“Rock the Red” Day with the Stanley Cup
Monday, 7-10 p.m.
Anybody can get a picture with Santa for their holiday card, but only Caps fans can take a picture with the Stanley Cup this year. Lord Stanley’s Cup will make a trip to the Salamander Resort for pictures and other festivities. The first 50 groups that show up with canned goods will get a guaranteed timeslot for a picture with the Cup. // Salamander Resort & Spa: 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg; Prices vary
FOOD & DRINK
12 Beers of Christmas Dinner
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Magnolias has made its list and checked it twice, now enjoy 12 hand-picked beers to go along with a six-course dinner. // Magnolias at the Mill: 198 N. 21st, Purcellville; $100
It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play
Friday-Sunday, Times vary
The story of George Bailey is performed as a live, 1940s-style radio broadcast by the Prince William Little Theatre. // Hylton Performing Arts Center: 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas; $20 (adult), $13 (child)
We are the Music Makers
A photography exhibit that is designed to educate and engage viewers in the cultural history of Southern traditional music. // Franklin Park Arts Center: 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville; Free
FESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Wreaths Across America
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
To honor, remember and teach people about the sacrifice made by those laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery, take part in this annual wreath laying ceremony. // Arlington National Cemetery: 214 McNair Road, Arlington; Free
FOOD & DRINK
Cookie Decorating: Christmas Sugar Cookies
Saturday, 10 a.m.
It just isn’t Christmas without some Christmas cookies. Learn how to decorate your own works of delicious art from celebrateMe!’s Mayra Garcia. // Fran’s Cake & Candy Supplies: 10927 Main St., Fairfax; $85
Udvar-Hazy Center 15th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
In the 15 years that the Udvar-Hazy has been open, more than 20 million people have visited and learned about America’s aviation history. Get a reminder about what makes this one of the premier museums in the area. // Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly; Free
12th Annual Rocknoceros Holiday Singalong Show
Saturday, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
The Jammin Java staple rings in the holidays with this special sing-a-long of holiday tunes. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna; $10
A Victorian Christmas
Saturday, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Alexandria’s Lee-Fendall House will celebrate a Victorian-era Christmas, with special decorations, holiday crafts, seasonal treats, story time and pictures with Santa. // Lee-Fendall House: 614 Oronoco St., Alexandria; $10
FOOD & DRINK
Wine and Christmas Cookie Pairing
Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Christmas cookies and milk are great, but find out what wines pair best with the holiday treats during this special pairing session.// Miracle Valley Vineyard: 3661 Double J Lane, Delaplane; $15
Frosty 5K & Reindeer Run
Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m.
A 5K and 1 mile race will take place, open to all age groups, with a cash prize for top three male and female finishers. Participants can stay after the race for early access to the Christmas Village and Stafford Christmas Parade. // Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center: 1600 Mine Road, Stafford; $30
FOOD & DRINK
White Elephant & Ugly Sweater Party
Saturday, 6-9 p.m.
Two favorite holiday traditions, ugly sweaters and White Elephant, help celebrate the season at Tin Cannon Brewing Company. Compete to see if your sweater is the ugliest or take part in White Elephant by contributing a gift (up to $20 value). Bacon Weakling will be supplying food. // Tin Cannon Brewing Company: 7679 Limestone Drive, Suite 130, Gainesville; $20
A 19th Century Christmas
Saturday & Sunday
Kids can visit with Santa Claus on Saturday, then stick around to enjoy the classical decorations, music and treats. // Ellwood Manor: 36380 Constitution Highway, Locust Grove; Free
A Tribute to the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin with Julia Nixon
Sunday, 6 p.m.
Get a reminder of what made Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul with this special tribute concert. // The Carlyle Club: 2050 Ballenger Ave., Alexandria; $35