Skip malls, Black Friday or HOT Deals.... and get the family out to one of the holiday Parade!
Northern Virginians have so many opportunities to get into a festive mood of holidays. From Alexandria, Mclean, Leesburg, and Manassas there is an opportunity to participate for everyone in the region.
Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.
Where: 105 N. Union St., Alexandria
Dozens of boats illuminated with Christmas lights cruise the Potomac River and can be viewed from Alexandria’s historic waterfront in this parade, an annual tradition in Alexandria.
For more information visit Alexandria Boat Parade.
Holidays in Leesburg
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m.
Where: Historic Downtown Leesburg
This annual parade features local bands, floats and, of course, Santa. The parade begins at Ida Lee Drive, travels down King Street through Historic Downtown Leesburg and ends at Fairfax Street.
For information, see the Web site at Leesburg Holiday Parade
McLean Holiday Parade
When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean
The annual McLean Holiday Parade is slated for Sunday, Dec. 4 with entertainment beginning at 2:30 p.m. and the parade beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Old Chain Bridge Road near the Langley Shopping Center.
For information, see the Web site at www.mcleanwinterfest.org.
Greater Manassas Christmas Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 10 a.m.
Where: Historic Downtown Manassas
The 71st Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade marches through Historic Downtown Manassas. The parade features floats and marching groups from area schools, businesses, and community groups and, of course, an appearance by Santa.
For more information, visit gmchristmasparade.org
Scottish Christmas Walk Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m.
Where: Old Town Alexandria
Scottish bagpipers and drummers, Scottish dancers, Scottie dogs and more march through Old Town Alexandria in this annual parade. The parade begins at St. Asaph and Wolfe streets and ends with a concert at Market Square.
For more information, visit http://www.campagnacenter.org/scottishwalkweekend/parade
Christmas in Middleburg
When: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2 p.m.
Where: Washington Street, Middleburg
The annual Middleburg Christmas parade, part of the three-day Christmas in Middleburg celebration, features beagle hunt clubs, polo clubs, animal groups, community groups, high school bands and Santa.
For more information, visit www.christmasinmiddleburg.org
Manassas Park Light Parade
When: Saturday, Dec. 10, 5:45 -7:45 p.m.
Where: Begins at General’s Ridge Golf Course, 9701 Manassas Drive, Manassas Park; ends at Manassas Park Community Center, 99 Adams St., Manassas Park
Manassas Park’s 11th annual night parade features cars and other vehicles all decked out in Christmas lights. This year, for the first time, the event ends with a tree lighting ceremony at the community center. Attendees are invited to come to the Manassas Park Community Center after the parade for refreshments, caroling, pictures with Santa and more.
There’s a $10 entry fee per vehicle.
Fore more information please visit : Manasssas Park Light Parade