Teen Night: Fort Night! at the National Building Museum

Teens 13- to 18-years-old are invited to spend an evening of fort making at the National Building Museum!

From 6 to 9 pm on January 12, 2018, teens can compete to build the best fort while enjoying free food and music all night long! Sign up with friends, or make some new ones, as each team can include up to 10 members, with prizes awarded for the most creative and sturdiest forts! RSVP today; the event is only open to the first 100 participants.


When: January 12, 2018, 6-9 pm
Where: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
Cost: Free, please RSVP online
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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this. Please always confirm by calling or clicking.

Camp Arena Stage Open House

Arena Stage is hosting their first-ever Open House on January 13, 2018!

Free for prospective attendees of the school’s amazing summer camp, the event provides children 8- to 15-years-old a chance to participate in and sample workshops and classes taught by the camp staff! This inside look at Arena Stage’s summer day camp will include plenty of activities including improv, dance, musical theatre, and more!

Children of all ages can also participate in face painting and crafts throughout the afternoon at the “Station for All Ages.”


When: January 13, 2018, 10 am-2 pm
Where: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6th St. SW, Washington, DC 20024
Cost: Free, please RSVP online
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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this. Please always confirm by calling or clicking.

Spectacular Musical Tree Shows

Enjoy the beauty that the Village at Leesburg’s 5-story-tall tree brings to Village Market Boulevard! Head on out to the Village for shopping, eating, and dazzling and delightful Spectacular Musical Tree Shows! The 15,000 dazzling lights twinkle and dance to music every hour on the hour from 12-9 pm daily from November 19, 2017, through January 1, 2018! Free and worth a trip, start a new family tradition at the Village at Leesburg!


When: 12-9 pm daily from November 19, 2017, through January 1, 2018
Where: 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE., Leesburg, VA 20175
Cost: Free
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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this. Please always confirm by calling or clicking.

Family Night with Santa Claus

Make a date with Santa Claus on December 12, 2017, as he heads on over to his favorite chicken place for some eats and treats!

This year, Santa visits Chick-fil-A- Dulles 28 and Waxpool Rd. for a dinner event, and he’s looking forward to meeting with all the children in the dining room for photos and festive fun! Plus, children receive a free Chick-fil-A Kids Meal (4-piece nuggets) with the purchase of an adult meal.


When: December 12, 2017, 5-7 pm
Where: Chick-fil-A, 22015 Dulles Retail Plz., Sterling, VA 20166
Cost: Free
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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this. Please always confirm by calling or clicking.

International TubaChristmas Concert

Enjoy the sounds of the season like never before! Visit the Village at Leesburg on December 10, 2017, for a festive fanfare featuring the largest instrument of the brass family – the tuba!

From 2 to 3 pm, dance and sing along to all of your favorite seasonal songs, and maybe even learn a few new ones, too! Enjoy all the shopping, dining, and holiday entertainment that the Village has to offer throughout the afternoon, and make the TubaChristmas Concert a new holiday tradition.


When: December 10, 2017, 2-3 pm
Where: Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE., Leesburg, VA 20175
Cost: Free
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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this. Please always confirm by calling or clicking.

Old Town Winchester Holly Jolly Celebration

Old Town Winchester invites you and yours to a wonderful and festive event on December 9, 2017! Hosting their annual Holly Jolly Celebration, the day’s events include free wagon rides, caroling, and specials at all of your favorite Old Town shops.

Spread holiday cheer for all to hear with groups from Heritage Baptist Church, Our Savior Lutheran Church, and more. Watch the downtown come alive; enjoy hot chocolate, short holiday movies and crafts at the library; and end the day with the free “Making Spirits Bright” concert held at the Braddock Street United Methodist Church. For more detailed information on the day, including the full line-up of events and how to reserve your free wagon ride, click here.


When: December 9, 2017, 10 am-5 pm
Where: Old Town Winchester, attendees may use Santa’s Headquarters (Godfrey Miller House) as a good destination point: 28 S. Loudoun St., Winchester, VA 22601
Cost: Free
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Santa Visits Cox Farms Corner Market

Santa sees you when you’re sleeping…he knows when you’re awake…and he also knows when you’re headed to Cox Farms because he’ll be there, too! On select weekends in December, bring the littles out to the Cox Farms Corner Market and visit with the big guy himself for free!


When: December 2-3 & 9-10, 2017, 11 am-1 pm
Where: Cox Farms, 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville, VA 20120
Cost: Free
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$5 off Admission to Bull Run Festival of Lights

The Bull Run Festival of Lights, November 22, 2017-January 7, 2018, features miles of holiday light displays, and even a holiday village and carnival! Enjoy $5 off Monday-Thursday admission with the coupon below (or, find it here).

Click here to learn about the annual holiday tradition.

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Nova Labs Maker Market & Artisan Fair

Small, and even new, artists and makers showcase their wares at this year’s Nova Labs Maker Market and Artisan Fair on December 2, 2017!

From 10 am-4 pm, all can enjoy free entertainment and admission while perusing the beautiful and carefully designed creations made my plenty of artists of all ages! Get your holiday shopping done, order a custom design, and see all the crafting that can be done right at Nova Labs. Attendees are also encouraged to try out Nova Labs’ amazing maker space to see what they’re inspired to create and play with Mandy the robot! Admission and parking are free.


When: December 2, 2017, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Nova Labs, 1916 Isaac Newton Sq. W, Reston, VA 20190
Cost: Free
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Christmas Concert & Sing-A-Long

The Herndon Regional Wind Ensemble invites you to join them for their 3rd Annual Christmas Concert and Sing-A-Long!

Full of the sounds of the seasons, and even a visit from Santa, this concert is a great opportunity to welcome in the holidays with local musicians! While this annual event is free, guests are asked to bring donations for Herndon-Reston FISH (Target gift cards, monetary donations, and new, unwrapped toys are acceptable).


When: December 10, 2017, 7-8:30pm
Where: Chantilly High School, 4201 Stringfellow Rd., Chantilly, VA 20151
Cost: Free, guests are asked to bring donations for Herndon-Reston FISH
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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this. Please always confirm by calling or clicking.