Nov 22 / YMCA Turkey Trot

26th Annual Turkey Trot – a Thanksgiving Day tradition for many in the ‘Burg. Course begins at James Monroe High School. For more details:

Nov 22 – Dec 24 / Concert in Lights at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre

Shows Nightly 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, and 9:30pm. Info:

Nov 23 / Christmas at Snead’s Farm

Get out of the house and explore our family farm! We’ll have our Mountain Slides, haybarn swings and other popular attractions open. Walk around and cut your own Christmas tree, or just make some memories to get you in a holiday mood. We’ll have hot chocolate and other holiday goodies available for purchase. Dogs on leash are welcome. Admission is $5 per person. 2 years old and younger free.  FB event:

Nov 23 – 25 / “Perfect Arrangement” at Fred’s Theatre

Live theatre: Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door. Directed by Adrienne Carr.  Tickets are $10.  Fred’s Theater, 810 Caroline St 4th floor, Fredericksburg, VA Details:

Nov 23– 25 / Trolley Tours of Fredericksburg

The daily tour of old town Fredericksburg, VA, is our flagship tour; it’s the one that started it all. Enjoy an entertaining and informative trip aboard the trolley. Learn about the many famous and interesting people who have been here, including those who called Fredericksburg home. Hear about events that have taken place since the city was established in 1728. See schedule and book your tickets here:

Nov 23 – 24 / John Frazier Night at rising Sun Tavern

6:00pm – 8:30pm : Tavern Keeper John Frazer died on the property shortly after opening business in the 1790’s – and some say he never left.  John for a ‘spirited’ candlelight tour highlighting the life (and afterlife) of John Frazer. Limited availability.  $8 for members, $10 for general admission. More info:

Nov 23 / Celebrate Virginia Chick-fil-A Lighting Party

Make a special memory with us at our first ever Lighting Party! We turn on the lights at 6pm. Join us for carolers, cocoa, cookies, crafts, Santa Cow and more all while helping us create sustainable freedom for survivors of human trafficking. More details here:

Nov 23 – Dec 30 / Home for the Holidays at Belmont

Gari Melcher’s home and studio are decked out for the holidays. Enjoy the decorations in the spirit of American painter Gari Melcher and his wife Corinne.  Included with regular admission.


Two shows: 7:00PM and 9:00PM       Tickets: $20

Cool Cow Comedy is bringing one of Rolling Stone’s top 10 need to know comics of 2017 to Fredericksburg!  Tim Dillon was New York’s Funniest 2016 at Carolines NY Comedy Festival and will have a Comedy Central special premiering in 2018. For details:

Nov 23 – 25/ Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – Riverside Center

A beautiful young woman takes the place of her imprisoned father in the castle of a beast, who is really a cursed prince. She teaches him to be courteous and respectful, and they fall in love, in this stage adaptation of the animated Disney film, based on the classic fairy tale. Ticket info:

Nov 23 – 24 / A Christmas Story – The Musical – CYT Fredericksburg

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. $15.00 Standard Ticket Price, $17 at the door. Details:

Nov 23 – Jan 6 / JINGLE BELL CHRISTMAS RIDES on the Carriage

Get in the holiday spirit and join us for some outstanding family fun! Listen to the jingle bells as the carriage rambles through Fredericksburg’s 40 blocks of historic neighborhoods, where you’ll see the quaint cobbled streets and picturesque architecture. These evening rides are a great way to view the city decorated in its unique holiday charm.

Nov 24 / Small Business Saturday

Free coffee, sweets and Shop Small shopping bags in front of the Galleria (between Cork & Table and Ava Laurenne Bridal – 905 Caroline Street) starting at 9:30am until gone. Visit the Facebook event discussion page for list of businesses:

Nov 25 – Battle of Fredericksburg: Driving Tour

Travel with us for a leisurely drive around the Fredericksburg battlefield as we discover its Civil War history. A local battlefield guide will lead the way! Join a comprehensive tour from Stafford Heights to Marye’s Heights. We’ll explore this beleaguered city which experienced rare street fighting & several unprecedented events in U.S. military history. Join a Union brigade as they assault the fortified Confederate held position on Marye’s Heights. Our comfortable shuttle-bus will make several stops along the way so you may take a closer look, take the best pictures, and stretch your legs. Ticket info:

Nov 22 – Dec 31 / Window Wonderland in Downtown Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg’s local merchants will be getting into the spirit of the holidays by posting holiday riddles for friends and family to solve! Solve them all and enter to win gift cards! 1st prize is $1000 in gift cards! Get your entry form:

Nov 24 / Rail Excursion – Rappahannock Railroad Museum

9am to Noon (weather permitting)

Take the approximately 2 mile train ride departing from the Deep Run station. After a nice ride through the woods, you arrive at the former RF&P mainline, where we often see a passing freight or passenger train roll by at 50-60mph. More info:

Nov 23 – 25 / Try an Escape Room:  

Connect Games Escape Room  – Your unique experience will be one for the books! Whether you are with friends, family, or co-workers, your goal is simple; you must work together to solve a challenging puzzle in 45 minutes or less. This includes solving riddles, finding hidden keys, deciphering codes, and working together as a team. At Connect Games Escape Room, we provide a place for you to enjoy the company of others while challenging you to think outside of the box.  More info:

Rush Hour Live Escape Games – We are escape room players just like you are, and we wanted to bring you the best game experience we can in a great location with supporting restaurants nearby. At Rush Hour, we’ve got costumes for you to wear while you play! We want your game with us to be a great memory with you, friends and family that is a whole event. Make it “dinner and an escape room” at any one of Malawi’s Pizza, Bravo, Firebird’s, Cheeburger Cheeburger, or Parklane Tavern! More info:

Nov 24 – 25 / A. Smith Bowman Distillery Tour

“Experience Virginia’s Pioneering Spirit” This micro-distillery focuses on production of premium spirits honoring the legacy of Virginia’s first settlers.  Voted ‘world’s best bourbon’ in 2016 and 2017 at the World Whiskies Awards.  Visit for complimentary tours on Friday and Saturday. Tours depart every hour 10am to 4pm.



Last Updated:
December 14, 2018