Sounds of the Season
It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. The Prince William Chorale presents "A Christmas of Alleluias" at 7 p.m. Saturday. Kellar Theatre, Center for the Arts, 9419 Battle St., Manassas. Free. 703-330-2787. The Prince William Community Band performs a variety of holiday music at 8 p.m. Saturday, Woodbridge Middle School, 2201 York Dr., Woodbridge. Free. 703-791-4119.
Welcoming the Holidays
Old Town Manassas gets decked out for the holidays this weekend. First, the annual Christmas tree lighting will be at 6 p.m. tomorrow on the lawn of the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., followed by an old-fashioned hayride and Santa's arrival. The 60th annual Manassas Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday through the streets of Old Town. On Sunday, Old Town's merchants hold an open house from noon to 5 p.m. Free. 703-361-6599.
Christmas at Liberia Plantation
Liberia Plantation dresses for the holidays, circa the 1800s. Entertainment includes stories of the people who once lived at the plantation and the Prince William Little Theatre. 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Tours begin every 30 minutes. Meet at the Manassas Museum, 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. $15; museum associates, $12. Reservations required. 703-257-8264.
The Drama Department of Woodbridge Senior High School performs Louisa May Alcott's story about the four March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy -- who struggle to pursue their dreams during the Civil War. 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, at the school, 3001 Old Bridge Rd., Woodbridge. $7. 703-497-8000.
The Meanest Man in London
Ebenezer Scrooge is forced to examine his past, present and future Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol." The Virginia Shakespeare Company performs the timeless holiday ghost story at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, through Dec. 18. Cramer Center, 9008 Center St., Manassas. $20; senior citizens, students, Manassas and Prince William County employees, $15. 703-365-0240.