Here comes the most festive first Friday of the year! From orchestra performances to ugly sweater parties, Loudoun’s got just about every way to celebrate the season ☃️ #LoveLoudoun

 

Let’s Celebrate Together!

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Chag Sameach from Loudoun County! Visit the Village at Leesburg and celebrate the miracle of Hanukkah with Rabbi David Greenspoon of Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Leesburg! The celebration will take place in the Village Plaza by the giant, twinkling menorah — can’t miss it 😁🕎✨

What says “holiday cheer” better than a good ugly sweater?! Break out your winter worst at MacDowell Brew Kitchen’s Funky Ugly Sweater Party for live music, silent disco & some garish garb. A prize goes to "worst-dressed" of the night — so, don we now our tackiest apparel, and let's celebrate! If you can’t get enough of the ugliness, party with Lost Rhino at the brewery’s Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, featuring a DJ and, of course, an ugly sweater contest 😜 Arrive early to drink, eat and shop at the Holiday Craft Market, a winter wonderland of local art and handcrafted items just begging to be wrapped up 🎁

There’s nothing like a warming glass of mulled wine and a lighting ceremony to give us all the festive feels 🤗 Round up the family and head to Round Hill for Bogati Winery’s first lighting of the winery Christmas tree! Enjoy a complimentary cookie and specials on mulled wine all night as you gather ‘round the tree and light up the night 🎄 Who knows, you might even see Santa… 🎅

Breaux Vineyards also welcomes one and all to the winery’s annual Holiday Open House on December 8th & 9th! Check off some holiday shopping with local craft vendors, while sipping on wine and listening to festive music.

We know you’re dreaming of a White Christmas… and Tarara Winery can make your dream come true! Get dolled up in your finest white holiday ensemble and join the vineyard for its annual White Christmas Party. Test your palette in a complimentary Blind White Wine Tasting, and treat yourself to some holiday comfort food at the hors d'oeuvres buffet 😋 If you feel the spirit and you want us to hear it, show everyone what you've got in Holiday Karaoke, AKA "Carol-oke!" 🎤🤶🍷

Sunset Hills Vineyard has also decked out its tasting room more Christmas-y than ever! Get in a festive mood at the winery’s Holiday Open House 🍷😁 Dash through the vineyards in a horse-drawn carriage and get in the spirit with live music. Wrap up your seasonal shopping at the vineyard’s holiday market, filled with great wine, gourmet snacks and hand-crafted gifts for sale! 🛍️🎄

When it comes to having a happy holiday, we think the more vineyards, the merrier 🍷🎄 Cheers the season with DiVine Wine ToursChristmas Wine Tour, which will depart from the Village at Leesburg to visit both Sunset Hills Vineyard and Hunter's Run Wine Barn, which love to deck out for the holidays!

 

‘Tis the Season for the Stage

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 "A Christmas Carol" -  Dec. 7 & 8 by the Loudoun Centre Theatre  

 "Once Upon A CHRISTMAS CAROL" - Dec.7, 8, & 9 at the Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center

The Nutcracker Ballet - Dec. 9 by the Ravel Dance Studio

"A Rose in Winter" - Dec. 8 & 9 by the Master Singers of Virginia

"Holidaze" - Dec. 8 by the Loudoun Symphony Orchestra

 

Handcrafted Holiday

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Holiday Wreath Making - Dec. 7 at Salamander Resort & Spa

Winter Wreath Workshop - Dec. 8 at Breaux Vineyards

Paint Night - Dec. 7 at Creek’s Edge Winery

December Paint & Sip - Dec. 9 at Breaux Vineyards

 

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO #LOVELOUDOUN THIS WEEKEND:

LightUP Fest - daily at One Loudoun
Storytime with Mrs. Claus - Dec. 7 at Salamander Resort & Spa
Gingerbread House Decorating Class - Dec. 8 at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill
Brunch with Santa - Dec. 8 at at Salamander Resort & Spa
Morven Park Holiday Tours - Dec. 8 & 9 at Morven Park
Holiday Horse Drawn Carriage Rides - Dec. 7 & 8 at Village at Leesburg
International Tuba Christmas Concert - Dec. 9 at Village at Leesburg
"On Fly in The Salt" Exhibit - Dec. 7, 8, and 9 at National Sporting Library & Museum
Book Signing with Ellen Crosby - Dec. 8 at 868 Estate Vineyards
"Let's Get Lit" Regifting Party - Dec. 7 at Delirium Cafe USA
Artist Reception: James Garofalo - Dec. 7 at Crooked Run Brewing Central
Live Art Exhibit & Showcase - Dec. 7 at The V Social Eatery & Brewhouse

 

DON’T MISS ALL THE FUN AT WINTER WONDERLANSDOWNE!

Brunch with Santa - Dec. 8
Build One Give One Snowman - Dec. 8
Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt - daily
Elf Tuck Ins - Dec. 7 & 8
Holiday Explorers Club - Dec. 7
Holiday Ornament Decorating - Dec. 8
Holiday Workshop Fun Pass - Dec. 8
Horse & Carriage Rides - Dec. 8
Lansdowne Polar Express - Dec. 8
Letters to Santa - Dec. 8
Santa's Secret Farm & Petting Zoo - Dec. 8
Winter WonderLansdowne Market - Dec. 8