Things to do in December
Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting
Friday, December 1st, 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 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.
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show at Ida Lee Recreation Center
December 2nd, 9:00am-4:00pm and December 3rd, 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.
Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade
Saturday, December 9th – 6:00 pm
On the second Saturday of December, the holiday spirit will be in full swing as Leesburg hosts the annual holiday parade starting at 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. 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 9th – 11:30 am Junior Jam, 2:30 pm, and 8:30 pm
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 13, 2017, at 5:00 am 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 9th & 16th – 12:00 pm – 3:00 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.
Rockin’ with Rudolph and Friends!
Friday, December 15th – 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.
For more details about Holidays in Leesburg or any of the activities, please call 703-777-1368, go to www.leesburgva.gov or contact the Historic Downtown Leesburg Association. Plan to catch your holiday spirit in downtown Leesburg and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year!