There’s nothing like the holiday season in Northern Virginia. You can find so many events that offer fun and holiday spirit. If you are looking for holiday cheer, check out some of our favorite holiday festivals in Northern Virginia.
This post is part two on the topic of holiday festivals in the area. You can click here if you would like to find more events for this holiday season.
Our Favorite Holiday Festivals in Northern Virginia
Alexandria Tree Lighting Ceremony
Market Square – Alexandria
November 19 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
The Alexandria tree-lighting ceremony is a great way to kick off the Christmas season. Visitors can see the 40-foot tree at Market Square in the city’s Old Town section. This large Christmas tree will feature close to 40,000 lights. The mayor usually has the honor of turning the lights on. Guests can also expect a greeting from the Town Crier when they arrive. There will also be an appearance from Santa during the event.
Christmas at Leesburg Animal Park
Leesburg Animal Park – Leesburg
Varied dates from December 3 to 23
With the Christmas Village at Leesburg Animal Park, you have a holiday experience for the whole family. They have live animals and rides. Kids can feed the animals and take pictures with some of them. The Christmas village also has a live Nativity scene. This event also has pictures with Santa and craft activities. Tickets are $13.95, with children under two getting free admission.
Ice & Lights
Cameron Run Regional Park – Alexandria
November 18 to January 1 – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Ice & Lights is an outdoor winter experience at Cameron Run Regional Park. It is a stunning winter village you can tour with your family. You can enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and take photos with the light displays. As an added attraction, there is an outdoor ice skating rink. Tickets range from $8 to $20 for this holiday festival.
Festival of Lights and Carols
Old Town Hall – Fairfax
December 3 – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
The Festival of Lights and Carols is a wonderful event at the Old Town Square in Fairfax. You can enjoy live holiday music and lights. Guests can browse the holiday market as the caroling sets the tone for a festive holiday season.
They also have the tree-lighting ceremony at 5:00 pm. It is a free event to enjoy with the entire family.
Are you in the mood for holiday cheer? Get in the spirit with friends and family when attending these holiday festivals in Northern Virginia.
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