November Happenings 2022

Ongoing Events

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s
Nov. 5 – Dec. 24, FREE pictures with Santa
Picture reservations start Oct. 30

Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village
Nov. 11, 2022-Jan 1, 2023
$30/vehicle
Nov. 11-17: Free admission to all military, police, firefighters and EMS
workers, including their entire carload (up to 9 people)/Show your
credentials at the ticket window
Nov. 14-Dec. 14: Every Mon, Tues, & Wed nights, bring a new, unwrapped toy for $5 off admission

Busch Gardens Christmas Town
Nov. 11, 2022-Jan 11, 2023 (Select dates)

Kings Dominion Winterfest
Select dates Nov. 25, 200 – Jan. 1, 2023

Concert in Lights, All Season Long
Nov 13 – Dec 24, The Village at Spotsylvania Towne Centre
Shows are nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm!

Window Wonderland 2022
Nov. 12- Dec. 3o
Answer 40+ riddles on store windows in downtown Fredericksburg for a chance to win prizes

Holiday Walk of Lights at Neabsco Regional Park
Nov. 26 – Dec. 31
Fridays – Sundays  | 5:30 – 9pm
Walk down a magical path of hand-crafted light displays
FREE

Bethlehem Walk
Experience the Christmas Story live and in person!
Salem Baptist Church in Goochland County, Virginia, just 6 miles west of Short Pump
Nov. 30 – Dec. 4
Registration opens Nov. 15
FREE

Every Saturday in November Shoofly Farm is open to the public for FREE!
10 am to 2 pm, Chesterfield

Riverside Christmas Spectacular – Home for the Holidays
Nov. 16-Dec. 1

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. More info. to come.

Year-round Ice-Skating at Wilderness Presidential
$10 per Hour, $5 for Skate Rental, $8 for Bear Skate Assist
If you are not a member or guest, you must pay the Day Pass fee to enjoy the amenities.
DAY PASS (M-Fri): 3 and under – Free, 4-12 – $8/per child, 13-54 – $12 pp, 55+ – $10 pp
DAY PASS (Sat & Sun): Same rates but does not include access to the swimming pools on weekends.

Tickets are on sale for Massaponax HS’s production of “White Christmas”. Online ticket discount ($7 instead of $10) till Nov. 30. Performances will be Dec. 8-10.

Nov. 1

Wren & Sparrow Bird Walks
Old Mill Park
12+ years old
9 am, FREE

The Haunted GraveyardPOSTPONED FROM A HALLOWEEN RAIN CANCELLATION
12729 Pickett Court, Spotsylvania
Lake Wilderness 2
6:30 pm

Nov. 2

Preschool Playdate: Thank You for Your Service
National Museum of the Marine Corps
10 am – 12 pm, FREE
Ages 5 & under

Nov. 4

Rock Out Knock Out Homelessness
1-4 pm
Southpoint Walmart
Collecting supplies for Treasure House

FXBG First Friday
5-9 pm

Culpeper First Friday
4:00 – 7:30 pm

Fall Finale Belvedere Plantation
6 – 10 pm

Holiday Bazaar & Fall Festival
United Methodist Church
6-8 pm

High School Musical, Jr.
Aspire Christian Theatre
Wilderness Community Church
7 pm, FREE

Nov. 5

Santa arrives at Cabela’s and Bass Pro Shops

Santa Photos – ODHS

Rock Out Knock Out Homelessness
8 am – 8 pm
Southpoint Walmart
Collecting supplies for Treasure House

Home Depot Kids Workshop
Scarecrow Napkin Holder
9 am – Noon
FREE

Honor Veterans with Flag Placement — VFW
Oak Hill Cemetery
9-11 am

FXBG Fair Fall Craft Show
Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
10 am – 3 pm
Free admission and parking

Fredericksburg Women’s Lifestyle Expo
FXBG Expo Center
10 am – 4 pm, Pictures with Santa 1-4 pm

Fall Family Fun Day
Stratford Hall
10 am – 4 pm
$5 (ages 6+)/FREE (5 & under)

