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.
Making Nature Gifts Workshop
Parents can enjoy shopping at the mall while their young ones (ages 5 to 10) make gifts and wrap them for their families at Hidden Oaks Nature Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Kids will enjoy a range of activities from meeting live animals to watching 16mm movies to seeing a puppet show. Bring a snack. Children create their own gifts using natural items and nature themes and gift wrap them with the help of naturalists. They'll enjoy games, crafts, nature walks and talks. The cost is $15 per child. Register online. For information, call 703-941-1065.
Christmas in the Time of Jane Austen
See how Virginians celebrated the traditional twelve days of Christmas during a tour at Sully Historic Site. Elegant dancing, rich foods, gaming and travel made the season exciting. Learn the latest dance steps, play a game of chance and take home a recipe for a great cake. Forty-five minute house tours start every 15 minutes from 4:45 to 7 p.m. Outdoor festivities are available until 8 p.m. The cost is $10. Register online. For information, call 703-437-1794.
Christmas Tea: Music and Candlelight
Musician Jody Marshall returns to Historic Green Spring from 3 to 5:30 p.m. to delight us with the mellow sound and fascinating story of the hammered dulcimer. The $35 fee includes an English tea program. To make a reservation, please call 703-941-7987.