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2022 Holiday Events


Recurring Events: November – January

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA. From mid-November to New Year’s Day this attraction is open daily from 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. More than 500,000 LED lights and displays transform the gardens into a winter wonderland, including a flowing stream   of softly glowing lights, two-story animated fountain, and Gingerbread Village. The price of this event ranges from $16 to $20. Advance registration is recommended.


Bull Run Festival of Lights. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.From mid-November to New Year’s Day this attraction fearures a two and half mile drive-through light display, walk-around winter carnival and Holiday Village with attractions, s’mores and Santa Claus. This attraction is open Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Fee per car.


Winter Lights in McLean Central Park is a free walk-through event running from early November to mid-January 2022. McLean Central Park: 1468 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean


Ice and Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run. Alexandria, VA. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. nightly. From mid-November to New Year’s Day, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Admission to village is $10. Skating and admission is $22 and tickets must be purchased online in advancel. 55×80’ Real Ice Rink, 20’ Walk thru Tree, 100’ RGB Lighted Tunnel, lit trees and winter displays, Fire Pits, Heated Igloos, Wreath Photo Op, Bling & Things Retail Shop, Slice & Ice- Pizza, donuts & more.


Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park. 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Daytime attraction: ride the Holiday Express Train and Caroler’s Carousel, play Gingerbread Man’s Mini Golf, visit with Santa, hot chocolate and more. 11 am – 5 pm. Saturdays and Sundays, December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. $15 advance; $20 walk-up. Register online.

Celebration Station at Burke Lake Park.  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Evening attraction: see holiday lights, ride the Holiday Express train and Caroler’s Carousel. Fridays and Saturdays December 2, 3, 9, 10 and 17. 6 pm to 9 pm. $10. Register online.


Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol plays at the Little Theatre of Alexandria with performances taking place throughout December.


The Capitol Tree The outdoor tree is lit on a day in the first week of December, typically the day after the National Christmas Tree and remains on public display until December 31. West Lawn, U.S. Capitol. Washington, DC.

Cool Yule Tip: There is very little parking, but the Capitol South metro station (Orange, Silver and Blue lines) is nearby. Look for outdoor trains which may be running in the Botanic Garden.


The National Christmas Tree and nightly Pageant of Peace on The Ellipse: Early December through January 1. Out door music performances typically occur in the evenings, unless there are Covid restrictions. The National Tree and state trees may be viewed until 11 p.m. There is also a Nativity scene and a roaring Yule log fire. Just adjacent is the National Menorah.

Cool Yule Tip: Bringing your own water, hot chocolate or snack is a good idea! There aren’t a lot of food options (or bathrooms) available. There is a Pot Belly Sandwich shop near by that may be open. Typically, there is a concession stand but it’s pricey and not very good.


Holiday Musical Performances at Reston Town Center Park. Saturdays and Sundays,  December 3 – 18. 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Reston Town Center, Reston, VA (outdoors). Free, all ages.


Oak Marr Mini-Golf presents Candy Cane Lane – outdoor mini golf with Christmas decorations, weekends between December 3 – 31. $10.


Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Wiliamsburg, VA is a highly recommended holiday experience. Runs on select nights between mid-November to New Year’s Day. Advance ticket specials as low as $25.


Kings Dominon celebrates Winterfest in Doswell, VA (near Ashland and a quick drive from Richmond, VA) on select nights between mid-November to New Year’s. Tickets begin at $32. The event includes seasonal light displays, rides and attractions, performances, character meet and greets, ice skating (additional fee), cookie decorating (additional fee) and a parade and fireworks on select nights, including New Year’s Eve.

Cool Yule Tip: I highly recommend this family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration!


 🦃 November Events 🦃


Monday, November 15  National Clean Your Refrigerator Day


Saturday, November 19

  • Letters to Santa. Write and decorate a letter to Santa (free, but children and adults must register). Reston Community Center (Hunters Woods) 9:30 am – 11:00 am.

