“Las Posadas” holiday pageant, for all ages. Mary and Joseph’s search for an inn is reenacted in the Latin American tradition. 10:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Sterling, 22135 Davis Dr. Free. 703-406-3068 or uusterling.org.
Christmas at Oatlands, displays of vintage toys and dolls, and historic and handcrafted decorations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays, through Dec. 30. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $12, seniors, $10; ages 6 to 16, $8; age 5 and younger, free. 703-777-3174 or www.oatlands.org.
“Christmas Cookies and Fireside Tales,” a gathering around a fireplace to hear Christmas stories, told by StageCoach Theatre Company’s Laura J. Bobrow. 5:30-7 p.m., Oatlands Plantation Carriage House, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. $10; ages 2 to 12, $8. 703-777-3174.
“Home for the Holidays,” celebrate the winter break with crafts, games, stories and hot cocoa. Take a cookbook to swap and create an old-fashioned recipe book. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling. $5 (includes admission to the museum); seniors, $4; ages 2-12, $3. www.heritagefarmmuseum.org or 571-258-3800.
Winter hike and hunt, for all ages. Study clues to find hidden treasures. Hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows afterward. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1-2:30 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal's Gap Rd., Sterling. $5. 571-258-3700
Christmas bird count of Central Loudoun, join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy members as they participate in the National Audubon Society’s annual census. Beginners are teamed with experienced birders. 540-554-2542, www.loudounwildlife.org or email@example.com.
Bluegrass, Celtic and folk music jam, a benefit for Genesis International; food and beverages will be available for purchase. 6 p.m.-midnight, Old Furniture Factory, 6 W. Loudoun St., Round Hill. $5, suggested donation. www.theoldfurniturefactory.com or 540-338-5050.
Leesburg winter market, sponsored by the Loudoun Valley HomeGrown Markets Association. 9 a.m.-noon, Catoctin Circle (Virginia Village Shopping Center). www.loudounfarmersmarkets.org or 540-454-8089.
Purcellville community market, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., It's Bazaar, 143 N. 21st Street (across from Magnolias restaurant). 703-967-0431 or www.loudounfarms.org.
“Ringing in Hope” road races, a 10K, a 5K and a 1K fun-run/walk; proceeds benefit local charities. Registration, 10:30 a.m.; runs begin at 12:30 p.m. Brambleton Town Center, 42385 Ryan Rd. 10K, $35; 5K, $30; 1K, $12 (age 12 and younger, free). 703-779-7534 or www.ringinginhope.com.
“Jump for the New Year” children’s party, for children ages 2-10, featuring a moon bounce, games and a “ball drop” to welcome the new year. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Sterling Community Center, 120 Enterprise St. $7; registration required. 703-430-9480.
REHAU Rotary Resolution Race, a 10K run and a 4K fun-run/walk, with proceeds benefiting local charitable groups. Strollers, pets, skates and headphones will not be allowed among the runners. The races will be followed by entertainment and refreshments. 10:20 a.m., Ida Lee Park and Recreation Center, 60 Ida Lee Dr., Leesburg. 10K, $35; 4K, $28. 571-209-9585, 703-304-5440 or www.resolutionrace.com.
Leesburg Kiwanis Club, new members are welcome. 6:30 p.m., Lightfoot restaurant, 13 N. King St., Leesburg. 703-737-2175.
Rotary Club of Ashburn, noon,
1757 Golf Club, 45120 Waxpool Rd., Dulles. 703-969-3070 or www.rotaryclubofashburnva.org.
Trash Into Treasure (Composting 101), gardening presentation by Debra Maes, sponsored by the Loudoun County Master Gardener program. 7 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd., Leesburg. Free. www.loudouncountymastergardeners.org or 703-777-0373.
“Old Time Music With Attitude,” with the Hot Seats, Acoustin Burgoo and Jake and the Burtones, three bands with Loudoun roots. 7:30 p.m. Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $15; in advance, $10. 540-338-7973.
“Pausing to Remember the Emancipation Proclamation,” with reading of the proclamation by the Rev. Reginald Early, president of the Loudoun branch of the NAACP, at the carriage house at 4 p.m., followed by a procession to the mansion by lantern light. Oatlands Plantation, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Free. 703-777-3174.
Blues, folk and swing concert, Andrew McKnight and Beyond Borders perform. 8 p.m., Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. $15; seniors and students, $12. 540-338-7973 or www.franklinparkartscenter.org.
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