Come hang with us this weekend to marvel at rocket ships, party with DC101, and watch a Redskins player dance ballet! Yeah, you could say we have something for everyone 😂 Be sure to tag us in all your favorite weekend pics with #LoveLoudoun 💜

 

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Let’s Get Together

Take off into the weekend at The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s big 15th Anniversary Celebration! The museum’s doors flew open on December 15, 2003 and since then have welcomed nearly 20 million people. Buckle up for a celebratory day packed full of everything you know and love about the museum! From IMAX screenings to Mars Experience bus rides to exclusive talks with curators about your favorite artifacts, this family-friendly event will highlight why the Northern Virginia community has embraced the Udvar-Hazy Center as a must-visit destination. This party sounds like a wild ride! 🚀🛩️🚁✈️

DC101 is in the House (6)! Join DC101 and Roche on Air for a “Thirstday” live broadcast this Thursday from 3-7 PM at House 6 Brewing Company 🍻 Started by a local volunteer firefighter, House 6 just hit the LoCo Ale Trail this summer. Come try their new perfectly seasonal release - Pumps n’ Hoses Milk Stout and grab some comfort food from C & E Southern Bites food truck. Don’t miss “Thirstday” only deals – get 20% off growler fills to take your favorite brew home with you! See you there!

Here in DC’s Wine Country, delicious wine tastings are always on the horizon — like this weekend’s Meritage Vertical Tasting at Breaux Vineyards! Sample and discuss various vintages and blends of the winery’s award-winning Meritage with winemaker, Josh Gerard, and Wine Educator and Sommelier, Jim Koennicke. Delight in good company and eight great wines as you journey through a delicious three-course gourmet meal, finishing off with a delectable truffle. I mean, does it get any better? 🍷

Sip. SHOP. Support. Socialize. Show off your shoes. All to benefit Women Giving Back! Put on your party pants (and heels) for the Sixth Annual High-Heeled Holiday Party at the Black Olive Sports Bar & Grill 👠✨🎅 Featuring live music, dancing, fabulous door prizes and raffle items (Louboutins, anyone?) and over 20 outstanding vendors for all of your holiday shopping needs, everyone at this holiday bash will be of good cheer! Oh, there will also be a mashed potato bar… no big deal 🤤🥔🙌 Men welcome. Men in heels optional. See you there!

 

 

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Festive Performances

Stay in the holiday state of mind with the festive performances taking the stage this weekend! Ring in the holiday season with festive songs (and sweaters!) at the StageCoach Theatre’s Ugly Sweaters, Beautiful Music Cabaret. This popular holiday cabaret returns with an all-star quartet of crooners guaranteed to make you feel merry and bright. From contemporary classics to throwback oldies, there’s something for everyone to carol along to!

Speaking of carols, don’t miss the Loudoun Centre Theatre’s production of "A Christmas Carol" this weekend 🎄🎭 Everyone loves Dickens’ ultimate Christmas tale of redemption that reminds us all how lucky we are to have each other, especially this time of year. Come and see this festive classic that’s sure to warm your heart for the holidays and become a family tradition for many years to come 💖

Prepare for some dazzling dancing at this weekend’s performances of The Nutcracker Ballet! Let the twirling ballerinas whisk you away to the Lands of Snow and Sweets in this classic Christmas story, full of beautiful sets, spectacular costumes and exceptional music. Watch as Clara and the Prince are greeted by colorful characters and pure holiday magic 🎄✨ The Friday performance will even have a star-studded cast: Washington Redskins Cornerback and Dancing with the Stars finalist, Josh Norman, will make a special guest appearance, dancing the role of the Arabian Prince! 🕺

 

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO #LOVELOUDOUN THIS WEEKEND:

LightUP Fest - daily at One Loudoun

Downtown Leesburg SantaCon/Candy Cane Crawl - Dec. 15 starting at MacDowell Brew Kitchen

Storytime with Mrs. Claus - Dec. 14 at Salamander Resort & Spa

Brunch with Santa - Dec. 15 at at Market Salamander

Gingerbread House Decorating At The Market - Dec. 16 at Market Salamander

Holiday Cookie Decorating At The Market - Dec. 16 at Market Salamander

Morven Park Holiday Tours - Dec. 15 & 16 at Morven Park

The Vine: Burgundy, Bordeaux and Beaujolais - Dec. 13 at 868 Estate Vineyards

Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Dec. 14 & 15 at Village at Leesburg

Leesburg Nativity Tour - daily in Downtown Leesburg

"On Fly in The Salt" Exhibit - Dec. 13 - 16 at National Sporting Library & Museum

NOVA Pro Wrestling presents "Hoppy Place" - Dec. 15 at Old Ox Brewery
 

DON’T MISS ALL THE FUN AT WINTER WONDERLANSDOWNE!

Brunch with Santa - Dec. 15
Build One Give One Snowman - Dec. 15
Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt - daily
Elf Tuck Ins - Dec. 14 & 15
Holiday Explorers Club - Dec. 14
Holiday Ornament Decorating - Dec. 15
Holiday Workshop Fun Pass - Dec. 15
Horse & Carriage Rides - Dec. 15
Lansdowne Polar Express - Dec. 15
Letters to Santa - Dec. 15
Santa's Secret Farm & Petting Zoo - Dec. 15
Winter WonderLansdowne Market - Dec. 15
Santa Paws 5K - Dec. 15