One week ‘til Christmas, people! Up in Loudoun, we’ve got a flurry of activities guaranteed to make you feel jolly just in time for the holiday. Here’s how we’ll be celebrating the season this weekend — come join in the fun, take lots of pictures and be sure to tag us with #LoveLoudoun!

 

ice sculpt

Frozen Festivities

Ice, chainsaws and chisels — need we say more? Carve out some time this weekend to visit Winter WonderLansdowne and experience the live construction of an ice sculpture! Marvel at a holiday-themed masterpiece coming to life as an artist transforms a mere block of ice into a work of art. Trust us, this will be the {coolest} craftsmanship you’ve ever witnessed ❄️

Fore-ozen fun for everyone! ⛳️☃️ Come test your golf skills with a fun holiday spin on a longest drive contest: take a swing at a snowball at Lansdowne’s driving range! Lots of fun awards will be given out at this family-friendly festivity, too. Bundle up in your golfing gloves, and we’ll meet you on the green white 🌨️

 

 

santa heart

Yuletide Yumminess

Brunch + Santa 😋🎅… Name a more iconic duo. We’ll wait. 😍 Luckily, you’ve got two opportunities to dine with The Big Guy before his big day next week! Dig into the holiday season at Lansdowne’s brunch, where Santa will be available in the Waterfall Terrace for pictures you’ll cherish throughout the years. Or, head to Salamander to visit Santa and his elves while enjoying a delicious wintery brunch set in “Santa’s Workshop” 😉 Treat yourself to sweet and savory festive favorites, make your own holiday keepsake at the design station and put on your merriest smile to snap a photo with jolly old St. Nick 📸🎅

If you’re like us, you’re always hovering by the cookie plate at every holiday party 🍪 So, why not lean into the holiday indulgences and reserve a batch just for yourself?! Bring your sweetie pie to Market Salamander for a Holiday Cookie Decorating Class… and see if you can save any for Santa 😋 As if that class didn’t sound like the best thing since sprinkles, the Gingerbread House Decorating Class at Harriman’s is the icing on top! Bond more than just walls of gingerbread when you and your family spend the afternoon building winter wonderland houses drizzled with sugary icicles and pretzel picket fences during a fun, edible workshop.

 

 

lightup fest

Merry & Bright

No offense, but twinkle lights ain’t got nothin’ on the LightUP Fest! This culture-rich lights exhibit combines traditional Chinese lanterns with modern lighting technology. Open daily through January 2, it’s the largest lights display on the East Coast with 77 stunning installations! In addition to the incredible artisan-crafted lights on display, attendees can enjoy daily performances by talented acrobats, dancers and musicians. An international food court will serve up a variety of unique cuisine, including authentic Chinese street food and an interactive arts & crafts section will showcase the intricate side of traditional heritage with hands-on creative activities. Don’t miss this wondrous and delightful holiday experience!

 

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO #LOVELOUDOUN THIS WEEKEND:

Polar Express Pajama Party - Dec. 21 at AMC Loudoun Station 11

Storytime with Mrs. Claus - Dec. 21 at Salamander Resort & Spa

Morven Park Holiday Tours - Dec. 22 & 23 at Morven Park

Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Dec. 23 at Village at Leesburg

Leesburg Nativity Tour - daily in Downtown Leesburg

"On Fly in The Salt" Exhibit - Dec. 21 - 23 at National Sporting Library & Museum

StageCoach Bandits Improv Comedy Show - Dec. 21 at StageCoach Theatre Company

Lasagna Lunch - Dec. 22 & 23 at Willowcroft Farm Vineyards

Live Music: The Robert Mabe Band - Dec. 22 at Crooked Run Brewing Central

Brew Bocka Release - Dec. 21 at Old Ox Brewery

 

 

DON’T MISS ALL THE FUN AT WINTER WONDERLANSDOWNE!

Build One Give One Snowman - Dec. 22 & 23
Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt - daily
Elf Tuck Ins - Dec. 21, 22 & 23
Holiday Explorers Club - Dec. 21
Story Book Reading - Dec. 21, 22 & 23
Holiday Ornament Decorating - Dec. 22 & 23
Holiday Workshop Fun Pass - Dec. 22 & 23
Horse & Carriage Rides - Dec. 22
Lansdowne Polar Express - Dec. 22
Letters to Santa - Dec. 22 & 23
Santa's Secret Farm & Petting Zoo - Dec. 22
Winter WonderLansdowne Market - Dec. 22