Besides Leavenworth, Washington (and we don't mean Washington, D.C.), we can't think of a more picturesque town to celebrate the season than Middleburg, Va.
Christmas in Middleburg gets under way with the O' Holy Night! Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, then picks up again on Saturday Dec. 1, with a day devoted to everything Christmas in Virginia's horse country.
A hundred red-coated riders on horseback will take to the streets, with their loyal hounds by their sides during a Christmas parade also featuring llamas and alpacas.
You'll also find hayrides, a craft fair, choir performances and more -- see the complete schedule here.
Capping off the festivities: the Christmas in Middleburg Wine Crawl. The progressive-style wine tasting features Virginia wines with tastings at locations around town, including the Barrel Oak tasting room, the Red Fox Inn and the Middleburg Country Inn.