Christmas in Loudoun


Advent at Crossroads

Advent Devotions can be downloaded here.

Advent Message Series: Christmas Surprise
The weeks before Christmas can be full old routines and ancient traditions.
But the first Christmas came in a way that interrupted people’s lives. This
December we will talk about the ways God is still coming into the world in
the most surprising ways.

Week 1: Caught by Surprise (Micah 5:1-5a)

Week 2: Hope in Surprise (Luke 1:8-21)

Week 3: Taken by Surprise (Matthew 1:18-23

Week 4: The Tension of Surprise (Luke 1:39-56)

Christmas Eve: The Surprise of Christmas (Luke 2:1-20)

We will have two small groups meeting during Advent:

  • The Journey Advent Study Wednesdays, November 30th – December 21st in Ryan Chapel (outside the sanctuary) or by Zoom, 6pm-7pm
    This Advent study will follow The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton. It will be led by Jessie and Stefan Belzer. The book follows those most prominent during the birth of Jesus and their backgrounds and travels before Christmas day. This is an open study for anyone who is interested.
  • Christmas Surprise Series Discussion Mondays, November 28th – December 19th in Ryan Chapel (outside the sanctuary) or by Zoom, 6pm-7pm
    This is a small group centered around the Advent sermon series Pastor Tim is focusing on during the holiday season. We will be focusing on topics including hope, surprises, God’s blessings, and more. This is an open discussion for anyone who is interested in participating.

Email Casey Akers at with any questions.

Christmas Tree/Wreath Sales
Friday, November 25-until they sell out, Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Premium Douglas Fir Trees and Holiday Wreaths benefiting Ashburn’s Volunteer Fire & Rescue.

Read more here.

Santa Rides Through Lansdowne and Ashburn
December 2nd & 3rd Ashburn Volunteer Fire & Rescue

Santa will be making his way through Lansdowne on Friday, December 2nd and through Ashburn on Saturday, December 3rd.

Friday night info can be found here.

Saturday night info can be found here.

Tree Lighting in Leesburg
Friday, December 2nd, 6pm

The Town of Leesburg will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony on Town Green on Friday, December 2, 2022 at 6 p.m. The ceremony will feature holiday songs, a visit from Frosty the Snowman and Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Read more here.

10th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting in One Loudoun
Saturday, December 3rd, 5-7pm

The Holiday Tree Lighting at One Loudoun welcomes the community to celebrate the season with a modern twist on the traditional celebration.

Read more here.

Breakfast with Santa followed by a family worship service at Crossroads UMC
Sunday, December 4th, 9am

While all spots are filled for the breakfast, come to worship at 10am and then join us for Cookies, Cocoa & Brunch along with photos with Santa at 11am!

Read more here.

Touching Heart- Santa’s Workshop
Saturday, December 10th, 12-1pm, Crossroads UMC

This Touching Heart tradition will bring families together to donate and wrap gifts for children in foster care. Participants will also pack items for homeless shelters, enjoy fun holiday crafts and yummy treats. And we have it on very good authority that there will be a special visitor from the North Pole!

Read more and register here.

Christmas and Holiday Parade in Leesburg
Saturday, December 10th, 6pm

On the second Saturday of December, the holiday spirit will be in full swing as Leesburg Glitters & Glows with the Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade. The parade will usher Santa and his friends down King Street, through Historic Downtown Leesburg.

Read more and sign up to participate in the parade here.

Wear Your Ugly Sweater to Church
Sunday, December 11th, 10am, Crossroads UMC

Get out your Christmas sweaters (ugly or not!) and wear them to church. We will have a hot cocoa bar and other special Christmas treats!


Christmas PJ Party for Students
Sunday, December 11th, 6:30-8pm
Crossroads Basement

Tis the season for cozy PJs, Breakfast for Dinner, holiday games, and our traditional White Elephant gift exchange!

Christmas Concert at Crossroads UMC
Sunday, December 18th

Celebrate the season with a beautiful concert of your favorite Christmas carols and an inspiring Advent message during the 10am worship service.

Christmas Eve Services at Crossroads UMC
Saturday, December 24th, 3, 5, 7 and 9pm

3pm and 5pm – Family focused services with Christmas carols, the Christmas story, communion and child friendly candlelight.
7pm and 9pm – Contemporary and traditional carols, an inspirational message, communion, the traditional lighting of individual candles and joining our voices in singing “Silent Night”.

The nursery (infant-3 years old) will be available at 3, 5, and 7pm.