Fall Community Clean Up Day
Spotsylvania
8 am – 1 pm
Pre-register

Holiday Bazaar & Fall Festival
United Methodist Church
8:30-1 pm

Brook Point Dance Team Fall Craft Fair
Brook Point High School
9 am – 2:30 pm
$3 entry fee

Fred SPCA Animal Rescue Festival
9:30 am – 2 pm
Riverfront Park

Fall Finale Belvedere Plantation
10 am

High School Musical, Jr.
Aspire Christian Theatre
Wilderness Community Church
2 & 7 pm, FREE

Night in Washington’s Day
Historic Kenmore
7-8 pm, $$

Nov. 6

A Christmas Makers Market
Wilderness Presidential
Free Admission
10 am – 4 pm

Santa Photos ODHS
11 am – 4 pm

Fall Finale Belvedere Plantation
10 am

Fredericksburg Food Co-op Bag Bee
2-3:30 pm

High School Musical, Jr.
Aspire Christian Theatre
Wilderness Community Church
3 pm, FREE

Cultural & Family Fun Fair
Loriella Park
3:30 pm, FREE

Nov. 7

Marsupial Mondays
Possum-bilities Store
211 William Street
12-5 pm
Wear anything with a marsupial on it and receive 15% off store purchase
Meet a possum from Awesome Possumz!

Raptor Encounter
Fredericksburg Parks & Rec
Old Mill Park, FREE
4-5 pm
Pre-registration is still requested-Registration closes Nov. 3

Fall Showcase
Spotsylvania High School Marching Bands
7 pm – Spotsylvania High Scholl
FREE – Donations to Treasure House requested

Nov. 8

Homeschool Nature Nerds
Geology Rocks
9 am – 12 noon
Alum Springs Park
$20/session or $90/all 5 sessions
Pre-registration required/Registration closes the Thursday before each date

Crochet Night with Lee
Katora Coffee
6-8 pm
Admission with cafe purchase

Nov. 9

Card Making – Spreading Holiday Joy
Fredericksurg Food Co-op
6-7 pm
Make holiday cards to brighten a senior’s day.

Disney Bingo
Sangria Bowl – Culpeper

Nov. 10

2022 Veterans Day Ceremony
Stafford Armed Services Memorial
10 – 11 am
All veterans and public are invited.
The Marine Corps turns 247-years-old today. This birthday will be recognized with special cupcakes. Also, carnations will be given to attendees to lay at the memorial.

Veteran’s Day Celebration
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office
10 am – 3 pm

Our Military, Our Community
Simventions
10:30 am – Noon

Grow & Giggle
Giving Thanks
10 am – 11:30 am
Lee Hill Community Center
Pre-registration required
Ages 2-5, $10/per child

247th Marine Corps Birthday Cake Cutting Ceremony
National Museum of the Marine Corps
11 am & 2 pm, FREE

Hillcrest UMC Messy Church
6-8 pm, FREE, All ages
Dinner at 6 pm–The menu this month is a Thanksgiving meal
Hands On Activities
RSVP is not required but would be appreciated.

Nov. 11

National Park Service Entrance Fee-Free Day

Holiday Open House Weekend
Fredericksburg

FXBG Walks – Right Up Your Alley
10 am – Noon, $$

Fredericksburg Veterans Day ProcessionPROCESSION HAS BEEN CANCELED
10 am
Begins at Memorial Park

Veterans Day Ceremony and Wreath Commemoration
10:45 AM at the Fredericksburg War Memorial.

High School Musical, Jr.
Aspire Christian Theatre
Wilderness Community Church
7 pm, FREE

The Music Man – CYT
Spotsylvania High School
7 pm, $$

Scrooge the Musical
Lake of the Woods
7:30 pm, $$

Luminary Tribute – Germanna Foundation
5:30-7 pm, Ceremony at 6:30 pm
FREE, Open to the public
(If you wish to volunteer to assist with the filling luminary bags with sand and placing them along the Germanna Foundation grounds, please contact Barbara Bounds at bbounds@germanna.org.)

