I love this time of year! The weather is perfect, the decorations surround us, the smell of fresh baked goods, crisp wine and our annual events in Loudoun County, Virginia.

Loudoun County, VA celebrates the holidays with great annual events. Two of my favorites:

Christmas at Oatlands

This year’s Christmas celebration at Oatlands will focus on the tradition of weddings at the mansion. During the holiday season in Leesburg, VA , there will be a number of wedding gowns from different eras on display including the wedding dress of Rebecca Dulaney (niece of George and Kate Carter) that she wore to her wedding to John Hill Carter Beverly in 1881 and the gown Margaret Finley wore to her 1932 wedding at Oatlands. In addition to wedding gowns, Oatlands in Leesburg Virginia will come alive with historic and handcrafted decorations, some featuring materials from the gardens on the property. The holiday décor will also feature an abundance of greenery and beautifully decorated Christmas trees. There will also be live music in the Mansion on Saturdays and Sundays.

December 10-30 Event Time: Tours: Mon-Fri every hour on the hour 10am-4pm; Sat every half hour 10am-4pm; Sun every half hour 1-4pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $10/adult, $9/senior(60+) and child 6-16 years, free/children under 5 years and Friends of Oatlands

First Night Leesburg

First Night Leesburg will host over 100 wonderful performances at 20 indoor locations in downtown Leesburg. Enjoy jazz, classical music, puppet shows, bluegrass, folk music, rock & roll, magicians and much more! First Night concludes at midnight with a traditional Grand Illumination gathering on the courthouse green.

December 31, 2009 Event Time: 6pm-12am

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: $8/person, $6/seniors over 65 years, $3/child age 3-12, Free/child under 3 years

So join us in Loudoun County, VA to experience some Northern Virginia charm! Stay at any of the Leesburgs luxury Virginia hotels! There is so much to experience in DCs Wine Country during the holidays!