Hello, holidays! 👋 Fill up on all the festivities this weekend in Loudoun County, where we’re serving up a full plate of seasonal celebrations. Plus leftovers. 😉 #LoveLoudoun​

 

Pre-Thanksgiving Fun

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Lace up your stompin’ shoes and get ready to work up an appetite at B Chord Brewing’s "Planksgiving" performance! Reward yourself for all that intense holiday prep with a little pre-Thanksgiving ruckus. Enjoy the eclectic, experimental sounds of the Plank Stompers, which pair marvelously with B Chord’s creative brews for which we are so grateful 😋🙏

Shake yo' gizzard and split your wishbone, as MacDowell Brew Kitchen hosts an epic Thanksgiving Eve bash! The talented lads from the "Up All Night" band will get the fun going with a live show from 7-11pm in the back lounge. (Pro-tip: don’t miss out on the extended Happy Hour ‘til 9pm!) Stay later with "Silent Disco" dancing from 9pm-1am in a heated outdoor party tent. Consider our party feathers ruffled! 🦃😜

 

Happy Thanksgiving

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Treat your family to an outstanding Thanksgiving Brunch! Impress your relatives and house guests with the fall-inspired and authentic Virginia cuisine Lansdowne’s serving. Be sure to stop by the food stations — breakfast, omelet, cheese, charcuterie and seafood — stocked up with locally-sourced favorites. You’ll need a whole other plate to take on the meats: we’re talking slow roasted beef, Atlantic salmon and smoked Virginia ham. Of course, turkey is the show stopper — will you go roasted or fried? Top off this brunch of Thanksgiving dreams with decadent dessert selections like sticky toffee pudding!

If cooking is not your thing, give thanks for Copperwood Tavern’s Thanksgiving Dinner. Enjoy festive holiday cocktails and farm-to-table fare without the stress of a kitchen mess. Copperwood’s full regular menu will be available in addition to a featured Turkey dish with all the fixings! Bring on the food coma 🤤

 

Black Friday 

pumpkins at breaux

Skip the shopping frenzy and bounce back from Thanksgiving with Old Ox! Enjoy live music and nosh on Bacon N’ Ed’s (or bring leftovers!). Most importantly, the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Black Friday experience includes a limited-edition flight of four specialty beers: Cooper's Cloak Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, a Mocha variant, a Cinnamon Vanilla variant and a Chocolate Orange variant. Sounds like a perfect taste of the holidays if you’re all about stout!

Relax and recover from Turkey Day exploring the subtle nuances of Breaux Vineyards’ Port portfolio! The winery’s Black Friday Port Tasting will feature strong, sweet and rich selections of this special style of wine. The six wines in Breaux’s “Lineage” series carry on tradition by showcasing what can be truly exceptional in Virginia’s take on Port. From the esoteric Lineage White all the way through the latest red Lineage offering, treat yourself to a wine-centric holiday experience, paired with spiced pecans!

Up for some festive activity after your feast? Come “Walk Off Your Wobble” post-gobble-gobble!  Join your friends at 868 Estate Vineyards the day after Thanksgiving to take the short and easy hike to the top of the winery’s 868-foot-high hill. All you athletes who make it to the top will be rewarded with chocolate truffles 🍫 Leave the shopping to braver souls and come unwind with an afternoon of vino, chocolate and a chance to walk into the holidays on the right foot!

 

Kick off the Holidays

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Open the door to the holiday season at a Wreath Making Workshop at The Manor at Airmont, complete with mimosas and light refreshments! Deck out your door with a handcrafted holiday greeting 🌲✨ And, of course, you’ve got to make time for all your favorite Christmas movies! Head into the holiday season at full steam ahead with a super cozy Polar Express Pajama Party at AMC Loudoun Station! Snuggle up to this seasonal classic with your favorite onesies, blankies and pillows. PJs and hot cocoa and holiday spirit galore?! We’re all aboard for that 🚂

There’s nothing quite like lighting a +20-foot Christmas tree to switch on holiday mode! Gather the family at Lansdowne to witness the iconic resort’s Christmas Tree Lighting. The celebrations will feature carolers, festive food and beverage and headlining entertainment to start this special season. The party continues in the "North Pole" at Winter WonderLansdowne, where you can experience the completely festive-ized Riverside Hearth 🎅🤶 You’ll be in awe of Lansdowne’s holiday décor at every turn! Then, explore one-of-a-kind finds from local artisans and wrap up your Holiday Shopping at the Winter WonderLansdowne Market! Modeled after the famous Chriskindl Markets of Europe, Lansdowne's weekly holiday market will feature a rotating selection of Loudoun’s finest bespoke finds, sure to become holiday heirlooms 🎁 Enjoy hot cocoa and s’mores as you peruse vendor stalls and score that perfect gift!

 

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO #LOVELOUDOUN THIS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND:

LightUP Fest - daily at One Loudoun

Holiday Concert with Metropolitan Opera Soprano Danielle Talamantes - Nov. 24 at Notaviva Vineyards

Drop & Shop - Nov. 23 at Lansdowne Resort and Spa

“A Christmas Carol” - Nov. 23 & Nov. 24, presented by the Loudoun Centre Theatre

MacDowell's Anniversary Party - Nov. 23 at MacDowell Brew Kitchen

Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Nov. 23 & Nov. 24 at Village at Leesburg

Comedy Show - Nov. 24 at Old Ox Brewery

NFL Sunday Funday - Nov. 25 at MacDowell Brew Kitchen

Live Music with Nathaniel Davis - Nov. 24 at Two Twisted Posts Winery

The Woodshedders - Nov. 24 at B Chord Brewing Company

Wine & Cheese Pairing - Nov. 24 at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards

November Paint and Sip - Nov. 23 at Breaux Vineyards

Live Music at Bogati - Nov. 23 & Nov. 24 at Bogati Winery