Window Wonderland 2017 @ Downtown Fredericksburg
Nov 14 – Dec 31 all-day

Head downtown and put your riddling skills to the test. Stop by the Visitor Center at 706 Caroline Street to pick up entry form. Walk around and find the 60+ riddles to answer. Participating windows have a riddle displayed in their holiday display window.

Those who answer all the questions correctly and submit the entry forms qualify for the $1,000 grand prize! Additional prizes worth more than $3500 will be awarded. The Fredericksburg Economic Development Authority has granted a total of $4,000 in prizes for the contest. No purchase necessary. There is a limit to one entry per person. Winners will be chosen at random from entries with correct answers. Don’t forget to vote for the businesses with your favorite holiday displays on the entry form!

Holiday Greeting Cards @ Hurkamp Park
Nov 25 – Dec 26 all-day

Holiday Greeting Cards on display November 25 until December 26, 2017 in Hurkamp Park.

Oversized greeting card frames will be on display in Hurkamp Park. Stop by to visit the cards and take a selfie, share with friends, come back and do it again.

It’s FREE to visit the cards and take all the photos you’d like. Featuring four card designs: Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Happy Kwanzaa & Happy Holidays. Share Your Pics!!

Use #FxbgHolidays2017 when posting on your Facebook and Instagram.

Sponsored by Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events Department. Call 540-372-1086 for more information.

Fredericksburg Holiday Craft Show @ Fredericksburg Expo Center
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm

The Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Shows offer a wide variety of quality handmade items.
You will find whatever you need!   ​Visit the Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Shows to find something for everyone on your list ​and maybe even something for yourself!

Holiday Open House @ Rising Sun Tavern
Dec 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A holiday tour of the Tavern is a treat for the entire family. Come out and taste seasonal treats and beverages while touring this historic property decorated and glowing for the holidays. Enjoy wonderful holiday sounds from Colonial Fare! This is a FREE EVENT. Bring all of your friends and family!

Mistletoe Market @ Hurkamp Park
Dec 2 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit the market and a special Art in the Park for holiday decor items, to order food for your holiday parties, and select thoughtful, locally made gifts.

Nature Crafts for Christmas @ Motts Run Reservoir
Dec 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages 7yrs – 17yrs

Hand-dipped candles, leaf-printed wrapping paper, leather treasures and more! Enjoy this annual tradition in our cozy log cabin. Everyone leaves with a handful of gifts to delight the giver and the receiver. Wear old clothes and a jacket – some activities outside. Kids 9 and under must attend with nonpaying adult. Pre-registration required.


Instructor: Linda Bailey. Location: Motts Run Reservoir


Fredericksburg Christmas Parade @ Downtown Fredericksburg
Dec 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Held along Caroline and Princess Anne Streets in downtown.
Free admission to come watch the parade. Please dress for cold weather and wear walking shoes.

A Wee Christmas – Dollhouses and Miniatures Show @ Historic Kenmore Plantation
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Visit Kenmore this holiday season for an exhibit of highly detailed, replica dollhouses – including the mansion – and miniatures in the Crowninshield Museum Building. Share memories of your dollhouse with your family as you explore life in miniature! Put your mind and eye to the test with our “I Spy Miniatures” challenge – fun for young and old alike! Hours: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Closed December 24 and 25) Admission to Kenmore and exhibit: $12 adults, $6 students, under 6 free. Exhibit only: $6 adults, $3 students, under 6 free. Please consider loaning your treasure for this show! Email or call 540-370-0732 x22 for more information.

Family Holiday Tree Trimming @ Dorothy Hart Community Center
Dec 7 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Ages 2yrs – Adult

Bring the whole family for festive fun as we make ornaments and have the family decorate a take-home 3-ft tree. After the hard work we will enjoy some holiday music, hot cocoa and a snack. Great project to give to someone or grandma! Pre-registration required.

Holiday Pops -The Irish Tenors “We Three Kings” @ Dodd Auditorium
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm

We’re blending two great traditions this December! First, the UMW Philharmonic’s audience sing-alongs, festive atmosphere and great music have made Holiday Pops a must for the Fredericksburg region. Now add to that mix the raucous fun of our famed guest artists and this will be one of the most exciting, memorable holiday shows you’ll ever experience.

The Irish Tenors – Finbar Wright, Anthony Kearns, and Ronan Tynan will join forces with the Philharmonic to perform songs from their best-selling Christmas album. As the Irish say at Christmastime: Good times, good friends, good health to you and the luck of the Irish in all that you do!