If you’ve been saying “been there, done that” to the bulk of this holiday season’s family events, then here’s something to refresh your celebratory excitement, and just in time for New Years weekend. Frostival, the 2nd annual winter festival from Celebrate Fairfax Inc., will take place from December 30 – January 2. The four days of fun will include musical performances, rides, games, crafts, storytelling, exhibits, and more.
The indoor carnival will take pace at at the Dulles Expo Center from 10am – 5pm each day, except for December 31 when it closes at 4pm. Among the attractions will be more than 15 interactive rides, bounces, and play areas, entertainment from Rocknoceros, The Great Zucchini, and Reptiles Alive!, puppet shows, storytellers, kids karaoke, arts & crafts, and science activities. For a complete schedule of activities and performances, see the Frostival website — the performance line-up changes daily, so if there’s a particular act you want to see, be sure to get tickets for that day.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door. Cost is $5/adults, $10/kids 3 -12, free for ages 2 and under. Weekend passes for all four days are available for both adults ($8) and kids ($18), but must be purchased online. Note a couple of specials: On Thursday, December 30, all grandparents 55 and older are free with valid ID, and on Sunday, January 2, all activity duty military and veterans are free with valid ID.
The Dulles Expo & Conference Center is located at 4368 Chantilly Shopping Center in Chantilly. Parking is available in the lots in front. Visit the website to access a map and directions.