Fredericksburg Winter Holiday Event Guide

Here’s a list of some of the upcoming holiday events in the Fredericksburg area, including Santa visits, parades, concerts, arts & crafts fairs–and more.

Saturday, Nov. 6:

Santa’s Wonderland, Bass Pro Shop
November 6 – December 24, FREE pictures with Santa, Reservations required

Wednesday, Nov. 10:

Meet Me in St. Louis, Riverside Dinner Theater
Nov. 10 – Dec. 31, $$

Friday, Nov. 12:

CYT’s Elf the Musical
Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 8 performances, Spotsylvania High School
Reserve tickets online, $15

Illuminate Lightshow & Santa’s Village in Doswell
Nov. 12, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
5:30 – 10 pm, $30 per car
Military, Fire, Police & EMS FREE Nov. 12 – 18

Saturday, Nov. 13:

Holiday Open House Weekend – Fredericksburg Downtown
Official start of Holiday Shopping in Downtown Fredericksburg, VA!

Winter Wonderland Starts – Fredericksburg

Holiday Market at Revatone Farm- Spotsylvania

Pictures with Santa!
10 am – 2 pm, Courtyard by Marriott, 620 Caroline St., $5 per family

Spotsylvania Towne Center’s Santa Arrival Parade
10am – 10:30 am

Rappahannock Model Railroaders
Food Court, Mall Hours
The Rappahannock Model Railroaders will be featuring Holiday Train Displays along with Holiday Scenery

Concert in Lights Kick-Off!
5 pm – 7 pm, The Village

CYT’s Elf the Musical
Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 8 performances, Spotsylvania High School
Reserve tickets online, $15

Sunday, Nov. 14:

CYT’s Elf the Musical
Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 8 performances, Spotsylvania High School
Reserve tickets online, $15

Monday, Nov. 15:


Holiday Card Selfies – Riverfront Park Begin
November 15 – December 27, 700 Sofia Street

Friday, Nov. 19:

FXBG Drive In Holiday Movie Series
5:00 pm – 10 pm, Old Mill Park, FREE
Home Alone

CYT’s Elf the Musical
Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 8 performances, Spotsylvania High School
Reserve tickets online, $15

Trees of Hope – Loisann’s Hope House
November 19 – December 4 during store hours at Ashley Furniture Store

Saturday, Nov. 20:

Children’s Tree Lighting & Jingle Bell Sing-a-long
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, Hurkamp Park, FREE

CYT’s Elf the Musical
Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 8 performances, Spotsylvania High School
Reserve tickets online, $15

Sunday, Nov. 21:

CYT’s Elf the Musical
Nov. 12 – Nov. 21, 8 performances, Spotsylvania High School
Reserve tickets online, $15

Thursday, Nov. 25:

29th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot
7:00 am – 10:00 am

Friday, Nov. 26:

Black Friday Family Photo Booth
8am – 3pm, Food Court, Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Spotsylvania Santa Run Begins

Holly Jolly Golf at Fun Land of Fredericksburg
November 26 – January 2

Saturday, Nov. 27:

Dog Photos with Santa

Annual Holiday Open Alpaca Farm Celebration (Beaverdam)
11 am – 4 pm, FREE

Santa’s Princess & Superhero Party
Funland of Fredericksburg

Wednesday, Dec. 1

Bethlehem Walk (Richmond)
Dec. 1 – 5
Experience the Christmas story live and in-person.
Reservations open Nov. 15

Thursday, Dec. 2

Visit with Santa
7-9 pm, Rector’s Repair and Welding

Friday, Dec. 3:

Rising Sun Tavern Museum Holiday Open House
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, FREE

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show

Fredericksburg’s First Friday
Ride the free trolley

Glasgow Farm: Live Nativity 2021
There are 2 shows each night: 6 pm & 8 pm
Must reserve FREE tickets/1 per vehicle

Holiday Pops-Fredericksburg Symphony
7:30 pm

Merry Trees Open House – Fredericksburg Area Museum
5-7:30 pm, FREE

Stafford County’s Christmas Tree Lighting
5-7 pm at the evergreen near the steps of the courthouse.
FREE hot cocoa

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
8 pm , $15

Christmas at the Fields
6:30 – 8:30 pm
FREE, tree lighting and celebration

Live Nativity at Mount Olympus Berry Farm
Dec. 3, 4, & 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Runs continuously every 20 min.

