The Holiday season is upon us, and there are many fun events this weekend.  If only we had more hours in the day!

Saturday, December 4th

Washington-Lee High School Holiday Bazaar

10am – 4pm: Washington-Lee High School, Arlington, VA

Washington-Lee High School is holding a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, and admission is free.  There will be more than 70 local artisans selling jewelry, ceramics, glassware, photography, artwork, collectibles, and clothing.  There will also be food and baked goods available for purchase.  School musical groups will perform at the event.



Family Arts & Crafts Workshop

10am – 12:30pm: Fairlington Community Center, Arlington

A worksop where you can make handmade cards, ornaments, and other trinkets.  You will get the chance to do simple printmaking, stamping, and collage techniques to create unique keepsakes.  Suitable for ages 6- adult.  You must register to attend.



Frying Pan Farm Park’s Old-Fashioned Country Christmas

1pm to 7pm: Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA

Frying Pan Farm Park is holding a special holiday event.  Activities will include wagon rides with Santa, holiday crafts, equestrian and blacksmithing demonstrations, children’s holiday shopping, pony rides, a Christmas puppet show, and and live music.  There will also be warming fires, carolers, and holiday photo stations

You and your family can also tour the working farm and equestrian facilities. Wagon rides, add to the festive atmosphere. Park admission is free; some activities have fees.


Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

4pm: Alexandria Marina, Alexandria, VA

A great holiday event!  Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in a fireboat at 4:15pm, and head over to the gazebo to take pictures with kids and our canine kids.  A photographer will offer a free print to take away.  Starting at 6pm, the harbor will light up with decorated sailboats and leisure boats. There will also be musical performances, free hot chocolate, and dog treats.  Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will be at the marina in to promote the new Yogi Bear movie.  The event is free, and visitors are invited to support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots drive by bringing a toy to the gazebo during the event.



Sweet Cinema: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
6:30pm – 8:30pm: The Sugar Cube, Alexandria, VA
Head to The Sugar Cube for a double screening of two fun holiday movies.  Kids will get the chance to make antlers and will receive a goody bag of sweets.  Cost is $15 per child, and the event is appropriate for ages 5 and up.



Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Holiday Sing-a-Long

4pm – 5:30pm: Wolf Trap, Vienna, VA

A great holiday tradition in the DC metro area is the Holiday Sing-a-Long at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap.  The United States Marine Band will lead the audience in traditional holiday songs.  There will be over 400 choir members from various vocal groups in the area.  The gates will open at 3pm.  Make sure to get there at least an hour early.  Bundle up in warm clothes and pack a thermos of hot chocolate.  Make sure that you have something to sit on- either chairs or thick blankets or sleeping bags. The Metro shuttle bus will not be running for this event.  The event is free, so bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots (not required).



Hanukkah Kids Event

3pm: Pentagon City Borders, Arlington

Kids are invited to celebrate Hanukkah with holiday stories, games, songs and more!  Suitable for children ages 3 to 8.



Merriment in Georgetown

2pm – 5pm: Wisconsin Ave, Georgetown, Washington, DC

Georgetown will shut down Wisconsin Avenue between M and N Streets for a holiday street festival.  There will be special sales, live music and ebtertainment, kid’s activities, and yummy treats.  There will also be horse-drawn carriage rides, live performance from Milkshake, book signing with American Girl author Valerie Tripp, a chance to meet Santa and take home a complimentary photo, and meet & greets with Frosty, Rudolph and other holiday friends.




Saturday, December 4th & Sunday, December 5th


“The Mouse at Amherst”

Saturday 11am and 1pm; Sunday at 1pm: Theatre on the Run, Arlington

A performance for children with the Jane Franklin Dance Co. that is adapted from the book by Elizabeth Spires.  It is based on a story of a friendship betweem Emily Dickinson and a mouse.  Tickets are $15, and $10 for children under 10.  Call 703-933-1111 for more info.