Black Friday Food Deals, "Dive-In" Movie and Nutcracker Performances

Plus, hear enchanting hymns, classical works and Christmas music at the Center for the Arts in Fairfax.

"The Chanticleer" a good of 12 male singes will perform this weekend in Fairfax and Manassas. (Photo by Lisa Kohler)
"The Chanticleer" a good of 12 male singes will perform this weekend in Fairfax and Manassas. (Photo by Lisa Kohler)

A Chanticleer Christmas The 12 male voices known as Chanticleer ring in the holiday season with the ensemble’s cherished “A Chanticleer Christmas” concerts on 8 p.m. Saturday at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax and at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas  Ancient hymns, sacred songs, classical works and a selection of festive and familiar carols and spirituals from Europe and America. 

Bright Lights, Big Holiday: Meadowlark’s annual Winter Walk of Lights display includes over 500,000 LED lights. $12, adults. $7, children. 5:30 p.m. Through Jan. 5. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna.

Givin’ Back: It’s an “artistic feast” at The Giving Gathering: Supporting Your Art Community. The event includes poetry readings, visual art and music. Artisans will be selling a variety of items for under your tree. $5. 5 p.m. Sunday. Jammin Java, 227 Maple Avenue E., Vienna. See the complete Jammin’ Java schedule.

Creative Deals: Forget the mall, the Black Friday Holiday Celebration at the Workhouse includes unique gifts, along with demonstrations on Portrait Painting, Flame Working, Mosaics and more. There will be tables for paper snowflake and gingerbread houses, along with dance performances and a visit with Santa. Free. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. See the complete Workhouse schedule.

Reston Revelry: The Reston Holiday Parade and so much more arrives Friday. The event includes the Gingerbread Man Mile, photos with Santa, tree lighting and sing along, carriage rides, Gingerbread Village, Rock-n-Skate and more. Free. 8 am. to 10 p.m. Friday. Reston Town Center, 11900 Market Street, Reston.

Mice, Men, Music, Memories: Classical Ballet Theatre presents “The Nutcracker,” a holiday classic with stunning costumes, beautiful choreography and Tchaikovsky’s music. From $18. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Ernst Community Cultural Center Theatre, Northern Virginia Community College, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale.

Centreville High will host Stonewall Jackson High School on Friday in the third round of 2013 football playoffs.  Stonewall Jackson is 8-4 on the season while Centreville is undefeated. 

"Dive-In" Movie: Finish digesting your turkey dinner while floating on a tube in the Manassas Park Community Center indoor pool on Friday during the second annual Dive-In Movie. The event is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. and admission is free with the donation of a toy.  Children under 5 must stay within arm's reach of an adult during the entire movie. 
Don't want to get wet? Bleacher seating is available, but it is warm in the   natatorium, so dress accordingly. More information is available at manassasparkcommunitycenter.com or by dialing 703-335-8872. 

Free Main Lobster for Black Friday: Red Lobster locations are offering a free Maine lobster tail with the purchase of any entree all day on Black Friday. A coupon for this offer must be presented at time of purchase. 

Half-Off Lunch on Black Friday: LongHorn Steakhouse locations are offering half off a lunch combination with the purchase of another from 11 to 4 p.m. on Friday.  A coupon for this offer must be presented at time of purchase.

Herndon's Chanukah On The Town Square. Bring family and friends for an evening of Chanukah fun. Giant Menorah lighting, crafts, refreshments and more. This Sunday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m. in front of Town Hall at 730 Elden St., Herndon.

McLean WinterFest Parade: The McLean WinterFest Parade gathers at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday and steps off at 3:30 p.m. sharp. The route follows Old Chain Bridge Road from Fleetwood Road to Elm Street. WinterFest 2013 will also have a number of food trucks in the Langley Shopping Center parking lot. More info here.


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