Top 5 Things To Do This Weekend January 13 – January 15

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!

DMV Winter Lantern Festival

Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15
5:00pm – 10:00pm

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!

Chinese New Year Festival

Saturday, January 14
10:00pm – 6:00pm

Luther Jackson Middle School
3020 Gallows Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22042

Chinese New Year Festival in Washington DC area is host by Asian Community Service Center (ACSC) annually. Usually it is one day in-door events with cultural performances including dragon and lion dances, delicious Asian foods, New Year Parade, Culture exhibition, Craft show, language, health and business booths, and children’s activities, among other attractions. We encourage you to wear Asian costume or your traditional costume to share with our community. The mission of our event is: Return to Tradition.

Mosaic Polar Plunge

Saturday, January 14
12:00pm

Mosaic
2910 District Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031

Break out your swimsuit, because it’s time for a chilly pool plunge with several hundred of the coolest Special Olympics supporters in Northern VA! We’ve got cool incentives and a costume contest for the fanciest plungers!

Never taken the plunge? It just might be the coolest thing you ever do! The water might be a little chilly, but the only thing you’ll feel is great. It’s a big day of feel-good fun for an even greater cause.

Northern Virginia Model Railroaders January Open House

Saturday, January 14
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Historic Vienna Train Station
231 Dominion Rd. NE
Vienna, VA 22180

Open House visitors include people of all ages who enjoy watching railroad activities that realistically depict an actual railroad that existed in North Carolina in the 1950’s. That railroad was called the Western North Carolina (WNC) and every hill, town, building, locomotive, rail car, and industry on our layout is modeled after those places and things as they looked in that era. Well, almost everything; we must admit that to satisfy popular demand, an occasional sighting can be made of Thomas the Tank Engine and a few of his friends chugging around among the bigger steam and diesel locomotives.

2023 Passport to the World of Music
Swing Sisters

Sunday, January 8
7:00pm

Creative Cauldron
410 South Maple Avenue, Retail 116
Falls Church, VA 22046

Grammy winning musicians Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer join forces with gypsy jazz violinist Nataly Merezhuk and upright bassist Zoë Jorgenson  and special guest Myrna Sislen, Tap Dance, to perform swing music of every description. From the luscious vocal harmonies of the Boswell Sisters to genre bending Western Swing to Les Paul & Mary Ford classics, and the fiery hot licks of Django Reinhardt, The Swing Sisters will swing, rock and knock your socks off!