December Happenings 2022

ON-GOING Events:

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

Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village
Nov. 11, 2022-Jan 1, 2023
$30/vehicle

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

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

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

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!

Merry Trees display at the FAM
Nov. 25th – Dec. 29th, 2022

36th Annual Gingerbread Contest & Exhibit
Ferry Farm, Dec. 4-30

8th Annual Wee Christmas Dollhouse & Miniatures Show
Historic Kenmore, Dec. 4-30

Festival of Lights hosted by Washington D.C. Latter-day Saint Temple
Dec. 1, 2022 – Jan. 2, 2023/4:30-9 pm
FREE

Culpeper Downtown Holiday Scavenger Hunt Dec. 1-15

Rocking Around the Boardwalk
Neabsco Boardwalk
Dec. 10 – 31

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.

Dec. 1

Stafford Regional Handbell Society Concert
Ring It! and Strikepoint (youth ensembles)
7 pm
112 Juliad Court #111, Fredericksburg, 22406

Dec. 2

The National Christmas Tree area opens to the public.

Fredericksburg’s Holiday Craft Show
Fredericksburg Expo Center
9 am – 5 pm

Pictures with Santa!
4-8 pm at the Fredericksburg Visitor Center
Tickets are $5 per family. Reservations needed.

FXBG First Friday
5-9 pm

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

Stafford County Tree Lighting
5-8 pm

Holiday on the Farm
Frying Pan Farm, Herndon
Wagon rides, indoor activities, food, animal interactions, campfires, and more
5:30-8:30 pm
$10/pp

Holiday Open House at the Tavern
5:30 – 8 pm
FREE

Christmas at the Fields
Salem Fields Church
5:30-8:30 pm
Live Nativity, crafts, Santa, cookies, a tree lighting, carols and more!

Kids Crossing Movie Night
My Crossroads Church
6:30 pm
Games, prizes, snacks, a feature holiday film, and a visit from Santa

Holiday Skate Night
Dixon Park
6:30-8:30 pm
$$$, Must bring your own skates

Nativity Display–Beautiful nativities from around the world
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
161 Eustace Rd, Stafford, VA 22554
7-9 pm

Holiday Pops – The Most Wonderful Time of Year
7:30 pm, Lifepoint Auditorium

Glasgow Farm – Live Nativity
Registration required.
7-8pm
FREE outdoor show

Live Nativity at Mount Olympus Berry Farm w/Cardinal Baptist Church
6:30-8:30 each night–runs continuously every 20 minutes

Dec. 3

Pancakes with Santa
“All the pancakes you can eat”
Fredericksburg Baptist Church
$8/pp, Children 5 & under/FREE

Breakfast with Santa
Remington Lions Community Club
8 am – 1 pm
12 and up $10 children/4-11 $8/ 3 and under free /Veterans Eat Free

Mistletoe Market
Hurkamp Park
9 am – 1 pm

Christmas at the Farm – Braehead

Fredericksburg’s Holiday Craft Show
Fredericksburg Expo Center
9 am – 5 pm

Christmas Preschool Camp
Gifts From Above Ranch – Locust Grove
10 am – Noon
Ages 2+, $50/pp

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

Courtland FFA Wreath Making Fundraiser
Loriella Park Shelter
10 am & Noon

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

Free Hot Dogs at Meadows Farms Nurseries
11 am – 1 pm

Santa’s Princess and Superhero Pizza Party
Fun Land Fredericksburg
$25 or FREE for non-participating chaperone
Reservations required 11:30-1 pm

Santa & Princess Belle
Boom Fitness Culpeper
12-2 pm
$5/per child, Cash only

Sweet Sheep Candy & Wonder Emporium
FREE Santa photos, 12 – 5 pm.

Hooves & Hot Cocoa – Santa
Advantage Horsemanship
1-3 pm
$25/family

A Cartoon Christmas Parade – Spotsylvania
1 pm, Spotsylvania Courthouse

Kris Kringle Market & Remington Parade
2 pm

Holiday Family Fun Day
Generations Central
3-5 pm, FREE

Nativity Display–Beautiful nativities from around the world
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
161 Eustace Rd, Stafford, VA 22554
5-8 pm

5th Annual Christmas Parade – Culpeper
Main Street (downtown Culpeper)
5 pm

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade
Downtown Fredericksburg
5:30 pm

Holiday on the Farm
Frying Pan Farm, Herndon
Wagon rides, indoor activities, food, animal interactions, campfires, and more
5:30-8:30 pm
$10/pp

