Santa Claus is coming to Lake Accotink Park on Saturday, December 18 to provide an afternoon of fun for the family.
You can take a hayride with Santa between 12:30 and 4:30 pm for $8 per person (babies on laps free). The fee includes a visit with Santa and a cup of hot chocolate in addition to the wagon ride (either by horse or tractor, the Fairfax County Park Authority hasn’t decided which).
The afternoon also features holiday music and a campfire.
And after the rides, between 4:30 and 5:30, Santa will pose with your pet. Pictures cost $5 per animal. But you must bring your own camera to take photos. The fee includes a treat for the pet. Leashes are required.
Advance registration is recommended for a pre-timed ride or photo.
For reservations, call 703 569-0285 (TTY 703 569-5200) to pay by Visa or MasterCard. No refunds unless event is canceled. Long-range forecast calls for a relatively pleasant day for December, partly cloudy with temperatures in the mid-40s.
The park is at 7500 Accotink Park Rd., Springfield, Virginia 22150.
For details, see http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/accotink/events.htm.