Holiday Shopping Sprees in Northern Virginia
Are you geared up? Is there coffee in your to-go cup? Is your wallet cached with cash? It’s holiday shopping spree time and we have the places you want to be this season. Whether you like the big mall experience or the funky local shop scene, Northern Virginia has whatever you need to make you holiday shopping fun.
Potomac Mills Mall
With the perfect mall-Santa until Christmas Eve and over 200 outlets featuring your favorite brands Potomac Mills, located in Woodbridge, is a mall shopper’s paradise. Potomac Mills includes stores such as Bloomingdale's - The Outlet Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Nordstrom Rack, The North Face, Coach and The Limited Outlet. They boast ample seating for resting periods and great eats such as Bobby Flay’s Burger Place and The Cheesecake Factory. The Potomac Mills website helps ease your spree plans with store directories and travel directions, so you can print and go.
Potomac Mills Outlet is open seven days a week and has extended hours for the holiday season to make sure you cover your very long list of gifts.
Virginia Gateway in Gainesville is a one-of-a-kind shopping destination. With over 120 retail stores, eateries and service-oriented businesses, Virginia Gateway is a true one-stop experience. Virginia Gateway is a great place to grab some awesome gifts or a slew of gift cards for service related gifts. They also sport so many restaurants, your palate will never get bored. They have some really cool events for the holidays, including wine tasting classes taking place at the Cork & Fork.
If you are looking for a more intimate shopping experience, Promenade at Virginia Gateway offers “an upscale mix of shopping, dining and entertainment.” The Promenade area is pedestrian friendly with an amazing interactive fountain that is a must see.
If you are looking for a truly exclusive experience, you will want to shop “the mall” of Historic Downtown Manassas. For over a century, shoppers have been browsing wares in downtown Manassas and today, dozens of small shops and dining establishments are bedecked for the holidays, offering up the finest of their local fares. If you are looking for incredible home goods, women’s fashions or fair trade gifts, downtown Manassas has the right places. If you are not sure what to buy for your loved ones, or want them to experience downtown for themselves, you can buy a Downtown Manassas Gift Card that can be used at over 30 businesses in downtown. The businesses in the downtown area extend their hours especially for the holidays, but you are always welcome to call and confirm.
So, are you ready? We are! We know that you will enjoy your shopping sprees, and we hope you will also enjoy the beauty and peace of the season. If you have any questions about the Northern Virginia area over the holidays, please stop by and ask us.
Oh by the way. Did you know Saturday, November 26 is Small Business Saturday? Don’t miss out on great deals from small businesses. Shop local, shop small and get big deals!
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris
was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a
member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out
of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top
500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.