Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

November 30, 2015

‘Tis the Season here at Parks & Recreation.  All the trimmings are being hung, ugly sweaters are being pulled out and we are in the “fa-la-la-la-la” spirit!  To help you and your family celebrate the season we have put together a festive offering to bring you all together and get in the spirit!  In fact, the whole city is bursting at the seams; so many events have been put together by the city elves.  All you need to do is enjoy yourself this holiday.  Check out the other seasonal events on the VisitFred website.

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Christmas Parade
City of Fredericksburg and Huber Motor Cars, along with media sponsor B101.5, are excited to bring another fun and safe parade to the downtown streets of Fredericksburg on December 5, 2015 at 5:30pm!  This year’s theme is “Christmas Pastimes.”  Will we see a leg lamp from A Christmas Story?  A group of Hoos having their holiday ruined by The Grinch?  Or the train from The Polar Express?

We've also put together a printable cheat sheet so you can best navigate the parade.  Click here to download.  For more information, visit


Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 12
9:00am - 10:30am

Bring the whole family for a special meal featuring a delicious hot and cold buffet, Christmas story, craft making, and the jolly man in red himself!
We've got something special this year!  Visit our Facebook page and find the post about Breakfast with Santa.  Print the coloring page and bring it in for a special gift at the event!  Appropriate for ages 3-12yrs.  Pre-registration required.  Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center                                     $7 per child **One adult is free with each paying child, $2 per each additional adult**  



Gingerbread House Building
Wednesday, December 16
4:30pm - 5:30pm, ages 4 - 12yrs

Join the fun at our holiday gingerbread house building workshop. Each child will build their own house and after completion we will enjoy some holiday games and music. Pre-registration required. Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center.                                  $15/$17 (residents/non-residents)



Family Holiday Tree Trimming
Thursday, December 17
4:30pm - 6:30pm, ages 2yrs - Adult

Bring the whole family for festive fun as we make ornaments and have the family decorate a take-home 3-ft tree.  After the hard work we will enjoy some holiday music, hot cocoa and a snack. Pre-registration required.  Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center.   $25/$30 (residents/non-residents) ** Fees are per family living in the same home**


Engineering for Kids - Mini Holiday Camp
Tuesday, December 22
8:30am - 5:30pm, ages 7 - 14yrs

During the Mechanical Engineering mini-camp, students use the Engineering Design Process to learn basics of fluid mechanics, simple machines, and other design and engineering concepts while constructing roller coasters, egg-drop vehicles, and an incredibly fast air powered dragster they keep at the end of the course.   Pre-registration required.  Location: Dorothy Hart Community Center
$60 for every child


Holiday Basketball Camp
December 28-30
9:00am - 12:00pm, ages 7yrs-15yrs

This camp is designed to increase a player's skill and knowledge in a fun and non-competitive environment.  Pre-registration required.  Location: Walker Grant Middle School. 
$25/$35 (resident/non-resident)


Don’t forget, First Night Fredericksburg Cancelled for 2015
The City of Fredericksburg announced in a press release on October 20, 2015 that it will not hold First Night Fredericksburg this year, on December 31, 2015. Regrettably, a number of factors have converged to challenge the success of this longstanding community event.  Total bummer, we know. 


Log Cabin Storytime
Wednesday, January 13
9:30am-10:30am, ages 4 - 6yrs

Come on over to our log cabin in the woods, the Nature Center, for some wonderful stories. We'll sip hot cocoa and do a fun craft to take home. Pre-registration required. Location: Motts Run Nature Center.
$6/$8 (resident/non-resident)

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