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Holiday Calendar

<b>Friday/Nov. 21

</b>A Week of Prayer, Culture, Service and Fun, Nov. 21-28. For information contact 703-569-7577 or www.adatreyim.org.

* Peace Shabbat Service, Friday, Nov. 21, 8 p.m. at Congregation Adat Reyim. A musical Erev Shabbat service on the theme of peace, with the Adat Reyim Choir and Shir Reyim Folk Group. 6500 Westbury Oaks Court, Springfield.

* David Roth Concert, Saturday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m. at Adat Reyim. Bring a nonperishable food item for donation to ECHO (Ecumenical Communities Helping Others). Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets at www.AdatReyim.org.

* Burke Hunger Walk. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m. The 16th Annual Burke CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) Hunger Walk, brings communities of faith together to support efforts to fight hunger. Contact SocialAction@AdatReyim.org.

* Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s of Sorrows Catholic Church, 5222 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Join members of Adat Reyim, Burke Presbyterian Church and The Rumi Forum at St. Mary’s for a joint Thanksgiving service. This service is an opportunity to unite with others in thanks, celebrate unity, and reflect on our blessings. 703-978-4141 or www.stmaryofsorrows.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 22

</b>Burke Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. 703-425-5599.

Plymouth Rock and Roll Thanksgiving Show: Rocknoceros Gives Thanks for YOU! Music for kids. 11 a.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 23

</b>Burke Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center on the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. 703-425-5599.

<b>Monday/Nov. 24

</b>Turkey Time! 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

<b>Tuesday/Nov. 25

</b>Turkey Time! 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Road, Burke. 703-644-7333.

<b>Wednesday/Nov. 26

</b>Here, Turkey! 10:30 a.m. Age 3-5 with adult. Stories and activities. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

Fairfax Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Worship Service, 7:30 p.m. at 10723 Main St., Fairfax. 703-273-5300 or fpc@fairfaxpresby.com.

Jubilee Christian Center Thanksgiving Eve Service, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, with refreshments. 4650 Shirley Gate Rd., Fairfax. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

<b>Saturday/Nov. 29

</b>Holiday Celebration at the Workhouse Arts Center, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free workshops throughout the day, including activities in the Kid Zone, glass and ceramic art workshops, youth acting workshops, a holiday concert on the Quad at 4:30 and a tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. 703-854-2900 or www.WorkhouseArts.org.

Illumination Celebration, 6-8 p.m. at Fairfax Corner, 4245 Summit Corner Drive, Fairfax. Free horse drawn carriage rides beginning at 6 p.m., hot cocoa and holiday cookies. Santa will arrive at 7 p.m. to light the tree. 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

A Chanticleer Christmas, 8 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the performance on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Sunday/Nov. 30

</b>A Chanticleer Christmas, 2 p.m. at George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. Tickets are $24-$48. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Monday/Dec. 1

</b>Rosie Thomas and Friends present "A Very Rosie Christmas" with Sheila Saputo and Cheyenne. Indie/folk. 8 p.m. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 6

</b>Festival of Lights and Carols in Old Town Fairfax. Free. Santa Claus, caroling, ice sculptures, s’mores and hot apple cider, a Yule log, the lighting of the Christmas tree and light display in the Kitty Pozer Garden, next to Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive.

Holiday Open House with cookies and punch from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center, 10209 Main Street, Fairfax. Free. 703-385-8414.

Decorate a gingerbread house for a local homeless shelter, 11 a.m.– 2 p.m., Ratcliffe-Allison House, 10386 Main Street, Fairfax. Free. 703-385-8414.

Holiday Open House. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Music and activities. All ages. Lorton Library, 9520 Richmond Highway, Lorton. 703-339-7385.

Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Market, from 1:30-5 p.m. at Truro Church, 10520 Main Street, Fairfax. Over 20 local and international nonprofit organizations with both virtual and tangible gifts. 703-620-3956 or www.givingcircleofhope.org.

Pet Photos with Santa, 12-2 p.m. at Fairfax Corner, 4245 Summit Corner Drive, Fairfax. Every pet gets a treat. Proceeds benefit H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animals Rescue Team). 703-227-0894 or www.fairfaxcorner.com.

Historic Clifton Candlelight Tour, beginning at 2 p.m. Tickets $15. Caroling on Horseback Parade and costume judging. Tour of decorated homes, strolling Dickens carolers, live music in town churches, marshmallows and hot chocolate and tree lighting. Contact Lynne 703-322-1811 or Jennifer 703-830-2129. lghassoc@erols.com.

Twenty-second Annual Rudolph’s Red Nose 10K Run, Santa Baby Jogger Boogie 10K and 5K Reindeer Run, at the New School of Northern Virginia, Silver King Court, Fairfax. Cozy bonfire, cookies and cocoa, artist-designed race T-shirt. Register online at www.Racepacket.com, or register onsite race morning. www.newschoolpa.org or email RudolphRedNose10K@gmail.com.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 7

</b>Festival of Lights and Carols in Old Town Fairfax. Free. The Kitty Pozer Garden, next to Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive.

Jubilee Christian Center Children's Christmas musical, "Angels Aware!" at 11 a.m. Free admission. Jubilee Christian Center is at 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. 703-383-1170 or www.jccag.org.

The Filene Center 40th Annual Holiday Sing-A-Long at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. 4-5:30 p.m. The United States Marine Band will lead the audience in traditional holiday songs. Free admission, no tickets required. Gates open at 3 p.m. Donations of new, unwrapped toys will be accepted at the entrance for Toys for Tots, but are not required. Bring bells and participate in a "Jing-A-Long," during which the audience will use their bells to join in on "Jingle Bells," and a traditional performance of "Silent Night," accompanied by a picturesque candlelight procession exiting the Filene Center. www.wolftrap.org.

