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Christmas Parade in Old Town
& Opening of Gum Drop Square

Christmas in Old Town
& Gum Drop Square

December

Holiday Celebration in The Plains
December

Christmas Parade in Marshall
December

Christmas Parade in Bealeton
December

First Night in Old Town Warrenton
December 31

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December 6 - 8 | December 13 - 15 | December 20 - 22
GumDrop Square in Old Town Warrenton

John Barton Payne Building, Old Town Warrenton.....
2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton
Fridays, 6pm - 9pm
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
Sundays, 1pm - 3pm
Experience with us the splendor and the tradition of Christmas in Old Town Warrenton.
The crown jewel of Christmas is the award winning GumDrop Square and Santa’s Secret
Shop where Santa will be on hand for those lists, complimentary photos (one per family)
and where all gifts are $2 and will be gift wrapped. Stroll down Main Street on Friday night
December 13th and 20th enjoying carolers, orchestras, choirs, merchant open houses,
a live nativity, food trolleys with hot cocoa and fresh roasted chestnuts and horse
drawn hayrides. Come and experience Christmas in true Old Town fashion.
For more information call (540) 349-8606, or visit www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.

 

   

Weekends in December
Holiday House Historic Tours, at Sky Meadows State Park

Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane..... 1
11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144
Visit each of the houses in the park's Historic Area and discover how the holidays were
celebrated in the past by the people who called Sky Meadows "home."  Tours will depart
on the hour from the Visitor Center. Call the park for weekend program schedule,
or visit www.dcr.virginia.gov. For more information, call (540) 592-3556,
or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.

 

   

December 5 - 7 | Thursday - Saturday
60th Annual Christmas In Music, presented by the Warrenton Chorale

Warrenton United Methodist Church..... Thurs & Fri, 8:00pm; Sat, 2:00pm.
341 Church Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
Join us for this local holiday favorite, the annual Christmas concert by the Warrenton Chorale. Tickets ($10 in advance; $12 at the door) can be purchased beginning November 5th,
at the following locations: Great Harvest Bread, g.whillikers Toys & Books,
and New Baltimore Animal Hospital. For more information call (540) 347-1367,
or visit www.warrentonchorale.org.

 

   

December 6 | Friday
Warrenton Christmas Parade, Lighting of the Christmas Tree,
and Opening of GumDrop Square

Main Street, Old Town Warrenton...... 6pm
The evening will include the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Old Courthouse
and the opening of GumDrop Square immediately following the parade.
Santa Claus will glide down Main Street at the end of the parade on his sleigh drawn by
majestic horses.
Santa Claus will make his way to the Old Courthouse where he, will light the town Christmas
tree. Santa Claus will then head to the crown jewel of Christmas in Warrenton, the award
winning GumDrop Square. Families will visit with Santa and receive one complimentary
photo and the children then have the opportunity to enter Santa’s Secret Shop and purchase
wrapped gifts with the help of Santa’s elves. Each gift in the shop is just two dollars.
After the parade and a visit to GumDrop Square, stroll down Main Street enjoying carolers,
orchestras, choirs, merchant open houses, a live nativity, food trolleys with warm treats
and horse-drawn hayrides. Come and experience Christmas in true Old Town fashion.
With the combining of these events you have the ability to shop Old Town Warrenton
shops on Friday evening with your family or come back the following day for
‘Small Business Saturday’. Beat the crowds and enjoy small town shopping
at its best on the first Saturday in December. For more information,
visit www.warrentonchristmasparade.com.

 

   

December 7 | Saturday
Marshall Holiday Parade & Celebration

Main Street in Marshall..... Noon
Bring the family out to enjoy this traditional, small-town Christmas Celebration.
For more information regarding this event, call (540) 364-2047.

 

December 7 | Saturday
Annual Holiday Open House & Extravaganza
at the Afro-American Historical Association

Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County..... 12pm - 4pm
4243 Loudoun Avenue, The Plains, VA 20198
Join us as we celebrate the holiday season in the quaint town of The Plains!
Be sure to check out our museum while you enjoy the holiday festivities.
For more information, call (540) 253-7488, or visit aahafauquier.org.

