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Date(s) - 12/14/2019
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Historic Occoquan


Rain or shine! WinterFest in Occoquan is 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, and sample free hot chocolate. Santa Claus arrives via boat at Mamie Davis Park at 2pm. He will be escorted to Town Hall where he will sit for photos until 4pm when the other festivities start.
Visitors are invited to take the free shuttle into town to browse the town’s unique shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and cafes and experience all that Occoquan has to offer. Many businesses will be open late for visitors to complete their holiday shopping!
What should be on your WinterFest Checklist? LOTS!
❄ Visit Santa!
❄ Pick up gourmet s’more fixings and toast marshmallows over our fire pits.
❄ Enjoy the Dunbar Saxophone Quartet’s performance at Town Hall.
❄ Sing along with the Woodbridge Community Choir as they carol throughout town.
❄ Try some roasted chestnuts at Gift & Gather.
❄ Warm up with some hot chocolate at Tastefully Yours.
❄ Find children’s craft activities inside Town Hall.
Puzzles on the Porch at Puzzle Palooza Etc.
❄ Snag a yummy treat at The Pretentious Gourmet.
❄ Attend the book signing of a local celebrity at Hitchcock Paper Co.
❄ Try some hot cider at Patriot Scuba.
❄ Welcome the Rockledge Elementary School Music Program inside Town Hall.
❄ Visit the art Open House at The Artists Undertaking.
View the entries to the Occoquan Gingerbread Contest at Town Hall! (more information)
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 with Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade on Harbor Drive in Lake Ridge at 11:00 a.m., followed by Winter Wonderland at Tackett’s Mill until 2 p.m. Santa arrives in Occoquan at 2pm to visit with the children until 4pm when the town’s other holiday activities run till 7 p.m. The Workhouse Arts Center’s Second Saturday Art Walk is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Free, off-site shuttle service between the VDOT lot at 123 and Occoquan is available from 2pm to 8pm to support the Town’s events.
For more information contact Julie Little, Events and Community Development Director, at (703) 491-2168 or


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