November 2020 Holiday Events
Also see Recurring Events.
Sunday, November 1. All Saint’s Day. Daylight Savings Time ends.
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
Thursday, November 12
Friday, November 13. World Kindness Day
Saturday, November 14. Diwali
Sunday, November 15 – New Moon. Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Nat. Recycling Day.
Monday, November 16
Tuesday, November 17. Take a Hike Day.
Online class: Finding Inner Peace Through Meditation. 12 p.m. Register Fairfax County Public Library.
Wednesday, November 18
Thursday, November 19. International Men’s Day. Beaujolais Day. Great American Smokeout.
ZOOM Class: Make A Paper Gratitude Wreath. 5 p.m. Register for this free Michael’s craft class for all ages and all skill levels. Supply list on link.
Friday, November 20. Joe Biden’s Birthday
Ice and Lights: the Winter Village at Cameron Run in Alexandria, Virginia opens tonight and is open daily through the Christmas season.
Saturday, November 21. National Stuffing Day
Tree Lighting Ceremony in Old Town Alexandria, 6 p.m. City Hall on King Street and Market Street. The event will be livestreamed.
Sunday, November 22. Go For a Ride Day.
Cool Yule Tip: Start defrosting average-size frozen turkeys in the refrigerator today for readiness on Thansksgiving Day.
The drive-through Bull Run Festival of Lights opens tonight in Manassas, VA and is open daily through the Christmas season. So go for a ride! 🙂
ONLINE CLASS: Art as Spiritual Practice: Painting HollyWreaths. 4:00 pm Explore the symbolism and visual qualities of a holly plant and paint your own holiday wreath. No experience is necessary. A Zoom link and password along with any relevant materials for the program will be sent to you before the program. Free (donations accepted) but register in advance.
Monday, November 23. Emmy Awards.
Tuesday, November 24
Thanksgiving Interfaith Service. Online. 7:30 p.m. Various faith, spiritual and community organizations and leaders unite for a Virtual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service on November 24, 7:30 PM. The service is themed, Thanksgiving in an Upside Down World, and includes inspirational messages, beautiful music and prayer. It will also be broadcasted live on Facebook, or you can watch on YouTube.
Wednesday, November 25
Cool Yule Tip: In the U.S., this is one of highest-alcohol consumption days and the worst day for drunk driving accidents. Please consider remaining safer at home after nightfall tonight.
Thursday, November 26. Happy Thanksgiving!
Macy’s Day Parade 9 a.m. – Noon. NBC.
Washington National Cathedral Thanksgiving Day Service (online, pre-recorded). 10 a.m. Join us Thanksgiving Day as we give thanks through word and song for the blessings bestowed upon us in midst of challenging and uncertain times. The Right Reverend Steven Charleston, Native American elder, citizen of the Choctaw Nation and Episcopal bishop preaches.This is a pre-recorded service. Check back on November 26 for a link to the service. Download the service leaflet
- 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.
- Houston Texans v. Detroit Lions Football. 12:30 p.m. CBS
- Washington v. Dallas Cowboys Football. 4:30 p.m. FOX
- Baltimore Ravens v. Pittsburgh Steelers Football. 8:30 p.m. NBC
Friday, November 27. Black Friday
Cool Yule Tip: Please note that the CDC has recommended that we refrain from shopping in person on Black Friday. Please consider shopping online and shopping in-person at off-peak times for brief periods.
Saturday, November 28. Small Business Saturday. National French Toast Day.
Sunday, November 29 First Sunday in Advent
Washington National Cathedral ONLINE: WAITING, WATCHING, LISTENING: AN ADVENT RETREAT 4:00pm. This retreat includes periods of reading, meditation, and silence invite us to wait, watch, and listen for the stirring of the Spirit in ourselves and in the world. A Zoom link and password along with any relevant materials for the program will be sent to you before the program. Advanced registration is required; closes at noon on November 29.
Washington National Cathedral Advent Service (live, online). 6 p.m. Contemplative and inspirational service of prayer and music shaped by the words of the prophet Isaiah. Live each Sunday evening in Advent, on website or YouTube channel.
Monday, November 30. Cyber Monday
Corona Virus Cancellations
- Merrifield Garden Center Ladies Night and Christmas Open House
- Reston Christmas Parade
- Vienna: A Very Victorian Christmas