11/9-11/11 Lucketts Holiday Open House & Winter Market (Leesburg, VA) – Get inspired for holiday decorating and start your Christmas shopping at one of the best home decor markets in the area. Looking for a new piece to liven up your home? This is a great place to get ideas and possibly find what you’re looking for. Free Admission.
11/17 Alexandria Cider Festival (Old Town Alexandria) – Breweries, wineries, and distilleries are popping up all over. Cider brewing has not been left in the dust and this is a celebration of the local samplings that are available. It takes place in OldTown, at The Lloyd House from 2-6pm, Tickets are $45. Alexandria is always a fun place to visit around the Holidays so why not make a day of it?
11/17 Snowflake Stampede (Manassas, VA) – A fun way to see the lights at Bull Run before they open for the season. It’s a 2.5 mile run/walk through the light display in the evening. We’ve done it a few times and it’s a fun way to usher in the Holidays and get a little exercise at the same time! Tickets are $22 Adults / $17 Kids 3 & up.
11/17 & 11/24 Holiday Tree Lighting and Fireworks at National Harbor (National Harbor, MD) – Santa visits from 12-2pm, holiday movie at 4:45 pm, and tree lighting and fireworks at 5:30 pm.
11/23-11/25 Mount Vernon by Candlelight (Alexandria, VA) – Take a candlelit character guided tour and learn about holiday traditions in 18th century Virginia. Tickets are $25 12 & up / $17 6-11 / 5 & under Free.
Looking for more ideas? Check out this list from Northern Virginia Magazine