USO Night at Historic KenmoreCANCELED
7-9:30 pm, $$

Nov. 12

Holiday Open House Weekend
Fredericksburg

Here Comes Santa Claus!
Spotsylvania Towne Centre
10-11 am

Mimi’s Vintage Cottage Anniversary Open House
Refreshments, door prizes, and a make-n-take holiday ornament
10 am – 5 pm

Family Day: Veterans Day
National Museum of the Marine Corps
10 am – 1 pm, FREE

Rappahannock Model Railroaders
Spotsylvania Towne Centre Mall near Food Court
10 am – 8 pm

Stafford/Spotsy Art Festival
10 am – 5 pm, FREE
401 Coneflower Lane, Stafford

Christmas Expo with Santa
Gobbler Hill Farm
10 am – 3 pm

High School Musical, Jr.
Aspire Christian Theatre
Wilderness Community Church
2 & 7 pm, FREE

The Music Man – CYT
Spotsylvania High School
2 & 7 pm, $$

Scrooge the Musical
Lake of the Woods
7:30 pm, $$

Nov. 13

Rappahannock Model Railroaders
Spotsylvania Towne Centre Mall near Food Court
11 am – 5 pm

Stafford/Spotsy Art Festival
10 am – 5 pm, FREE
401 Coneflower Lane, Stafford

Harvest Festival
Reclaim Arcade
12 pm

Fairytale Fall Ball
Possum-bilities
All ages welcome! FREE!
1-5 pm

Scrooge the Musical
Lake of the Woods
2 pm, $$

High School Musical, Jr.
Aspire Christian Theatre
Wilderness Community Church
3 pm, FREE

The Music Man – CYT
Spotsylvania High School
3 pm, $$

Nov. 14

Possum Storytime
10-11 am, 211 William Street
Fun storytime, animal experience and craft

Marsupial Mondays
Possum-bilities Store
211 William Street
12-5 pm
Wear anything with a marsupial on it and receive 15% off store purchase
Meet a possum from Awesome Possumz!

Nov. 15

Registration for Bethlehem Walk

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

Wren & Sparrow Bird Walks
Old Mill Park
12+ years old
9 am, FREE

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

Nov. 16

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

CRRL’s Porter Branch 30th Birthday
Recognition Ceremony at 1 pm
Refreshments and activities all day

Free Paint Night at Bella Joy Ballroom
7 pm, FREE
Please visit their website, call or email to register!

Nov. 17

Trees of Hope — Public Viewing
Woolen Mill – Adjacent to the Silk Mill
10 am – 4 pm
$5 donation

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

Hands on History -Museum of Culpeper History
10:30-11:30 am, ages 2-5
FREE

FAYM (Fredericksburg Area Youth Musicians) 2022 Fall Concert
7 pm, New Life in Christ Sanctuary
FREE to attend

Nov. 18

The Music Man – CYT
Spotsylvania High School
7 pm, $$

Scrooge the Musical
Lake of the Woods
7:30 pm, $$

Nov. 19

The Vintage Nest Christmas Open House – Culpeper
10 am – 5 pm
Enjoy shopping, refreshments, door prizes and much more.

Fall Fest at Charming Hill Farm
10 am – 5 pm
$20/pp

Pictures with Santa
Messick’s Farm Market
10 am – 12 noon
$5 per family

Belmont’s Preschool Palette
10-11 am, 2-5 years old with adult
$12/per pair

Cookies with Christmas
Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
10 am – 3 pm
No reservation needed

Log Cabin Storytime at Motts Run Reservoir
Motts Run Reservoir
11 am, FREE

Cuppa Cheer Tea Room
Shopping Spree & Tea
11am-3pm!
Free admission for shoppers, complimentary refreshments for all!

