Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Events at PWCo Historic Sites

December 7
A Rippon Lodge Christmas
5pm–8pm; $10 per person, children under 6 free
Take a candlelight tour of Rippon Lodge and experience holiday celebrations from colonial Virginia through WWII.  Visit with Santa in the cabin during your stay.  Tours on the half hour.  Reservations required for candle light tours but not for visiting Santa.  Visits to Santa are free for everyone.  Please dress for the weather some activities are outdoors.     
Rippon Lodge Historic Site, 15520 Blackburn Road, Woodbridge, 703-499-9812

December 7
December 8
A Visit From Santa
Saturday, 10am-5pmSunday, noon-3pm; FREE
In December of 1862, artist Thomas Nast made one of the first known illustrations of Santa Claus. Santa was shown giving gifts to soldiers in the field at Fredericksburg, Virginia during the American Civil War.  This year, Santa will dust off that old suit he wore back then and make an appearance at Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre.
Guests can make old-time holiday decorations and Pomander balls with citrus fruit and cloves to take home for decorating their tree or give as gifts.  Pictures with Santa available at $5 for 4x6 or $10 for 8x10
On Sunday, join Historic Faith Ministries at 10 a.m. for a traditional Christian Christmas service at the Union Church.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, Va. 20136, 703-792-5618

December 14
Slave Holidays at Ben Lomond                                                                                                       
5pm-7pm; tours ever 30 minutes $7.00 per person, free for children under six. Advanced reservations are suggested but not required.                                                                                         Take a candle lit tour of the main house and slave quarter to learn how the enslaved community celebrated the holidays and how they resisted the institution that kept them enslaved. Living history vignettes will allow some of the enslaved workers at Ben Lomond to come to life, giving you a unique perspective into this period of American history.                                                     
Ben Lomond Historic Site, 10321 Sudley Manor Dr., Manassas, VA 20109; 703-367-7872.

December 14
Brentsville Holiday Concerts
5 and 6pm Concerts
Get in the Holiday spirit with an evening of seasonal music at the beautiful and historic Brentsville Union Church.  Two concerts will be performed by the Brentsville District High School Chorus.  Enjoy hot cider and cookies by a warm bonfire.
Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre 12229 Bristow Rd., Bristow, Va. 703-365-7895

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