Holiday Fest, Tree Lighting

Kick off the holidays Saturday, 2-8 p.m., at Ice & Lights: Holiday Fest and Tree Lighting Celebration. At Specker Field House, visit Santa; go ice skating; ride on ponies; enjoy s’mores by the fire pit; and more. The tree lighting will be right outside Specker.

Chapel events, from 6-8 p.m. at Belvoir Chapel, include cookies, cocoa and cider at 6 p.m. and a reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, from 6-6:55 p.m.; both at the Nativity scene; and the video, The True Meaning of Christmas, at 7 p.m. in Belvoir Chapel.

This event is open to DoD ID cardholders, guests and visitors. For more, visit

Free movie screening

The Belvoir Exchange and Warner Bros. Pictures offer a free screening of Clint Eastwood’s movie, “Richard Jewell,” Saturday, 6 p.m. at Wood Theater, 6050 Abbot Road. For more info, call 703-806-5416.

Brunch with Santa

The Fort Belvoir Officers’ Club hosts a Brunch with Santa, Dec. 15 at the club, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy Sunday brunch and meeting Jolly Saint Nick. Santa is available for pictures from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. so bring your camera. The dress code is business casual (no tennis shoes or jeans). For reservations, call 703-780-0930.

LRC closure

The Logistics Readiness Center, LRC-Belvoir is closed Wednesday for its annual holiday celebration and resumes normal business hours Dec. 12.

Holiday Concert – MCB Quantico Brass Band

Join the National Museum of the Marine Corps for the MCB Quantico Brass Band Holiday Concert, Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the museum. Admission and parking are free. For more, go to

Army Warrant Officers

The Lord Fairfax Silver Chapter, U.S. Army Warrant Officer Association, has a chapter meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Belvoir Golf Course meeting room. All active, reserve and retired warrant officers are invited and encouraged to attend.

Retired CW5 is chapter president, 918-857-8338.

New Year’s Eve at the Club

Dance to a live DJ and ring in the New Year, Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. with a four-course dinner; a glass of champagne; party favors and continental breakfast. The cost is $90 per person and reservations are required. Buy tickets at the Officers’ Club, or by phone at 703-780-0930 ext. 600.

Functional Academic Skills Training

Barden Education Center offers Functional Academic Skills Training, monthly. It is designed for Service members who want to build basic math, reading comprehension, and vocabulary skills to prepare for the Armed Forces Classification Test. The next class dates are Jan. 6-27 and Feb. 3-21. Call 703-805-9264 for details.