Looking for some traditional holiday fun? There are so many wonderful things to do in Northern Virginia.
Enjoy the season!
Christmas at Mount Vernon Estate
George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Mount Vernon is again joyfully decking the halls for Christmas at Mount Vernon, a special daytime program offered through January. Themed decorations (including 12 Christmas trees), a gingerbread Mount Vernon, historical chocolate-making demonstrations, and 18th-century dancing will be offered.
Date & Time: November 26 – January 6 / 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Admission Prices: $15 for adults, $7 for youth (6-11), and free for children five and younger
Bull Run Christmas Lights 2010 – Centreville Virginia
7700 Bull Run Drive Centreville, VA 20121
Date & Time: November 24 – January 6
Monday - Thursday: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Fridays - Sunday & holidays*: 5:30 to 10 p.m.
Festival of Lights Carnival fees:
Ride all you want wristbands for $16.00 per person,
Single tickets $1.25
Sheet of 30 Tickets for $27.00
Sheet of 50 Tickets for $40.00
Rides Require 2, 3 and 4 tickets
2010 ADMISSION FEES (through January 9, 2011):
Monday - Thursday Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holidays
$15 Cars or vans (1-14 people)
$25 Van (15-34 people)
$50 Bus (35 or more people)
Christmas at Busch Garden
Date & Time: Nov 26- Dec 31 (with the exception of Christmas Day)
3:00AM- 10:00 p.m.
Celebrate the holiday season in 2010 with Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration. Experience the park again with amazing attractions, dazzling shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas. Gaze at more than a million twinkling lights while enjoying hot chocolate and fresh-baked Christmas cookies.
Single-Evening Admission (ages 3 & up): $21.99
Discovery Ticket (ages 3 & up): $29.99 ( does not include general parking)
Leesburg Holiday Parade and Festival
Historic Downtown Leesburg,VA 20175
The parade will feature local bands, seasonal floats, and the man of the season, Santa! Bring your whole family to see Santa and his friends
Date & Time: December 11 - 10:00am–2:00pm
ZooLights 2010 - Holiday Lights at the National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
Create memories with loved ones while enjoying thousands of environmentally-friendly light and animal exhibits, entertainment, and a special train ride for children.
Date & Time: December 3-12 (Friday through Sunday nights)
December 17-January 1 (Every night except December 24, 25, and 31)
Admission Price: Free
Parking rates: $8 FONZ members, $15 Nonmembers