Celebrate with us

Celebrate the Holiday in Stafford!

Join us at the Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center for a day and evening full of fun, holiday spirit, and free family-friendly festivities.


Schedule of Events

Saturday. December 16th, 2017

Frosty 5K & Reindeer Run

The Jeff Rouse Swim & Sport Center and Embrey Mill will be having the inaugural Frosty 5K & Reindeer Run (1 Miler). Stafford Fire & Rescue, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Department, and Stafford Tourism are sponsors for this event.


Location: Race start/finish located at Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center (1600 Mine Road, Stafford, VA 22554)

Fees: Frosty 5k – $25 (After 11/30 – $30, Race Day – $35) Reindeer Run (1 Miler) – $12 (After 11/30 – $15, Race Day – $20) **All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable

Course: Check out the Maps!  Paved road; steady hills with larger hill mid-course; course runs through the Embrey Mill Community.

Timing: Electronic chip timing and scoring done by Race Timing Unlimited.

Packet Pick-Up: Pick-Up at the Rouse Center:  12/14 5-8pm, 12/15 5-8pm, 12/16 6:30-8am

Awards:  Frosty 5K – Cash prizes will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female runners within the following age groups; 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over         

Reindeer Run – Prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place boys’ and girls’ runners of each age group. Age groups: 6 & under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12

Race Restrictions: Strollers are permitted in the races but must start in the back. Pets, headphones, skates, skateboards, bikes, scooters or rollerblades are not permitted on the race course.

Fairy Godmother Project: We are excited to announce that this year we will be donating a portion of the race proceeds to benefit the Fairy Godmother Project located in Fredericksburg, VA.  The mission of this organization is to help ease the burden of day to day life for families facing all phases of a pediatric cancer diagnosis.

To be a sponsor, volunteer, or participate in the Frosty 5K & Reindeer Run, please visit www.RouseCenter.com for more information.

Stafford Tourism Holiday Activities

Please join Stafford County Tourism for free family-friendly activities to celebrate the holidays!

Location: Embrey Mill Sports Complex (fields 7 & 8) (1600 Mine Road, Stafford, VA 22554)

Santa Land: Pictures with Santa

Christmas Train Rides for Kids

Thomas the Tank Engine Train Rides

Snowglobe Live

Holiday Vendors

Food Trucks

Hot Cocoa

Log Jammer Inflatable

Kids Crafts

Stafford Christmas Parade

NEW PARADE ROUTE! Come early! Enjoy live music, vendors, and food trucks before the parade starts.

Location: Embrey Mill Park (1600 Mine Road, Stafford, 22554)

Time: Parade will begin at 5:00pm at the end of the 4 lane Mine Rd.  Parade will finish at Embrey Mills Park

*Bring your chairs and get there early*

Parade Benefit: Stafford County Crime Solvers To be a sponsor, a vendor, volunteer, or participate in the Stafford Christmas Parade, please visit www.StaffordChristmasParade.com for more information.


Shuttles will run beginning at 2:00pm from Colonial Forge High School and the Stafford Courthouse Commuter Lot. Drop off and pick up for the event is located at Shields and Mine Road. Shuttles will run until 9:00pm. (For additional information, please see map below.)