Zhengia and Winston Meng and Xiao Lan Cheng of Vienna visit Santa and Mrs. Claus, a.k.a. Rodney and Janet Smith.
Photo by Steve Hibbard.
Several hundred people attended the fourth-annual Winter Wonderland held at Burke Lake Park last Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. Activities included the Holiday Express train ride, a Carolers Carousel ride, Gingerbread Man Mini-Golf, visits and photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, s’mores around a campfire, candle-making crafts and hot drinks. The event provides community outreach and a fun holiday event for the entire family at the park, according to Chris D’Anna, Parks Assistant Manager at Burke Lake Park.
The Winter Wonderland will be held again next weekend, Dec. 8-9. Activities run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six-hour passes are $15 in advance and $20 on event day.
The park is also hosting a Celebration Station on Dec. 7-8, which includes a train ride through a forest decorated with holiday-themed lights and a spin on the Carolers Carousel from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each, and rides take place every 20 minutes. Celebration Station tickets provide visitors with one train ride, one carousel ride and one cocoa or cider drink.
Burke Lake Park is located at 7315 Ox Road, Fairfax Station. Call 703-323-6600 or visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/burke-lake.