Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend December 23 – December 25

TysonsToday Staff Around Town, Art & Culture

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Here are our picks for the best events happening in the area!

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights

Friday, December 23 – Sunday, December 25
5:00pm – 10:00pm

Through January 8, 2022

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Vienna, VA

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights is an elegant garden trail decorated with thousands of sparkling lights. The half-mile walk through the enchanting Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (Vienna, VA) features lighted nature themes and animated displays along a paved wheelchair and stroller-accessible trail. Stay warm by sipping on a hot beverage (with or without spirits) as you walk and s’mores to finish out the evening.

Bull Run Festival of Lights

Friday, December 23 – Sunday, December 25
5:30pm – 10:00pm

Through January 8, 2022

Bull Run Regional Park
Centreville, VA

Every year from November until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn off your headlights and just follow the magical glow. 

The 2022 Festival of Lights is the season’s best and brightest activity to enjoy with your family and friends! 

DC Winter Lantern Festival

Friday, December 23 – Sunday, December 25
5:00pm – 10:00pm

Through February 23, 2023

Lerner Town Square at Tysons II
Tysons, VA

Winter Lantern Festival comes to the DMV area for its FIRST immersive DC Winter Lantern Festival!

Wander through a wonderland of light that includes Chinese myths, legends, and zodiacs. In addition, we’ll have handmade lanterns encompassing a world of ice, including displays of mammoths, polar bears, and penguins. We’ll also have interactive light swings, see-saws, and tunnels. Be prepared to indulge your friends, family, and yourself in photo opportunities!

NatPhil Presents Handel’s Messiah

Friday, December 23
6:30pm

Capital One Hall
7750 Capital One Tower Road
Tysons, VA 22102

Hallelujah! It’s time for to mark the most wonderful time of the year with Handel’s MessiahMessiah is a time-honored tradition that offers the occasion for community to come together and embrace the comfort and joy this holiday classic unfailingly brings every year. We hope your family will join our National Philharmonic family in celebration. Tis the season!

Feast of the Seven Fishes

Saturday, December 24
4:00pm – 11:00pm

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
1902 Reston Metro Plaza
Reston, VA 20190

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, known as La Festa dei Sette Pesci, is a deeply rooted Italian Christmas Eve tradition, originating in Southern Italy and honoring the vigil prior to a religious holiday when no meat was served. Depending on the region and family tradition, the number of dishes varies from seven to thirteen. We are honored to share this tradition with you.

Reservations are recommended by calling 888.995.4810

Pictures with Santa at Shipgarten

Saturday, December 24
Sunday, December 25
1:00pm – 6:00pm

Shipgarten
7581 Colshire Dr.
McLean, VA 22102

Visit Santa’s Workshop and put your name on his list- no reservations necessary. Photos from each weekend will be available for download from our Facebook gallery the following Tuesday by 5pm. Pictures are available to everyone, including pups!