Occoquan is kicking off its holiday season with a tree lighting and merchant gift certificate drawings at the 43rd annual Occoquan Holiday Open House on Nov. 16.
Starting at 4 p.m. visitors can register to share in over $1,000 in Occoquan merchant gift certificates. Look for participating businesses flying gold, white and green balloons to pick up an entry form.
The annual tree lighting ceremony at the town hall will begin at 8 p.m. and be followed by the contest drawings at 8:15 p.m. Winners must be present to win.
Santa will be strolling the streets and the Bull Run Troubadours will sing carols throughout the town.
Sponsored by the Occoquan Merchants Guild, the event is free to the public.