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2017 Calendar of Events

2: HOLIDAY BOAT PARADE OF LIGHTS At sundown on the day of Alexandria’s Scottish Christmas Walk Parade, experience one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions with the 18th Annual Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade of Lights. Alexandria's harbor shines as dozens of illuminated boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront, led by Alexandria's fireboat, The Vigilant, and Washington, D.C.'s fireboat, John Glenn, before heading to The Wharf in D.C. Visit www.visitalexandriava.com for more information.

9: WINTERFEST Presented by Occoquan River Communities, the day begins at 11 a.m. with Santa’s Lake Ridge Parade -- A Galactic Christmas -- on Harbor Drive in Lake Ridge, featuring the Marine Corps Marching Band, and special guest Santa Claus arriving via OWL firetruck. From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., a WinterFest Wonderland and a Holiday Arts Market occurs at the end of the parade route inside the Tackett’s Mill Center’s Lakeside and includes the parade award ceremony at 12:30. There will be holiday treats, games, live music, local artists and Santa.

From 4-7 p.m., the Town of Occoquan will feature evening shopping, bonfires with marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate, Santa, and carolers.

The Workhouse Arts Center has its Second Saturday Art Walk from 6-9 p.m. featuring talented local artists, holiday festivities, refreshments, and a free Giant Snowflake Workshop in Building W-6 from 6:30-8 p.m.

The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display at approximately 8-8:30p.m.  sponsored by the Prince William Marina. The Occoquan Regional Park and Hoffmaster’s Marina provide additional holiday fun and great views of the fireworks. Attendees will be able to partake of free hot chocolate at all venues.

Activities are continually being added. For updates visit the Occoquan River Communities’ Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/OccoquanRiverCommunitiesLLC/