Ice & Lights: Holiday Fest & Tree Lighting

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Date: Dec 7 2019, 2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Specker Field House - 1182 12th St. Fort Belvoir, Virginia 22060 United States Google Map

Kick off the Holiday season at our annual Ice & Lights: Holiday Fest & Tree Lighting. Visit Santa at Specker Field House for a fun and festive time. Don't miss this opportunity to also get all of your Holiday shopping completed in one stop! Enjoy multiple vendors and find gifts for your family and friends.

Throughout this Holiday Celebration, you can go ice skating, ride on ponies, enjoy s'mores by the fire pit, and so much more. Some activities will be ticketed. See below for details.

The Tree Lighting will take place just outside Specker. Don't miss this year's 19 ft. tree. 


Holiday Fest 

Specker Field House, 1182 12th Street, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

Schedule of events

2 - 8 p.m. | Event Open

  • Food
  • Vendors
  • DJ
  • Craft Show and Holiday Vendor Expo
  • Kids Crafts (while supplies last)

2 - 4:45 p.m. | Gingerbread House Contest.

2 - 5 p.m. | Pony Rides.

2 - 7 p.m. | Train Ride and Mini Ferris Wheel.

2 - 8 p.m.

  • Ice Skating
    • Rent or bring your own skates.
  • Snow Globe Photo Experience

2:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Santa and Mrs. Claus Photo Opportunity (with breaks).

3 - 4:30 p.m. | Snowball Fights (by age group).

3 - 7 p.m. | S'mores Fire Pits.

3:30 - 5 p.m. | Special Character guests: an Ice Queen and her sister, and a Grouch turned Jolly Green Giant and his tiny friend.

5:45 p.m. | Story Time

6 - 8 p.m. | Santa and Mrs. Claus Photo Opportunity.


* In case of inclement weather, some activities will not happen.


Tree Lighting

Directly outside of Specker Field House


Schedule of events

4:45 p.m. | Prelude Brass Quintet

5:05 p.m. | Opening Christmas Songs (Catholic Children's Choir)

5:15 p.m. | Invocation (Garrison Chaplain)

5:18 p.m. | Remarks by School Principals

5:20 p.m. | Special Guest Arrival

5:35 p.m. | Welcome Remarks and Seasons Greetings (Garrison Commander)

5:40 p.m. | Lighting of the Holiday Tree (Garrison Commander, Santa Clause and select community children)

5:54 p.m. | We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Catholic Children's Choir)


* In case of inclement weather, some activities will not happen.



Free admission!

Ticket Prices - cash and credit accepted.


Ice skating Train ride Ferris wheel
3 tickets 2 tickets 1 ticket


1 Ticket 10 Tickets
$2.50 $20


•    Food and beverages are available for purchase.
•    S'mores kits are available for purchase at the cash bar.

Registration Info

*This event is open to all DoD ID Card Holders and their Guests and Installation Visitors. Non ID Card holders must enter Tulley Gate Visitor Center between 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Lieber Gate after hours (6 p.m. - 6 a.m.). For more information, visit the gate information page.