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Winter Festival, Colonial Beach style!

Coming December 2, 2023! 

Whoville Display on Town Hill

Town Hill is all decked out for Winter Festival with decorations and other holiday displays, thanks to a hearty troupe of volunteers.

The first Saturday in December is when things begin.

10:00am - Colonial Rod Club car show and Toy drive. Entry fee is a new, unwrapped toy for CB Kids

Noon - Santa's Parade. The typical route is as follows: 
On Colonial Ave. 
right on Washington 
left into Town Hill

2022 Winter Parade Entry Form
Santa flying over Palm Trees in moonlight
Slideshow of the 2016 Holiday Parade

Anywhere along this route will get you a great view of the sights and sounds of this event.

After the parade, folks can continue to take part in some of the following activities:

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus by Hooker Studios, cookie decorating, bonfire pit, bicycle raffles, 50/50 raffles, writing letters to Santa, arts and crafts, pony rides, hay rides and food and craft vendors.

These five bikes were donated by generous citizens and were raffled off at 2018s festival:

In case of rain, Santa may relocate to the High School on First Street, or the event is moved to another date.

The Lighted Boat Parade formerly part of this event, began taking place as a standalone event in November 2022. Look for it on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It provides an incredible display of lights, reflecting off the waters of the Potomac River. The Colonial Yacht Club organizes this annual "Show on H20" and it is breathtaking.

There was some rough weather for 2014's event and the boat parade had to be canceled altogether. 

Lighted Jeep with Santa inflatable

The Colonial Beach winter festival includes a number of events to ring in the Holiday season. New for 2017 was the Lighted Jeep Parade.

Winter Festival in Colonial Beach

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2020 event flyer
Winter Festival Rescheduled Dec. 132014
2015 Winter Festival Flyer2015

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