BULL RUN MIRACLE OF LIGHTS, a two-mile drive-through holiday show, 5:30-10:30 p.m. daily, except Dec. 31, through Jan. 4, Bull Run Regional Park, Centreville. $12 a car. 703-709-5437 or www.miracleoflights.com.
VIENNA BOOK DISCUSSION, Antonia Fraser's "Marie Antoinette," 1 p.m., Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave. E., Vienna. Free. 703-938-0405.
FALLS CHURCH CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES, for children 3-5 with an adult, stories and activities, 10:30 a.m., Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Free. 703-790-8088.
SULLY HOLIDAY CONCERT, the Ship's Company Chanteymen perform work songs of the sea and soulful ballads, historic house tour included, 2 and 3 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $6; reservations required. 703-437-1794.
"THE NUTCRACKER," performed by the Virginia Ballet Company, 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Community Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Tpk., Annandale. $20; seniors, $15; 11 and younger, $12; reservations required. 703-249-8227.
CHANTILLY CHILDREN'S MOVIE, for ages 6-12, bring lunch and watch a film, noon, Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd. Free. 703-502-3883.
CHANTILLY WINTER WALK, for 10 and older, led by a naturalist, 9:30-11 a.m., Ellanor C. Lawrence Park, 5040 Walney Rd., Chantilly. Free; reservations required. 703-631-0013.
BLACK HISTORY PHOTO EXHIBIT, "Don't Grieve After Me: The Black Experience in Virginia, 1916-2001," more than 100 archival photographs exploring several themes of African American history, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Laurel Grove School, 6840 Beulah St., Alexandria. Free. 703-502-0941.
VIENNA YOUTH PARTY, for seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders, music with a disc jockey, karaoke, food, games and more, sponsored by the Vienna Parks and Recreation Department, 8:30-11:30 p.m., Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St. SE. $8. 703-255-6360.
SPRINGFIELD HIKE, for 8 and older, explore the Pohick Stream Valley forest, wear walking shoes and dress for the weather, 1-3 p.m., Hidden Pond Nature Center, 8511 Greeley Blvd., Springfield. $3; reservations required. 703-451-9588.
CHANTILLY CELTIC CONCERT, IONA performs the music of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall and France, historic house tour included, 2 and 3 p.m., Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. $6; reservations required. 703-437-1794.
CHANTILLY YOUTH RECREATION, for ages 12-18, music, games, food and more, 7 p.m., Chantilly Regional Library, 4000 Stringfellow Rd. Free. 703-502-3883.
FAIRFAX CITY BALL, dancing, hors d'oeuvres and beverages, champagne at midnight, sponsored by Spotlight on the Arts to raise money for its scholarship program, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax City. $75 ($40 is tax deductible); reservations required. 703-352-2787.
-- Compiled by Jean Mack
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