Holiday Lights and Events

2021 Holiday Season

Here are some upcoming events over the next few months.  I will continue to update as more events are announced. Click on each link for complete details and ticket information.

October 15 – Jan. 2

LuminoCity Festival Roer’s Zoofari

Inspired by the power and warmth of light overcoming the darkness, our theme this year is “Shine Again”! Lumi and the team have been hard at work preparing for this year’s immersive light festival!

November 11 – January 2

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).

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 19 – January 2


Tinsel! invites you to rekindle the playful spirit of the season in a curated, outdoor winter wonderland. Celebrate the season’s holidays, date night or family night, out-of-town visitors or a team building outing, girls’ night out or corporate parties.

  • Spectacular light displays at every turn
  • Selfies with Santa and roving carolers
  • Beautiful, silly and nostalgic photo ops
  • Magical 18-foot Christmas

November 20

Village of Leesburg Tree Lighting

Join us on Saturday, November 20 from 4-8 pm for our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy fun family-friendly activities, merchant specials, carriage rides, interactive photo backdrops, and more including a special visitor from the North Pole…

November 26 – January 2

Holiday Road – Morven Park

Get everyone together and gather around to celebrate the season! Enjoy the sights of our immersive walking trail. Get a bite to eat at the area’s best food trucks. For the grown-ups, enjoy a seasonal cocktail from our Holiday Bar. Don’t forget to get yourself a keepsake from the souvenir shop.

Enchant Christmas – Nationals Park 

The worlds largest light maze and market. Enter a luminescent land or larger-than-life sculptures, ice skating trail, and decadent delights as snow gently falls around you.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight   

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.

November 28

Cascades Overlook Tree Lighting

Special Visit from Santa, Holiday Music, The Pickwick Singers, free hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes for children. Count down to tree lighting.


December 11

Leesburg Holiday Parade

At 6:00 PM,  the holiday spirit will be in full swing as Leesburg Glitters & Glows with the Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade. The parade will usher Santa and his friends down King Street, through Historic Downtown Leesburg. The parade will begin at Ida Lee Park and end at Fairfax Street.  Parade participation is open to the public.