This season chocolate is the gift of love, but at area events it takes on the form of art. —Lynn Norusis
28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More
Supporting the Loudoun County YMCA, the 28th Annual Chocolates Galore & More event not only allows participants to donate to a worthy cause, it also allows them to indulge in the artistic chocolate creations of area chefs— Lansdowne Resort’s executive dessert chefs, Eggspectations, The Chocolate Chick and Grandale Farm—during a night of competition. There will be free-flowing champagne, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, silent auction and live music and dancing.
Chocolate Lover’s Festival
City of Fairfax
The City of Fairfax is turned over to those looking to satisfy their sweet tooth with a weekend filled with chocolate decadence. The two-day event includes everything from samples and demonstrations to a chocolate challenge for both professionals and amateurs, art contest and the pancake breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis Club. The historic buildings are open to the public; historic re-enactments will take place; and the children can participate in activities such as a craft show, fairy tale-base mock trial and more.