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Join us this Holiday season in Historic Downtown Manassas!

Friday, November 30th kicks off the Holiday season with Santa Lights Manassas!
Santa Lights Manassas, also known as the Tree Lighting, has been a fixture in the Manassas community for over 25 years! It takes place on Friday, November 30 beginning at 5:15p.m. The magic of the evening begins with holiday musical performances and then Santa arrives at the Manassas Depot on the VRE train shortly after 6 p.m. After Santa lights the tree, he greets all the children and listens to their holiday wishes at the TD Tent. Stop by to take your selfie or visit the TD Photo Booth! Families can visit the Manassas Museum and store, as well as enjoy free wagon rides to get into the holiday spirit. The Harris Pavilion Ice Rink will be open for business as well as the downtown shops and restaurants.

Saturday, December 1st beginning at 10am will be the 73rd Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade!
The Greater Manassas Christmas Parade has been a fixture in the community for 72 years! It takes place the first Saturday in December at 10 a.m. It has become one of the largest holiday parades in Northern Virginia with over 100 units-marching bands, floats, high-flying balloons, and more! We have approximately 2,000 participants and over 300 volunteers. The parade sets the mood for the holiday season has become a family tradition with multiple generations lined up to watch the parade!

Friday, December 7th will be the 2nd Annual Jolly Ol’ Confections!
This delightful First Friday event is a tasting event of Santa’s Sweet Treats! Visit the multiple shops in Historic Downtown Manassas and enjoy unlimited samples of desserts created by our local restaurants. After tasting all of the desserts, be sure to vote for your favorite!
Dessert Taster Passes may be purchased at any participating merchant for $10 cash. You will receive a taster pass and voting ballot.
All Dessert tastings are *while supplies last*

Thank you to our sponsor Oriental Trading!


Saturday, December 8th – VRE Santa Train Rides!
Santa Train rides will leave from the Manassas Train Station at 8:30 am, 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.
Tickets must be purchased in advance beginning on Monday, November 19th at 9:00 am.
Please visit the VRE website for additional information: http://vrespecialevents.org/

Saturday, December 8th – Holiday Market
The City of Manassas Farmer’s Market is hosting a Holiday Market from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Museum Lawn. . Come out and shop the Market for food and holiday gifts while listening to Christmas music and enjoying a hot drink! Shop local, shop unique.

Other happenings during Merry Old Town!
Gingerbread House Contest
Ice Skating at the Harris Pavilion
Free Carriage Rides: 1 pm-4 pm at the Manassas Visitor’s Center (Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 9th and 16th)

Visit the Shops for unique gifts for all of your family and friends. *Extended Holiday Hours to be posted*

Ashby Jewelers:
12 pm – 5 pm on December 2; Starting December 6: M-F from 10 am – 8 pm; Saturdays from 10 am – 6 pm; and Sundays from 12 pm – 4 pm; 10 am – 4 pm on December 24.

Center for the Arts of Greater Manassas/PWC:
Everyday, 10 am – 5 pm; Closed on November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving; Closed December 24 & 25 for Christmas; Closed January 1 for New Year’s

CJ FinZ Raw Bar & Grille:
M-F, 11 am – 2 am (Full Kitchen); Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am – 2 am (Brunch/Full Kitchen)

Flowers with Passion:
Starting December 1: M-F, 9:30 am – 5 pm; Saturdays, 9:30 am – 3 pm; Sundays, Closed

Knock On Wood:
M-T, 11 am – 6 pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 10 am – 8 pm; Sundays, 12 pm – 5 pm; Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day

Manassas Olive Oil Company:
Closed Mondays; Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sundays, 12 pm – 5 pm

McCall Studio Gallery:
Closed Sundays & Mondays; Tuesday – Saturday, 12 pm – 5:30 pm

Popcorn Monkey:
Closed Mondays; T-Th, 11 am – 7 pm; Fridays & Saturdays, 11 am – 8 pm; Sundays, 11 am – 6 pm; Extended hours Christmas week. Please call to confirm order pick-ups.

Old Towne Veterinary Clinic:
Closed November 21 & 22 for Thanksgiving

Puzzle Palooza Etc:
Monday, Friday, Sunday, 11 am – 5 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm; Tue – Thurs, Closed; Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas

The Bone:
Closed Mondays; Tues & Weds, 11 am – 8 pm; Thurs – Sat, 11 am – 9 pm; Sundays, 11 am – 7 pm; Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

The Philadelphia Tavern:
11 am – 2 pm daily with special 9:00 am opening on December 2nd; Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas

Totally Vintage Design Inc:
Starting November 25: Mondays, 11 am – 5 pm; Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 am – 6 pm; Thursdays & Fridays, 10 am – 8 pm; Saturdays, 10 am – 6 pm; Sundays, 11 am – 5 pm

Tummy Yumyum Gourmet Candy Apples:
Closed Sundays & Mondays; Tues – Fri, 11 am – 7 pm; Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm

Vera’s Kitchen:
Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas

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