Christmas Lights Near Me in Woodbridge VA

Christmas Lights Near Me in Woodbridge VA

Brought to you by Woodbridge VA Realtor
Claudia S. Nelson

Christmas Lights, Holiday displays and festive light shows to get you in the holiday spirit.  As your Woodbridge VA Realtor, I always try to make it easy for you to find the best places to see Christmas lights near you in Woodbridge, Virginia.  I have compiled a list of some of my Top Christmas Lights Near Me in Woodbridge VA like The Anderson's North Pole display in Woodbridge and Bull Run Festival of Lights.  This year I have also included some festive traditions nearby Woodbridge for ideas to take out of town guests like ICE! at Gaylord National Resort.    


The Anderson's North Pole in Woodbridge, Virginia

15615 Bushey Drive, Woodbridge, VA   Christmas Lights 0 miles from Woodbridge, VA
A home off of Cardinal Drive in Woodbridge.  A tradition started more than 2 decades ago by owners, Mike & Teresa Anderson.  This is a FREE Woodbridge Light is available from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.  This Woodbridge Holiday Light Show is full of colorful lights and manage to outdo themselves every year.



The Jeager Family Christmas Display in Dale City, Virginia

Reagon Court, Dale City, VA    Christmas Lights 3 miles from Woodbridge, VA
The Jeager Family Light Display in Dale City has thousands of lights synchronized to music.  Another local family with the Holiday spirit.  You can help the Jeager Family with their Christmas traditions by donating canned goods when you visit. Check Facebook page Reagon Ct Lights.

Link To:    Videos and Pictures of Reagon Ct Lights




Festival of Lights & Carols in Fairfax, Virginia

399 University Drive, Fairfax, VA    Christmas Lights 15 miles from Woodbridge, VA
FREE, The Fairfax Town Square, formerly Kitty Pozer Garden, turns into a Winter Wonderland from December 5, 2015 to January 3, 2016.  The home of the Fairfax Christmas Tree and animated light show.


Link To:    Festival of Lights and Carols in Fairfax



Bull Run Festival Lights in Centreville, Virginia

7700 Bull Run Drive, Centreville, VA    Christmas Lights 18 miles from Woodbridge, VA
$15 a car Sunday-Thursday, $20 a car Friday-Saturday and Holidays.  This drive through light show 2.5 miles long with 40,000 animated lights set to music.  Located in Bull Run Regional Park, the Christmas Light display ends at a Holiday Village that also has an ice skating rink, carnival rides and food even the traditional hot chocolate.

Link To:    Bull Run Festival of Lights




Parade of Lighted Boats in Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town Alexandria Marina and Washington Harbor    Christmas Lights 18 miles from Woodbridge, VA
December 5, 2015 at 6 p.m.  This is a one night event.  It is FREE!  There is something magical about seeing thousands of lights reflecting off the Potomac River.  This Saturday, December 5 watch dozens of festive boats at the Parade of Lighted Boats in Alexandria.


Link To: Parade of Lighted Boats of Alexandria




ICE! at Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland

201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD    Christmas Lights 21 miles from Woodbridge, VA  
Tickets are $14-$34 available now until January 3, 2016.  This huge indoor ICE! wonderland is so popular people come from all over to see.  It is located at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor just over the bridge.  This walk through holiday attraction has over 2 million pounds of hand carved ICE! sculptures.  There are 7 rooms that re-tell the classic story "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town". There is fun for the whole family including ice slides and a live ice carving zone.  Not really Christmas Lights near me but family fun to that will get everyone in the holiday spirit. 


Link To:   ICE! at Gaylord National Resort




Christmas Pageant of Peace of the Ellipse in Washington, DC

South of the White House, Washinton, DC    Christmas Lights 22 miles from Woodbridge, VA    
Since 1923, the United States has had a National Christmas Tree in Washington DC.  It is now surrounded by 56 smaller decorated trees knows as the "Pathway of Peace".  This year's national tree lighting will take place on December 3 at 4:30 p.m. and will be available for viewing until January 1.


Link To: Christmas Pageant of Peace of the Ellipse




Zoo Lights in Washington, DC

National Zoo 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC    Christmas Lights 22 miles from Woodbridge, VA 
Admission is FREE, Parking is $9.  The National Zoo goes all out with Winter- themed displays thousands of lights through-out the zoo.  



Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights in Vienna, Virginia

9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna, VA    Christmas Lights 23 miles from Woodbridge, VA 
Over 1/2 MILLION LED lights and displays.  You must see the the 2-story animated fountain and the Gingerbread Village. You MUST purchase tickets in advance and range from $3-$14.


