2021 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremonies

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

Celebrate the start of the season and gather outside with your friends, family and community to enjoy the glow of the neighborhood holiday tree!

Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, November 19
6:00 pm – 9:00pm

The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center
Tysons, VA

Tysons Corner Center will bring the community together to join Santa in kicking off the 2021 Holiday Season. Programming will include Santa lighting the Holiday tree, community performances, complimentary s’mores and hot chocolate station, kids crafts, specialty market featuring our retailers, Holiday beverages by Barrel + Bushel, festive music, giveaways, and more.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 20
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Village at Leesburg
Leesburg, VA

Join the Village at Leesburg as they unveil their new Wish Tree! Every wish brings the tree to life with lights and music AND benefits Loudoun Hunger Relief because our wish is to end food insecurity in our community. ($1 minimum donation to make a wish.) Enjoy fun family-friendly activities, merchant specials, carriage rides, interactive photo backdrops, and more including a special visitor from the North Pole.

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Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

Friday, November 26
Parade: 11:00 am
Tree Lighting: 6:00 pm

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA

Reston Town Center launches the season with the annual Reston Holiday Parade celebrating its 30th year! The one-of-a-kind, one-hour, half-mile parade along Market Street also welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage.

The Clauses will return for the Fountain Square Tree Lighting at 6PM.

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Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, November 26
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Strawberry Park at Mosaic District
Fairfax, VA

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer! Join Mosaic to welcome the arrival of the holiday season with a merry and bright tree lighting. Bring your family and friends to experience the Jolly Man’s arrival on a firetruck, Santa meet and greet and catch a screening of Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Follow The Star – Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Sunday, November 28
6:00 pm

Cascades Overlook Town Center
Sterling, VA

  • Special Visit from Santa
  • Holiday Music
  • The Pickwick Singers
  • Free hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes for children
  • Count down to tree lighting

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Celebrate the Lighting of the Trees

Monday, November 29, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Mr. Brown’s Park (Downtown Park)
Falls Church, VA

It’s time to light the lights! Join City officials for a small celebration!

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Church Street Holiday Stroll

Monday, November 29, 2021
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Historic Church Street
Vienna, VA

Enjoy live holiday music from local groups, a tree lighting led by Mayor Linda Colbert and great deals from local Church Street businesses!

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Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, December 3
6:00 pm

The Town of Leesburg will hold this year’s holiday tree lighting ceremony on Town Green beginning at 6:00pm. 

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2021 Festival of Lights

Saturday, December 4
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tree Lighting at 5:30 pm

Old Town Square
Fairfax, VA

Come listen to live holiday music and caroling, enjoy s’mores and hot cider, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Old Town Square!

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Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-Along

Saturday, December 4
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Herndon Old Town Hall
Herndon, VA

See and greet Santa as he rides in on his fire truck. Sing carols accompanied by the Herndon High School Band as Mayor Sheila Olem lights the tree!

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9th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, December 4
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

One Loudon
Ashburn, VA

The Holiday Tree Lighting at One Loudoun welcomes the community to celebrate the season with a modern twist on the traditional celebration. The event is designed to engage the broader community and to generate public awareness of One Loudoun and its merchants, restaurants, and partners!

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Community Menorah Lighting with JCC of Northern Virginia

Sunday, December 5
5:00 pm

Strawberry Park at Mosaic District
Fairfax, VA

It’s Chanukah time – and Mosaic is bringing the celebration to you! Join them as they light the candles, sing songs, enjoy entertainment, spin the dreidel and more!

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Celebration of Lights

Sunday, December 5
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Great Falls Village Centre
Great Falls, VA

Celebrate the beginning of the season with the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Great Falls Village Centre. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies next to the fire as you listen to our local children’s choral groups sing seasonal music. The petting zoo and pony rides will keep your kids busy until Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive by antique fire truck to light the tree.

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