Sunday, November 20  President Biden’s Birthday

Cool Yule Tip: To send a Christmas Card to President Biden and First Lady Biden, be sure to put your name and return address on the envelope and address it to: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500. If you are lucky, you might receive a Christmas card in return! I did! 🙂


Tuesday, November 22  Nat. Cranberry Relish Day


Thursday, November 24   Happy Thanksgiving!

Macy’s Day Parade 9 a.m. – Noon. NBC

Cool Yule Tip: If you don’t have broadcast television, you can watch this NBC broadcast on your computer by purchasing a month’s premium subscription to Peacock TV. It’s worth it because you will get access to a lot of other holiday programming.

Thanksgiving Service at Washington National Cathedral. 10 am – 11 am. It will be broadcast live online and this year, you may aso attend in person.

Cool Yule Tip: The online service is very nice and you can see everything better than if you were there in person. It is broadcast on YouTube.

Football Games

  • TBA on FOX (12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT).
  • TBA on CBS (4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT).
  • TBA s on NBC (8:20 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT).

Friday, November 25   Black Friday

Reston Holiday Parade. 11 a.m. – 12 Noon. Market Street, Reston Town Center. Reston, VA. Free, all ages. Also: tree lighting, photos with Santa, sing-a-long.

Cool Yule Tip: This is like a little Macy’s Day Parade! It’s very enjoyable. An outdoor ice rink is at the beginning of the route, near the Fountain.


Saturday, November 26   Small Business Saturday. 


Sunday, November 27   First Sunday in Advent

Advent Service with carols at Washington National Cathedral. 4 pm. Attend in person or watch live online.

Cool Yule Tip: Read about how Advent is celebrated with candles.


Monday, November 28    Cyber Monday

Holiday Stroll and Santa Claus. Freeman Store and Museum. 6 p.m. 131 Church St. NE, Vienna.


Tuesday, November 29. Giving Tuesday. Throw Out Your Leftovers Day. 

Cool Yule Tip: Here are some worthy organizations deserving of your support.


🎄 December Events 🎄


Thursday, December 1   National Christmas Lights Day. National Mistletoe Day.


Friday, December 2

  • Celebration Station at Burke Lake Park.  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Evening attraction: see holiday lights, ride the Holiday Express train and Caroler’s Carousel. 6 pm to 9 pm. $10. Register online.
  • Dinner and a Movie with the Grinch. Get a headstart on your holiday shopping while your children 4 to 9 years old gather for pizza, Grinch-themed games, stories and a movie. Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 7 pm – 10 pm.

Saturday, December 3  Make a Gift Day.

  • Fairfax County Day Trip to ride the Potomac Eagle North Pole Express (5 to Adult). Christmas train ride in West Virginia with caroling, milk and cookies, hot cocoa and cider. Bus pickup/return schedule: Lee District Rec Center- depart 12 p.m., return 10 p.m.; Fair Oaks Mall – depart 12:30 p.m., return 9:30 p.m. Registration begins August 2. Trip cancellation deadline: November 18, 2022
  • 76th Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. 10 a.m. – Noon. 9301 Center Street, Manassas, VA. Scottish Christmas Walk (Parade) in Old Town Alexandria.
  •  Gifts from the HeART  shopping event featuring original artwork and one-of-a-kind items. 10% of the proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization, Cornerstones. 10 am – 3 pm Lake Anne Reston Community Center. Reston, VA. Free, all ages.
  • Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park. 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Daytime attraction: ride the Holiday Express Train and Caroler’s Carousel, play Gingerbread Man’s Mini Golf, visit with Santa, hot chocolate and more. 11 am – 5 pm. $15 advance; $20 walk-up. Register online.
  • Holiday Musical Performances at Reston Town Center Park. 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Reston Town Center, Reston, VA (outdoors). Free, all ages.
  • Fairfax Festival of Lights and Carols (outdoor music and refreshments). 12 – 6 PM. Tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. Old Town Square, 10415 North Street, Fairfax, VA.
  • The Wonder of the Season performance of holiday favorites by the Reston Chorale, Center Stage, Hunters Woods Reston Community Center, 4 pm and 7 pm. $25, $20 Seniors, free for military and 17 years and younger with a ticketed adult.
  • Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Potomac River Waterfront, Old Town Alexandria. 5:30 p.m.
  • Celebration Station at Burke Lake Park.  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Evening attraction: see holiday lights, ride the Holiday Express train and Caroler’s Carousel. 6 pm to 9 pm. $10. Register online.

