Holiday Events 2017

Here are some upcoming events over the next few months.  Click on each link for complete details and ticket information. If you would like me to add an event to this list, please send an email to julie.bowman@exprealty.com.

November 10

Flicks on the Bricks – One Loudoun.  “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.  Movie starts at 6:30 PM.  Bring your chairs and blankets and dress for the weather.

November 10 – January 7

Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights  The gardens in Vienna, Virginia are transformed into a half-mile, animated walk of lights.  It is purely magical and one of our favorite holiday outings.  You can even purchase a s’more kit and roast marshmallows after your walk.

November 11

Heeling House Bingo Night – Sterling, 4:30-6:30 PM.  Come join us for our second Bingo Night! It’s bound to be an awesome night for all ages with food, drinks, prizes, and of course, BINGO! We’ll be holding a 50/50 raffle and will have several of our Heeling House therapy dogs visiting, so make sure you save the date and join us for an evening of family-friendly fun!

Holiday Boutique – Ridgetop Coffee & Tea in Sterling, 12-4 PM.  Shop a wide variety of small local business and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Parkview Craft and Vendor Show –  Parkview High School, Sterling.  Come shop with over 75 vendors with a great selection of jewelry, handbags, accessories, baby gifts, wedding gifts, children’s toys, cosmetics, candles, essential oils, spa goods, wreaths, home decor, honey, pet treats and so much more. Something for everyone!

November 11 – January 7

Gingerbread Village – Maryland Science Center  Walk through 270 pounds of gingerbread dough, 910 pounds of icing and 700 candy canes.

November 16 – 19

Chicks Pick Holiday Boutique – The Year’s Best & Biggest Pop-Up at our Favorite Maison Warehouse in Sterling VA. Over 70 Designers drop off their treasures so we can have a 3000 square foot Holiday Boutique!!
Plus Maison Retail Decked out for Holidays!!!

November 17

Fairfax Light Up – 6 – 9pm at the Plaza as we kick-off the holiday season with our annual tree lighting celebration! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Clause, horse drawn carriage rides, entertainment and more.  Bring an unwrapped toy.

Flicks on the Bricks – One Loudoun.  “The Santa Clause”.  Movie starts at 6:30 PM.  Bring your chairs and blankets and dress for the weather.

November 18

Village at Leesburg Tree Lighting – 3 to 6 PM. Village at Leesburg. Santa arrives by horse-drawn carriage to light the Spectacular Musical Tree!  The festivities include horse-drawn carriage rides, live performances, holiday characters, cozy fire pits and more festive fun!You are encouraged to bring a toy to be donated to Toys for Tots.  Horse drawn carriage rides every Friday and Saturday through December 19th.

Enchanted Forest – Westin Tysons Corner.  From November 18-19th.  The event will feature live entertainment, Kids in the Kitchen holiday activities, visits from Santa, a model train display, kids’ crafts, gifts for purchase, premium events for adults and kids, and a silent auction of more than 80 lavishly decorated themed trees and wreaths.

November 22 – January 7

Bull Run Festival of Lights -Centreville, VA.  2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights).

November 24 – 27

NSO Pops – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert  The Kennedy Center.  Relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in high definition on a giant screen while hearing the NSO perform John Williams’s unforgettable score live to picture.

November 24

Mount Vernon by Candlelight   Runs from November 24 – December 17.  When your tour begins, you will be guided into the 18th century for a lantern-lit tour of the historic area, where you will see the Slave Quarters and the Blacksmith Shop. Inside the Mansion, Martha Washington and other Mount Vernon residents will welcome you into their home and share stories of past Christmases.

Reston Town Center Holiday Parade  Reston Town Center, 11 AM.  A festive, 1-hour procession of Macy’s-style balloons, musicians, characters, community groups, VIPs, and the arrival of Santa & Mrs. Claus.  Events all day.

December 1

Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting – Leesburg, on the town green at 6 PM. The festive ceremony will feature performances from local groups and a holiday message. The crowd will be encouraged to join in the festivities and view the lighting of the Christmas tree and menorah.

December 1 – 17

The Wizard of Oz  – NextStop Theater in Herndon.  In “The Wizard of Oz”, the classic movie musical comes to life on stage, starring 30 local youth actors working alongside artists from NextStop’s professional company.The Wizard of Oz is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes plus one intermission. The Wizard of Oz is appropriate for all ages, but all those entering the theatre must have a ticket, regardless of age.  

December 2

Alexandria Holiday Boat Parade  Alexandria’s harbor shines as dozens of brightly lit boats cruise the Potomac River at the historic waterfront. Boats will be decked to impress a panel of judges who will award prizes in a dozen categories, including Best in Show, Thinking Outside the Christmas Box, and Hardiest Souls. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m.

Cascades Overlook Tree Lighting  5- 7 PM.   Santa arrives at 5 PM, tree lighting at 7 and music and fun in between.

Fairfax Festival of Lights – Fairfax Old Town Square, 2-7 PM. Come listen to live holiday music and enjoy s’mores and hot cider at Old Town Square.

Fairfax Train Station Annual Holiday Train Show  10 AM to 5 PM.  Also on December 3rd. Train displays of all gauges: Z, N, HO, LEGO, S, O Standard & G! The “Train Doctor” can do simple repairs on your old locomotives.

