask parents bring plenty of snacks and extra activities for young children. Attachments

Holiday Open House

Saturday, 12/09/2017 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for live music by Broad Run Strings, hot cocoa and cookies, childrens activities, and tours of the decorated Weems-Botts Museum. Attachments

Brentsville Holiday Concert

Saturday, 12/09/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join the Brentsville community Saturday evening for two Holiday concerts filled with seasonal music performed by the Brentsville District High School Choir at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire. Attachments

Drive-thru Living Nativity

Saturday, 12/09/2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Experience the magic of the times surrounding the birth of Jesus first hand as it is created before your eyes! Feel the heartbreak of Mary and Joseph as they are turned away by the Innkeeper! Watch as the wise men make their journey to see the Christ Child! Hear the angels as they proclaim the good news to the shepherds! St. Thomas United Methodist Church will be presenting its Drive-Thru Living Nativity, free for the community, on Saturday, December 9, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manassas Campus parking lot at 8899 Sudley Rd. (corner of Sudley Rd. and Grant Ave.) in Manassas. Rain Date: Sunday, December 10. For more information, contact the church office at 703-368-5161.Attachments

Manassas Chorale Around the World-It's Christmas

Saturday, 12/09/2017 7:30 PM

Travel the globe with the Chorale as it sings carols and songs of the season from many countries. Let the chorale, accompanied by a 20-piece orchestra, take you on a world tour in only two hours. Go to hyltoncenter.org for ticket information. Attachments

NFL Sunday at Ornery Beer Co - Every Game - Every Week

Sunday, 12/10/2017 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Ornery Beer Company is THE place to catch YOUR team!! >> NFL SUNDAY TICKET -- with every game, every week! >> $3.50 Light of Cologne Kolsch and Bud Light Pints during ALL NFL Games!! >> $5 Pints. ALL other pints - EVERY Sunday during NFL Games. >> LISTEN to YOUR game on your phone with Audio Everywhere. Just download the Free App and hear ALL our TV's on your phone!! Check it out here: http://www.audioeverywhere.com/ The Bests Food Deals during ALL NFL Games!! >> $8 Flatbreads >> $5 Pretzels >> $7 Brat & Chips >> Eleven 50" big screens >> The most comfortable lounge in town with 8 couches to hang out with your friends and fans by the 120" projection! >> AND the Biergarten! The best hangout in town! Discover Prince William & Manassas Steins, Vines & Moonshine Trail NFL •Sports •Free Admission •Kid Friendly •Football •Beer •Happy hour Attachments

Pet Photos with Santa

Sunday, 12/10/2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Bring your furry friends for Pet Photos with Santa in Grand Court at Potomac Mills December 10th from 6:30-8:30PM. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pet-photos-with-santa-tickets-39126363005 Attachments

Dailey & Vincent: Spirit of Christmas

Sunday, 12/10/2017 7:00 PM

Come enjoy a country Christmas as this award-winning band returns to our stage for a holiday concert of country and bluegrass favorites. Dubbed the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” by Country Music Television, Dailey & Vincent are extolled throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting Bluegrass bands in America. They chose to record their live DVD and PBS TV special for sold-out audiences in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall because of its excellent acoustics, and now they’re coming back to share their talents and wit for a special holiday treat. Their contagious and spirited music has earned them numerous awards, including three Grammy® Award nominations, four Dove awards, one Emmy Award nomination, and 14 International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Get in the spirit with this exceptional holiday experience. Attachments

Team Trivia Night

Monday, 12/11/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Happy Hour extended to 9PM on Trivia Nights Weekly Prizes: 1st - $25 Gift Card 2nd - $15 Gift Card 3rd - $10 Gift Card Attachments

Paint Nite

Tuesday, 12/12/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

~~ Paint Nite in the Biergarten ~~ ~~ Drink Creatively ~~ Paint Nites by Paint Nite DC in the Biergarten every Tuesday Use Coupon Code Ornery30 and save 30% on your ticket!!! Buy your tickets NOW: https://www.paintnite.com/buy/10019871 Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at a local restaurant or bar, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be 21+. Food and drink may be purchased at the event. The event begins promptly at the start time listed above. Please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you're coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together. If you're planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the host/hostess that you're with Paint Nite® and check in with us to reserve your seats. We do need some time to complete set up, but will be glad to open doors 30-45 minutes prior to event start time. https://www.paintnite.com/ Paint Nite DC Attachments

Civil War Christmas

Saturday, 12/16/2017 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

See the park's very own jolly Civil War era Santa in his handmade, festive suit. Bring the entire family out for an afternoon of holiday cheer. Enjoy period music, costumed interpreters and light refreshments. Make decorations as folks during the Civil War did. Bring a camera for pictures with Santa. $2 per person or $6 per family. For more information please call (703) 583-6904. Attachments

Teen Masters Bowling Tournament

Saturday, 12/16/2017 11:00 AM - Sunday, 12/17/2017

Come out and bowl or to cheer on your team at the Teen Masters Bowling Tournament in Manassas Virginia! Doubles: Entry into Saturday's optional Doubles event includes a 30-minute practice session on SKILL37, the same oil pattern that will be used during Sunday's Singles, and qualifying for the $5,000 Double Trouble XL in Las Vegas. Sign up online as an individual, bowl as a doubles team. Singles: Six games on the Teen Masters Skill37 oil pattern will determine invitations to compete in the 2018 Championships. For all information, see the aforementioned website.  

Brentsville Holiday Concerts

Saturday, 12/16/2017 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

December 16 Brentsville Holiday Concerts Concerts from 5p.m. -7p.m.; Free Join the Brentsville community Saturday evening for two Holiday concerts filled with seasonal music performed by the Brentsville District High School Choir at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church. Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire. Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, VA, 20136. 703-365-7895. Attachments

History in your hands

Sunday, 12/17/2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

HIYH is a program for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. HIYH is an opportunity to interact with the collections through tactile exploration of selected objects, and through verbal description, tactile graphics, and other materials for artifacts that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Visitor Services staff lead these events. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. Registration for the monthly program closes 1 week prior to the event. Attachments



 

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