Link To:    Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights


This list of Christmas Lights Near you in Woodbridge, VA has been brought to you by Woodbridge VA Realtor, Claudia S. Nelson. For all your Real Estate Needs,  Call or Text Claudia S. Nelson 571-446-0002.





Westridge Community, Woodbridge VA

Westridge Community

Woodbridge, Virginia

Westridge Community Information, Woodbridge VA
Westridge Community Information brought to you by: Woodbridge VA Realtor, Claudia S. Nelson 571-446-0002

Westridge Community in Woodbridge Virginia offers the tranquility and landscaping of being on a lake resort.  Can you imagine coming home to a scenery like this?  Are you looking for a Woodbridge Community that offers walking, running trails or neighborhood where you can walk your dog off the streets?  The Woodbridge, Virginia, Westridge Community offers all of this in a natural beauty setting enhanced by their uncompromising standards.  We would love to show you hundreds of pictures of this gorgeous community, but Westridge is more than just a pretty backdrop, Westridge is an amenity filled community with the Westridge Swim & Racquet Club, beautiful walking trails around the 5-Acre Westridge Lake, Clubhouse, Playgrounds and so much more. 


Westridge Community Location
Westridge Community Location 


Westridge Community is located in Woodbridge, Virginia off Old Bridge Road conveniently centered near I-95, Route 123 and Prince William Parkway.  This beautifully landscaped Woodbridge community is between popular shopping centers Dilingham Square and The Glen.  

Westridge Community, Woodbridge VA
Westridge Community, Woodbridge VA

Westridge Community Amenities


  to Westridge Community Woodbridge VA

  * Please note the school district information as noted in this article is accurate as of 11-20-15.  Prince William County School District is always progressing.  It is important for you to check the Prince William County Website to see if there have been any changes made to the schools assigned to Westridge Community, Woodbridge.

Westridge Elementary School 12400 Knightsbridge Drive, Woodbridge VA 22192

2014-2015 School Statistics and Profile

Westridge Elementary School is the Elementary school assigned to the Westridge Community. Westridge residents are fortunate to have an Elementary school located within their community.  

Woodbridge Middle School 2201 York Drive, Woodbridge VA 22192

2014-2015 School Statistics and Profile

Woodbridge Middle School is the middle school assigned to the Westridge Community.    


Woodbridge High School 3001 Old Bridge Road, Woodbridge VA 22192

Woodbridge High School is the high school assigned to the Westridge Community.      


Westridge Community has received


Westridge has been recognized twice by the Community Associations Institute Washington Metropolitan Chapter

(WMCCAI) as the best community of its kind in Northern Virginia.

Westridge Community 5-acre Lake, Woodbridge Virginia
Westridge Community 5-acre Lake, Woodbridge Virginia

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Westridge Community

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3 Woodbridge Open Houses Nov 21 and Nov 22, 2015

3 Woodbridge Open Houses

Nov 21 and Nov 22, 2015

For more information, contact Official Listing Agent,
Claudia S. Nelson 571-446-0002

3 Woodbridge Open Houses Nov 21 and Nov 22
3 Woodbridge OPEN HOUSES This Weekend

Claudia S. Nelson, Woodbridge VA Realtor, presents 
3 Woodbridge Open Houses 


Woodbridge VA buyers, this weekend we are offering 3 Open Houses.  These 3 Woodbridge Open Houses has something for everyone.  A Rippon Landing condo at $129,990, Single Family Home in Lake Ridge offering main level living and Colonial style home fully upgraded in the sought after Westridge Community.

3 Open Houses PW8748002, PW9517911, PW9512570
Official Listing Agent, Claudia S Nelson, 571-446-0002
For more information about these 3 Woodbridge Open Houses 
Call or Text The Official Listing Agent, Claudia S. Nelson  


2121 Old Landing Way #16 Woodbridge VA 22191
Open House 
Saturday, November 21,2015
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 3 Bedroom Condo $129,900
  • Home for Sale in Rippon Landing
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 1/2 Baths
  • 2 Assigned Parking Spots
  • Rippon Landing Community
  • 3 Bedrooms under $150K in Woodbridge!
2121 Old Landing Way #16 Woodbridge VA 22191
Open House 
Saturday, November 21,2015
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2412 Drexel St  Woodbridge VA 22192
Open House
Saturday, November 21, 2015
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lake Ridge Community 
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Updated kitchen
  • Updated bathrooms
  • Main Level Living
  • Rambler style
  • 1-Car garage
  • Cul-de-sac living
  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Brick Walkway
  • Wide Driveway
  • Fully Finished Basement
2412 Drexel St  Woodbridge VA 22192
Open House

