Christmas Parades Centerpiece the Weekend
Your weekend calendar December 4 – 6, 2015.
UMW Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert
Thursday Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
UMW’s Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg.
Tickets are $10 per person, and admission is free to children under 8 years old.
First Friday Fredericksburg December
Friday, Dec. 4, times vary by location from 5 – 11 p.m.
Downtown Fredericksburg studios and galleries are featuring holiday-priced works and gifts during opening receptions for December’s artists and shows. Click the hyperlink for the complete list.
Madison County Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade
Friday, Dec. 4, 5 – 8 p.m.
On Main Street Madison
Middleburg Tree Lighting Ceremony and Carols
Friday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m.
Behind the Pink Box, 12 North Madison St., Middleburg
Louisa Christmas Tree Lighting
Friday, Dec. 4, 6 – 7 p.m.
At the Louisa County Courthouse, 100 W. Main St., Louisa
Warrenton Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Fireworks
Friday, Dec. 4, 6 p.m.
Historic Main Street Warrenton
A Monroe Christmas Holiday Open House
Friday, Dec. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg
Rising Sun Tavern Holiday Open House
Friday, Dec. 4, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St, Fredericksburg
A free evening tour with refreshments and entertainment.
Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show
Friday, Dec. 4, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 6, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Expanded this year from two to three days, featuring some 250 artisans and crafters with quality handmade and unique goods.
$5 Friday Senior (60+) Ticket Special, available to seniors only at the door on Friday, No coupon needed.
Adults: At Door $8 , Online $7; Seniors At Door (60+) $7, Online $6, Kids 12 & Under: Free. Tickets are good for all days.
Christmas in Middleburg
Saturday, Dec. 5, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Events include Middleburg Hunt & Hounds Review, hayrides, the Christmas Parade and the Hunt Country Christmas Ball.
Williamsburg’s 50th Annual Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5, , 8:30 – 10 a.m.
Merchants Square, Downtown Williamsburg
Dominion Christmas Parade in Richmond
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.
The parade will depart from the Science Museum on W. Broad Street and continue east to 7th Street. If you can’t experience the parade in person, you can watch it LIVE on WTVR-CBS6.
2nd Annual Christmas Holiday House Tour in Powhatan
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Snow date Dec. 12)
Tickets ($25), lunch and crafts in the welcome center at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2480 Batterson Rd., Powhatan, Va
Proceeds to benefit a new food pantry.
Louisa Christmas Festival and Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Christmas Open House with Mr. Madison
Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (last mansion tour is at 4 p.m.)
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy., Montpelier Station
Family-friendly activities including visits with James Madison and Santa Claus, holiday music, decorating stations, cookies, and hot cider. Free open house mansion tours will be available throughout the day. Beer, wine, and the full menu at the Exchange Cafe will be available for purchase.
Santa Arrives by Boat in Occoquan
Saturday, Dec. 5, 12 p.m.
Mamie Davis Park in Occoquan
38th Annual Spotsylvania Christmas Parade “Gingerbread Jamboree!”
Saturday, Dec. 5, 1 p.m.
Spotsylvania Courthouse Area
Fredericksburg Christmas Parade
Saturday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m.
Fredericksburg Community Chorus Performs Handel’s “Messiah”
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m.
Fredericksburg Baptist Church, 1019 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg
Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit
December 6 – 30 (Closed December 24 and 25), Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m;. Sundays 12 – 4 p.m.
George Washington’s Ferry Farm, 268 Kings Hwy., Fredericksburg
General admission to Ferry Farm and the exhibit: $8 adults, $4 students, under 6 free.
Exhibit only: $4 adults, $2 students, under 6 free.
A Wee Christmas – Dollhouses and Miniatures Show
December 6 – 30 (Closed December 24 and 25), Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sundays 12 – 4 p.m.
Kenmore Plantation, 1201 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg
Admission to Kenmore and exhibit: $10 adults, $5 students, under 6 free.
Exhibit only: $5 adults, $2.50 students, under 6 free.
Music for Mr. Monroe
Sunday, Dec. 6, 2 p.m.
Monroe Hall, Room 116, University of Mary Washington, 1300 College Ave., Fredericksburg
A free concert from the Colonial Musical Institute, with a reception following the concert.
Please call 540-654-1123 to pre-register.
Beth Sholom’s Annual Public Chanukiah Lighting
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
In the Atlantic Builders parking lot,1975 Jefferson Davis Hwy Service Rd., Fredericksburg
Mary Washington House Candlelight Tour and Holiday Open House
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Mary Washington House, 1200 Charles St., Fredericksburg
Orange Holiday Parade & Memorial Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4 p.m.
Spotsylvania Courthouse Christmas Luminary
Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:45 p.m.
On the lawn of the Old Courthouse
Gordonsville Memorial Tree Lighting
Sunday, Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m.
Want to take the family to see holiday lights? See our list of Christmas Light Shows 2015
See the Nutcracker!
Visit Holidays 2015 — our comprehensive list of events and volunteer opportunities.
Christmas Parade Road Closures and Parking Restrictions
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