Flyer courtesy of Tribute at The Glen
Spreading holiday cheer and giving back to the community are two goals that have inspired a Tribute at The Glen event.
The Woodbridge retirement community is hosting a December to Remember at its facility, 4151 Old Bridge Road.
It runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 21 and includes a walking path illuminated by a various light displays.
“We are going to wait and flip our lights on on the 21st in honor of all those … in our community that have dementia, those outside of the community that have dementia, and those who’ve lost their battle to the disease,” Community Relations Director Michelle Mindock explained.
Community members will be able to see the lights through January 1.
Local businesses and organizations are setting up the decorations as part of a holiday light competition. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners, who will be determined by Tribute at the Glen residents, their families, the team, and participants.
A December to Remember also offers an inflatable walk-in snow globe that serves as a photo opportunity, and a trackless train that transports adults and kids around the building.
Within Tribute at the Glen, attendees will discover rooms with different themes. Hot chocolate and various toppings can be found in the Polar Express.
Winter Wonderland features include performances from the Frozen princesses and tattoos by Olaf. There will be snow princesses and carolers, too.
Frosty Land is outside, where the public has a chance to hang out with Frosty the Snowman and enjoy s’mores at the fire pit.
Upstairs, Santa’s Workshop will be set up. Here, members of the public may work on crafts for the different rooms. Afterward, they can head over to Santa’s Workshop and visit Santa.
Participants end their tour by traveling through Whoville and might run into the Grinch, which is played by a member of Lake Ridge Rotary Club.
Parking for the event is offered in the parking deck and parking lot up front. Overflow parking will be available in the bank parking lot.
Admission is completely free.
“It is just really great for adults and children to come out and have a good time, and not have to worry about lines or admission fees and things like that that some families might have a hard time doing this year,” Mindock added.
Those who would like to attend may RSVP by calling 703-489-4724 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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