 

December 7 & 8 | Saturday & Sunday
The Nutcracker ~ Performed by The Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts

Fauquier High School..... Saturday, 6:00pm; Sunday, 4:00pm
705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA 20186
Performed by The Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts.
Don't miss this opportunity to experience a magical holiday tradition, close to home! 
Tickets and event details are available online at https://lasleynutcracker.eventbrite.com/
This production is designed to appeal to all ages, so The Lasley Centre encourages
parents to introduce their children to the joy of The Nutcracker and the beauty of live ballet.
Children in the audience will be given an activity sheet to help them engage with the story
and the ballet.  Completed activity sheets can be exchanged for a special treat after the
performance has ended.  
In addition, following the performance, audience members will have an opportunity to
meet and talk with cast members.  Dancers and Lasley Centre staff will be available
to answer questions about the production and about all aspects of ballet.
Audience members will also have an opportunity to visit “The Land of Sweets” to purchase
gourmet treats and The Lasley Centre’s "Nutcracker Boutique", where special Nutcracker
souvenir items will be available for purchase.
All proceeds will benefit the non-profit dance company, The Centre Performing
Arts Company, which provides local dancers with scholarships and performance
opportunities. For more information regarding this event, call (540) 905-8311.

 

 

December 7 & 8 | Saturday & Sunday
GumDrop Square in Old Town Warrenton

John Barton Payne Building, Old Town Warrenton.....
2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton
Children can visit with Santa and then shop with the elves in Santa's Secret Shop
at GumDrop Square. Come check out this award-winning event!
Fridays, 6pm - 9pm
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
Sundays, 1pm - 3pm
For more information call (540) 349-8606, or visit www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.

 

 

December TBA
Grace Miller PTO - 23rd Annual Craft Fair

Grace Miller Elementary School...... 10am - 3pm
6248 Catlett Road, Bealeton, VA
Annual Craft Fair - Numerous crafters, some home businesses.
Santa available for pics. Wonderful Food and baked goods.
For more information, call 540-422-7590, e-mail: gmescraftfair@gmail.com,
or visit http://www.fcps1.org/education/components/whatsnew/default.php?sectiondetailid=48460&.

 

 

December TBA
Bealeton Christmas Parade

Bealeton..... Noon
Join us in Bealeton to celebrate the holiday season!
The Southern Fauquier Business Owners Association has applications for parade entries.
Forms may be picked up at Generations Flowers in Bealeton.
For more information, call 540-439-9301.

 

 

December TBA
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration in The Plains

Main Street Shops, The Plains.....
The Plains Annual Holiday Celebration takes place on Saturday, December 8 all along
Main Street. ZigZag Gallery will host an anniversary Open House and craft-making
workshops all afternoon. Decorate the Christmas tree in the Corner Park next to
Forlano's! Please bring a NEW, UNWRAPPED toy and place it in the Toys for Tots
collection box in front of Live An Artful Life. Around 4:00pm Santa and Mrs. Claus will tour
the town and settle in on the porch of The Rail Stop restaurant for cookies and photos;
bring your camera to take your picture with Santa! Then join us at 5:00 for a candle-light
procession to the park and a countdown to the tree-lighting. Enjoy the holiday music
and complementary refreshments in the Main Street shops! For more information,
visit: www.theplainsvirginia.org/events.html.

 

 

December 12 - 15 | Thursday - Sunday
14th Annual Living Christmas Tree

Warrenton United Methodist Church......
341 Church Street, Warrenton, VA 20186
Thursday and Friday, at 7:30pm;
Saturday and Sunday, at 4pm & 7pm
Celebrate the Christmas season and enjoy holiday music sung by this

Living Christmas Tree. Tickets required. $
For tickets or more information, call (540) 347-1367, or visit www.warrentonumc.org.

 

 

December 13 | Friday
Christmas in Old Town and GumDrop Square

Main Street in Old Town Warrenton..... 6pm-9pm
Join us in Old Town for a charming celebration of the holidays!
Children can visit with Santa and then shop with the elves in Santa's Secret Shop
in GumDrop Square. There's much more for the family to enjoy including horse drawn
hayrides, refreshments, a live nativity, and holiday music sung by local chorales.
Many Main Street shops will stay open late!
For more information call (540) 349-8606, or visit www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.