Saturday, November 21, 2015

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4281 Berwick Pl Woodbridge VA 22192
Open House
Sunday, November 22, 2015
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Single Family Home in Westridge Community
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 1/2 Baths
  • 2-Car Garage
  • Over 2,100 Square feet of living space (+ fully finished basement with wet bar)
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Granite Counter Tops
  • New Kitchen Cabinets
  • Tile & Hardwood Floors
  • Upgraded Bathrooms
  • Fully Finished Basement with Wet Bar
  • Screened in Deck
  • Fully Fenced in Back Yard
  • Almost 1/4 acre size lot
4281 Berwick Pl Woodbridge VA 22192
Open House
Sunday, November 22, 2015
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


For more information about these 3 Woodbridge Open Houses 

Call or Text The Official Listing Agent,  Claudia S. Nelson 





Mail A Potato Step By Step, How To Guide

Mail A Potato

Step By Step, How To Guide


Did you know you can mail a potato without a box or any packaging?  I recently learned you can literally ship a potato.  I went to my local post office who gave me a 15-minute class on all the rules and tips they have seen other people do to make it easy.  I created this "Mail A Potato" article to help you do it right the first time.


Brought to by

Claudia S. Nelson

Woodbridge VA Realtor



My Dad was in the Marine Corps.  I grew up moving and PCS'ing my entire childhood.  With my dad's constant deployments and Mediterrian cruises we were limited on on when we could visit family.  I learned at an early age the importance of staying in touch with friends and family.  Now that I am older, I still look for creative ways to stay in touch with family.  As a result of my father's duty stations, my sister has made her permanent home outside of Camp Lejeune, NC and I am here outside of where our dad retired in Quantico.  My most recent idea for staying in touch with my sister, Shelley, is to send her Virginia State Lottery Scratchers.  My theory is if she wins a lot of money she has no choice but to come visit me to cash them.  Unfortunately, she has not won big yet.  


A couple of weeks ago, I was on Groupon and saw an ad for Anonymous Potato.  It was a service where you could mail a potato.  I was intrigued.  I immediately sent my brother a potato through their service.  It cost a total of $15 and took almost 2 weeks to get there.  I wanted to see if I could mail a potato myself and what it would cost and the shipping time compared to Anonymous Potato.  I went to my local Post Office and they educated me on how to mail a potato.




Step 1:  Clean Your Potato

  • Make sure you pick out a potato that is large enough
  • Nothing too lumpy
  • You must clean it so it doesn't have any dirt on it
  • Don't scrub too hard to bruise or tear the skin
  • Allow your potato to dry overnight


Step 2:  Get All Your Supplies Together

  • You will need to make mailing labels, writing the address takes too much room
  • Gather these supplies and take with you to the Post Office

    • Mailing Labels (To and From)
    • Scissors
    • Pencil (the eraser helps push down edges when gluing)
    • LOTS of paper towels (it gets messy)
    • Markers
    • Permanent Marker
    • Super Glue
  • Take all your supplies to the Post Office and set-up a station, You will be there a while!



Step 3: Super Glue Labels

  • As soon as you get to the post office, have them weigh your potato and get your postage label

    • Mine Cost $4.14
  • Super glue postage label first since this will take up the most space

    • My Post Office said they prefer on the top of the potato but be careful not too high that it is on the bend.  Where the potato starts to curve it is hard to make the label stick
    • Be sure that all corners of the labels have super glue, this is the most important part to make stick
    • After I put the super glue on, I would hold down the corners with the eraser of a pencil so I could hold the very corner edge without getting glue on me.  Once I felt like it was starting to set, I would hold it with a paper towel until I felt like it was dry enough.  This probably took me 15-20 minutes for all 3 labels.
  • Make sure you place labels like you would on an envelope with return address in the upper hand corner
  • After they were all dry, I used my permanent marker to write: To and From:  



Step 4: Personalize and Decorate

  • – Use your permanent marker to write a message 
  • – Use your markers to decorate




Step 5: Make friends at Your Local Post Office

Mailing weird stuff to surprise your friends & family can be fun.  It also can be a pain if you don't know what you are doing.  The key is to make friends with your local post office.  It's surprising the things they have seen and experience they have on mailing anything!  I always go in and ask first on how to do it.  I find this to be the easiest way, but it definitely helps they know me.  Here's a quick list of fun things to mail on their own with no packaging:

  • Coconut
  • Flip-flop
  • Sombrero
  • Lime
  • Rock
  • Brick (Remember you are paying for weight, but it would be funny!)
  • Inflated Beach Ball
  • Pinata
  • Frisbee
  • Bucket
  • Pillow (My best friend recently moved to Wisconsin, I think she is getting a pillow!)
  • Orange
  • Plastic Toys 
  • And the list goes on and on

With so many military bases nearby like Quantico and Fort Belvoir, I thought there would be a lot of people who may have recently moved and wanted to find a silly way to stay in touch with friends and family.  I hope this helps!


