BULL RUN MIRACLE OF LIGHTS, a two-mile drive-through holiday show of more than 250 lighted displays, 5:30-10:30 p.m. daily (except New Year's Eve), through Jan. 4, Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville. $12 a car or van. 703-709-5437 or www.miracleoflights.com.
MCLEAN MUSEUM SHOPS, more than 25 shops sell holiday gifts, to benefit art exhibits and educational programs of the McLean Project for the Arts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $6; 13 and older, $3; 12 and younger, free. 703-790-1953.
SANTA'S LITTLE HELPERS, a holiday store for children 3-12 to shop for gifts less than $10, to benefit Toys for Tots, store managed by the students of the Springfield Classroom-on-the-Mall, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 7 and 14; 3-7 p.m. Dec. 6, 13 and 16-20; noon-6 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 8 and 15, Springfield Mall, near Modell's Sporting Goods. Free admission.
WOLF TRAP SKA CONCERT, by Fighting Gravity, 8 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $20. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
VIENNA ARTS AND CRAFTS, 75 juried members sell stained glass, paintings, photography, porcelain, jewelry, pottery and more, sponsored by the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Admission, $1. 703-938-8306.
MOUNT VERNON CANDLELIGHT TOURS, includes the rarely-seen third floor of the mansion, costumed characters, caroling by a campfire, cider and cookies, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through Dec. 15, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, George Washington Memorial Parkway. $15; 11 and younger, $8; reservations recommended. 703-780-2000 or for tickets, 202-432-7328.
FALLS CHURCH CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT, a reenactment of a Thanksgiving meal for soldiers, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. Free. 703-248-5171.
GREAT FALLS BALLROOM DANCE, big-band music by the Colvin Run Dance Band, 9 p.m.-midnight, Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. $12. 703-430-3342.
WOLF TRAP FRED ASTAIRE TRIBUTE, singer-pianist John Eaton performs songs originally sung by the dancer, 7:30 p.m., the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $25. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
HERNDON ARTS AND CRAFTS SHOW, 24th annual holiday event, more than 100 artisans and craftspeople sell their works, sponsored by the town of Herndon, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave. Free admission. 703-435-6868.
ANNANDALE SYMPHONY CONCERT, the Capital Wind Symphony performs music by Gershwin, Grainger and J.S. Bach, 3 p.m., Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $10; students and seniors, $6; 6 and younger, free. 703-938-3521.
VIENNA HOLIDAY STROLL, walk along historic Church Street while stores are open late; plus a tree-lighting ceremony and Santa at the Freeman Store, sponsored by Historic Vienna Inc. and the town of Vienna, 6-9 p.m. Free. 703-938-5187.
VIENNA GIRLS GROUP, for students in grades 9-12, discuss mutual concerns, make new friends and participate in arts and crafts programs and community service projects, 3:30-5 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free; preregistration required. 703-255-5721.
VIENNA TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, 8 p.m., Vienna Town Hall, Council Chambers, 127 Center St. S. 703-255-6303.
MCLEAN CHILDREN'S THEATER AUDITIONS, for McLean residents ages 10-14, for the upcoming production of "The Jungle Book"; auditions, 4-6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Free. 703-790-0123.
MCLEAN TRAVEL FILM, Tom Sterling of Twin Lakes, Wis., hosts a screening of his film "The Misty Isles of Scotland," 8 p.m., McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave. $9; McLean residents, $7. 703-790-9223.
TEACHING PROFESSION, information on how to pursue a career in education, hosted by the University of Virginia, 4:30 p.m., UVA Northern Virginia Center, 7054 Haycock Rd., Falls Church. Free. 703-536-1100.
VIENNA FITNESS INFORMATION, personal trainers John Mays and Nathan Greiner answer questions about diet, exercise, food supplements and lifestyle changes, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. Free. 703-255-6360.
WOLF TRAP FOLK CONCERT, Schooner Fare performs chanteys and ballads, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 5, the Barns of Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Rd., Vienna. $18. Tickets, 703-218-6500; information, 703-255-1860.
SULLY VICTORIAN HOLIDAY, tour Sully plantation, decorated for an 18th-century holiday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, Wednesday through Dec. 30, Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $5; students, $4; seniors and children, $3.
MCLEAN HOLIDAY HOMES TOUR, sponsored by the Woman's Club of McLean, tour four large homes in McLean; wear low heals; no children, cameras, smoking or food permitted; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., plus a Holiday Homes Market Place at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, including a crafts boutique, silent auction and lunch; park at the church, Chain Bridge Road and Westmoreland Street; Langley Forks Park, Georgetown Pike and Colonial Farms Road; or Providence Baptist Church, Lewinsville and Brook roads; tickets available at Mesmeralda's in McLean, Worthington's in Vienna and the Treasure House in Great Falls. $20. For more information, call Mesmeralda's at 703-356-4494.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack
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