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❄️ Winter & Holiday Family Fun Guide 2022

Holiday and New Years fun in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and surrounding areas

By Jenny Sites November 23, 2022

 2022 Winter Family Fun Guide!




Below you will find a list of local events in 

Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, and surrounding areas.

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Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show

Mary Washington House - Holiday Open House

Rappahannock Model Railroaders Annual Christmas Train Show




Spotsylvania Christmas Parade - December 3, 2022 at 1 pm

Fredericksburg Christmas Parade - December 3, 2022 at 5:30 pm

Stafford Christmas parade - December 17, 2022 at 3 pm



Spotsylvania Towne Centre 

November 12 - December 24th - Santa in the Center Court

Pet Photos 11/20 & 12/4 from 8:30am to 10:30am


Old Dominion Human Society - Familly Pet Photo Sessions for donation. Appointments Required





Local Holiday Lights & Decor

A list of houses in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford with great lights and/or blow-up displays!

(See one that isn't on our list? Add it here)


November 12-Dec 24 6 - 9pm on the hour. In the Village


Light Shows within a Short Drive:

South Hill, VA

Illuminate Light Show , Doswell, VA

 Bull Run Festival of Lights, Centerville, VA

 Winter Walk of Lights, Vienna, VA

Danville Community Lights Show, Danville, VA

 Busch Gardens Christmas Town , Williamsburg, VA

 Natural Tunnel State Park, Natural Tunnel, VA

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Lakeside, VA

Celebration in Lights, Newport News, VA 

The Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA

 Norfolk Botanical Garden, Norfolk, VA

Holiday Lights at the Beach  - Virginia Beach, VA


Thursday, December 1:

  • Serving Up the Holidays, starring Britt Irvin and Zach Roerig (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas, starring Dolly Parton, Tom Everett Scott, Angel Parker and Ana Gasteyer with guest appearances by Miley Cyrus, Jimmie Allen and more (NBC, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Hollywood Christmas, starring Jessika Van, Josh Swickard, Anissa Borrego, Riley Dandy, Zak Steiner, Tom Williamson, Emelia Hartford and Missi Pyle (HBO Max)
  • Rolling Into Christmas, starring Rhyon Nicole Brown, Donny Carrington, Brandee Evans and Gary Dourdan (BET+)

Friday, December 2:

  • Christmas in the Wilds, starring Kaitlyn Leeb and Victor Zinck Jr. (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • A Big Fat Family Christmas, starring Shannon Chan-Kent, Shannon Kook, Tia Carrere and Jack Wagner (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Christmas, starring Valery Ortiz and Brandon Quinn (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Hotel for the Holidays, starring Madelaine Petsch and Mena Massoud (Freevee)
  • Scrooge: A Christmas Carol, starring Jessie Buckley, Luke Evans, Olivia Colman and Johnny Flynn (Netflix)
  • Christmas in the Caribbean, starring Elizabeth Hurely (On Demand, iTunes, AppleTV, Amazon, Google Play, More)
  • Christmas With the Campbells, starring Brittany Snow, Justin Long, Alex Moffat, Joanna Garcia Swisher and Julia Duffy (AMC+ and in theaters)

Saturday, December 3:

  • Christmas on the Slopes, starring Olivier Renaud and Soma Chhaya (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • A Fabled Holiday, starring Brooke D’Orsay and Ryan Paevey (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas on Candy Cane Lane, starring Andrea Barber and Dan Payne (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A New Orleans Noel, starring Keshia Knight Pulliam, Patti LaBelle, Brad James and Tim Reid (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Great Holiday Bake War, starring LeToya Luckett and Finesse Mitchell (OWN, 9 p.m. ET)
  • The Holiday Stocking, starring Nadine Ellis, B.J. Britt, Karon Riley, Tamala Jones and Mykelti Williamson (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, December 4:

  • Christmas on the Rocks, starring Lyla Porter-Follows and Jon McLaren (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Undercover Holiday, starring Noemi Gonzalez and Stephen Huszar (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • B&B Merry, starring Jen Lilley and Jesse Hutch (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Merry Textmas, starring Ariana Ron Pedrique and Rodrigo Massa (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Fit for Christmas, starring Amanda Kloots and Paul Greene (CBS, 8:30 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT and streaming on Paramount+)

Wednesday, December 7:

  • All I Didn’t Want for Christmas, starring Gabourey Sidibe, Loretta Devine, Kel Mitchell, Karen Knox and Andrew Bushell (VH1, 8 p.m. ET)

Thursday, December 8:

  • Scentsational Christmas, starring Nanzeen Contractor and Mykee Selkin (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Miracle Before Christmas, starring LeToya Luckett, Romeo Miller, Keith David, Demetrius Shipp Jr, Paula Jai Parker and Porscha Coleman (BET+)

