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Weekend Planner: Wine Tasting, Gingerbread Houses, Carriage Rides and More

Weekend events in the Fredericksburg area Dec. 28 - 30

This weekend, get out of the house and enjoy the arts and music of Fredericksburg.  Click on the links to learn more. 

Christmas Train Exhibit

  • When: Friday, Dec. 28, Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30,10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Washington’s Ferry Farm
  • Why Go: View two model train sets, one of a 1930s Christmas Village, and the second of a winter of 1862 Confederate supply camp from the Rappahannock Model Railroad Club
  • Price: $8 adults, $4 students, under age 6, free

Jingle Bell Carriage Rides

  • When: Friday, Dec. 28, Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30, 5 p.m.
  • Where: Fredericksburg Visitor Center
  • Why Go: Experience your own sleigh ride through the streets of downtown, complete with holiday music, cookies and the Christmas sites of Fredericksburg. 
  • Price: $100 - $120, tickets required

Friday Night Wine Tasting

  • When: Friday, Dec. 28, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: The Virginia Wine Experience
  • Why Go: New wine is featured each week, with the bottle sold at a discounted price
  • Price: FREE

Lions Charity Bingo

  • Where: Falmouth Volunteer Fire Station
  • When: Friday, Dec. 28, 6:45 p.m.
  • Why Go: Play Bingo and help the community - all proceeds go towards community service projects
  • Price: $6 and up

Railroad Museum and Train Rides

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Where: 11700 Main Street
  • Why Go: Tour railroad cars, sit in the caboose and weather permitting take a ride down county tracks in a restored crew car. 
  • Price: FREE, donations accepted

26th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 30, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Historic Kenmore
  • Why Go: Creative gingerbread houses will be on display, all made to the theme “Songs of the Holidays.” Choose your favorite and see the winner. 
  • Price: $10, adults; $5, students; FREE, under age 6 (includes tour of Kenmore). $5, adults; $2.50, students; FREE, under age 6 (exhibit only)

Sunday Night Bingo

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 30, 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: 1114 Potomac Avenue
  • Why Go: Enjoy a Bingo night with proceeds going to local charities, as well as a chance to win cash prizes
  • Price: FREE entry, pay for Bingo cards at the door

Sunday Trivia

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Colonial Tavern
  • Why Go: Complete your weekend with a trivia night and compete to win cash prizes and more
  • Price: FREE

Arts

Beading Class at Artful Dimensions Gallery, Learn how to make a cuff bracelet using beads, buttons and other objects. Friday, Dec. 28, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m., $60.

December “Art Attack” at Liberty Town. Friday, Dec. 28, Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 30, 12 - 4 p.m., FREE

Picturing the Civil War at the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 30, 12 - 5 p.m., $7 for adults, $2 for students, children 6 and under, FREE

2nd Annual Jewelry Show at Ponshop Gallery. Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 30, 12 - 5 p.m., FREE.

All Member Holiday Exhibit at Art First Gallery. Friday, Dec. 28, Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., FREE

“Artist Showcase” at Brush Strokes Gallery. Friday, Dec. 28, Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., FREE

December Work by Tanya Richey Studio Gallery. Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 30, 12 - 5 p.m., FREE

“Three Wise Women” Art Exhibit at My Place Latin Grill. Friday, Dec. 28, Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., FREE.

Holiday Show and “It’s Small” at Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts. Friday, Dec. 28, 12 - 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 30, 12 - 4 p.m., FREE

December All Member Show at Artful Dimensions Gallery. Friday, Dec. 28, Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday Dec. 30, 12 - 6 p.m., FREE.

From Recycled Cereal Box to One of a Kind Art Journal at Artful Dimensions Gallery, Saturday, Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m., $45.

Altered Books From Start To Finish at Artful Dimensions Gallery, Create a discarded volume into an individual work of art. Saturday, Dec. 29, 9:30 a.m., $45.

Music

Jason Masi and Jon Fritz at Amy’s Cafe. Friday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m., FREE.

Shaylor Warren at Home Team Grill. Friday, Dec. 28, 7 p.m., FREE.

TJ Morgan & The Mason Branch Bluegrass Band at The Recreation Center. Friday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m., FREE.

The Bittersweet Band at Yak-A-Doo’s. Friday, Dec. 28 and Saturday, Dec. 29, 9 p.m., FREE.

Version City Tour at 909 Saloon. Friday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m., FREE. Empty Pockets Blues Band, Saturday, Dec. 29, 9 p.m., FREE. 

Moch Pryderi at The Blarney Stone. Saturday, Dec. 29, 9 p.m., FREE.

Familiar Faces Band and Show “Recording Live” at Central Station. Saturday, Dec. 29, 9 p.m., $10, in advance; $15, before 10 p.m.; $25, after 10 p.m.

Know of other events in the Fredericksburg area this weekend?  Add them in the comments section below.

Making plans for New Year's Eve?  See our list of area options.

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