Holiday and Christmas Activities

The holidays are upon us, and there’s no better way to prepare for the season than taking part in the Town’s great festivities! Christmastime 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.

20161114_171406_resizedHand-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!

Click here for the trolley tour route and enjoy all the lights in Town from your own vehicle.


Holiday Activities!


Friday, December 1st - Festivities kick off at 6:30pm, 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.

Friday, December 8th – Trolley Tours: Take a free ride on one of the Town-sponsored trolleys and view the holiday decorations and lights throughout Town. Approximately 40 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 evening starts at 5:30 pm (tickets available first come, first served; trolleys run 4 times per night at 60-minute intervals).

Saturday, December 9th – Open House at Town Hall: 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. From 10 am to 3 pm.

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Saturday, December 9th  Christmas Parade! Be in the Town of Purcellville’s annual Christmas parade or come watch! This parade highlights local organizations, clubs, teams, and businesses – with a special appearance by Old Saint Nick himself! It’s a treat for everyone and starts at 21st Street, continues down Main Street, and concludes by turning up Maple Ave to LVHS. The parade begins at 12 pm. To be in the parade, download and complete this form and submit it by December 1.


Saturday, December 9th – Ornament Decorating at Train Station: Ornament decorating activities are available at the Train Station beginning at 10am. After the parade Santa and Mrs. Claus make a special appearance at the Train Station.; ornament decorating begins at 10am, and pictures with Santa are from 1:30-3:30pm.

Sunday, December 10th – Trolley Tours: Join us on Sunday evening if you can’t make it out on Friday. The evening begins at 4:30 pm tickets available first come, first served).


October 2017

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  1. Sat, Oct 21

    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, Oct 21

    Purcellville Gateway Costume & Candy Crawl Join us for the 3rd Annual Costume and Candy Crawl at Purcellville Gateway. Free to kids 12 and under. Meet at the fountains to get your trick-or-treating bag. Trick-or-Treating, Costume Contests, Face Painting, & Balloon Artists. https://www.facebook.com/events/115470279134664/
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  3. Sun, Oct 22

    Painting Purcellville Green/Hail to the Trail Join the Town of Purcellville's Tree and Environment Sustainability Committee at the Chapman DeMary Trail on Sunday, October 22 for a fun day in nature! From 1 to 4 p.m., explore this 10-acre area, considered to be the last stand of old-growth forest in the Town of Purcellville, go on guided nature walks, enjoy hands-on activities, meet local nature experts, see live animals with the Wildlife Ambassadors, hear live music performed by Willie White, catch and identify creek critters, and be part o...
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  1. Fri, Oct 27

    Trunk or Treat at St. Andrew Presbyterian Join in the fun at the Trunk or Treat; visit trunks for treats in the safety of the parking lot at St. Andrew Pres. There will be a moon bounce, face painting, balloon twister, food, and a tank load of fun.
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  2. Sat, Oct 28

    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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  3. Sat, Oct 28 - Sun, Oct 29

    Ten Thousand Villages Shop Harmony made by hand! Get a head start on your holiday shopping at the annual 10,000 Villages Sale. You will find a sampling of handmade fair trade items from the Alexandria store without the drive.
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