Friday, December 7, 2012

Get into the Holiday Spirit This December!

This December, Loudoun County offers a wide variety of events to help you celebrate the holidays. There is something for everyone in the family to enjoy this holiday season. Spend time at Loudoun County events with family and friends and make memories to last throughout the year.

Brambleton Town Center hosts a Holiday Open House with a day of activities on Saturday, December 8th.  Bring the family to the Town Center and climb aboard  for horse drawn carriage rides and holiday music from 11am-3pm before heading inside for holiday crafts and pictures with Santa through 5pm. During the day carolers will fill the brisk air with some of your favorite holiday tunes.  The musical entertainment will be provided by Briar Woods High School Carolers, the Loudoun Chorale Strolling Carolers and the Loudoun Brass Quintet

Christmas in Purcellville
Purcellville has a weekend filled with events for every member of the family to enjoy. The weekend of December 7th kicks off with a free Christmas light trolley tour through the town. Start your Saturday morning by having breakfast with Santa at Bethany United Methodist Church. Amid other activities, the Annual Christmas in Purcellville Parade starts at noon and afterwards  get your photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Later in the evening come watch the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree at 6pm and end the day by attending the Big Band Swing Dance from 7-10pm. This fun filled weekend is something you won’t want to miss!
Date: Weekend of Dec. 7th
Location: Purcellville
Price: Most events are free with a few exceptions

Christmas at Oatlands
There is always something happening at the Oatlands Historic House and Gardens this holiday season. Get creative and enter the Gingerbread House Contest! There are also Candlelight tours of the mansion and Christmas Cookies and Fireside Tales in the evenings. Don’t forget to join in the new tradition of the Winter Solstice Bonfire!
Date: The month of December
Location: 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane
       Leesburg, VA 20175
Price: Prices vary depending on the event

868 Holiday Cookie and Wine Pairing
868 Estate Vineyards is named after the highest elevation in the valley between the Short Hills and the Blue Ridge mountain ranges. The Grandale Restaurant, run by Chef Author Clark, is located at the 868 Estate Vineyards. On Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th Chef Author will show the Vineyard’s guests how to best pair the season’s holiday cookies with the appropriate wine. After your visit to 868 you will be able to pair fine desserts with wine to compliment. Your new knowledge will be sure to impress your guests at your next holiday party. 
Date: December 15th and 16th
Location: 868 Estate Vineyards
Phone: 540-668-7008

Lansdowne Resort New Year’s Eve
Start the New Year right with the best celebration in Loudoun County at the Lansdowne Resort! Make your reservations now and choose between a 4-course dinner at On The Potomac or a dinner buffet at Riverside Hearth. After dinner head over to the Reflex and Reflect New Year’s Eve party with special performance by 80’s tribute band The Reflex. Rock into the night and ring in the New Year with friends and family!
Date: December 31st
Location: Lansdowne Resort
Phone: 703-729-8400
Price: Varies by package

About Brambleton:

Brambleton is an award-winning master-planned community located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Brambleton encompasses nearly 2,000 acres and 8,181 single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums. Brambleton is owned and operated by Soave Real Estate.  For information about the community, please call (703) 722-2864 or visit  Follow Brambleton on Facebook and Twitter

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