Christmas Activities

Celebrate the holidays in Purcellville! Below is the schedule of holiday festivities for 2021. Get more details below.

Christmas in Purcellville 2021 Flyer FinalTown Tree Lighting
Friday, December 3, 2021
The Town Tree Lighting was held Friday, December 3 at
6:30 p.m. We enjoyed caroling by Loudoun Valley High School’s VikeSings, a countdown to the lighting of the Town Tree, and a special visit from a well-known resident of the North Pole. 

Christmas in Purcellville Parade
Saturday, December 11, 2021 starting at noon
The annual Christmas in Purcellville parade will be held Saturday, December 11 starting at noon, rain or shine. The route is about 2.5 miles long. Click to see the map of the parade route. Information about the route and road closures is below to help residents and visitors prepare.

Parade Route--The Christmas in Purcellville Parade will start and finish at Blue Ridge Middle School, making a loop. The route is below:

  • Blue Ridge Middle School (551 E. A Street)
  • Left on A Street
  • Left on Maple Avenue
  • Left on Main Street
  • Left on 20th Street
  • Left on A Street
  • Left at Blue Ridge Middle School

Please do not park on the streets along the parade route from Friday, December 10 at 6 p.m. through 
Saturday, December 11 at 3 p.m. For safety reasons, cars parked along the parade route are subject to towing.

Road Closures for the Parade--It should be expected that the roads listed below will be closed from 11:30 a.m. and remain closed until the parade concludes at approximately 2:30 p.m. Times are subject to change due to inclement weather or other unexpected circumstances.

  • A Street from 20th Street to Maple Avenue
  • Maple Avenue from A Street to Main Street
  • Main Street from Maple Avenue to 20th Street
  • 20th Street from Main Street to A Street

There will be some rolling road closures and openings as the parade passes through; the primary concern is the safety of spectators and parade participants. The Purcellville Police Department places the highest priority on safety and it is law enforcement who will manage closures and re-opening of roadways based on safety.

Holiday Market
Saturday, December 11, 2021 from 1 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall
The holiday market will be at Purcellville Town Hall on Saturday, December 11 from 1 to 8 p.m. Local artists and crafters are encouraged to participate! There are more than 15 vendors and fun activities like facepainting, tile decorating, and caroling by the Blue Ridge choir from Blue Ridge Middle School. There are nearly 20 vendors and activities:

  • Akeley Wood Farm with honey and honey gift boxes
  • BohoBren Creations with bead woven bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings, barrettes
  • Brown Eyed Susan with framed thread needlepoint, ornaments, pillowcases and more
  • CORKS and Co with handcrafted trays, wreaths, Christmas trees, ornaments and more using recycled wine and champagne corks
  • Deborah Morrow with equine images on various surfaces
  • Girl Scout Troops 1420 and 6287 with handmade hair scrunchies and wooden Scouting ornaments
  • Harmonia Body and Home with handmade soaps, soy candles, wax melts, mala necklaces, lava bracelets, skincare, men's care, kids bath and body, bath bombs, shower steamers, body creams and lotions
  • KarenLee Fabric Design with hand sewn home décor items
  • Midnight Forest Farm with bath and body products, herbal tea, and jewelry
  • Nadya's Art Gallery with original paintings on canvas
  • Shepherds Corner Farm with handmade lavender hand and heart warmers, lavender sachets and gift sets
  • Spicy's Custom Creations with personalized items, including gnomes of all kinds and ornaments 
  • Sweets and Treats with hot chocolate bombs
  • The Style Shop with mid-century to modern art and décor 
  • Tolen Woodworking with wood household goods
  • Zoja Senic-Estey with dry skin face and body oil, anti-aging serum, body and massage oil, anti-inflammatory body and massage oil
  • Meredith Hilt Face painting
  • Purcellville Art Council with tile decorating for the community art project

Activities at the Train Station, Saturday, December 11 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Bring your own camera and your wish list to take pictures with Santa from 2 to 5 p.m., see the amazing LEGO train display, set up by the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club, and  decorate an ornament that you can take home or put on tree inside the Purcellville Train Station.  

Holiday Lights Tour 
Map Available Saturday, December 11, 2021
The Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board is hosting the annual Holiday Lights Tour! This year's tour will be self-guided and the map will be available on Saturday, December 11. This is the biggest Holiday Lights Tour Map with more than 20 individual locations! Download the map and take a drive to see the wonderful decorations!

Be sure to do your holiday shopping at the Holiday Market and all of the great shops, stores, and boutiques in Purcellville.

Hand-painted holiday ornaments will be displayed throughout the Town. These ornaments are painted by local artists and represent various aspects of our community.