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Things to Do this Winter near Lake Anna

Here are some of our favorite things to do this winter near Lake Anna.

Image from Kate Elim

Experience the Lake Anna Area’s Winter Festivities

Lake Anna and the surrounding area are a year-round destination for travelers of all ages and interests. From viewing festive holiday light displays to partaking in the winter events at some of your favorite Central Virginia attractions, there’s so much to see and do this season.

Things to Do this Winter near Lake Anna

Here are some of our favorite things to do this winter near Lake Anna.

Click here to read about year-round activities near Lake Anna.

Lighted Boat Parade

The Lighted Boat Parade has become Lake Anna’s kick-off to the holiday season. Be creative with your decorations! If you’re not entering your boat, come as a spectator! There are public viewing areas at Tim’s Restaurant, The Cove Restaurant, the Lake Anna State Park, Anna Point Marina, High Point Marina, and the Taphouse.

Winter Events at Tim’s at Lake Anna

Tim’s at Lake Anna, a popular restaurant and live music venue on the lake, has a number of events during the holiday season. Don’t miss the Ugly Sweater Party and inaugural Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. The following Saturday bring the kids by to visit Santa’s Workshop and have Breakfast with Santa. Children and adults alike will enjoy the breakfast buffet. While the kids chat with Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves, sip on a drink from the Bloody Mary and mimosa bar.

Ring in the New Year’s at Tim’s at Lake Anna’s New Year’s Eve Bash. Then, make your first meal of the new year breakfast. Tim’s will have Bloody Mary’s hot chocolate and specialty mimosas for 2020.

Winter Events at Lake Anna State Park

Lake Anna State Park is a year-round destination for outdoor activities and exploration. Visit the park this winter for one of the family-friendly events. On Saturday, Dec. 14, make your own festive tabletop, centerpiece or wreath from nature’s bounty during Deck the Halls, Naturally.

Take the first hike of 2020 at Lake Anna State Park with the First Day Hike on Jan. 1, 2020. Choose from one of the mile-and-a-half-long hikes, on either the Overlook Trail or Railroad Ford Trail. After the hike, roast marshmallows by the fire as you sip cocoa and apple cider.

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Winter Fishing on Lake Anna

From November through January, brace the winter chill and cast a line on the waters of Lake Anna. The North Anna Power Station keeps the lake several degrees warmer than normal lakes. That warm water makes Lake Anna a refuge for both baitfish and gamefish, especially striped bass and largemouth bass. These months are also when the Lake Anna Winter Bass Series fishing tournaments take place.

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