German Holiday market, Dahlgren Heritage MuseumThe grounds of the Dahlgren Heritage Museum, 3540 James Madison Hwy. in King George, Va., will come alive on Saturday, Nov. 15, with the holiday sights and sounds of an outdoor German Christmas Market from 4-8 p.m.

The festive event – free admission to the public – will include a craft fair, kids’ activities, and live music featuring vocalist Anthony Campbell from Spotsylvania, winner of NBC’s “Today’s Superstar” contest in 2003.

Christmas trees adorned by students and faculty from six area schools will be on display as part of a decorating contest.  Hot food and refreshments will be available for purchase from concessions operated by The Bavarian Chef restaurant.  Mulled wine from Oak Crest Winery and beer will also be available.

A silent auction will feature a wide selection of items and services by area businesses and individuals, to include a one-week stay at a North Carolina mountain cabin, and a one-night stay at the Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast in King George.
And rumor has it that Santa himself will make a special appearance at this holiday event.

Ample free parking will be available at Barnesfield Park adjacent to the museum property on Hwy. 301 in King George. Shuttle buses will transport guests to and from the event.

All proceeds from the German Christmas Market will benefit the Dahlgren Heritage Foundation.  The foundation is chartered to establish and operate the Dahlgren Heritage Museum and to provide the long-term preservation efforts and educational activities associated with sharing the stories and interpreting the U.S. Navy’s physical, technical, intellectual and social contributions to King George County, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the nation.