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Monday, November 26, 6 p.m.: Church St Holiday Stroll
Santa arrives on his firetruck at 6:15 p.m. to greet children by the Freeman Store and Museum and will help the mayor light the holiday tree and menorah at 6:20 p.m. There will be music and marshmallow roasting stations.
Thursday, November 29, 7 p.m.: Tiny Tots Holiday Concert
The James Madison High School band program presents a seasonal music concert on Thursday and Friday at 10 a.m., along with a Thursday 7 p.m. concert. Tickets require advance purchase at $9/person. The concert takes place at JMS at 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna.
Friday, November 30, 5 p.m.: Mosaic District Holiday Tree Lighting
Mosaic district welcomes Santa on his firetruck, the Vienna Singing Princesses, Chasing Autumn Trio and a screening of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas, all surrounding a 7 p.m. Tree lighting ceremony.
Saturday, December 1-2, 9 a.m.: The Enchanted Forest by the Junior League of Northern Virginia
Hosted both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m., the Junior League of Northern Virginia hosts the Enchanted Forest at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel. Events include visits from Santa, crafts, live entertainment like the Great Zucchini and more. Tickets required.
Saturday, December 1, 8 a.m.: McLean Reindog Parade
Hosted by the McLean Chamber of Commerce – dress your dog up and walk in a parade for prizes! Santa on the firetruck will visit, along with donuts, hot chocolate and entertainment. Register here. Admission is 2 cans of dog food to donate to a local animal shelter.
Saturday, December 1, 4 p.m.: Wolftrap Holiday Sing-A-Long
A FREE holiday sing-a-long concert starting at 4 p.m. Wolf Trap will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots at the entrance. Admission is free and so is parking. If you bring a candle, you can join in the tradition of exiting the Filene Center with a candlelight processional.
Sunday, December 2, 8 a.m.: 2018 Santa Breakfast at Tysons
Breakfast begins at 8 a.m., with Santa arriving at 10 a.m. Entertainment by Those Funny little People. Located on the 3rd level by the AMC Movie Theatres. Guests are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate.
Sunday, December 2, 2:30 p.m.: McLean Winterfest
McLean’s only community parade, held annually on the first Sunday in December, features a parade along Old Chain Bridge Rd. at the Langley Shopping Center. Entertainment starts at 2:30 p.m., includes food trucks, with the parade beginning at 3:30 p.m. The parade includes a visit from Santa on his firetruck. See the parade route here.
Sunday, December 2, 4 p.m.: McLean Youth Orchestra Winter Concert
Both the MYO and MYO Repertory Ensemble will be performing at the Winter Concert at 4pm at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer.
Wednesday, December 5, 530 p.m.: Mosaic District Chanukah Festival
Hosted by the JCC of Northern Virginia, there will be a menorah lighting, Chanukah Sing-Along, jelly donuts (sufganiyot – a traditional Chanukah treat), dreidel spinning and more.
Saturday, December 15, 8 a.m.: VVFD Pancake Breakfast with Santa
Hosted by the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, it’s the annual all you can eat pancake breakfast! Held from 8 a.m.-12 pm., breakfast includes pancakes sausage, bacon, juice and coffee. Santa joins breakfast from 9:30-11 a.m. Advance tickets are required.
Annual Visits from Santa on the Firetruck
Both McLean and Vienna Fire Departments transform their old Firetrucks into Santa’s sleigh to make the rounds through town. You can follow Santa’s path here:
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