Live Nativity at Mount Olympus Berry Farm w/Cardinal Baptist Church
6:30-8:30 each night–runs continuously every 20 minutes

Glasgow Farm – Live Nativity
Registration required.
7-8 pm
FREE outdoor show

Dec. 4

Christmas at the Farm – Braehead

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

Fredericksburg’s Holiday Craft Show
Fredericksburg Expo Center
10 am – 4 pm

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

Mary Washington Holiday Open House
12 – 7 pm, FREE

King George Christmas Tree Lighting
Courthouse Lawn
4-6 pm

Spotsylvania Courthouse Christmas Luminary
Marshall Center Front Lawn
4:45 pm

Dinner with Santa
Bowling Green Baptist Church
5-7 pm,
Adults $13, Kids $7 (ages 2-12), Families $40

Live Nativity at Mount Olympus Berry Farm w/Cardinal Baptist Church
6:30-8:30 each night–runs continuously every 20 minutes

Dec. 5

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!

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

Dec. 6

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

Lessons & Carols/Cookies, Cocoa, & Carols!
5-6:30 pm

Dec. 7

Holiday Fun Night – Stafford
Holiday-themed crafts, ornament making, and pictures with Santa
Rowser Building
6-8 pm, 12 & under

Holiday Traditions Concert
The United States Air Force Heritage of American Band
James Monroe High School Auditorium
7 – 8:30 pm
Follow link for FREE tickets.

Dec. 8

Grow & Giggle–Spotsylvania County
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!
10-11:30 am, $10/pp, Ages 2-5
Registration through Dec. 2

Hillcrest UMC Messy Church
6-8 pm, FREE, All ages
Hands On Activities
RSVP is not required but would be appreciated.

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
Massaponax High School
7 pm
(Online ticket discount till Nov 30)

Dec. 9

52nd Annual Candlelight Tour
1-5 pm
$35 General Public / $30 HFFI Members & Candlelight Tour Volunteers

A Walk in Bethlehem
The Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
4-8 pm
No reservation or admission fee

Krispies with Kringle
Marshall Center Main Lounge
6:30-8 pm, Ages 2-12, $10
Must pre-register by Dec. 2

Holiday on the Farm
Frying Pan Farm, Herndon
Wagon rides, indoor activities, food, animal interactions, campfires, and more
5:30-8:30 pm
$10/pp

Santa and Mrs. Claus Culeper Visit
Culpeper Center & Suites
6-8 pm
They will take time to sit and visit, pose for photos and hear Christmas wish lists

Annual Holiday Open House
James Monroe Museum
5-7 pm
Holiday beverages & treats
FREE

Night in Bethlehem
Reformation Lutheran Church – Culpeper
5:00-7:00 pm
Register on EventBrite for FREE tickets

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
Massaponax High School
7 pm
(Online ticket discount till Nov 30)

Dec. 10

Santa Train
Departure Stations: Spotsy, FXBG, Woodbridge, Manassas, Burke Centre
$5/pp, limit of 6/pp for most trains
Tickets go quickly

Breakfast with Santa
Salem Volunteer Fire Department – Culpeper
9-11 am
Adults $8.00, Kids Age 5-10 $5.00 and kids under 5 eat for free.
Bring your camera for a picture with Santa

Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt
Search for giant candy canes & play holiday games
9 am – 5 pm, Ages 3+
Government Island

Annual Christmas Train Show
Rappahannock Model Railroaders
9 am – 5 p

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

Christmas Horse Camp – Locust Grove
10 am – 3 pm
$65/per child
Ages 6+

52nd Annual Candlelight Tour
10 am-5 pm
$35 General Public / $30 HFFI Members & Candlelight Tour Volunteer

Unique Holiday Tree Display on the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk
Kickoff Event — Holiday Music & Selfie Station
FREE, Limited Parking
Various Times — 10:30 am – 12 noon, 12:30 – 2pm, 2:30 – 4pm
Registration Highly Recommended

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

Holiday Vendor Fair
Riverbend HS Commons
11 am – 3 pm
(Fun activities for all ages)

FAM/Faire: KrisKringlmarkt
11 am – 7 pm

Home for the Holidays Weekend
Liberty Mills Farm
11 am – 5 pm, $$$

Reindeer Games
Paragon Theaters Village
12 – 5 pm
Register for FREE tickets

Outdoor Holiday Adventure
Verdun Adventure Bound
12- 7 pm
FREE Admission/European Christmas Market/$5 Light Show Hay Rides

