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November is here, which means we are counting down the days until we stuff our bellies with food from Thanksgiving dinner and celebrate our festive holidays that take place in December! The end of the year always gets busy with fun holiday festivities that take place. Whether you have your own parties or attend someone else’s in South Riding, make sure to have fun!

Also, if you are going to join in on eating all the delicious treats that in for the holiday season, remember to practice good oral hygiene still. If you are always on the go, try to take a travel kit with you that includes a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash. This way, while you are hopping from event to event, you can still maintain a great clean smile. 

If you have braces, there are some holiday treats you should stay away from to avoid damaging your brackets or wires. You can have cookies, but gingerbreads tend to be very hard; stay away from gingerbread altogether in order to risk any damage. Also, stay away from candy canes, peanut brittle, fudge, anything with nuts, and popcorn. Other than that, have a great time and treat yourself!

Sip and Shop

43083 Peacock Market Plaza Suite 120 South Riding, VA 20152

Join South Riding Women in Business for their Ladies Night Out event! On December 6th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, you are invited to join for a night of fun, community, good times, and holiday shopping. If you have ever wanted to walk a runaway, this event is your chance! You can walk in your ugly holiday sweaters; you can be crowned “SRWB’s ugly sweater queen” and win a prize! There will be snacks, drinks, raffle drawings, and local vendors! This is all held at Kelly’s Boot Camp in South Riding. The event is free to attend!

South Riding Jingle Bell Dash

South Riding, VA

Get in the spirit this holiday season to hit the pavement and celebrate your favorite holiday! There will be three races, a 1 mile, 5k, and 10k on December 7th. You can wear a holiday-themed costume or running gear, and if you are feeling festive, you can even tie jingle bells to your shoes! All participants can choose to run, walk, and jingle through the South Riding streets. If you have kids, they can participate in the 1-mile fun run. The fun run starts at 8 am, and the other races will start after that. If you would like more information, check out the Race Thread website!

Christmas Tree Lighting 

42350 Tall Cedars Parkway, South Riding, VA 

Join the Gateway Community Church on December 8th to kick off the Christmas season! The tree lighting is the perfect event to get your holidays started. They will be serving hot cocoa and fun treats, as well as singing Christmas carols and enjoying warm bonfires. Everyone is welcome to join the event, and it starts at 5:30 pm. 

Selfies with Santa

42420 Unicorn Dr, South Riding, VA

Santa is back! Join Santa on December 13th from 4 pm to 8:30 pm in order to get your selfie! Santa knows you are busy this holiday season, so this year, picture taking times are by appointment. After your photo, you can stop by Santa’s workshop to do a craft that you can take home after! Please visit the website to sign up for a five-minute time slot. If you have more than two kids, you must sign up for an additional time. Pets are not allowed in the building for this event. 

We hope you take advantage of these fun holiday festivities in South Riding this season! If you have any questions regarding what you can and cannot eat with braces, please feel free to give us a call. If you would like to make your next appointment, you can call us or schedule your appointment on our Omar Orthodontics website.