From light shows, boat parades and craft festivals, the DMV has a ton events for you and your family this weekend. Make sure you bundle up for these festive activities.

Friday, Dec. 7

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Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Where: Dulles Expo Center - 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Start your holiday shopping at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Support over 300 local artist entrepreneurs that will probably meet all standards and criteria for your Christmas wish list. You'll be sure to find something that fits you and your budget.

Tickets can be purchased online and will give you entry for the entire weekend. Children 12 and under do not require tickets.

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Observance

Where: World War II Memorial - 1750 Independence Ave. SW

When: 12:53 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The attack on Pearl Harbor was 77 years ago. Remember and honored those who died and survived the attack in Hawaii. More than 2,500 Americans lost their lives Dec. 7, 1941.

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Georgetown GLOW

Where: Various Locations

When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Through Sunday, Jan. 6 enjoy an outdoor art experience at Georgetown. Featuring a variety of light exhibits designed by over a dozen local and international artists, GLOW is an illuminated sight to see. Remember to bundle up for this outdoor event. Follow #GeorgetownGLOW to see the type of exhibits on display.


Christmas Tree Lighting

Where: Town Green - 25 West Market St. Leesburg, Virginia

When: 6 p.m.

Experience the holiday spirit at the annual Christmas tree lightning ceremony in Leesburg. Featuring an array of performances, the festive event will be followed by a Christmas and holiday parade on Saturday.

Saturday, Dec. 8

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Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade

Where: Ida Lee Drive

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Featuring local bands, floats and a special visit from Santa, the annual parade is a fun family-friendly event. The event will begin at Ida Lee Drive and end at Fairfax Street. Road closures begin at 5:30 p.m. Parade participation is highly suggested!

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Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade

Where: Annapolis Spa Creek Waterfront

When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Annapolis Harbor will be filled with illuminated boats that transform the waterfront into a festive affair. If you are unable to attend in person, a livestream link is available. For more information on parking and where and viewing points, visit the the drop down menu and click parade information.

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