 

December 14 & 15 | Saturday & Sunday
GumDrop Square in Old Town Warrenton

John Barton Payne Building, Old Town Warrenton.....
2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton
Children can visit with Santa and then shop with the elves in Santa's Secret Shop
at GumDrop Square. Come check out this award-winning event!
Fridays, 6pm - 9pm
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
Sundays, 1pm - 3pm
For more information call (540) 349-8606, or visit www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.

 

December 20 | Friday
Christmas in Old Town and GumDrop Square

Main Street in Old Town Warrenton..... 6pm-9pm
Join us in Old Town for a charming celebration of the holidays!
Children can visit with Santa and then shop with the elves in Santa's Secret Shop
in GumDrop Square. There's much more for the family to enjoy including horse drawn
hayrides, refreshments, a live nativity, and holiday music sung by local chorales.
Many Main Street shops will stay open late!
For more information call (540) 349-8606, or visit www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.

 

December 21 | Saturday
Warrenton Christmas Ghost Tour

Old Town Warrenton..... 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Meet at the Old Jail Museum, 10 Ashby St. Warrenton, VA 20186
Hour-long walking tours begin at 6PM, 7PM and 8PM. Join in the Victorian tradition of holiday
ghost stories and enjoy an evening of haunted history with the Old Jail Museum! Beginnin
g at the Old Jail, guides will lead you through Old Town Warrenton pointing out this quaint
little town's darker history and ghostly places.  The tour will feature at least three new
stories never before told during our ghost walks! $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 7-12.
Proceeds to benefit the Old Jail Museum. Don't miss out! To ensure your spot, get your
tickets in advance at the Old Jail Museum! For more information, call (540) 347-5525,
or e-mail theoldjailmuseum@yahoo.com.

 

December 21 & 22 | Saturday & Sunday
GumDrop Square in Old Town Warrenton

John Barton Payne Building, Old Town Warrenton.....
2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton
Children can visit with Santa and then shop with the elves in Santa's Secret Shop
at GumDrop Square. Come check out this award-winning event!
Fridays, 6pm - 9pm
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
Sundays, 1pm - 3pm
For more information call (540) 349-8606, or visit www.partnershipforwarrenton.org.

 

December 24 | Tuesday
Hunter's Head Tavern Community Christmas Party

Hunter's Head Tavern, Upperville...... 5pm - 7pm
9048 John S. Mosby Hwy, Upperville, VA
Join us by the fire for the  Hunter's Head Tavern Community Christmas Party. 
$25 per person and includes Hors d'oeuvres,  Egg Nog, Mulled Cider,
Christmas Cookies and Petit Fours. All welcome!
For more information call (540) 592-9020.

 

December 31 | Tuesday
First Night in Old Town Warrenton

Main Street in Old Town Warrenton..... 7pm - Midnight
First Night Performances: 7pm - 11:45pm
Grand Illumination at Old Courthouse: 11:45pm - Midnight
Families, friends and neighbors from all over Fauquier County and beyond welcome
in the New Year with a community celebration of the arts for people of all ages.
First Night Warrenton will host over 50 wonderful performances at more than 10 indoor
locations in downtown Warrenton, all within walking distance of one another. Come and
enjoy jazz, classical music, puppet shows, bluegrass, folk music, magicians and much
more! First Night concludes at midnight with a traditional Grand Illumination gathering on
the Old Courthouse green. Everyone will receive a candle, pass the flame to their
neighbor and sing in the New Year as the old courthouse bell rings the last twelve
chimes to midnight.
First Night Warrenton is a family oriented, alcohol-free celebration with entertainment
coordinated by the Bluemont Concert Series. Performances are held in boardrooms,
lobbies, courtrooms, church sanctuaries, parish halls and other locations. Old Town
Warrenton provides an ideal setting with its historic charm, convenient parking and many
fine restaurants.
Admission: New Family Rate of $25 includes parents and children; or $8 per person;
$6 Seniors; $3 Children 3-12; under 3 free
Advanced Buttons on sale now at The Fauquier Bank (all locations),
Fauquier Hospital Gift Shop, G Whillikers Toys & Books, Warrenton Visitors Center
.
For more information call Bluemont at (540) 341-0988 or visit www.bluemont.org.


 
 
   
 

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