Gingerbread House Decorating Party/Brunch with Santa
Vaughns Meadow
12-2 pm, $$

Christmas at the Farm – Braehead

A Charlie Brown Christmas Play
@miarayproductions
1-1:45 pm
Spotsylvania Towne Centre-Food Court

Visit with Santa
National Museum of the Marine Corps
1:30 – 3:30 pm, FREE

Once Upon December
Chamber Chorale of FXBG Holiday Concert
2 pm & 7 pm
FXBG Baptist Church

Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”
Massaponax High School
2pm or 7 pm
(Online ticket discount till Nov 30)

Santa’s Workshop at Magnolia Way Farm
Culpeper
3:30-6:30 pm
$=Donate ONE unwrapped TOY for Toys for Tot

Night in Bethlehem
Reformation Lutheran Church – Culpeper
3:30-6:30 pm
Register on EventBrite for FREE tickets

A Walk Through Bethlehem
The Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
4-8 pm
No reservation or admission fee

Tonight in Bethlehem
New City Fellowship
5-7 pm

Christmas Lights & Love
Tabernacle UMC
Drive thru Music, Santa, Nativity, & Gifts
5:30-7:30 pm

Holiday on the Farm
Frying Pan Farm, Herndon
Wagon rides, indoor activities, food, animal interactions, campfires, and more
5:30-8:30 pm
$10/pp, Purchase tickets online

Christmas by Campfire-The Way Church
Highmark Brewery
6-9 pm

Santa’s Workshop
Avery Ballet-Lafayette Elementary School
7 pm, $15 Adults, $12 Children 12 & under
Tickets may be purchased in advance (at Avery Ballet) or at the door

Dec. 11

Annual Christmas Train Show
Rappahannock Model Railroaders
10 am – 4 pm

Christmas at the Farm – Braehead

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

Brunch with Santa
6 Bears & A Goat Brewing Company
11 am – 2 pm

52nd Annual Candlelight Tour
10 am-5 pm
$35 General Public / $30 HFFI Members & Candlelight Tour Volunteer

Outdoor Holiday Adventure
Verdun Adventure Bound
12- 7 pm
FREE Admission/European Christmas Market/$5 Light Show Hay Rides

Virginia House Holiday Open House
Richmond
12 – 4 pm, FREE

Christmas Open House
Agecroft Hall & Gardens
Richmond
12 – 5 pm, FREE

Santa’s Workshop
Avery Ballet-Lafayette Elementary School
2 pm, $15 Adults, $12 Children 12 & under
Tickets may be purchased in advance (at Avery Ballet) or at the door

The Nutcracker by The Academy of Ballet
2 & 6 pm, $$
James Monroe High School

Tuba Christmas Holiday Performance
Spotsylvania Towne Centre – Food Court
3-4 pm

A Walk Through Bethlehem
The Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
4-8 pm
No reservation or admission fee

Dec. 12

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!

Visit with Santa
National Museum of the Marine Corps
1:30 – 3:30 pm, FREE

Stafford Regional Handbell Society Concert
Castings (Elite Adult Ensemble)
7 pm
112 Juliad Court #111, Fredericksburg, 22406

Dec. 13

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

Dec. 14

Advent Adventure & Family Dinner
Fredericksburg UMC
Dinner – 5 pm/Crafts – 6pm
Pre-register for dinner

Dec. 15

Santa Meet & Greet
Mellow Mushroom
5-8 pm

Dec. 16

Cookie Social – King George
King George Citizen’s Center
10 – 11 am
$8/pp

Crafts and Pictures with Santa
Leesylvania State Park
Event is free but standard parking fees apply
Crafts begin at 2 pm
Pictures with Santa start at 3 pm–registration needed

A Walk Through Bethlehem
The Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
4-8 pm
No reservation or admission fee

Dec. 17

Breakfast with Santa
Grounds Bistro Cafe – Embrey Mills
Seatings at 8, 9, & 10 am

Brunch with Santa – Biliken’s Smokehouse
8:30 – 11 am
Full breakfast buffet with a mimosa and hot chocolate bar!
Family pictures with Santa
Adults $16.99, Kids $10
Reservations needed

Breakfast with Santa & Kid’s Shop
Holly Grove Ruritan Club – Bumpass
$5/Adults, $3/Kids

Breakfast with Santa – King George
King George Citizen’s Center
9-11 am
$5/pp

Breakfast with Santa – Culpeper
9 am – 12 pm/ FREE photos with Santa, 10-11:30 am
Pre-registration by Dec. 8: $5/At the door $7/Kids 5 & under, FREE

