Holidays in Leesburg

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Celebrate the holiday season in Leesburg

2016 Holidays in Leesburg logo  The Town of Leesburg invites locals and visitors to enjoy "the most wonderful time of the year" and experience a little holiday magic in Historic Downtown Leesburg.

Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting
Friday, December 2nd, 6:00pm

Join friends and neighbors and celebrate the start of the holiday season in Leesburg at the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony on the Town Green. The festive ceremony will feature performances from local schools and a holiday message . The crowd will be encouraged to join in on a holiday sing-a-long and view the lighting of the Christmas tree and menorah.

Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Ida Lee Recreation Center
December 3rd,  9:00am-4:00pm and December 4th, 10:00am-4:00pm

No big-box shopping here! This show features over 90 local and regional artisans selling hand-made items including candles, stained glass, carved wood, jewelry, leather products, table linens, and much more. Find something for everyone on your shopping list and a little something to brighten your home this season. Admission and parking for this show are free.


Hometown Holiday Open Houses
Saturday, December 3rd- 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Visit downtown shops for breakfast with Santa (9am - 11am), see strolling characters and listen to live music.  Local shops will have Open Houses and a cookie exchange.

Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 10th - 6:00pm

On the second Saturday of December, the holiday spirit will be in full swing as Leesburg hosts the annual holiday parade starting at 6pm. The parade will usher Santa and his friends down King Street, through Historic Leesburg. The parade will begin at Ida Lee Drive and end at Fairfax Street. Parade participation is open to the public, including businesses, civic groups, teams, organizations, and community groups- click here for the registration form. Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to celebrate the holiday season in Leesburg. 

Jingle Jam Concerts

Saturday, December 10th - 11:30am Junior Jam, 2:30pm and 8:30pm


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. Tickets will go on sale on November 14, 2016 at 5:00am at Ida Lee Park Recreation Center, in-person sales only with a 5-ticket limit.   Matinee and evening tickets are $25; Junior Jam tickets are $5.


Sounds of Christmas Downtown

Saturday, December 10th - 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Come downtown Leesburg for strolling live holiday music, horse drawn carriage rides, strolling holiday characters, photos with Santa, and kids crafts and activities. 


Rockin’ with Rudolph and Friends!
Friday, December 16th - 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Children up to the age of 8 years old are invited to this wonderful event at Ida Lee. Bring your camera and dancing shoes! Santa will be on hand for picture opportunities and to hear wish lists. Then join Rudolph and Frosty as they rock out to holiday favorites and other kid’s tunes while dancing the night away! Pre-registration is required for this event. $12 for children 2 years old and over and $8 for under 2. Registration can be complete through WebTrac, in person at Ida Lee or via phone.

Old Time Christmas and Family Fun Saturday

Saturday, December 17th - 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Historic downtown Leesburg will be dressed up in its finest holiday décor to welcome visitors to celebrate the season. Horse drawn carriage rides, strolling live holiday music and holiday characters, photos with Santa, kids crafts, face painting and a balloon artist will make this a memorable family day of fun! 



For more details about Holidays in Leesburg or any of the activities, please call 703-777-1368 or contact the Leesburg Downtown Business Association at Plan to catch your holiday spirit in downtown Leesburg and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!

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