Saturday, Dec. 4:

Lighted Boat Parade & Christmas Vendor Village
Lake Anna

Meadow Farms Christmas Craft Event & Free Hot Dogs
11 am, FREE

SANTA, SNOWMAN SOUP, ROAST MARSHMALLOWS at Braehead Farm!
$10.00 PER PERSON, AGE 2 AND UNDER FREE! 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Season Passholders only pay $5.00 per person. Bring your cameras! The market will be full of fresh baked cookies, gingerbread men, coffee and cocoa!
No reservations needed. The order number of visiting Santa will be given to you upon arrival! Make sure you get your number!

Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe’s 11th Annual Breakfast with Santa
Seating starting at 8:30 am, $$$

Mistletoe Market – Hurkamp Park
9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 500 William Street
 
Dominion Energy Christmas Parade (Richmond)
10 am

Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt Around Government Island
All participants 3+ must register
$10 resident/$15 non-resident, 16+ get a $5 discount

A Visit From Santa at the Orb
5-8 pm

Nutcracker Tea, Creative Movement Dance
$25/child, 2 sessions

Spotsylvania Christmas Parade
1:00 pm, Spotsylvania Courthouse District

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Downtown Fredericksburg

Remington Christmas Parade
5 pm

Rocking Around the Boardwalk (Woodbridge)
FREE, 3-5 pm, tree display, holiday music, s’mores
Trees will be displayed throughout the month of December

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show

Disney Aladdin, Jr., Talents FXBG
3 pm or 6 pm, $7 general admission, $5 active military or veteran

The Nutcracker Ballet
Academy of Ballet, Fredericksburg City Ballet
7 pm, James Monroe High School

A Dickens of a Time Holiday Tea and Tour – Bellegrove Plantation

Glasgow Farm: Live Nativity 2021
There are 2 shows each night: 6 pm & 8 pm
Must reserve FREE tickets/1 per vehicle

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
8:30 pm , $15

Live Nativity at Mount Olympus Berry Farm
Dec. 3, 4, & 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Runs continuously every 20 min.

Sunday, Dec. 5:

Santa’s Princess & Superhero Pizza Party
Funland of Fredericksburg

SANTA, SNOWMAN SOUP, ROAST MARSHMALLOWS at Braehead Farm!
$10.00 PER PERSON, AGE 2 AND UNDER FREE! 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Season Passholders only pay $5.00 per person. Bring your cameras! The market will be full of fresh baked cookies, gingerbread men, coffee and cocoa!
No reservations needed. The order number of visiting Santa will be given to you upon arrival! Make sure you get your number!

Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe’s 11th Annual Breakfast with Santa
Seating starting at 8:30 am, $$$

Pet Photos with Santa
December 5, 9am – 11am, Center Court, Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show

The Nutcracker Ballet
Academy of Ballet, Fredericksburg City Ballet
2 pm, James Monroe High School

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
3 & 8 pm , $15

35th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit Begins
December 5 – 30, Ferry Farm, $$

A Wee Christmas Dollhouses & Miniatures Show Begins
December 5 – 30, Historic Kenmore, $$

Christmas Shopping in the 1950s Walking Tour

Mary Washington House Holiday Open House
12:00 pm – 7:00 pm, FREE
Tour the Mary Washington House by candlelight in the spirit of an 18th century Christmas Shop for unique gifts in the museum store while sipping hot cider and sampling Mary Washington’s famous gingerbread.

Spotsylvania Courthouse Luminary
4:45 pm, FREE
When you arrive, be sure to decorate an ornament and place on the tree of your choosing.

