NoVa Weekend Lineup Nov. 22-23

Clear skies, with temperatures in the low 40s, this weekend! 

Nov. 22-23

The Enchanted Forest
Reston Sheraton
11810 Sunrise Valley Drive
Saturday 10 am-5 pm
Sunday 10 am-3 pm
The Enchanted Forest is a holiday festival featuring theme-decorated holiday trees, handmade gingerbread homes, holiday shopping, and fun activities for the entire family — music, children’s entertainers, games, crafts, photos with Santa and more! Each year an estimated 1,500 – 3,000 visitors from across the DC metro area experience the magic of The Enchanted Forest. General admission is $7, $12 for children ages 2-12. Tickets for special events such as Breakfast with Santa or Cocoa and Cupcakes with the Snow Fairy Princess must be purchased in advance. Visit The Junior League of Northern Virginia’s Web site for more information.

The Zee Heritage India Festival
Dulles Expo Center North Hall
4368 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly
Saturday 11 am-9 pm
Sunday 11 am-7 pm
Rushhi Entertainment is proud to present the 2008 series Zee Heritage India-Diwali Special, offering sponsors and exhibitors an opportunity to interact with thousands of current and potential customers from an affluent Indian demographic. Patrons will be able to enjoy shopping, entertainment and food from India in one central location. The event will also feature a live stage with tons of entertainment including fashion shows, beauty pageants, dance competitions and local talent performances. Admission is $5 per person, children younger than 6 are free. For more info visit

Saturday, Nov. 22 

Santa’s Arrival Party 
Tysons Corner Center 
Level 1, Bloomingdale’s Wing  9-10 am FREE
Enjoy a free delicious breakfast, children will write their letters to Santa, sing and dance along with entertainment from “Those Funny Little People,” watch a stilt walker perform, have their faces painted, be captivated by balloon artists and … Santa will arrive on the “Tysons Corner Center Express” and all guests may join the parade to Santa Land!

Lowe’s Build and Grow clinic
Participating Lowe’s stores    10-11 am FREE
Your kids will get a kick out of this week’s build-it-yourself project! Bring them in to build a wood football goal game. Register online at

St. Mary’s 2008 Christmas Bazaar
St. Mary’s School
400 Green Street, Alexandria    10 am-4pm
Miracles on Green Street! The Annual Christmas Bazaar is a wonderful St. Mary’s School tradition with more than 60 exhibitors/vendors, Santa’s Workshop Crafts, Gingerbread Houses, Bake Sale and Christmas Cafe, Flea Market/Kids’ Closet, Children’s Games and Prizes, Visit with Santa/Photo Keepsake, Yesterday’s Books Sales, and Holiday Cinema.

Celebrate Reading!
Oakton Library
10304 Lynnhaven Place    10:30 am FREE
Reading program for 1st and 2nd grade boys who need extra help. Small group activities with Thomas Jefferson High School volunteers. Cosponsored by Friends of the Oakton Library. Boys age 6-7. To reserve, call 703-242-4020.

Manassas Chocolate Festival
Manassas Recreation Department
8957 Center St. 11 am-4 pm
The second annual Manassas Chocolate Festival. Indulge your passion for chocolate. The event will be held at the Manassas Branch of the Boys and Girls Club in Manassas. Join us for scrumptious activities! Admission fee to be determined.

SuperSmash Bros. Brawl
C3 Cyberclub
44710 Cape Court #118, Ashburn  11 am-10 pm
The next installment of the East Coast Regional Circuit, the contest is the 4th East Coast Regional Event. There is a $10 venue fee; $20 for singles, $30 for doubles. All money put into entering the tournament goes into the pot. Guaranteed payout to at least 7th place, with as much as 13th depending on the number of entrants. Doors open at 9 a.m. For more info call (703) 729-0985.

Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians
Ashburn Library    2 pm FREE
Examine reproduction artifacts used by the Powhatan Indians nearly 400 years ago. Learn what life was like during the time of Pocahontas – and learn about the myths and truths associated with her and the Powhatan Indians. Recommended for ages 6 & up. Tickets are required and may be picked up one half hour before the program.

Cherokee Storytelling with Joseph Stands With Many
Loudoun Cooperative Extension Office
30-B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg    2pm FREE
Dressed in traditional native clothing, Joseph Stands With Many presents traditional and interactive Cherokee storytelling, singing, drumming, and dancing. This program will be at the office’s meeting room. Sponsored by the Advisory Board of the Rust Library.

Giving Thanks with Stories
Potomac Regional Overlook Park
2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington   2 pm
Our annual celebration of gratitude through and for stories; we give thanks for the magical influence of stories on our lives. Refreshments will be served. Adults and children age 6 and older. Cost is $3 per person. Call 703-528-5406 for reservations.


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