Kellen Furry and daughter Hazel, “almost 3 years old,” from Alexandria on the train at Burke Lake Park. Hazel wants a ride in the carousel next and a pink horse for Christmas. Children age 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult registered for the same ride package. Children, younger than 2, ride free but must pay for other activities.
Photo by Hanan Daqqa/The Connection
You can start your visit with Santa or end it with Santa at Burke Lake Park’s Winter Wonderland. Either way, the elves will receive you with an ethereal glow, serving hot chocolate and candy canes. Mrs. Claus will make sure that you look your best when you take a photo with Santa.
On your way to get your tickets for a ride on the Holiday Express Train or the Caroler's Carousel, you will be serenaded by "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and invited by the warmth of the fire and the smell of the s'mores to get into the Christmas spirit.
Winter Wonderland at Burke Lake Park is open next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 and 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and features Holiday Express Train Rides, Caroler's Carousel, Gingerbread Man's golf and visit with Santa, including hot chocolate and s'mores. Passes are $15 through the day before the event: $20 if purchased the day of the event. Pick up passes at the ice cream parlor the day of the event.
To learn more, call 703-323-6600 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burkelakepark.