Celebrate the Holidays in Historic Downtown Manassas
When visiting Northern Virginia this holiday season, make time to explore a unique historic downtown that is just minutes from Fairfax County, Dulles Airport and the Manassas National Battlefield Park. Make a trip to Historic Downtown Manassas, Virginia!
Why visit Historic Downtown Manassas?
In a sea of sameness when it comes to today's shopping malls, Historic Downtown Manassas stands out with its "modern beat" with a vibrant dining scene, a fine selection of eclectic shops, stroll-able nightlife and a calendar chock full of family friendly events and happenings. The city is also home to an outdoor skating rink at the Harris Pavilion that is close to all the action!
Where to eat?
When it comes to dining - Manassas is the place to be for that special date night out or festive holiday party! From the hand crafted steaks and seafood at Malone's of Manassas to the cajun inspired treats of Okra's, there is always a great choice when including Carmello's, CJ Finz, Katerina's, Monza, Mariachi's, Zandra's and others in your plans. For a full listing of dining choices, click here >>>
Looking for a night out with the family before the holiday stress begins? Manassas has transformed itself into a destination of fun nightlife. Many visitors (21 and over) begin their tour with a stop at Bad Wolf Brewing Company - founded by two local residents that dreamed of having their own craft brewery or at Heritage Brewing Co. - Manassas' first microbrewery. As the evening progresses, there are many choices to choose from such as The Church at Malones, City Tavern, Mackey's American Pub, Old Towne Sports Pub, and The Philadelphia Tavern among others. Looking for something a bit stronger? Don't miss KO Distilling - Manassas very own distillery. If non-alcoholic choices are your "cup of tea" visit Jirani Coffeehouse or Grounds Central Station to enjoy relaxing coffeehouses perfect for conversation. AND REMEMBER - always drink responsibly and remember that Uber & Yellow Cab is available in Manassas!
The newest shop that has opened to great reviews is the Shining Sol Candle Company. This new shop is home to a wide selection of natural soy candles and has many personalized scents that are unique to their shop. Other exciting new shops include Calico Jack's and Scatter Seeds. For a listing of all of the other shops and relevant hours downtown, click here >>>
Where can I snap that awesome holiday picture this year?
Our pals at Historic Downtown Manassas, Inc. recommend some great spots. Take a stroll down to Battle Street between Monza & Okra's to snap that one of a kind "elfie" (like a selfie, just with Santa hats) flanked by the sparkling lights behind you. The signature icon of Manassas is the LOVE sign near the Harris Pavilion is perfect for that Snap or FB photo.
Where can I find that "unique" gift this holiday season?
Echoes, the Manassas Museum store, has several unique gift ideas for everyone in the family - from Manassas memorabilia to Civil War books. One can't forget the Historic Manassas Gift Card or membership card. Gift cards can be used at most of the shops and restaurants in downtown Manassas; membership cards are good for 1 year and entitle the card holder to a discount or special gift at the shops and restaurants downtown. Both gift cards and membership cards can be purchased at the Train Depot or online at www.visitmanassas.org
What about holiday events and things to do?
Manassas prides itself on having a Historic Heart with a Modern Beat and this would not be possible without its full calendar of events. To find something to do this holiday season, visit Historic Manassas Inc.'s website at www.visitmanassas.org