Happy Holidays! Here’s a look at what’s happening throughout the region this weekend.
Watch members of the First Virginia Regiment and the First Regiment Light Dragoons and Rifleman at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon Estate this Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm as they do demonstrations and hands-on activities. The Horses in Action Equestrian Demonstration event is included with the cost of general admission.
Also happening this Saturday at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon is the Rescheduled Christmas Illuminations from 5:30 to 8:15 pm. The cost is $30 for fireworks only and $35 for fireworks with mansion tour. Children aged 6-12 are $20.
The last Pop-Up Holiday Happenings on Upper King Street is this Saturday from 2 to 4 pm at the park area at the intersection of N. Fayette and King in Old Town Alexandria. This week’s activity will be toy making and game playing. While there, you can bring your unwrapped gifts to the gift-wrapping station and help support the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
Waterskiing Santa is an Old Town Alexandria Christmas Eve tradition that you don’t want to miss. The best place to watch is Waterfront Park, but you can also view from Alexandria City Marina, Founders Park, and Point Lumley Park. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Alexandria City Marina after the show. This free event is 12/24 at 12:45 pm.
On-going Winter Events
Light Up Fest – Ashburn, VA – Open daily 5:30 to 10:30 pm. Tickets $29.99 ages 13-64, $19.99 children ages 3-12, with various discounts available for seniors, students, and free admission every Tuesday for active duty military, police officer, and fire fighters.
Winter Walk of Lights – Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna – Open daily 5:30 to 10 pm. Tickets $14 regular admission, $8 children ages 2 – 12.
The Bull Run Festival of Lights – Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville – Open daily 5:30 to 9:30 (M-Th), 10 pm (F-S). Admission is $20 - $25 per vehicle.