NOVEMBER 2020 – Events that are crossed out are either confirmed or presumed to be cancelled due to the pandemic.
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Sunday, November 1. All Saint’s Day. Daylight Savings Time ends.
Monday, November 2. Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead Celebration. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Museum of the American Indian. Washington, DC. Day of the Dead Celebration. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mexican Cultural Institute. Washington, DC Dia de los Muertos celebration. 5 p.m – 8 p.m. National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.
Tuesday, November 3. Election Day. Daylight Savings Day
Friday, November 6
26th Annual Northern Virginia Christmas Market, Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly
Sunday, November 8
Meadowlark Botanical Garden Winter Walk of Lights open tonight and runs through early January. Prices vary; best ticket prices are available with advance online purchase.
Wednesday, November 11. Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 13. World Kindness Day
Tree lighting at Holiday Light-Up, 6 p.m., Fairfax Corner, Fairfax.
Tree Lighting on the Plaza 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Tommy McFly and American Idol’s Kris Allen perform. Tysons Corner Center, Vienna.
Saturday, November 14. Diwali
Thursday, November 19. International Men’s Day
Ladies’ Holiday Night Out. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Merrifield Garden Center (Merrifield, Fair Oaks and Gainesville locations). See and shop decorated Christmas trees and decor, sample hors d’oeuvres and wine, enjoy live music and photo booth.
Saturday, November 21. National Stuffing Day
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Old Town Alexandria, 6 p.m. City Hall on King Street and Market Street.
Thursday, November 26. Happy Thanksgiving!
Reston Turkey 5K 8 a.m. South Lakes High School, Reston. $30 – $40.
Fairfax Turkey Trot 9 a.m. Old Town Fairfax fire station 4081 University Drive, Fairfax City. $35 – $45.
Alexandria Turkey Trot 9 a.m. Del Ray, Alexandria.
So Others Might Eat (SOME) Trot for Hunger 5K/Walk 8:30 a.m. Freedom Plaza, corner of 13th Street, NW and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC.
Free Millenium Stage performance: Thanksgiving Day Swing in the Skylight Pavilion, dancing. 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.
The Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery of Art and the U.S. Botanic Garden are open today. You can even eat Thanksgiving dinner at the National Gallery of Art Cascade Cafe!
Early “Black Friday” shopping: Dulles Town Center, Fair Oaks Mall and Tysons Corner are open for shopping today from 6 p.m. to Midnight.
Friday, November 27. Black Friday
Reston Holiday Parade. 11 a.m. – Noon. Reston Town Center.
Zoolights Opening Night. National Zoo. 5 p.m. Washington, DC.
Holiday Open House, Merrifield Garden Center (also November 30 and December 1). All locations: Merrifield, Fair Oaks and Gainesville.
Saturday, November 28, Small Business Saturday
A Very Victorian Christmas. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cherry Hill Historic Farmhouse. Falls Church.
Monday, November 30. Cyber Monday
Please check out the December calendar.