Disney Aladdin, Jr., Talents FXBG
3 pm or 6 pm, $7 general admission, $5 active military or veteran

2021 Tonight in Bethlehem
5pm, FREE tickets needed

Culpeper’s Christmas Parade
5 pm

Live Nativity at Mount Olympus Berry Farm
Dec. 3, 4, & 5, 6:30-8:30 pm
Runs continuously every 20 min.

Monday, Dec. 6:

Toy Drive & Photos with Santa
4 – 7 pm, Fred Nats Stadium

Wednesday, Dec. 8:

Holiday History Trivia — James Monroe Museum
6 pm via ZOOM
RSVP required

Stafford’s Holiday Fun Night
$15, pre-registration required

Thursday, Dec. 9:

Grow & Giggle: Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
Register: Aug. 9 – Dec. 3
10 am – 11:30 pm, Lee Hill Community Center, $10 per child, Ages 2-5

Messy Advent — Hillcrest UMC
FREE, Dinner served at 6 pm

Friday, Dec. 10:

Spotsy’s Holiday Open House
9 am – 5 pm

Krispies with Kringle
6:30-8:00 pm, $5 free, must pre-register, Santa visit & pics

51st Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour
Timed Tour Ticketing — Registration Required

The Night Before Christmas Wagon Ride (Caledon State Park)
Come get into the holiday spirit while taking a caroling wagon ride at Caledon State Park.
Reservations required. $3/pp or $5 per family. $5 parking per car.

A Night in Bethlehem (Culpeper)
5:00 – 7:30 pm, FREE journey through the Christmas story.

Wilderness Baptist Church Outdoor Nativity
Outdoor nativity with cookies and cocoa, FREE
More details to come

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
8 pm , $15

Spotsylvania Winter Spectacular
6-8 pm, FREE with donation

Saturday, Dec. 11:

SANTA, SNOWMAN SOUP, ROAST MARSHMALLOWS at Braehead Farm!
$10.00 PER PERSON, AGE 2 AND UNDER FREE! 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Season Passholders only pay $5.00 per person. Bring your cameras! The market will be full of fresh baked cookies, gingerbread men, coffee and cocoa!
No reservations needed. The order number of visiting Santa will be given to you upon arrival! Make sure you get your number!

Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe’s 11th Annual Breakfast with Santa
Seating starting at 8:30 am, $$$

Breakfast with Santa, Grounds Bistro
9 & 10 am, $$, Registration Required

Spotsy’s Holiday Open House
9 am – 5 pm

Santa Visit – Spotsylvania’s Visitors Center
11 am – 12 pm

Santa Visit – Spotsylvania County Museum
1 – 2 pm

New Life Outreach Christmas-FEST 2021
12 – 4 pm, FREE

Meet the Grinch Pop-Up & Toy Drive (Milford)
10 am – 4 pm, photos & video for $20, Only $10 if you bring a toy

Candy Cane Lane Christmas Market (Bowling Green)
10 am – 2 pm

Holly Day Shoppe Market (King George)
9 am – 1 pm, Santa will be there.

Christmastide at Stratford
5-8 pm, $$$

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
3 & 8 pm , $15

51st Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour
Timed Tour Ticketing — Registration Required

FXBG Drive In Holiday Movie Series
5:00 pm – 10 pm, Old Mill Park, FREE
Classics Double Feature: How the Grinch Stole Christmas & The Year Without Santa

The Night Before Christmas Wagon Ride (Caledon State Park)
Come get into the holiday spirit while taking a caroling wagon ride at Caledon State Park.
Reservations required. $3/pp or $5 per family. $5 parking per car.

A Night in Bethlehem (Culpeper)
4:00 – 7:00 pm, FREE journey through the Christmas story.