George Mason University Holiday concert, 7 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts Concert Hall, on the Fairfax campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Old seasonal favorites, carols and an audience sing-a-long. The George Mason University ensembles performing include the Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, University Singers and Select Women’s Chorale. Tickets are $20 adults, $15 students and seniors. Charge tickets at 888-945-2468 or www.tickets.com. www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Monday/Dec. 8

</b>Gingerbread Tales. 10:30 a.m. Stories and songs. Age 24-35 months with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 9

</b>Snowfest. 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Stories and activities. Age 2-3 with adult. John Marshall Library, 6209 Rose Hill Drive, Alexandria. 703-971-0010.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 10

</b>Frosty Tales. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Kings Park Library, 9000 Burke Lake Road, Burke. 703-978-5600.

<b>Thursday/Dec. 11

</b>Hey, Snowman! 1 p.m. Seasonal stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. Kingstowne Library, 6500 Landsdowne Centre, Alexandria. 703-339-4610.

<b>Friday/Dec. 12

</b>Alte Kameraden German Band: traditional German Christmas Carols and seasonal favorites. 8 p.m. at the Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax. Free. 703-352-ARTS.

Christmas at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

*Yuletide Dinner, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Full complement of courses served in a candlelit setting. $39.95 for adults, $19.95 for ages 6-10. The dinner cost includes admission to Plantation Christmas. Reservations required for dinner, call 703-550-9220.

*Plantation Christmas. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Ride in a horse-drawn carriage and sample period recipes. Reenactors will engage in seasonal activities throughout the site. $14 for adults, $7 for ages 6-18, under age six free.

"Over the North Pole," 8 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre, Northern Virgina Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

"Home for the Holidays," featuring Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, on the Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, will be at 7:15 p.m. on the Center’s Grand Tier III. Tickets are $22-$44, children 12 and under half price. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or at www.tickets.com. Visit www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 13

</b>Christmas at Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Mason Neck. 703-550-9220 or www.gunstonhall.org.

*Yuletide Dinner, at 4:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $39.95 for adults, $19.95 for ages 6-10. The dinner cost includes admission to Plantation Christmas. Reservations required for dinner, call 703-550-9220.

*Plantation Christmas. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $14 for adults, $7 for ages 6-18, under age six free.

Island Creek Elementary PTA 4th Annual Holiday Craft and Gift Show from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the school, 7855 Morning View Lane, Kingstowne. Entertainment by the Island Creek Crocs. Contact glasscutter99@yahoo.com.

"Over the North Pole," 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre, Northern Virgina Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

Christmas Concert with Victor Lopez and the Lopez Performing Arts Youth Choir, 12-3 p.m. at Jammin' Java, 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Tickets $30-$75 at 703-787-0071 ext. 100. www.jamminjava.com.

A Celtic Christmas, 8 p.m. at the George Mason Center for the Arts, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. 703-993-8888 or www.gmu.edu/cfa.

<b>Dec. 14

</b>"Over the North Pole," 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Richard J. Ernst Theatre, Northern Virgina Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

"A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. at Fairfax Presbyterian Church, 10723 Main St., Fairfax. 703-273-5300 or fpc@fairfaxpresby.com.

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Concert, with the Fairfax Choral Society and W. T. Woodson High School Select Vocal Ensemble, 3 p.m. at George Mason University's Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive, Fairfax. www.fairfaxsymphony.org.

<b>Monday/Dec. 15

</b>The Dog Waggers: "Wassailing With the Waggers." 7 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 17

</b>Sssh, Not a Creature Was Stirring. 10:30 a.m. Stories and activities. Age 3-5 with adult. City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St., Fairfax. 703-293-6227.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 20

</b>Rocknoceros Holiday Show and Sing-a-long. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $10. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

A My Favorite Highway Christmas and Chelsea Lee. Pop/rock. 7 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

"Over the North Pole," 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Harris Theatre, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

<b>Saturday/ Dec. 20

</b>Pet Pictures with Santa Claws. 1-2 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Road, Springfield. 703-569-0285.

Santa’s Hayride, 3:30-8:30 p.m. at Lake Accotink Park, 7500 Lake Accotink Road, Springfield. Enjoy a horse-drawn or tractor wagon ride and have a picture take with Santa. 703-569-3464.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 21

</b>A My Favorite Highway Christmas and Chelsea Lee. Pop/rock. 7 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

"Over the North Pole," 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Harris Theatre, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax. $17 adults, $15 students and seniors 703-222-5511 or www.encore-tap.org.

<b>Tuesday/Dec. 23

<cla2>Todd Wright's Sixth Annual Christmas Spectacular. 8 p.m. $15. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

<b>Saturday/Dec. 27

</b>Virginia Ballet Company’s 59th "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center Theater, Annandale Campus in the. Tickets $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. 703 249-8227 or www.virginiaballetcompany.org.

<b>Sunday/Dec. 28

</b>Virginia Ballet Company’s 59th "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center Theater, Annandale Campus in the. Tickets $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. 703 249-8227 or www.virginiaballetcompany.org.

<b>Monday/Dec. 29

</b>Virginia Ballet Company’s 59th "Nutcracker," 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center Theater, Annandale Campus in the. Tickets $30 adults, $20 children, students and seniors. 703 249-8227 or www.virginiaballetcompany.org.

<b>Wednesday/Dec. 31

</b>"Robbie-noceros" New Years Eve Party for Kids: Robbie Schaefer and Rocknoceros ring in the New Year . 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. $12. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.

Virginia Coalition New Years Eve Celebration, 8 p.m. $75 plus $25 optional bar package. Jammin’ Java, 227 Maple Ave. N.E., Vienna. 703-255-1566 or www.jamminjava.com.