What’s Up? November 21-27

Through January 2
2018 LightUP Fest at One Loudoun
44600 Freetown Blvd, Ashburn | 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. daily
The LightUP Fest is an eight-week exhibition that combines the latest lighting technology and artisan crafted lanterns to showcase the rich heritage, tradition and culture of the world in one of the largest light displays on the East Coast. With 77 stunning displays featuring over one million lights, there are 4 major themes in the exhibit – Tour of Fantasy; Freedom America; Mysterious East and Magical World. One of the featured highlights unique to this exhibit is the display of the Capitol Hill Building. There are also many interactive segments well suited for Instagram-worthy moments. In addition to the incredible light displays, there are daily acrobatic performances, unique arts and craft showcases, and a wide variety of unique cuisine including street food from China available for the enjoyment of the festival goers. https://www.facebook.com/events/498355630680694/

Saturday, November 24
Small Business Saturday in Old Town Warrenton
Come down to Old Town on November 24th for Small Business Saturday to support the local businesses! The merchants have come together to raffle off our first ever Holiday Shopping Spree in Old Town. Enter to win at our Welcome Table in front of the Post Office and pick up your Shop Small swag before you start exploring. The winner of the shopping spree will be announced live on Facebook at 3 p.m. that day. Shops will be offering one day specials all day: Just some of the one day deals are being offered by Village Flowers, Von Canon, Framecraft, Carter and Spence, Latitudes, Earth Glaze and Fire, and many more! https://www.facebook.com/events/2267530156838240/

Saturday, November 24
Big Band Holiday Swing with the Silver Tones
Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas | 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Swing into the holidays this year this weekend! The Silver Tones Swing Band and friends are excited to bring audiences a big band variety show to kick off your holiday season right! Special guests the Blue Ridge Barbershoppers and Gene Bates will join the band, Wendy, Doug, and the vocal trio to bring you holiday big band favorites, and so much more. There will be a designated dance area in addition to stadium seating in the Gregory Family Theater. Admission: $22 adults; $18 seniors; $15 youth/college student with ID. https://www.facebook.com/events/1291095147694708/

Saturday, November 24
Book Signing with Susan McCorkindale
Do you Deja Vu, 43 Main Street, Warrenton | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Looking for a holiday gift idea? Susan McCorkindale will be at Deja Vu on Small Business Saturday signing her books Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, the laugh-out-loud true story of her move from the big city to the sticks, and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide, her charming, poignant and uproarious follow up. Come in to meet this powerhouse of energy and humor…she will have you laughing and enjoying yourself in no time. Books will be available for sale, and holiday gift wrapping will be available. One stop holiday shopping!

Saturday, November 24
Holiday Open House at Mt. Bleak House
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane | 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sky Meadows’ Historic Area comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays. To kick off our holiday season, the Historic Area will be filled with the aroma of tasty holiday treats cooking over the hearth in the Log Cabin, costumed interpreters telling stories of holidays past, as well as sounds of the season in Mount Bleak House. Visit each of the houses in the park’s Historic Area and discover how the people who called Sky Meadows “home” celebrated the holidays in the past. http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SK180036-00

Friday-Sunday November 23-25
Photos with Santa by HMN Studios
300 E Main Street, Remington
Need an adorable photo of your family with Santa for your Christmas cards? Look no further! HMN Studios in Remington has a beautiful set and you will have a perfect holiday photo after a session with their friendly Santa Claus. Bookings available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 23, 24, and 25, and Saturdays December 1 and 8. Sessions starting at $48.  

Saturday, November 24-Sunday, December 9, weekends
A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas
Get in the holiday spirit with the Broadway version of A Christmas Carol, the Musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Mike Ockrent and Lynn Ahrens. After Scrooge declares the Christmas season a “humbug,” he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Reliving moments from his misspent youth and faced with his greed and future fate, Scrooge has a change of heart and makes amends. From “Hear the Bells” and “Link by Link” to “A Place Called Home,” music and dance fill this timeless celebration of the holiday season. Join in the fun at “Fezziwig’s Annual Christmas Ball” by seeing this wonderful musical!

Planning Ahead: Coming in December

Coming December 2: Gourmet Guys Give Back. Bring your appetite on Sunday, December 2 and sample great food by local cooks! Gourmet Guys Give Back is a family-friendly event where local amateur chefs compete for “People’s Choice” and Judges’ Awards for their tastiest dishes.
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