The town of Leesburg, Virginia celebrates the holiday season with a variety of special events, including a Christmas tree lighting ceremony, a holiday craft show, and a holiday parade, festival and concert. Leesburg is also a great place to enjoy shopping, dining, and seasonal cheer. Here’s the schedule of upcoming events:
Village at Leesburg Christmas Tree Lighting – November 21, 2015, 3-5 p.m. 1602 Village Market Blvd, Leesburg, VA.
Santa arrives by horse-drawn carriage to visit with the children and kicks off the biggest holiday season ever! Don’t miss the Grand Finale at 5 p.m. when he lights the Spectacular Musical Tree! It is a 52 ft. tall tree with more than 15,000 dazzling lights and amazing music and light shows daily! The festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, musical performances, caroling, holiday characters, cozy fire pits with hot chocolate and roasting chestnuts and more festive fun.
Attendees are encouraged to bring a toy to be donated to Toys for Tots.
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens – November 23-December 30, 2015. Visit the historic estate as it will come alive with afternoon teas, holiday house tours, a small works art show, shopping, wreath making, a Christmas cabaret and children’s theater. This year’s Christmas exhibit will focus on “Remembering the Families of Oatlands.” Stories about the Carters, Eustises, Howards and Days will be featured throughout the first floor rooms. Each room of the 1804 Oatlands mansion will sparkle with unique decorations, some featuring materials from the gardens on the property. The holiday décor will also feature beautifully decorated Christmas trees throughout the home.
Open 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Leesburg Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting – December 4, 2015, 6 p.m. Town Green, 25 W Market St, Leesburg, Virginia. The Leesburg community kicks off the holiday season with the town Christmas tree lighting, featuring performances from local elementary schools, high schools, words from the mayor, council and guest speaker.
Join in a holiday sing-a-long and stay in town for the evening for Leesburg’s First Friday event – local businesses and merchants will be open late to host some holiday cheer.
Holiday Fine Arts and Craft Show – December 5-6, 2015. Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg, Virginia. The show features over 90 local and regional artisans selling hand made items from candles, stained glass, carved wood, jewelry, leather products, table linens, and much more. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Leesburg Christmas and Holiday Parade and Festival – December 12, 2015, 6 p.m. Catch your Christmas spirit and bring the whole family to see Santa and his friends parade down King Street, through the heart of historic Leesburg.
Jingle Jam – December 12, 2015. Leesburg’s holiday rock n’ roll concert features many local and regional artists playing traditional holiday tunes- with a little edge. Proceeds benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.