Gingerbread WorkshopSOLD OUT!
Ferry Farm
11 am – 12:30 pm, 7 and up
$20 + processing fee

Fredtoberfest at Fred Nats Ballpark
6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Company
12 – 10 pm, $$$

A Wee Christmas Miniature Making Workshop
Historic Kenmore
1-3 pm, 8 and up
$20 + processing fee

Grand Opening of Lewis Store
1-4 pm

The Music Man – CYT
Spotsylvania High School
2 & 7 pm, $$

Scrooge the Musical
Lake of the Woods
2 & 7:30 pm, $$

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

Fall Movie Night
Boom Fitness, Culpeper
7 pm
$20/car

Stafford Regional Handbell Society Concert
Resonance (Intermediate adults)
7 pm
112 Juliad Court #111, Fredericksburg, 22406

Spirits of Mary Washington House
6- 8 pm, Tours every 1/2 hour
$10/pp

Nov. 20

Cookies with Christmas
Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
10 am – 3 pm
No reservation needed

Always Flavored Grand Opening Party
2-5 pm

Scrooge the Musical
Lake of the Woods
7:30 pm, $$

The Music Man – CYT
Spotsylvania High School
3 pm, $$

Culpeper Holiday Open House & Community Tree Lighting
Downtown Culpeper
7 am – 7 pm
Tree Lighting will be at 4:30-6:30 pm in the Depot District

Culpeper Santa Visit
Santa and Mrs. Claus will ride around the Culpeper Community, escorted by the Culpeper Volunteer Fire Department and the Culpeper Police Department from 3pm to 4pm. Find Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Community Tree Lighting, at the Depot, from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.

UMW Philharmonic and UMW Choirs present Faure’s Requiem
Dodd Auditorium
7:30 pm, FREE

Nov. 21

Marsupial Mondays
Possum-bilities Store
211 William Street
12-5 pm
Wear anything with a marsupial on it and receive 15% off store purchase
Meet a possum from Awesome Possumz!

Nov. 24

30th Annual YMCA Turkey Trot

Annual Turkey Trot -Powell’s Wellness Center – Culpeper

Nov. 25

Cookies with Santa
Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
10 am – 3 pm
No reservation needed

Holiday Sip & Shop Market and SANTA
Estate at Whitehall Vineyard- King George
11 am – 6 pm

Nov. 26

Photos with Santa
9:30 am – 1 pm
Fundraiser for Caroline Cavalier Football Club
Inside Tingler Insurance Office/105 N Main St, Bowling Green
$6/pp

Free Kids Craft at Meadows Farms Nurseries
10 am – 2 pm

Cookies with Santa
Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
10 am – 3 pm
No reservation needed

Meadowgate Farm Holiday Open House
11 am – 3 pm
FREE entry, FREE holiday photos with alpacas

Open House at Bella Joy Ballroom
12 – 5 pm, FREE

SANTA! Storytime and Sweets
Gobbler Hill Farm
Santa’s visit at 1 pm & 3 pm

Photos with Santa
Juan More Taco
2-4 pm
FREE, Donations accepted

Live Nativity
Ole Country Store & Bakery
5-8 pm

Christmas Tree Lighting & Santa
Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department
5:30 pm/Santa comes at 6 pm
FREE

Opening Night of Walk of Lights
Walk down a magical path of hand-crafted light displays.
Neabsco Regional Park
5:30-9 pm
FREE, No registration required

Small Business Saturday – Culpeper
Find Santa and Mrs. Claus strolling along Main Street and East Davis Street from 6pm to 8pm, celebrating and supporting Small Business Saturday!

Nov. 27

Free Kids Craft at Meadows Farms Nurseries
10 am – 2 pm

Cookies with Santa
Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
10 am – 3 pm
No reservation needed

Guided Woodland Hike
Gari Melchers Home & Studio
2-3:30 pm, FREE

Live Nativity
Ole Country Store & Bakery
5-8 pm

Nov. 28

Tickets go on sale for the Santa Train tickets
10 am
Cash sales only at Spotsy Visitors Center/Tickets will also be sold online

Tickets go on sale for Fredericksburg Ballet Centre’s Nutcracker – 25th Anniversary.

Marsupial Mondays
Possum-bilities Store
211 William Street
12-5 pm
Wear anything with a marsupial on it and receive 15% off store purchase
Meet a possum from Awesome Possumz!

Nov. 30

National Christmas Tree will be lit for the 100th time!

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