Upcoming Events

Events listed below are hosted or co-hosted by the City of Fredericksburg. For information on these events please feel free to contact our department. 


Children's Christmas Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 16 at 4:00pm 

Hurkamp Park, 500 William Street 

Free admission, public invited

Meet Santa and other holiday characters, make fun holiday crafts, experience live music and story-time and much more! The Fredericksburg Annual Children’s Tree Lighting program is FREE and open to the public. Brought to you by Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events. 

For more information on this event, please contact Fredericksburg Visitor Center at 540-373-1776 or www.visitfred.com.


Grandparents Holiday Dance 

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:30pm–8:30pm 

Ages 4 – 12 yrs. $6 per person. If space permits at the door: $8 per person.

Join us for our first Grandparents Holiday Dance! This is a fun way to appreciate the most special grandparents in our lives while celebrating the holiday. Girls and boys 4-12 years old are invited to take their grandmas and grandpas on a special holiday date night! We will have professional photographer taking optional portraits for those of you who would like a memento of this special night. Attire is everything from dress casual to fancy. Be ready for a fun evening out together! Pre-registration is required. Dorothy Hart Community Center 

Pre-registration: $6 per person *If space permits at the door: $8 per person  Register online here >

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events. For information please visit FredParksRec. com or call 540-372-1086.


Fredericksburg Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:30pm

Parade route is on Caroline Street and Princess Anne Street between Wolfe and Amelia Streets in downtown Fredericksburg.

Parade will be held rain, shine or snow. 

There is free admission and the public invited. Please dress for cold weather and wear walking shoes. See our parade map for more information. Come early and stay late!! Enjoy downtown shops and restaurants before and after!

For more information please visit www.fredericksburgchristmasparade.com or call 540-372-1086.


Mistletoe Market 

at the Fredericksburg Farmers Market

Saturday, December 7 at 9:0am - 1:00pm

Free admission, public invited

Gift your friends local arts and crafts, indulge on holiday goodies like hot cocoa, kettle corn, pies and breads, feed your family seasonal staples. For more information visit www.TheFarmersMarket.co or call 540-372-1086. 


Cookies With Santa 

2 yrs-10 yrs 

Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 2:00pm-3:30pm 

$15 for City Residents and $20 for Non-City Residents

Held at the Dorothy Hart Community Center 

Christmas is near! It’s time to tell Santa about all the nice things you have done this year! Meet Santa and decorate a cookie, for the long nights ahead! Bring your camera or let our professional photographer capture the moment. (Pictures will be available for purchase.)  Register online: https://www.usedirect.com/FredericksburgRec_Web/Activities/Details.aspx?session_id=17760&back_url=fi9BY3Rpdml0aWVzL1NlYXJjaC5hc3B4

Sponsored by Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation & Events. For information please visit www.FredParksRec.com or 540-372-1086.