Wilderness Baptist Church Outdoor Nativity
Outdoor nativity with cookies and cocoa, FREE
More details to come

Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg Stars & Light
3 – 5 pm or 7-9 pm, $$

Holiday Concert – Quantico Marine Corps Band – Brass Quintet
12 – 1 pm

Family Day – Holiday Celebration
FREE, 12 – 3 pm, Quantico

Sunday, Dec. 12:

Santa’s Princess & Superhero Pizza Party
Funland of Fredericksburg

SANTA, SNOWMAN SOUP, ROAST MARSHMALLOWS at Braehead Farm!
$10.00 PER PERSON, AGE 2 AND UNDER FREE! 2021-2022 Fall/Winter Season Passholders only pay $5.00 per person. Bring your cameras! The market will be full of fresh baked cookies, gingerbread men, coffee and cocoa!
No reservations needed. The order number of visiting Santa will be given to you upon arrival! Make sure you get your number!

Eileen’s Bakery & Cafe’s 11th Annual Breakfast with Santa
Seating starting at 8:30 am, $$$

Spotsy’s Holiday Open House
9 am – 5 pm

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
3 pm , $15

British Christmas High Tea
1 – 5 pm @Freedom Society

51st Annual Holiday Candlelight Tour
Timed Tour Ticketing — Registration Required

The Night Before Christmas Wagon Ride (Caledon State Park)
Come get into the holiday spirit while taking a caroling wagon ride at Caledon State Park.
Reservations required. $3/pp or $5 per family. $5 parking per car.

Wilderness Baptist Church Outdoor Nativity
Outdoor nativity with cookies and cocoa, FREE
More details to come

Tuesday, Dec. 14:

Marine Corps Museum Visit With Santa
10 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 15:

Advent Workshop & Family Dinner
FREE, 6-7:30 pm

Fredericksburg Community Concert Band
7pm – 8 pm, Spotsylvania Towne Centre, Food Court

Friday, Dec. 17:

FXBG Drive In Holiday Movie Series
5:00 pm – 10 pm, Old Mill Park, FREE
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Night Before Christmas Wagon Ride (Caledon State Park)
Come get into the holiday spirit while taking a caroling wagon ride at Caledon State Park.
Reservations required. $3/pp or $5 per family. $5 parking per car.

Ferry Farm Baptist Church Christmas Pageant
12-min. nativity presentation
6-8 pm, FREE

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
8 pm , $15

Saturday, Dec. 18:

Santa’s Princess & Superhero Pizza Party
Funland of Fredericksburg

Winter Wonderland
Fredericksburg Fieldhouse, 10 am – 1 pm

Wreaths Across America — Oak Hill Cemetery
Noon

Stafford Christmas Parade
3:00 pm, Stafford Fairgrounds

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
3 & 8 pm , $15

The Night Before Christmas Wagon Ride (Caledon State Park)
Come get into the holiday spirit while taking a caroling wagon ride at Caledon State Park.
Reservations required. $3/pp or $5 per family. $5 parking per car.

Ferry Farm Baptist Church Christmas Pageant
12-min. nativity presentation
6-8 pm, FREE

Fredericksburg SDA Church’s Outdoor Nativity
More information to come

Marine Corps Museum Visit With Santa
3:30 – 5:00 pm

Faith Baptist Church – Holiday Musical
Spotsylvania Towne Centre Food Court
6:30-7:30 pm

Live Nativity on the Methodist Green
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Please allow about 20 min. for the entire duration of the nativity story.

Avery Ballet’s Santa’s Workshop
7 pm, Tickets will be available for purchase online, at the door, and at the Avery Ballet Studio!
Adults – $20, Children – (ages 12 and under) – $15

Sunday, Dec. 19:

The Night Before Christmas Wagon Ride (Caledon State Park)
Come get into the holiday spirit while taking a caroling wagon ride at Caledon State Park.
Reservations required. $3/pp or $5 per family. $5 parking per car.