Holiday in the Park – Claude Moore, 3:30- 6 PM. Go back in time to see how people in Colonial and Victorian times celebrated the holidays

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides  Reston Town Center every Saturday in December from 4-9 PM. Departs near Clyde’s on Main StreetProceeds benefit Character Counts. $5 per person. Children under 5 ride free.

Loudoun Symphonic Winds Toys for Tots Celebration  Potomac Falls High School, 7:30 – 9 PM. Please join us for an evening filled with audience participation activities and the opportunity for you to be a performer! Admission is a donation of a new unwrapped toy.

 

One Loudoun Tree Lighting  5 PM at One Loudoun with entertainment, food and drinks.  Tree lighting at 6 PM.  Fireworks at 6:30 PM.

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long – 4 PM.  This musical celebration hosts a performance by the United States Marine Band and a Sing-A-Long of Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs with local choir and vocal groups from the metropolitan Washington area. Bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots.

December 3

Holiday Bazaar – Potomac Falls High School, 11-3 PM.  Crafters, Vendors, Food & Holiday Cheer!

December 8

Purcellville Holiday Trolley Tours – Trolley Tours: Take a free ride on one of the Town-sponsored trolleys and view the holiday decorations and lights throughout Town. Approximately 40 minutes long, the Trolley Tour is a great way to see the best lights in Purcellville! While you wait or when you return, warm your hands by the fire pit and enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores. The evening starts at 5:30 pm (tickets available first come, first served; trolleys run 4 times per night at 60-minute intervals).

December 9

Christmas in Hillsboro Historic Homes Tour – 12 to 6 PM. Tour five historic homes in the Town of Hillsboro that will be beautifully decorated for the holidays with fresh greens. Learn about each of the homes from docents who guide you through and share interesting stories, facts, and historical information.

Formal Dance for Puerto Rico   Arlington.  7-12 PM. SoliHeart cordially invites you to our Formal Dance for Puerto Rico. 100% of the profits of this event will go towards the continuous efforts in helping Puerto Rico. Please join us for a night of dancing great latin music to help our brothers and sisters in need.

Hops for Hope – Ocelot Brewing Company   Sterling, 1-10 PM. 2nd annual Hops for Hope to benefit The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®

Leesburg Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade   6 PM. 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

Loudoun Corale Holiday Time Machine  Purcellville, Sat. Dec. 9th at 7:30 PM. Leesburg, Sunday, Dec. 10th at 4 PM.  join the Loudoun Chorale as they present the “Holiday Time Machine” which will explore music from the year 1200 to newly commissioned work for the Loudoun Chorale.

Purcellville Christmas Parade –  Parade starts at 12-noon and  highlights local organizations, clubs, teams, and businesses – with a special appearance by Old Saint Nick himself! It’s a treat for everyone and starts at 21st Street, continues down Main Street, and concludes by turning up Maple Ave to LVHS.

Sounds of Christmas Downtown  – Leesburg, 12-3 PM. Come to downtown for Leesburg’s popular horse-drawn carriage rides, strolling carolers and photos with Santa at Coldwell Banker! Historic downtown Leesburg will be dressed up in its finest holiday décor to welcome visitors to celebrate the season.

December 10

Purcellville Holiday Trolley Tours – Trolley Tours: Take a free ride on one of the Town-sponsored trolleys and view the holiday decorations and lights throughout Town. Approximately 40 minutes long, the Trolley Tour is a great way to see the best lights in Purcellville! While you wait or when you return, warm your hands by the fire pit and enjoy hot chocolate and s’mores. The evening starts at 4:30 pm (tickets available first come, first served; trolleys run 4 times per night at 60-minute intervals).

Village at Leesburg Hanukkah Celebration  – 4-5 PM. Join us as we celebrate the upcoming miracle of Hanukkah with Rabbi David Greenspoon of Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Leesburg. Located near the Menorah in Village Plaza.

December 12-20

Chanukah on the Ellipse   Washington DC. Grand lighting ceremony on December 12th at 3 PM.  Tickets required but are free.

December 14-15

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon – 5:30-7:30.  Kick off your holiday season with fireworks over Mount Vernon.

December 16

Living Nativity – St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Sterling, 6-8 PM. Come experience the true meaning of Christmas and the beauty of the night Jesus Christ was born. This is an outdoor event with live characters and animals, your favorite Christmas carols, hot cocoa and candy canes. Invite family and friends. This is a free event

Wreaths Across America    Arlington National Cemetery, 9 AM.  Volunteer to help distribute wreaths.  Details TBD.

December 25

Chanukah on Ice – Reston Town Center Ice Rink. Ice-skate to lively Chanukah music with family and friends   *Grand Menorah lighting  *Hot latkes and donuts  * Dreidels and Chocolate Gelt for all *Grand Raffle

December 27

Chanukah at Lake Anne 4:30-6:30 PM. Enjoy: the hilarious pirate magic of Captain Silly Bones, lighting of our giant cupcake Menorah, face painting, pasta dinner, chocolate coins, dreidles, latekes, Chanukah crafts and more.