My favorite time of the year is drawing near and I can't seem to catch my breath and take it all in. Christmas is close and that means Loudoun will open the doors to fun filled events and festivals!

Christmas at Oatlands Mon, Nov 23, 2009 – Wed, Dec 30, 2009 This Annual Event in Loudoun County will fill your body with Christmas cheer

Experience this stately Greek revival mansion adorned with holiday decorations that evoke a sense of the abundant, luxurious, and romantic past of Oatlands. Special candlelight tours are also offered on select evenings.

Tours begin on the hour and the last tour begins at 4pm. Closed 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

Christmas Carriage Depot Fri, Nov 27, 2009 – Sun, Dec 13, 2009 Looking for a magical Christmas? Loudoun Country, Virginia has a Christmas event you will never forget. Create whimsical and joyous memories with your loved ones and come celebrate at a festival that will transport you back to a simple and traditional 19th century Christmas in a rustic and enchanting setting with the lights and sounds of the holiday. Live-cut Christmas tree sales, horse–drawn carriage rides, free children's crafts, North Gate Winery tastings, handcrafted gifts, a bonfire, carolers, and many picture opportunities!

Event Time: 11am-8pm. Friday, November 27th and Saturday and Sundays only through December 13th.

Admission Fee/Ticket Price: Free; fee for carriage rides