Friday, December 9:

  • The Most Colorful Time of the Year, starring Katrina Bowden and Christopher Russell (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Aisle Be Home for Christmas, starring Jennifer Freeman and Garrett Watson (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Recipe for Joy, starring Erin Agostino and Dillon Casey (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • It’s A Wonderful Binge, starring Eduardo Franco, Dexter Darden, Danny Trejo, Kaitlin Olson and more (Hulu)
  • Something From Tiffany’s, starring Zoey Deutch, Kendrick Sampson, Shay Mitchell and more (Prime Video)

Saturday, December 10:

  • A Royal Christmas Match, starring Jordana Largy and Matthew MacCaull (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Crome Prince of Christmas, starring Cindy Busby and Jilon VanOver (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Kirk Franklin's The Night Before Christmas, starring Naturi Naughton, Lorea Turner, Luke James and Kirk Franklin (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Christmas Class Reunion, starring Aimee Teegarden and Tanner Novlan (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Christmas Fumble, starring Eva Marcille and Devale Ellis (OWN, 9 p.m. ET)
  • The Gift of Peace, starring Nikki Deloach and Brennan Elliott (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, December 11:

  • Santa’s Got Style, starring Franco Lo Presti and Kathryn Davis (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • The Holiday Sitter, starring Jonathan Bennett, George Krissa and Chelsea Hobbs (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Belgian Chocolate Christmas, starring Jaclyn Hales and Zane Stephens (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Single and Ready to Jingle, starring Natasha Wilson (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Must Love Christmas, starring Liza Lapira, Nathan Witte and Neal Bledsoe (CBS, 9 p.m. ET and streaming on Paramount+)

Wednesday, December 14:

  • A New Diva’s Christmas Carol, starring Ashanti, Vivica A. Fox, Eva Marcille, Robin Givens, Mckenzie Small and Mel B (VH1, 8 p.m. ET)

Thursday, December 15:

  • Record Breaking Christmas, starring Michelle Argyris and Andrew Bushell (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Blackjack Christmas, starring Dawnn Lewis, Charmin Lee and Adam Lazarre-White (BET+)

Friday, December 16:

  • Holiday Heritage, starring Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell and Holly Robinson Peete (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • A Christmas to Treasure, starring Taylor Frey and Kyle Dean Massey (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Snow Day, starring Ky Baldwin, Michaela Russell, Shelby Simmons, Fabi Aguirre and Jerry Trainor (Nickelodeon, 7 p.m. ET and streaming on Paramount+)

Saturday, December 17:

  • Sappy Holiday, starring Vanessa Sears and Jon McLaren (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas, starring Torrey DeVitto and Zane Holtz (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Crafting Christmas, starring Jillian Murray and Joseph Cannata (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Holiday Dating Guide, starring Maria Menounos and Brent Bailey (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Five More Minutes: Moments Like These, starring Ashley Williams and Lucas Bryant (Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, 10 p.m. ET)

Sunday, December 18:

  • A Vintage Christmas, starring Hannah Gallway and Jeremy Walmsley (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)
  • Hanukkah on Rye, starring Jeremy Jordan, Yael Grobglas and Lisa Loeb (Hallmark, 8 p.m. ET)
  • The Art of Christmas, starring Brigitte Kingsley and Joe Towne (Great American Family, 8 p.m. ET)
  • Wrapped Up in Love, starring Brittany Bristow and Olivier Renaud (Lifetime, 8 p.m. ET)
  • When Christmas Was Young, starring Tyler Hilton and Karen David (CBS, 8:30 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. PT and streaming on Paramount+)

Wednesday, December 21:

  • Fuhgeddabout Christmas, starring Justina Valentine, DC Young Fly, Conceited, Vinny Guadagnino, Vincent Pastore, Renee Graziano, Perez Hilton, Teresa Giudice, Fetty Wap and Sway with Nick Cannon (VH1, 8 p.m. ET)

Thursday, December 22:

  • A Christmas Gift, starring Blue Kimble, Noree Victoria, Javon Johnson, Victoria Rowell, Aaron D Spears, Nadia Simms, Tiffany Snow, Marc Jones and Cayen Martin (BET+)

Saturday, December 24:

The Snowball Effect, starring Anjali Khurana and Landon Moss (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)

Sunday, December 25:

  • Christmas in Wolf Creek, starring Nola Martin and Tim Rozon (UPtv, 7 p.m. ET)










Free Christmas printables
FREE Christmas gift Printables - Perfect for all of your Holiday Fun!
You might not be able to host a Christmas party this year, but this might be a fun way to drop treats off for friends.

FREE Printables:

 Holiday Lights Scavenger Hunt 

& Car Ride BINGO



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