There are countless reasons to plan a pre-holiday Northern Virginia vacation. Our top three are featured below. But also consider how long it’s been since you really got in the holiday mood and made it extra special for yourself. A trip to Fairfax County can do just that with outdoor activities, great restaurants, a pampered stay and live holiday performances at the GMU Center for the Arts, The Barns at Wolf Trap, and Capital One Hall.
Put yourself in the midst of our world-renowned winter action and bring on the holiday mood with a getaway to Fairfax County!
Witness impressive light displays.
Drive through 2.5 miles of holiday glitz. Take a magical walk through a sparkling garden. Ride a tractor through a mile of twinkling lights. Or marvel at an all-new luminous display at the zoo. And that’s just the start of our holiday eye candy. So grab some hot chocolate, load up the family and head toward the lights!
Go on an epic shopping trip.
Fairfax County is known globally for its shopping, primarily for the hundreds of stores at Tysons Corner Center and Tysons Galleria. Together, they form one of the mid-Atlantic’s largest, most beloved shopping destinations. For a more complete experience, take in the holiday spirit at Springfield Town Center, Fair Oaks Mall, and Mosaic.
Take part in big city traditions.
Fairfax County is just a short Metrorail ride away from Washington, DC and all its holiday magic. Like the National Christmas Tree. The Downtown Holiday Market. And the stark beauty of the National Mall in winter—not to mention the joy of cruising through monuments and museums with fewer crowds and headaches.
Explore dazzling lights at the holiday zoofari!
Get your ramen fix at this authentic and tasty spot!
Take a hike! And enjoy all that Great Falls has to offer.
About Visit Fairfax
“The mission of Visit Fairfax is to promote, market, and sell Fairfax County as a year-round, preferred destination for visitors from all market segments including all business travel segments, leisure and sports travel. We use all marketing disciplines to develop incremental visitation by promoting our destination products, programs and activities that distinguish Fairfax County and contribute to the overall economic and social growth of our citizens and communities.”