Modeled after a garden tour, the Leesburg Nativity Tour invites you to celebrate the history of Christmas – the birth of Jesus Christ – while you shop and dine in Leesburg over the holidays.
We have placed privately owned nativities throughout shops, restaurants and businesses in Leesburg that will be on display until January 2, 2018. Stop in any one of the locations to pick up a printed brochure, or print the list from here.
Visit all of the locations to see the variety of style, material and color. Please thank the host locations for their public display of the nativity. All locations welcome the public to come in just to look at the nativity. Look for the green Leesburg Nativity Tour sign to help guide your way.
A few of this year's highlights include:
- a nativity scene carved into a single piece of olive wood forming a cave-like space for the Holy Family.
- nativities from 16 different countries
- a nativity made by the Lego toy company
- and even one handcrafted out of gingerbread!
Did you realize that Americans did not invent materialism? Nor did they invent the commercialization of Christmas! As early as 1223, St. Francis of Assisi created the first nativity scene with the purpose to place the emphasis of Christmas on the worship of Christ rather than upon secular materialism and gift giving.
2018 Tour --
Leesburg Jewelers, 312 E Market Street, One of kind hand painted ceramic on loan from Codi Croson. Hours: M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-4, Sun closed.
La Villa Roma, 305 E. Market Street, 12 piece white porcelain on loan from Senator and Mrs. Richard Black. Hours: M-Th 11-9, F-S 11-10, Sun 4-9pm.
Eyetopia, 223 Loudoun St. SE Mexican pottery nativity in vibrant dark colors on loan from Bobbi Assur.
The Piano Company, 206 E. Market Street has multiple nativities displayed including the Lego toy version. Hours: M-Sat 10-7, Sunday closed
Trinity House Cafe, 101 E. Market Street, collection of nativities from 16 countries on loan from Father Jose Hoyos, Director of the Spanish Apostolate at the Catholic Diocese of Arlington
Leesburg Courthouse has a lit nativity on the lawn next to the Christmas tree, menorah and Santa.
Stockman Title and Escrow at 1 S. King Street, visible in window from outside.
King Street Oyster Bar, 12 S. King Street. Porcelain music box on loan from Beth Phillips
Rough Boutique, 17 S. King Street, hollow Olive Wood on loan from David and Paige Murray.
The Compounding Center, 35 Cotoctin Circle, Fontina stable and figurines on loan from Lisa Pinkham. Hours: M-F 9-6, Sat 9-3, Sunday Closed
IndEd, 103 Loudoun St, SE displays the Gingerbread manger crafted by Leesburg Nativity Tour Founder, Patricia Phillips
More displays yet to be added! Check back frequently or request to be notified by e-mail.
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