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Holiday Calendar of Events

Now Through Jan. 10

<cal2>Bull Run Festival of Lights. Features 2 1/2 miles of holiday light displays. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday to Sunday and holidays, 5:30-10 p.m. Admission is $15/car weekdays and $20/car weekends. At Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville. Visit www.nvrpa.org or call the Holiday Hotline at 703-359-4633.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Santa Visit. 6-8 p.m. Free. Santa visits the Greenbriar McDonald's. Bring your cameras. At 13003 Lee Jackson Highway, Fairfax.

<cal1>Dec. 10-11

<cal2>Holiday Concert. 7 p.m. Admission is $8. Chantilly High School's Band, Choral, Drama and Orchestra Departments join forces in this beloved annual Holiday event. At the Chantilly High auditorium.

<cal1>Dec. 11-12

<cal2>Manor's Christmas Feaste. 6:30 p.m. An evening of food, music and entertainment set in the Renaissance period. Members of the adult choir will act as the Royal Court to the Lord and Lady of the manor. Catered dinner and entertainment of a brass quartet, harp, Madrigal Choir, vocal soloists and dramatic vignettes. Tickets are $30. At Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Call 703-830-2684, ext. 1869.

Friends Holiday Book Sale. At Centreville Regional Library, 14200 St. Germain Drive, Centreville. Call 703-830-2223.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 12

<cal2> Christmas Parade of Horses. 2 p.m. Clifton Horse Society will parade through the Town of Clifton dressed in costumes for the holidays. Afterwards, there will be the singing of Christmas Carols at Kings Field, with a costume judging contest. If rain or snow, the event will be cancelled.

<cal1>Dec. 12-13

<cal2>Candlelight Tours. 5-7 p.m. Ride the hay wagon around the grounds, then see the home of Richard Bland Lee in the glow of natural candlelight. Tickets are $10/adults, $7/seniors and children. At Sully Historic Site, 3650 Historic Sully Way, Chantilly. Call 703-437-1794.

"The Tale of Two Santas." Encore Theatrical Arts Project (ETAP) presents a dance performance directed and choreographed by Raynor van der Merwe and written by Brandon Kalbaugh. Dec. 12 at 5 and 8 p.m.; Dec. 13 at 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. Tickets are $17/students and seniors, $20/adults. At the Freedom Theatre, 25450 Riding Center Drive, Chantilly. Call 703-222-5511 or go to www.encore-tap.org.

Christmas Musical Drama. 6 p.m. Free. "A 1940s Christmas Homecoming." The drama is about a WWII soldier who is attempting to be home in time for Christmas to surprise his family. At Jubilee Christian Center, 4650 Shirley Gate Road, Fairfax. Call 703-383-1170 or go to www.jccag.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 13

<cal2>Jazz Holiday Benefit Concert. 7-9:30 p.m. Clifton resident Jeff Franca and his quartet performs. Proceeds go to the nonprofit Band of Parents, which raises money to fund new treatments for neuroblastoma. Tickets are $50. At the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, 14901 Braddock Road in Centreville. Visit www.bandofparents.org or call Barb Sanders at 703-830-8131 for tickets.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 17

<cal2>Winter Choral Concert. 7:30 p.m. Centreville High School Choral Department presents "Celebrate the Season: A Winter Choral Concert." All the choirs in the choral program will be performing, along with selected soloists and a student-directed ensemble. A diverse program of choral pieces from different eras and a variety of styles. Tickets are $5/adults, $3/students. At Centreville High School.

<cal1>Dec. 18, 19, 20

<cal2>"The Tale of Two Santas." Encore Theatrical Arts Project (ETAP) presents a dance performance directed and choreographed by Raynor van der Merwe and written by Brandon Kalbaugh. Dec. 18 at 8 p.m.; Dec. 19 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m.; Dec. 20 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Tickets are $17/students and seniors, $20/adults. At the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Community Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale. Call 703-222-5511 or go to www.encore-tap.org.

"A Christmas Carol." Presented by The Alliance Theatre. Dates are Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. At Mountain View School Auditorium, Centreville. Tickets are $10/adults; $8/children under 12 and seniors. Call 703-220-8101 or order online at www.TheAllianceTheatre.org.

<cal1>Dec. 19-20

<cal2>Mia Saunders' "Nutcracker." Saturday, Dec. 19 at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults/$10 seniors/$8 students and children. Proceeds benefit the CVHS Drama Boosters and Fisher House. Centreville High School Theatre, 6001 Union Mill Rd., Clifton. Contact Celine Righi at celinemrighi@yahoo.com or 703-968-9530.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 21

<cal2>Longest Night Service. 7:30 p.m. A worship service of healing, hope and encouragement on the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. At Community of Faith United Methodist Church, 13224 Franklin Farm Road, at the intersection of the Fairfax County Parkway next to Children's World & KinderCare. Call 703-620-1977 or visit www.cof-umc.org.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 23

<cal2>"Ho-Ho Show. 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. A student-directed and produced children's theater show with 100 students comprised of snippets and well-loved holiday stories. Presented by Westfield High School theater. Tickets are $5/person; $12/families up to four. At Westfield High School.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 24

<cal2>Christmas Eve Services. Three services: 5 p.m. is for preschool age and young children; 7:30 and 11 p.m. are traditional candlelight services. At Community of Faith United Methodist Church, 13224 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon. Go to www.cof-umc.org or call 703-620-1977.