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Pet Photos with Santa, Festival of Lights, Secret Santa

Check out some events happening in Burke and Fairfax County this weekend.

There will be many opportunities to take photos with Santa in the area this weekend. Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Dawley. Patch file photo.
There will be many opportunities to take photos with Santa in the area this weekend. Photo Credit: Mary Ellen Dawley. Patch file photo.
Looking to get out and have some fun this weekend after all of the snow earlier this week? Here's a look at some holiday events happening this weekend in Fairfax County.

Want more event ideas? Here's our full holiday guide.

Secret Santa: Burke United Methodist Church will host their 4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the church, which is located at 6200 Burke Center Parkway. The event is geared toward helping survivors of domestic and sexual violence as well as families in need by giving them a place to shop for the perfect gifts for their families, extended families, and even pets at no cost to them. Details.

Pet Photos with Santa Claus: The Columbia Pike Animal Hospital in Annandale will host "pets with Santa" photo session on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free, but the hospital is accepting donations. All donations will go to support the Christian Veterinary Mission. Columbia Pike Animal Hospital is located at 4205 Evergreen Ln. in Annandale.

Herndon Holiday Model Train Show: Dec. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 15, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Herndon Municipal Center, 777 Lynn St., Herndon. W&OD caboose and Herndon Depot Museum also open for tours.  Call 703-437-5556 for more information.

Santa at Fair Oaks Mall: Your child can grab a photo with Santa from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Be sure to check out the Ice Palace while you’re waiting! More info.

Bull Run Festival of Lights: Through Jan. 5, just off of Interstate 66 on Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Centreville. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority says they expect to see more than 30,000 cars drive through the holiday light display before it ends Jan. 5. Find out more here.

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights: Through Jan. 5. Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Court, Vienna 22182. Visit Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights to experience over 500,000 LED lights and displays that bring Meadowlark Botanical Gardens to life! Click here for the details.

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