Holiday and Christmas Activities

Get in the holiday spirit by taking part in the Town’s great festivities! Christmas time is a favorite time of year for children of all ages. As you participate in the activities, be sure to do your holiday shopping at all of our great shops, stores, and boutiques. See a list of the Town's holiday activities below, and our holiday flyer at the bottom of the page.

Hand-painted holiday ornaments will be displayed throughout the Town this holiday season. These ornaments are painted by local artists and represent various aspects of our community. They will hang on light poles in Downtown, be placed in front of businesses, and will line Main Street. Keep your eyes out for these great holiday decorations!

Holiday Activities!


Friday, December 7, 2018 - Town Tree Lighting
Festivities kick off at 6:30 pm, with the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree at Town Hall. This low-key event is fun for the family to drink cocoa and watch the Norway Spruce tree light up the Town. Enjoy a performance by local groups!

Friday, December 14, 2018 – Holiday Lights Trolley Tours
Take a free ride on a trolley to view the holiday decorations and lights throughout Town. Approximately 45 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 tours start at 6:00 p.m. at Purcellville Town Hall. Tickets are free and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis with tickets for each tour available the hour before it starts. For example, tickets for the 6 p.m. tour will be available at 5 p.m. until they are gone; tickets for the 7 p.m. tour will be available at 6 p.m. until they are gone, etc. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.The Holiday Lights Trolley Tours are hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the Holiday Lights contest is hosted by Discover Purcellville. 

DSC_0085Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Christmas Parade and Other Festivities

  • Open House at Town Hall - From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., come get your face painted, participate in crafts, and – best of all – see the HUGE Lego city on display in the Council Chambers. It’s a great event with fun for all. 
  • Ornament Decorating at the Purcellville Train Station -  From 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will host the annual ornament decorating workshop. Ornament decorating activities are available at the Train Station beginning at 10 a.m. 
  • Christmas Parade - Starting at noon, the Town of Purcellville’s annual Christmas parade is a wonderful event that highlights local organizations, clubs, teams, and businesses – with a special appearance by Old Saint Nick himself! It’s a treat for everyone. 
  • Pictures with Santa at the Purcellville Train Station - From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., come take your picture with Santa! Make sure to bring your own camera.

Sunday, December 16, 2018 – Holiday Lights Trolley Tours
Here's another chance to go on the trolley tours! Take a free ride on a trolley to view the holiday decorations and lights throughout Town. Approximately 45 minutes long, the Trolley Tour is a great way to see the best lights in Purcellville! The tours start at 5:00 p.m. at Purcellville Town Hall. Tickets are free and will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis with tickets for each tour available the hour before it starts. For example, tickets for the 6 p.m. tour will be available at 5 p.m. until they are gone; tickets for the 7 p.m. tour will be available at 6 p.m. until they are gone, etc. Tickets cannot be reserved in advance.The Holiday Lights Trolley Tours are hosted by the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the Holiday Lights contest is hosted by Discover Purcellville. While you wait, enjoy caroling by the Loudoun Valley High School A Cappella Group! See photos and download the map of the tours to go on your own!

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - Santa's Ride Through Town
From 6 to 9 p.m., watch for Santa who will be riding a fire truck around the Town of Purcellville! 

Thank you for the generosity of these local businesses and organizations for sponsoring the 2017 Christmas in Purcellville:

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  1. Sat, May 26 - Mon, May 28

    Eastern Women's Baseball Conference - Diamond Classic Tournament This all-women’s baseball tournament will feature 7 teams and approximately 100 players from throughout the U.S. and Canada. As the nation’s longest running women’s baseball tournament, the Diamond Classic has come to represent all that athletics should represent: skill, dedication, sportsmanship, and fun. Games begin on Saturday, May 26th and pool play continues on Sunday, May 27th. Game times at Fireman’s Field are 9:00 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm. Game times at Franklin Park are 9:00 am and 12:...
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  3. Fri, Jun 1

    Timeless Adventure - Senior Citizen Prom Enjoy a night filled with food, music, dancing & adventure! Please RSVP as soon as possible to ensure your spot
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  1. Sat, Jun 2

    Purcellville Farmers' Market Purcellville Farmers Market offers a direct experience of Food and Community. Supplying its guest with fresh, healthy, and locally produced items which coincide with our community outreach and involvement efforts making Purcellville’s Farmers Market truly a market for the town. Come out and meet your neighbors. Learn more about our items from the people who have put their hearts into producing a product well enough to be served to their families and yours.
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  2. Sat, Jun 2 - Sun, Jun 3

    13th Annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour The Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour offers a weekend of art, shopping, and relaxation. Meet more than 60 talented artists as you wind through the scenic countryside and historic villages of western Loudoun County. Enjoy paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, fiber, sculpture, and more! Take this unique opportunity to talk personally with the artists, purchase artwork, view demonstrations and exhibits, or win a door prize! And the best part: it’s all FREE!
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  3. Tue, Jun 5

    Taxes Due (Real Estate, Personal Property, Business Personal Property) The Town offers a number of easy options for paying bills: • Payments can be dropped in the secure 24 hour drop box at Town Hall on the south side of the building (adjacent to J Street) • In person during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weekdays. • By Mail: 221 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville, VA 20132 o Postmarks by June 5th are accepted as paid on time. Payments postmarked after June 5 will incur a 10% late payment penalty. • Additional payment options can be found at: http://ww...
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