Sunday, December 8
36th Annual Arts and Crafts Show at Audrey Moore RECenter
Come shop at one of Northern Virginia's largest holiday shows with plenty of great gifts to choose from. Top-quality handmade arts and crafts will be offered by nearly 120 of the area's finest artisans. Admission is $2 per person; children ages 12 and under are free. Door prizes will be awarded. For more information, call 703-321-7081.
Children's Holiday Shopping at Frying Pan Farm Park
Volunteers help children shop for everybody on their holiday list. The Country Store stocks many unique items in all price ranges. Free wrapping assures surprises for family and friends. Adults are invited to wait at the schoolhouse. This program is offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.; and Monday from noon to 4 p.m. Monday is for ages eight years and older with self-shopping and wrapping (no volunteer helpers). Meet at the Old Floris Schoolhouse. For information call 703-437-9101.
CANCELLED: Gardeners' Holiday Open House
Treat yourself to holiday fun at Green Spring Gardens from noon to 4 p.m. This festive day is for gardeners of all ages, individuals and families. Watch a puppet show and see a model train display. Whimsical gingerbread houses, imaginative holiday decorations, holiday greens and crafted ornaments will be available for purchase. Visit the gift shop for unique holiday gifts and enjoy seasonal drinks and snacks at the Horticulture Center and Historic House. Admission is free; the puppet show is $3 per child. For information, call 703-642-5173.
CANCELLED: Gardeners' Holiday: Puppet Show
Three to seven-year-olds will enjoy a festive holiday puppet show by a professional troupe at Green Spring Gardens from 2 to 3 p.m. The cost is $3 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-642-5173.
Bird Watching Club
Look up and listen carefully and discover the amazing variety of birds that inhabit E.C. Lawrence Park. Kids age 5 to 11 meet once a month from 3 to 4 p.m. to develop awesome birding skills that will last a lifetime. The cost is $5 per child. Register online. For more information, call 703-631-0013.
Pictures with Santa & Wildlife Trim-a-Tree
Santa will be stopping by Hidden Pond Park from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your wish list and camera for photos with Santa. Make holiday crafts for both indoors and outdoors that will please wildlife. Enjoy holiday s’mores. The cost is $5. We’ll take a digital photo for an extra charge. Register online. For information, call 703-451-9588.
Flakey the (naked) 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 at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 2 to 3:15 p.m. Make a craft based on the story. This program is suited for children ages 3 to 12 and the cost is $7. 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 our campfire and warm up with a cup of cocoa and s’mores. The cost is $8 per person. Find departure times and registration information online or call 703-437-9101.