Weekend Calendar Packed with Holiday Happenings

There will be no shortage of holiday cheer in Loudoun this weekend. Almost every community in every corner of the county offers some sort of an event—whether breakfast with Santa, a Christmas parade or a holiday crafts show—to ring in the season.

Here’s a wrap up of some of the favorites scheduled this weekend:

Christmas in Hillsboro
Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 11, noon-4 p.m.; Hillsboro Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Details: oldstoneschool.org

This annual craft fair features local artisans on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday also includes a tour of five historic homes from noon to 6 p.m. Admission to the craft fair is free. Tickets for the homes tour are $17 in advance, $20 at the door.

Leesburg Christmas and Holiday Parade
Saturday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m.; King Street, Leesburg. Details: idalee.org
Watch Santa and dozens of community organizations as they parade down King Street from Ida Lee Drive to Catoctin Circle for this annual holiday extravaganza.

Between the Hills Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 10, 8:30-10 a.m.; Between The Hills Community Center, 11762 Harpers Ferry Road, Neersville.
Santa will be there to take requests while visitors enjoy a buffet breakfast of sausage gravy and biscuits, ham, fresh homemade donuts, home fries, eggs, and pancakes. Free-will offering.

Smokehouse Live Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.; Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. Details: smokehouse-live.com
Get a picture with the jolly one while enjoying an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Two seatings are available. Cost is $22.99 for adults, $15.99 for children. Advance purchase is required.

Village at Leesburg Hanukkah Celebration
Sunday, Dec. 11, 4 p.m.; Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. Details: villageatleesburg.com
Rabbi David Greenspoon of Congregation Sha’are Shalom in Leesburg will lead a Hanukkah celebration near the large menorah on Village Plaza. Event is free.

Trinity House Indoor Christmas Market
Saturday, Dec. 10, 6-8p.m. Trinity House Cafe, 101 E. Market St., Leesburg. Details: trinityhousecafe.com
Enjoy seasonal live music with Daniel Heffington and shop for treasures from local artisans and crafters with products ranging from ornaments to jewelry to soaps and lotions. Admission is free.

Oatlands Candlelight Tours
Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11, 6-8 p.m.; Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Details: oatlands.org
Guests will have a chance to enjoy a special evening self-guided tour through the mansion sparkling with Christmas lights. Final admission is at 8 p.m. Candlelight tours are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for children 6-16. Admission is free for Friends of Oatlands and children younger than 6.

Master Singers of Virginia: ‘Finding Christmas’
Friday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Arcola United Methodist Church, 24757 Evergreen Mills Road, Sterling; Saturday, Dec. 10, 4 p.m.; Our Savior’s Way Lutheran Church, 43115 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Details: msva.org
MSVA presents an array of modern holiday choral arrangements, framed by reflections from Charles Schultz’s iconic character, Charlie Brown. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children 6-17. A special package features four tickets for $50.

Lovettsville Co-op Chocolate Bark Workshop
Saturday, Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m.; Round Hill Arts Center, 34246 Harry Byrd Highway, Round Hill. Details: lovettsville-grocery.com
Learn to make chocolate bark for the holidays with artist and confectioner Jill Evans-Kavaldjian. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

Barnyard Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Cascades Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling. Details: stagecoachtc.com
This original holiday production tells the story of Farmer Jack, who has lost the spirit of Christmas, and his barnyard animals that help him find it. Show is suitable for the whole family and ideal for children 4-9. Performances continue Dec. 17 and 22. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children ages 2-12.

Naughty or Nice Christmas Cabaret
Friday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.; Lansdowne Woods, Monroe Auditorium, 19375 Magnolia Grove Square, Lansdowne and Sunday, Dec. 11, 6:30 p.m.; Leesburg Brewing Company, 2C Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. Details: stagecoachtc.com
Sing along to classic carols, modern-day holiday tunes and even a few mischievous numbers at StageCoach Theatre Company’s second annual holiday review. Tickets are $15 for the Lansdowne show (dinner not included) and $60 for the Leesburg show, which includes dinner and dessert bar.

Loudoun Symphonic Winds Toys for Tots Concert
Saturday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Potomac Falls High School, 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Sterling. Details: lcbandinc.org
The Loudoun Symphonic Winds, in collaboration with the Loudoun Chorale and Dominion High School Chorus, will hold its annual holiday concert to benefit Toys for Tots. Admission is a new unwrapped toy.

John Hardy ‘A Christmas Carol’ One-man Performance
Thursday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.; Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane Purcellville. Details: franklinparkartscenter
Charles Dickens himself began the tradition of performing his novella as a one-man play in 1853 and Hardy continues the tradition, bringing the story to life. Tickets are $20.

Arts in The Village: Small Works Show Reception
Saturday, Dec. 10, 4-7 p.m.; Arts in the Village, 1601 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg; Details: artsinthevillage.com
Arts in the Village gallery presents an all-artist show featuring paintings, mixed media and photography, as well as ceramics, jewelry and other three-dimensional items. The gallery also offers unique, hand-made ornaments and small artwork for holiday giving.

Glenfiddich Farm Pottery Holiday Sale
Saturday, Dec. 10, noon-4pm.; 17642 Canby Road, Leesburg. Details: glenfarmpottery.com
Enjoy a cup of hot mulled cider and shop from a selection of handmade plates, bowls, mugs, wine coolers, oil jars, garlic keepers, vases, sake sets and whisky cups.

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