The Town of Occoquan

The Town of Occoquan.

Occoquan, Va. -- The tree is decorated, and small businesses and the mayor ready to welcome guests to Occoquan for the annual lighting of the town’s Christmas Tree.

Occoquan’s Business Guild will sponsor its annual holiday open house from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, giving the chance for visitors to see the town and its stores decorated for the holiday season, according to Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta.

The Salvation Army’s Bell Ringers will also perform during the evening.

Then, at 8:10 p.m., visitors will be invited to gather for the lighting of the tree at town hall. This year’s tree has been decorated by an all-volunteer team.

Afterward, a there will be a raffle to win a gift certificate to at Hawthorne House, a paper and stationary store in town.