Christmas Activities

Celebrate the holidays in Purcellville! Several changes have been made to the traditional Christmas in Purcellville festivities to help reduce potential risks related to COVID-19. Information about the festivities and how businesses, organizations, and residents can participate are described below.

Christmas in Purcellville 2020 Flyer updated 12-1-20Town Tree Lighting, Friday, December 4
The Town Tree Lighting was held December 4 at 6:30 p.m. through a Facebook live event on the Town of Purcellville Facebook page. Citizens are able to watch the traditional start to the holiday season from their homes. 

Reverse Parade on Hirst Road - CANCELED
Unfortunately, the reverse parade, scheduled for Saturday, December 5, has been canceled due to low participation resulting from COVID concerns and the Governor’s recent limitation of 25 individuals for both indoor and outdoor gatherings. 

Holiday Lights Tour Map, available Saturday, December 5
Enjoy the holiday lights in Purcellville! Use the Holiday Lights Tour map to drive around town to see beautiful decorations. Thank you to the homeowners who decorated and signed up to be on the map and the neighborhoods that are lit up! The map is also available on the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Facebook page, the Christmas in Purcellville Facebook page. Unfortunately, bus tours won’t be provided this year. We encourage all who are decorating to sign up online to make it the best tour of Purcellville lights and decorations!

Virtual Holiday Market, December 6 - 12
This year’s market will be held virtually on the Christmas in Purcellville Facebook page. Watch for daily posts starting December 6!

Virtual Ornament Workshop, Saturday, December 12

The holiday ornament workshop will be virtual this year. Watch for a video that will show you how to make the ornaments on your own. The video will be published on the Christmas in Purcellville Facebook page as well as the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Facebook page on Saturday, December 12. There will be a list of the supplies you need along with step-by-step instructions about how to make pretty ornaments for your home.

Virtual Lego Train Display, Saturday, December 12
We look forward to the amazing Lego Train display every year. Since we won’t be able to view the Lego Train Display in person, staff is planning a video of the popular display. Watch for that on the Christmas in Purcellville Facebook page and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Facebook page on December 12.

We look forward to creating new traditions as we celebrate this year’s holiday season in Purcellville. Be sure to do your holiday shopping at the Christmas Market and all of our great shops, stores, and boutiques.

Hand-painted holiday ornaments will be displayed throughout the Town. 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!