Potato Cost 62 cents at Super Wal-Mart & $4.14 to ship = $4.76

I mailed on November 5 and My Sister Received November 10, Arrived in 5 Days

Other than picking up a potato and the grocery story, washing it, I spent a little over an hour preparing and decorating my potato at the post office.


Mail A Potato Yourself



  • Only Cost $4.76
  • Arrives in 5 days (based on my experience)
  • I got to decorate and personalize it myself



  • Took approximately 1 1/2 hour of my time


Anonymous Potato



  • Took approximately 5 minutes of my time, (maybe less if I didn't have to confirm his address with his best friend, Mike)


  • Cost $15 to ship 
  • Takes 12 days to arrive
  • Message arrive very plan, written in black sharpie, nothing more






Toy Drive For Woodbridge Kids December 5, 2015

Toy Drive For Woodbridge Kids

December 5, 2015

This year I have partnered with Brothers in Christ Ministries and L & B's Pizzeria of Dale City to help them with their Annual SANTA TOY RUN.  This yearly charity event is a TOY DRIVE for local kids who would otherwise go without a Christmas.  Over the last 5 years, Brothers in Christ Ministries and L & B's Pizzeria have found a way to perfect this into an afternoon of live bands, raffles and a real kick off to The Reason For The Season.

Santa Toy Run Sponsor
Claudia S. Nelson
Toy Drive For Woodbridge Kids December 5, 2015
Toy Drive December 5, Santa Toy Run 2015

Last year, Brothers in Christ Ministries and L & B's Pizzeria's Toy Drive, gave a Christmas to 37 families for a total of 110 CHILDREN!  With the money they raised from the 2014 Santa Toy Run they purchased 17 bicycles, shoes, pants and shirts for each child plus with all the toys donated they were able to give 4-5 presents to each child.   

5401 Mapledale Plaza
Woodbridge, Virginia 22193
Please Bring A New, Unwrapped Toy or a $10 Donation at the Door
There will be a Raffle and Live Bands ALL DAY! 
Santa Toy Run, Toy Drive For Woodbridge Kids
Toy Drive December 5, 2015, Santa Toy Run
How To Help A Local Family

You can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at: L & B's Pizzeria located at 5401 Mapledale Plaza, Woodbridge Virginia 22193 To Make A Tax Deductible Donation, Please Make Checks Payable to: Brothers in Christ Ministries, please make sure you leave a return address  with the check so they are able to mail you a receipt as soon as possible.

There are so many people who help make this possible.  
Here is a short list of the current sponsors.

Also, numerous bands who are donating their time for this great cause.  As I get more information about the bands and the other sponsors, I will be sure to update you.

Mark Your Calendars For 

TOY  DRIVE   December 5, 2015


"Join" The Santa Toy Run 2015
Please Invite All Your Friends To This Great Event


Open House This Saturday, Nov 7 at 4281 Berwick Place

  • Single Family Home in the thought after Westridge Community in Woodbridge VA
  • 3 Fully Finished Levels
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3.5 Bathrooms
  • 2-Car Attached Garage
  • Upgraded Kitchen
  • Granite Counter Tops 
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Backsplash
  • Tile and Hardwood Floors
  • Upgrade Bathrooms
  • Fully Finished Basement 
  • With Built in Bar
  • And two bonus rooms
  • Large Rec-Room
  • Fully Fenced Backyard
  • Screened in Deck 
  • Patio 
  • Professional Landscaping 
  • New Windows
  • And so much more
Open House This Saturday November 7 Woodbridge


Westridge Community Woodbridge, Virginia
4281 Berwick Place  

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, November 7, 2015 for our Open House.  We are very proud to invite you to this Open House at 4281 Berwick Place.  This home offers so many upgrades and all the top amenities buyers want.  
You Must See This Home In Person To Appreciate
Driving Directions to Open House This Saturday, November 7
Off of Old Bridge Road in Woodbridge
Turn onto Westridge
Turn Left at Knightsbridge
Turn Left at Berwick
End of Pipe Stem


November 7, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4281 Berwick Place 

Woodbridge VA 22192

MLS# PW9512570

For More Information, Contact The Official Listing Agent