Avery Ballet’s Santa’s Workshop
2 pm, Tickets will be available for purchase online, at the door, and at the Avery Ballet Studio!
Adults – $20, Children – (ages 12 and under) – $15

Christmas at St. George’s Concert
3 pm, FREE but donations are welcome

“A Christmas Carol,” Stagedoor Productions
8 pm , $15

Tuesday, December 21

Richmond Miracle of Christmas (Metro Richmond Zoo)
Facebook Live presentation of Miracle of Christmas, a nativity pageant
7 pm

Wednesday, December 22

Ebenezer United Methodist Church’s Outdoor Living Nativity
7 pm, More details coming

Saturday, January 1

First Day Hike, Mott’s Run Reservoir
FREE, Come out to this event anytime between 9 am – 12 pm.

Saturday, January 15

Fredericksburg’s Snowball Fight
3 – 5 pm , FredNats Stadium

All Season Long:

Illuminate Lightshow & Santa’s Village in Doswell
Nov. 12, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
5:30 – 10 pm, $30 per car
Military, Fire, Police & EMS FREE Nov. 12 – 18

Meet Me in St. Louis, Riverside Dinner Theater
Nov. 10 – Dec. 31, $$

Rappahannock Fredericksburg Rotary Club’s Letters to Santa mailbox
Nov. 27 – Dec. 19

Bethlehem Walk (Richmond)
Dec. 1 – 5
Experience the Christmas story live and in-person.
Reservations open Nov. 15

Holiday Card Selfies – Riverfront Park
November 15 – December 27, 700 Sofia Street

Concert in Lights
November 13 – December 24, The Village
Shows are nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm!

Santa Photos
November 13 – December 24, Hours Vary, Center Court, Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Window Wonderland – Fredericksburg Downtown
November 13 – December 31

A Wee Christmas Dollhouses & Miniatures Show
December 5 – 30, Historic Kenmore, $$

35th Annual Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit
December 5 – 30, Ferry Farm, $$

Santa’s Wonderland, Bass Pro Shop
November 6 – December 24, FREE pictures with Santa, Reservations required

Santa at Green Top
Dec. 15 – 23, Reservations required
FREE

Trees of Hope – Loisann’s Hope House
November 19 – December 4 during store hours at Ashley Furniture Store

Holly Jolly Golf at Fun Land of Fredericksburg
November 26 – January 2

Richmond Miracle of Christmas (Metro Richmond Zoo)
Facebook Live presentation of Miracle of Christmas, a nativity pageant
A pre-recorded video of the nativity will be streamed here on the zoo’s Facebook page on December 21 at 7 PM. After the stream, the video will be accessible to watch at any time before January 2.

Christmas at Ellwood
Dec. 11- 17, Noon-3 pm
FREE

Neighborhood Holiday Lights

Moore Lights — 9535 Fall Haven Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
November 26 – December 31, 2021
Nightly from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

~One Hour Away

Ridgeview Ranch’s First Christmas (Midland, VA)
Saturday, December 11, 11 am – 3 pm
~40 miles from Fredericksburg

Civil War Christmas at Brentsville Courthouse
6 – 8 pm, FREE

Santa Stop at the Market at Grelen
Saturdays, 11 am – 2 pm
Nov. 27, Dec. 4, 11, & 18
~48 miles from Fredericksburg

Busch Garden’s Christmas Town
Nov. 12, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022

Kings Dominion’s Winterfest
Nov. 20, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022

Lewis Ginter’s GardenFest of Lights
Nov. 22, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022

Christmas at Gaylord National
November 26 – December 31

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon
December 18 & 19, 5:30-8:30 pm

Mount Vernon by Candlelight
Nov. 26-27, Dec. 3-4, Dec. 10-11, Dec. 19

Cancellations

Zoolights

Fredericksburg’s Santa Train

Monroe Christmas Open House-James Monroe Museum
They will be presenting an online holiday-themed history trivia with Santa Claus on Wednesday, December 8 at 6:00 pm
Look for details on how to register for this virtual program. The museum will offer other virtual holiday programs during the “Merry Monroe” the week of December 6-10.



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