Things to Do in December Around Lorton

December promises to be another fun-filled month in Fairfax County. Catch a performance of The Nutcracker or enjoying the dazzling lights at Mount Vernon, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, and Bull Run to celebrate the holiday season with your loved ones.

All month long:

🕯️ Mount Vernon by Candlelight – Mount Vernon

  • Friday, December 6; Saturday, December 7; Friday, December 13; Saturday, December 14; and Sunday, December 22; 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

🎄 Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights – Vienna

  • Daily, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Bull Run Festival of Lights – Centreville

  • Monday – Thursday, 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM; Friday – Sunday and Holidays, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Bull Run Regional Park

First week:
Photo by: Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

🍫 Santa, Stars, & S’mores – Herndon

  • Friday, December 6, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Runnymede Park

📣 49th Annual Scottish Christmas Walk – Alexandria

  • Saturday, December 7, 11:00 AM
  • Old Town Alexandria

🏠 Holiday Candlelight Tours at Rippon Lodge Historic Site – Woodbridge

  • Saturday, December 7, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Rippon Lodge Historic Site

🔔 Greater Manassas Christmas Parade – Manassas

  • December 7, 10:00 AM
  • Historic Downtown Manassas

Second week:
Photo by: Prince William Historic Preservation Foundation

🖼️ Herndon Holiday Arts & Crafts Show – Herndon

  • Sunday, December 8, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Herndon Community Center

🎅 Santa Comes to Rippon Lodge – Woodbridge

  • Saturday, December 14, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Rippon Lodge Historic Site

❄️ Winterfest in Occoquan – Occoquan

  • Saturday, December 14, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Historic Occoquan

🎨 Second Saturday Art Walk – Lorton

  • Saturday, December 14, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Workhouse Arts Center

Third week:
Photo by: Buddy Secor/Ninja Pix

🏠 Holiday Open House at Liberia – Manassas

  • December 15, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Manassas Museum

🍻 Painting and Pints – Lorton

  • Monday, December 16, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Fair Winds Brewing Company

🚂 Winter Wonderland Model Train Show – Manassas

  • Wednesday, December 18 – Friday, December 20, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; Saturday, December 21, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Sunday, December 22, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • The Manassas Museum

🎇 Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon – Mount Vernon

  • Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Later in the month:
Photo by: Virginia Ballet Company & School

🕯️ Elegant Evening: Candlelight Tours – Chantilly

  • Saturday, December 21 and Saturday, December 28, 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Sully Historic Site

🎀 Virginia Ballet Company and School Nutcracker – Annandale

  • Friday, December 27 – Sunday, December 29, 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM
  • Ernst Community Cultural Center Theater

🍼 Fit4Baby Bumps and Babies Social – Lorton

  • Sunday, December 29, 10:00 AM
  • Link Family Fitness Studio

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Featured image by: Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights