WinterFest is a daylong family-friendly celebration of the winter season that highlights multiple destinations with entertainment, food, and activities for all ages in the Lorton-Occoquan-Lake Ridge region. WinterFest begins on December 8, with Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade on Harbor Drive in Lake Ridge at 11:00 a.m., followed by a holiday arts market at Tackett’s Mill until 2 p.m., Occoquan’s holiday activities from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the Workhouse Arts Center’s Second Saturday Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  
Events in Occoquan are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Julie Little, Events and Community Development Director, at (703) 491-2168 or 

WinterFest is on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Historic Occoquan!  Fun for the whole family! Visitors will enjoy heart-warming fire pits with marshmallow roasting, listen to the talented Dunbar Saxophone Quartet at Town Hall, sing holiday carols with the Woodbridge Community Choir, sample free hot chocolate and delight in a special visit from Santa Claus! Visitors are also invited to browse the town’s unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes to experience all that Occoquan has to offer. Many businesses will be open late for visitors to complete their holiday shopping!


December 8, 2018

​4 p.m. to 7 p. m.

What should be on your WinterFest checklist? 
*Visit Santa!
*Warm yourself and toast marshmallows over a fire pit.
*Enjoy the Dunbar Saxophone Quartet’s performance at Town Hall.
*Sing along with the Woodbridge Community Choir as they carol throughout town.
*Find fun children’s activities inside Town Hall.
*Enjoy gourmet s’more fixings and caramel apples at The Pretentious Gourmet.
*Try some roasted chestnuts at Gift & Gather.
*Warm up with some hot chocolate at Tastefully Yours.
*View some amazing works at the Open House at The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery.
*Taste delicious holiday beers at the Cock and Bowl.​

*Sample mulled ciders and watch reusable cloth gift wrap demos at The Preservation Station.

*Have fun with Puzzles on the Porch at Puzzle Palooza!


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