Sunday, December 4 2nd Day of Advent. Nat. Cookie Day. Nat. Ice Skating Day.

Cool Yule Tip: USPS Operation Santa toy donations begin today. Donate a toy or gift.

  • Holiday Arts and Crafts Show 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon, VA
  • Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park. 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Daytime attraction: ride the Holiday Express Train and Caroler’s Carousel, play Gingerbread Man’s Mini Golf, visit with Santa, hot chocolate and more. 11 am – 5 pm. $15 advance; $20 walk-up. Register online.
  • Holiday Musical Performances at Reston Town Center Park. 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Reston Town Center, Reston, VA (outdoors). Free, all ages.

Monday, December 5  Nat. Candle Day. Intl. Volunteer Day. Comfort Food Day.

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Tuesday, December 6   St. Nicholas Day.

Cool Yule Tip: Read the legend of St. Nicholas and how Christmas stockings came to be.

Cool Yule Tip: In the spirit of St. Nicholas, this would be an excellent day to make unwrapped toy/gift donations to the needy through USPS Operation Santa or US Marine Corps Toys for Tots.


Wednesday, December 7  Full Moon tonight, known as the “Cold Moon.”

  • Holiday Luncheon with music and dancing (ages 18 and up). Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods 11:30 am – 2 pm (register in advance tickets $24 to $60).

Thursday, December 8  Brownie Day. Christmas Tree Day

  • Christmas Afternoon Tea at Green Springs Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. Presentation on seasonal foods and yuletide treats. 3 pm – 4:30 pm $48 (Adults). Register online.
  • The Nutcracker (full-length), Conservatory Ballet, CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, Reston, VA, 7 pm. Fee TBA.

Cool Yule Tip: If you are getting a live Christmas tree, today would be an excellent day to purchase it. Be sure to water a live tree daily.

Cool Yule Tip: Make these peppermint chocolate brownies for Brownie Day and learn these tree decorating tips.


Friday, December 9  Christmas Card Day. Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s birthday.

  • Celebration Station at Burke Lake Park.  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Evening attraction: see holiday lights, ride the Holiday Express train and Caroler’s Carousel. 6 pm to 9 pm. $10. Register online.
  • The Nutcracker (full-length), Conservatory Ballet, CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, Reston, VA, 7 pm. Fee TBA.

Cool Yule Tip: This would be an excellent day to mail your cards!

Cool Yule Tip: To send a Christmas card to the Governor of Virginia, address your card to Governor Glenn Youngkin, P.O. Box 1475, Richmond, VA 23218


Saturday, December 10

  • Fairfax County Day Trip to see Colonial Williamsburg’s “Grand Illumination. Fireworks, music and candlelit buildings. All events are outdoors. Bus pickup/return schedule: Fair Oaks Mall- depart 9:00 a.m., return 12 a.m.; Lee District Rec Center – depart 9:30 a.m., return 11:30 p.m. Registration begins August 2. Trip cancellation deadline: November 25, 2022.
  • Old Town Alexandria Christmas Market (outdoors). 11 am – 4 pm. John Carlyle Square, 300 John Carlyle Street, Alexandria. 100+ artistans and vendors.
  • The Nutcracker (shortened performance for younger audiences), Conservatory Ballet, CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, Reston, VA, 11 am and 2:30 pm. Fee TBA.
  • Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park. 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Daytime attraction: ride the Holiday Express Train and Caroler’s Carousel, play Gingerbread Man’s Mini Golf, visit with Santa, hot chocolate and more. 11 am – 5 pm. $15 advance; $20 walk-up. Register online.
  • Holiday Musical Performances at Reston Town Center Park. 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Reston Town Center, Reston, VA (outdoors). Free, all ages.
  • Origami Workshop – Holiday Ornaments. For participants ages 12 and older who have some experience with origami. Reston Community Center (Hunters Woods) 1 pm – 2 pm, $10 – $15.
  • Christmas Afternoon Tea at Green Springs Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. Presentation on seasonal foods and yuletide treats. 3 pm – 4:30 pm $48 (Adults). Register online.
  • Celebration Station at Burke Lake Park.  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Evening attraction: see holiday lights, ride the Holiday Express train and Caroler’s Carousel. 6 pm to 9 pm. $10. Register online.
  • The Nutcracker (full-length performance), Conservatory Ballet, CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, Reston, VA, 7 pm. Fee TBA.

