Winter & Holiday Family Fun Guide

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

By Jenny Sites November 13, 2020

Thank you for visiting our 2020 Winter Family Fun Guide!

Parades, Santa Sightings, Holiday lights, Free Printables, Crafts and more!

Below you will find a list of local events in 

Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and surrounding areas.

*Bookmark this link and check back often as we are constantly updating with new info and events! *

December 4
Warrenton "Reverse" Christmas Parade

December 5
Fredericksburg Christmas "Reverse" Parade

December 5
Spotsylvania County 43rd Christmas Parade

December 5
Santa's Wonderland & Winter Festival Parade - Colonial Beach

December 5
37th Annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade TELEVISED

December 19
Stafford Christmas parade

Nov 1 - Dec 24
Live Video Call with Santa

Nov 7 - Dec 24th
Bass Pro Shops  (Free Registration required)

Nov 14th
Santa's Arrival Parade - Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Nov 14 - 24th
Santa Photos - Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Nov. 27 - Dec. 23rd
Spotsylvania County Volunteer Fire Dept. Santa Run(click link for dates/times)

Dec 1 - 23rd
Santa Photos at the Spotsylvania Visitor Center LOVE sign(dates vary. click link to sign up)

Dec 5th
Brunch with Santa at Belle Grove Plantation 

Dec 6 - 20th
Breakfast with Santa at Eileen's Bakery & Cafe (click link to sign up)

Chancellor Volunteer Fire Dept Santa Run (click link for dates/times)

Dec 11th
Krispies with Kringle

December 12th
Breakfast with Santa at Grounds Bistro

December 14-23rd

Video Chat with Santa (CRRL - sign up required)

December 16th
Operation Santa Claus (special needs)

Local Holiday Lights & Decor Tour 
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? Email it to

Nov 11 - Jan 3
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens - Winter Walk of Lights (Vienna, VA)

Nov 13 - 24
Concert In Lights - The Village at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Nov 20th
Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run (Alexandria, VA)

Nov 27th - Jan 3
Bull Run Festival of Lights (Manassas, VA)

Nov 29 - Jan 3
VA Beach Boardwalk Light Show

Dec 1- Jan 10th
Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights (Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Richmond, VA)

Dec 11, 12, 13th
Laser Illuminations (Unionville)

Dec 12 - 31st
4th Annual Orange County Tacky Lights Tour

Dec 14 - 26th
Light Up the Beach (Colonial Beach, VA)

Dec 18th
Pleasant Grove Community Park Lights Celebration (Fluvanna, VA)

December 17th
Drive-In Holiday Movie Series: Rudolph & Frosty

December 18th
Drive-In Holiday Movie Series: Elf

December 19th
Drive-In Holiday Movie Series: The Grinch

December 19th
The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: Christmas Stream

December 20th
Drive-In Holiday Movie Series: The Polar Express

Or, from the comfort of your couch:


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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