Veteran Appreciation Event 

Stafford County, in partnership with the City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County, is proud to announce a special WWII veteran appreciation event on Thursday, December 8, from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Eagles Lodge

The event is in conjunction with the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission. The commission's December 8 program, "Dawn of Infamy: America Goes to War will be simulcast at Stafford's veteran event.      

Christmas at Chatham
Sunday, December 18, 12-4pm

Visit with Civil War Santa, learn how soldiers and civilians experienced Christmas during the Civil War, and participate in 19th century Christmas traditions.


Rappahannock Model Railroaders
19th Annual Christmas Train Show
December 10 & 11
Eagles Lodge #4123 
This festive show features operating train layouts, model train vendors, prizes and more!

George Washington's Ferry Farm
December 4-30
A long-standing holiday tradition, this event is popular with adults and children alike as they enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations. 

'Home for the Holidays'
Through December 30

The public is invited to view the historic house decorated for the holidays in the spirit and style of the Melchers. 

The interior decorations are inspired by Mrs. Melchers' journal entries and archival materials to create the look and warmth of the Melchers' welcoming home. 
Now Playing:  'Christmas Story: The Musical'
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Through December 31
Enjoy this classic story of a nine-year old boy who wants only one thing for Christmas, an official Red Ryder BB rifle.