Sunday, December 11   Third Day of Advent.  Reindeer Day 

  • Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park. 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Daytime attraction: ride the Holiday Express Train and Caroler’s Carousel, play Gingerbread Man’s Mini Golf, visit with Santa, hot chocolate and more. 11 am – 5 pm. $15 advance; $20 walk-up. Register online.
  • Holiday Musical Performances at Reston Town Center Park. 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Reston Town Center, Reston, VA (outdoors). Free, all ages.
  • The Nutcracker (shortened performance for younger audiences), Conservatory Ballet, CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods, Reston, VA, Noon and 3:30 pm. Fee TBA.
  • Christmas Afternoon Tea at Green Springs Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA. Presentation on seasonal foods and yuletide treats. 3 pm – 4:30 pm $48 (Adults). Register online.

Cool Yule Tip: How to celebrate Advent.


Monday, December 12  Poinsettia Day. Decorate a Gingerbread House Day

  • Screening of the movie, White Christmas at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods (Center Stage). All ages, free, but you must register in advance. 10 a.m., Reston, Virginia.

Cool Yule Tip: Today is the last day to donate new, unwrapped toy to Toys for Tots. In Fairfax County, drop off your toy at any participating fire station or drop-off location.

Cool Yule Tip: Learn how to care for a poinsettia.


Tuesday, December 13  Hot Cocoa Day.

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Wednesday, December 14   Roast Chestnuts Day. Gingerbread Decorating Day.

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Cool Yule Tip: Today is the USPS recommended deadline for mailing holiday packages by standard post.


Thursday, December 15  Tea Day

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Friday, December 16  Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

  • Celebration Station at Burke Lake Park.  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Evening attraction: see holiday lights, ride the Holiday Express train and Caroler’s Carousel. 6 pm to 9 pm. $10. Register online.

Saturday, December 17  Pope Francis’ Birthday  National Wreaths Across America Day.

  • Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park. 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Daytime attraction: ride the Holiday Express Train and Caroler’s Carousel, play Gingerbread Man’s Mini Golf, visit with Santa, hot chocolate and more. 11 am – 5 pm. $15 advance; $20 walk-up. Register online.
  • Holiday Musical Performances at Reston Town Center Park. 11:30 am – 4:30 pm.  Reston Town Center, Reston, VA (outdoors). Free, all ages.
  • Celebration Station at Burke Lake Park.  7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station, VA. Evening attraction: see holiday lights, ride the Holiday Express train and Caroler’s Carousel. 6 pm to 9 pm. $10. Register online.

Cool Yule Tip: To send a Christmas Card to the Pope, address your card to Pope Francis, Domus Sanctae Marthae, 00120 Vatican City State


Sunday, December 18  4th Day of Advent  Hanukkah begins tonight. Bake Cookies Day. Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day.

Cool Yule Tip: How to bake the best cookies


Monday, December 19   Holly Day

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Cool Yule Tip: In the spirit of the day, put up a holly wreath or pin a spring to your coat.


Tuesday, December 20  Go Caroling Day

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Cool Yule Tip: Today is the USPS recommended deadline for mailing holiday greeting cards.


Wednesday, December 21   Blue Christmas. Winter Solstice. Yule.

Cool Yule Tip: Make a Yule Log for dessert to celebrate the Solstice tonight! Or take some time to remember departed love ones: Blue Christmas ideas.

Cool Yule Tip: Today is the USPS recommended deadline for mailing Priority Mail packages.


