Messiah Sing!, Holiday Ice Show, Winter Christmas Festival and More This Weekend

See what's happening in McLean and the rest of Fairfax County this weekend.

Fluffy Thoughts is hosting a gingerbread house decorating class in McLean. Submitted photo
Fluffy Thoughts is hosting a gingerbread house decorating class in McLean. Submitted photo

Here goes a few holiday events in Fairfax County this weekend. You can see a full list of holiday events in our holiday guide.

Messiah Sing!: Sing along to Handel's "Messiah," featuring the well-known "Hallelujah" chorus. The chamber orchestra, choir and soloists are accompanied by the Saint Luke pipe organ. The event is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. More information here.

Check out the Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season concert at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Friday’s performance is at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas and Saturday’s performance is at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax. This concert features the American Festival Pops Orchestra playing holiday favorites. Purchase tickets online.

Gingerbread House Decorating Class: Fluffy Thoughts, at 1320 Old Chain Bridge Road in McLean, invites you to come decorate a pre-assembled gingerbread house, baked from scratch. The business will provide the candy and icing. Cost: $75 per person, ages 8 and up. The class is 11 a.m. Saturday. More information here.

The Vienna Boys Choir will be in Fairfax this week. They will perform program of classical and popular music that includes traditional Christmas carols, Gregorian chants, songs from around the world, and popular holiday favorites. The performance is at 8 p.m. Friday at the George Mason University Concert Hall, 4400 University Drive in Fairfax. More info.

Great Falls Studios Holiday Show & Sale: More than 30 members of Great Falls Studios will be on hand for the annual Holiday Show & Sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Wolftrap Center for Education, 1645 Trap Road in Vienna. The event is free, and the event announcement promises "everyone will leave with a story." More information here.

The Mount Vernon RECenter’s Holiday Ice Show returns on Saturday. Experienced skaters and beginners will performed holiday-themed routines at the Mount Vernon Ice Arena. The free show is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at 2017 Belle View Boulevard. 

'The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves': Catch a holiday musical based on the classic Grimm fairy tale at 2 p.m. Saturday at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. More information here.

The Winter Christmas Festival at Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly has hayrides, fire pits, and you can even cut down your own Christmas tree. The sites is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 26469 Ticonderoga Road in Chantilly. More information.


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