Tis’ the season to be jolly so bring out your friends and family to enjoy the holidays in Loudoun! With countless events happening across the county, there are many opportunities to join in on the holiday cheer this winter!
Although the weather may be frightful, the holiday magic in Loudoun is sure to be the cure to your “brrrr!”
Be sure to reference the 2018 Holidays in Loudoun Valleys Guide from Loudoun Economic Development to help you plan your winter adventures visiting tree farms, curating holiday florals and shopping for unique artisan made gifts!
Winter Wonderland Gala in the Gap
December 1st at 7pm
Dancing, gourmet dinner, drinks and holiday spirit! Tickets $100 per person at the door.
Town Tree Lighting and Potluck
December 2nd at 5pm
Enjoy the Hillsboro Charter Choir and a potluck dinner. Free and open to the public.
Hillsboro Winter Market and Holiday Craft Fair at Old Stone School
December 8th at 11am - 5pm
Experience the indoor craft market with refreshments, crafts, trees and wreaths from local artisans.
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show
December 1st - December 2nd at Ida Lee Recreation Center
Featuring over 95 local and regional artisans, find something for everyone on your shopping list! Admission and parking are free.
Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony
December 8th 6pm at the Leesburg Town Green
Join friends and neighbors and celebrate the start of the holiday season! Enjoy performances from local groups.
Rockin’ With Rudolph and Friends
December 7th 6:30pm at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center
Children 8 years old and younger are invited to join Rudolph and Frosty as they rock out to holiday favorites and take pictures with Santa. Pre-registration is required for this event. $12 for children 2 years old and over and $8 for under 2.
Annual Holiday Parade
December 8th at 6pm
The parade will usher Santa and his friends down King Street, through Historic Leesburg beginning at Ida Lee Drive and ending at Fairfax Street.
Jingle Jam Concert
December 8th – 11:30 a.m. Junior Jam, 2:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Leesburg’s holiday rock n’ roll concert features many local and regional artists playing traditional holiday tunes - with a little edge. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Tickets are available at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center.
Spectacular Musical Tree Shows
Daily through the Holidays
Admire the 5-story tall tree with 15,000 dazzling lights as it performs daily music and light displays!
Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
Fridays & Saturdays from 5-9pm
Cozy up to a holiday tradition and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the festively decorated Village at Leesburg.
December 7th at 7pm
Meet on the Town Square (1 West Broad Way) for vintage Christmas movies, a performance by the Lovettsville Elementary School chorus, a reading of T’was the Night Before Christmas and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.
Enjoy holiday decorations throughout the Town, with prizes offered for those that show the most holiday spirit! Judging will take place on Saturday, December 15th and the awards ceremony will be held on December 20th during the Town Council meeting.
Beserkle on the Squirkle
January 1st at 11 am
Ring in the New Year with a 5K Family Fun Run consisting of 27 laps around the Town Square!
December 1st – 2nd
Reminiscent of a classic German Christmas market, hand-crafted items and artisan foods will be available at the Loudoun Game Protective Associate Hall at 16 South Berlin Pike in Lovettsville.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
November 30th at 5 pm
Take part in the tree lighting ceremony and sing carols behind the Pink Box at 12 North Madison Street.
All Day Christmas in Middleburg Festival
December 1st starting at 7:45am
Join one of the most fun-filled family festivals of the year in Middleburg with activities, special events, great eats, the famous Middleburg Hunt Review and a mile-long Christmas parade.
Brunch with Santa at Salamander Resort & Spa
Saturdays in December
Visit with Santa and his elves while enjoying a delicious brunch in Santa’s workshop. Includes a photo op with Santa himself! Reservations are required.
Live Animal Christmas Pageant
December 2nd at 2pm
Held at Foxcroft School, this Christmas Pageant has been a tradition for more than 100 years!
Town Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 7th at 6:30pm
Kick off the holidays with your family at Town Hall for the annual tree lighting.
Holiday Lights Trolley Tours
December 14th at 6pm and December 16th at 5 pm
Take a free ride on one of the town-sponsored trolleys and view the best holiday decorations throughout town.
Christmas Parade and Holiday Festivities
December 15th at 12pm
Come see Santa and Mrs. Claus at the parade running through Old Town, followed by a Christmas ornament decorating activity at the Train Station.
One Loudoun & Lansdowne Events
Daily until January 2nd
Experience a culture-rich lights exhibit that combines traditional Chinese lanterns with modern lighting technology. Tickets are available online.
Start a new tradition this winter with resort attractions for the entire family. The first Christmas Market, tree lighting event, a stunning transformation of Riverside Hearth restaurant as the North Pole and Golf Cart Parade are just of a few of the many treasured memories available. Saturday fun passes are available for purchase.