Friday, Dec. 6: Classy
31st Annual McLean Holiday Crafts Show:
Looking for unique gifts for the special people in your life
or perhaps yourself? Come see amazing wares from 80 artisans
from across the country at this much anticipated juried show
featuring fiber arts, wood, ceramics and pottery, jewelry,
glass, holiday décor, gourmet foods, paintings and much more.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the McLean
Community Center. Admission: $3/adult and $1/ages 13 and
Take $1 off adult admission with ad. For information call
7: Holiday Happenings
36th Annual Arts and Crafts
Show: Come shop at one of Northern Virginia's largest
holiday shows with plenty of great gifts. Top-quality
handmade arts and crafts by nearly 120 of the area's finest
artisans. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to
3:30 p.m. on Sunday at Audrey Moore
RECenter. Admission is $2/person; children ages 12 and
under are free. Door prizes will be awarded. For information
Also on Saturday:
Shopping: Volunteers help children shop for everybody
on their holiday list. The Country Store stocks many unique
items in all price ranges. Free wrapping ensures surprises
for family and friends. Adults can wait at the schoolhouse.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday;
and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday at Frying Pan Farm
Park. (Monday is for ages 8 and older with self-shopping
and wrapping, no volunteer helpers.) Meet at the Old Floris
Schoolhouse. For information call 703-437-9101.
Celebration: Celebrate holiday festivities by
strolling the 1930s working farm and enjoy live music, watch
equestrian demonstrations and visit the farmhouse. Bring the
family to children’s holiday shopping at the Country Store
and enjoy a wagon ride, warming fire, carolers and holiday
photo opportunity with Santa in his sleigh. From 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. at Frying
Pan Farm Park. Park admission is free; some activities
have fees. For information call 703-437-9101.
Mission Space — Constellations: Children ages 3 to 6
learn about the different planets and stars in the sky and
the many shapes and patterns they make. From 4 to 5 p.m.at Hidden Pond Nature
Center. $6/child. Register
online. For information call 703-451-9588.
Winter Wonder Campfire: Bundle up and discover
animal strategies for surviving winter. Meet some exhibit
animals and learn their strategies. Enjoy s’mores. From 6 to
7:30 p.m. at E.C.
Lawrence Park. $7/person. Register
online. For information call 703-631-0013.
Astronomy Festival: Enjoy guided stargazing. Look
through the telescope and listen to ancient stories about the
constellations around the campfire. Other activities and
games throughout the evening. Hot chocolate and snacks
available for purchase. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Riverbend
online or $6 at the door. For information call
Cabaret Series – Home for the Holidays: Hop into the
sleigh and enjoy the ride featuring some of the most
memorable songs from the holiday season. The cabaret cast
will start your holiday season on the right note. From 8 to
9:30 p.m. in the W3
Theatre at the Workhouse
Arts Center. $25/person, includes planche campagnarde;
cash bar available . Buy tickets
online (advance reservations recommended as previous
shows have sold out prior to performance date). For
information call 703-584-2900.
8: Seasonal Sights
Open House: A festive day for gardeners of all ages.
Watch a puppet show and see a model train display. Whimsical
gingerbread houses, imaginative holiday decorations, holiday
greens and crafted ornaments available for purchase. Visit
the gift shop for unique holiday gifts and enjoy seasonal
drinks and snacks at the Horticulture Center and Historic
House. From noon to 4 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. Admission is free; the puppet show is $3/child
(see below). For information call 703-642-5173.
Also on Sunday:
Gardeners Holiday Puppet Show: A festive holiday
puppet show by a professional troupe. From 2 to 3 p.m. at Green Spring
Gardens. Ages 3-7. $3/child. Register
online. For information call 703-642-5173.
Flakey the Snowman: Snuggle up with snowman soup
(hot cocoa) and listen to an inspiring tale of friendship and
charity as read by local author Amy Tubbs. Make a craft based
on the story. From 2 to 3:15 p.m. at Hidden Oaks Nature
Center. Ages 3 to 12. $7/child. Register
online. For information call 703-941-1065.
Cocoa Wagon Rides: Learn what the holidays were like
on a farm during the 1920s and 1930s. Your one-hour journey
will lead you past fields and farmland while you relish the
beauty of the season and breathe the fresh air. After the
wagon ride, relax by the campfire and warm up with a cup of
cocoa and s’mores. Rides are between 5 and 8 p.m. at Frying Pan Farm
Park. $8/person. Find departure times and registration
online or call 703-437-9101.
Cool Cow Comedy Presents Jared Logan: A West
Virginia native, Logan first made his mark as a comedian in
Chicago. His contagiously giddy and cartoonish stand-up act
has been wowing audiences in the Windy City and beyond since
2004. A la carte cash bar, soft drinks and concessions sold
before performance (no outside alcoholic beverages). Due to
material, patrons must be 18 and older. From 7 to 8:30 p.m.
in the W3
Arts Center. $15/person in advance; $20/person at door
(cash only). Tickets available
online. For information call 703-584-2900.
Information was correct at time of publication.
Please contact individual event sites to confirm
programs are being held as scheduled.
The Fairfax County Weekender highlights a selection of
county events taking place each weekend. Many more events
and activities can be found at the Parks and Library pages, and elsewhere on the
Fairfax County website. Additionally, the
towns of Herndon
and Vienna as well
as the city of Falls Church offer
many arts, entertainment and recreational
A complete list of county calendars is also available online.
To request this information in an alternate format, call
TTY is 711 unless otherwise indicated.