Thursday, December 22   Nat. Christmas Cookie Exchange Day

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Friday, December 23   Nat. Christmas Movie Marathon Day. Festivus. Nat. Pfferneusse Day

  • NORAD Santa Tracker goes live at midnight.
  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Saturday, December 24. Christmas Eve. Nat. Egg Nog Day. Dr Fauci’s Birthday.

  • Water-skiing Santa and company…Alexandria Waterfront – 1 pm, with meet and greet by the waterfront Christmas tree. Masks are requested to be worn.
  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Television programming:

  • 11:30 pm: Christmas Eve Mass (with the Pope) – NBC (also broadcast live online on YouTube)

Sunday, December 25  Merry Christmas! National Pumpkin Pie Day

What’s open on Christmas Day?

  • Denny’s, iHOP and some Starbucks, McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts.
  • Some of the larger hotels may be open for Christmas Day brunch.
  • McCormick and Schmidts, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Morton’s, Fogo da Chao, Macaroni Grill and other similar upscale chain restaurants will be open on Christmas Day.
  • You can visit the National Christmas Tree in back of the White House and the Capitol Tree from 10 am – 5 pm. It will be crowded, though!
  • The US Botanic Gardens will be closed (as will all DC museums) and the outdoor display with model trains will also be closed.
  • In Williamsburg, Christmas Town at Busch Gardens is open and I highly recommend it.
  • Kings Dominion Winterfest in Doswell is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but it is open on New Year’s Eve.
  • In the evening, Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights (Vienna) is open as is the drive-through Bull Run Lights and Winter Village in Manassas.
  • Cameron Run Ice and Lights in Alexandria will be open for skating and looking at lights.
  • The outdoor ice skating rink at Reston Town Center will be open from 1:30 pm to 11 pm. Even if you don’t skate, it’s fun looking at the skaters.

Monday, December 26  1st Day of Christmas. Happy Kwanzaa! Hanukkah ends tonight. Thank You Note Day. Candy Cane Day.


Tuesday, December 27. 2nd Day of Christmas. National Fruitcake Day. Make Cut Out Snowflakes Day.

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Wednesday, December 28.  3rd Day of Christmas. National Call a Friend Day

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Thursday, December 29.  4th Day of Christmas. Still Need To Do Day

  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Friday, December 30  5th Day of Christmas. Plan Your Resolutions Day. Bacon Day

  • Let’s Party! Children 7 to 11 years old will learn how plan, decorate and serve refreshments at this early New Year’s Eve gathering at Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, 9 am – 4 pm. $50/for Reston kids/$75 for non-Reston-residing kids.
  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

Saturday, December 31. 6th Day of Christmas. New Year’s Eve. Champagne Day.

  • See next section!

🍾 New Year’s Eve and New Year Events 🍾


Saturday, December 31. 6th Day of Christmas.  New Year’s Eve. Champagne Day.

  • Kings Dominion Winterfest is a fantastic New Year’s Eve experience! I recommend you reserve hotel rooms early and splurge on an igloo for the evening as soon as reservations become available for protected seating in case of rain.
  • Meadowlark Garden Winter Walk of Lights is open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Vienna.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights (drive-through) is open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville.

 Sunday, January 1 7th Day of Christmas. Happy New Year! 

  • First Day Hikes and activities at Virginia State Parks state-wide and Lake Fairfax in Reston, VA.
  • Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA. is open, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. More than 500,000 LED lights and displays transform the gardens into a winter wonderland.
  • Bull Run Festival of Lights. Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville. 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Two and half mile drive-through light display and walk-around winter carnival and Holiday Village with attractions, s’mores and Santa Claus.

 Monday, January 2  8th Day of Christmas


Tuesday, January 3  9th Day of Christmas


Thursday, January 4 10th Day of Christmas


Friday, January 5  11th Day of Christmas


Saturday, January 6  12th Day of Christmas. Epiphany. The last day of the Christmas festival.

Cool Yule Tip: French-style King Cakes traditionally eaten on Epiphany are available for sale at La Madeleine bakery.

And so another holiday season ends…

Thank you for joining Cool Yule for the holidays!

See you again in November!

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