Breakfast with Santa
Malawi’s Pizza
10 am – Noon
$25/pp

Casey’s Brunch with Santa
10 am – 1 pm

Santa’s Princess and Superhero Pizza Party
Fun Land Fredericksburg
$25 or FREE for non-participating chaperone
Reservations required 11:30-1 pm

Wreaths Across America
Noon, Oak Hill Cemetery

Wreaths Across America
Culpeper National Cemetery
12-1 pm

Land of Promise Who-Ville
12 – 2 pm

Creative Movement’s Nutcracker
Fredericksburg Academy
2 pm
All tickets are $15.00 + $1.70 processing fee

Fredericksburg Ballet Centre’s Nutcracker – 25th Anniversary
James Monroe High School, 2 pm
General Admission: $20 (Kids 2 & under free)
At the Door: $25 (Cash or Check only)
Tickets go on sale Nov. 28

Holiday Walk
Fredericksburg Walking Club
Start 3-5 pm and Finish by 8 pm
Goodies at Hurkamp Park
All are welcome. FREE

Stafford Christmas Parade
3 pm, Geico

A Walk Through Bethlehem
The Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
4-8 pm
No reservation or admission fee

Live Nativity at Fredericksburg SDA
6 pm, FREE
Live Nativity Scenes and Walk-thru experience, Live Animals – Petting zoo,
Music, Carols, & the Christmas Story, Interactive Prayer Wall
Fellowship, Snacks, Hot Drinks, Gifts and more…

Christmas Pageant
Ferry Farm Baptist Church
6-9 pm, FREE
You will stay in your car for the presentation.
A LIVE presentation of the birth of Jesus featuring angels, shepherds, Mary & Joseph, and live animals.

The Spotsylvanian’s Chorus Christmas Concert
Freedom Middle School Auditorium
7 pm
FREE — Donations gladly accepted

Dec. 18

Brunch with Santa
Virginia Credit Union Stadium
11 am – 2 pm
10 & under–$24/Adults — $30
Tickets must be purchased by Dec. 13

Creative Movement’s Nutcracker
Fredericksburg Academy
2 pm
All tickets are $15.00 + $1.70 processing fee

Fredericksburg Ballet Centre’s Nutcracker – 25th Anniversary
James Monroe High School, 2 pm
General Admission: $20 (Kids 2 & under free)
At the Door: $25 (Cash or Check only)
Tickets go on sale Nov. 28

The Spotsylvanian’s Chorus Christmas Concert
Freedom Middle School Auditorium
3 pm
FREE — Donations gladly accepted

A Walk Through Bethlehem
The Red Barn Farm, Dinwiddie
4-8 pm
No reservation or admission fee

Toys of Hope
New Life Outreach, 6 pm
Music, Games, Hot Chocolate, Toy Giveaway
Must pre-register

Dec. 19

Stafford Regional Handbell Society Concert
Bells After School (after school students)
7 pm
112 Juliad Court #111, Fredericksburg, 22406

Dec. 20

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

Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Richmond Zoo
Three shows each evening at 7:00, 7:45, and 8:30
The zoo gates open at 6:15 p.m. for the first show.

SANTA at “TUTTLE WONDERLAND”
Free professional photographs with Santa
Present for each child that comes by!
6-8 pm

Ebenezer United Methodist Church’s Outdoor Living Nativity
7 pm,
True story of Christmas, candles, animals, and hot cocoa

Stafford Regional Handbell Society Concert
Velocity (advanced adults), Accelerando (beginning adult) and and GraceNotes (Adults with Special Needs ensemble)
7 pm
112 Juliad Court #111, Fredericksburg, 22406

Dec. 21

Hands on History
Museum of Culpeper History
10:30-11:30 am, Ages 2-5
FREE but must register

Christmas Hike & New Year’s Hike
Gobbler Hill Farm
3:30 – 6 pm, FREE

Winter Solstice Night Hike
5:30 – 7 pm
Motts Run Reservoir

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

SANTA at “TUTTLE WONDERLAND”
Free professional photographs with Santa
Present for each child that comes by!
6-8 pm

Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Richmond Zoo
Three shows each evening at 7:00, 7:45, and 8:30
The zoo gates open at 6:15 p.m. for the first show.

Dec. 22

Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Richmond Zoo
Three shows each evening at 7:00, 7:45, and 8:30
The zoo gates open at 6:15 p.m. for the first show.

Dec. 30

Christmas Hike & New Year’s Hike
Gobbler Hill Farm
3:30 – 6 pm, FREE

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