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Lansdowne Resort and Spa Unveils 2018 Holiday Programming with Tree Lighting, an Appearance from Mr. Claus, Carriage Rides and More for Free to the Community!

LEESBURG, VA (September 27, 2018) – Announced today, longtime luxury hospitality leader, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel, will transform into Winter WonderLansdowne – a whimsical holiday experience celebrating the spirit of the season like nowhere else in the region. Launching on Thanksgiving and running through New Year’s Eve, Lansdowne will debut a festive lineup of innovative and one-of-a-kind holiday programming – packed with activities sure to create treasured holiday memories for families, couples and those both young… and young at heart!

Winter WonderLansdowne’s attractions will include a variety of family-friendly offerings such as Brunch with Santa, The Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt and Build a Bear Workshop, in addition to larger activities including a Holiday Golf Cart Parade of Lights through the grounds of the resort, a petting zoo, ornament decorating and the Holiday Market featuring local and regional artisans occurring every Saturday. In an effort to give back to the community, Lansdowne is also partnering with local charities including Loudoun Hunger Relief for a food drive and putt-putt golf, and StoryBook Treasures for storytelling and a build one, gift one snowman activity. Events will vary from free to ticketed entry. A full list of events can be found here:

The seasonal celebration officially kicks off on Saturday, November 24 with the ceremonial lighting of Lansdowne’s 20+-foot Christmas tree, hosted by Al Koken, reporter for Washington Capitals games on NBC Sports Washington and serves as the host of the network's pre- and post-game shows. This event is designed and produced by RGI Events + Public Relations. The event will feature festive food and beverages, carolers and headlining entertainment to usher in the start of the holiday season! The party continues in the transformed Riverside Hearth, where guests will be transported to The North Pole. One step inside will bring guests to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Claus through special décor and seasonal food and beverage offerings. Whichever way guests turn, they will be in awe of Lansdowne’s holiday décor, also brought to life by RGI Events + Public Relations.  

In tandem with Winter WonderLansdowne, the resort has launched a holiday package for traveling guests to enjoy an overnight stay along with a $100 credit to use towards any of the holiday activities, spa and resort amenities. The package also includes daily breakfast at The North Pole and a keepsake ornament.  To book the Winter WonderLansdowne package please visit:

Just 45 minutes west of Washington, D.C., Lansdowne Resort and Spa is an easy jaunt from any of the area’s major airports – the perfect choice for locals escaping the rush of the nation’s capital or out-of-towners looking to experience the world-famous wines (and more!) of the area. Whether spending the day by the crackling fire with canapés and cocktails, relaxing in the luxurious spa or attending any of the scheduled outdoor adventures, there’s something for every age and interest. Celebrate one of the most beautiful seasons in Loudoun County - package rates starting from $229/night. 



About Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel

Nestled across 476 acres along the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia, Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel cultivates an experience deeply connected to nature and the destination.  Rich in history and at the Gateway of Virginia wine country, the resort creates an environment that enriches lives. The resort is the ultimate sanctuary of sophistication and renewal with 296 newly renovated guest rooms. The resort features four distinct restaurant and bar concepts – Coton & Rye, Riverside Hearth, Pub46 and Piedmont’s Table, which combine the region’s culture and tradition with culinary innovation. The resort boasts a 12,000 sq. ft. spa, 50,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, 45 holes of championship golf, water sports, a destination spa, and so much more to provide an authentic Virginia getaway.  Just miles away from Washington, D.C., Lansdowne is heir to a cherished tradition of Virginia hospitality and is the only full-service, four-diamond resort in the area that provides authentically immersed experiences that are true to its place. Visit to learn more.

About Destination Hotels

Destination Hotels is a collection of more than 40 upscale and luxury independent hotels, resorts and residences across North America. Each property is intentionally diverse and true to its location, transcending status quo in fresh, authentic and unforgettable ways. Serving as both the explorer and the guide, Destination ensures a sense of genuine belonging and the chance to encounter life-enhancing discoveries. The award-winning portfolio features 19 renowned golf courses, 18 indigenous spas, and 112 exceptional food and beverage options including bars, restaurants, cafes, and rooftops. Destination Hotels captures the unique essence of each location through authentic experiences, immersive programming and genuine service. For more information, visit Follow us on Instagram: @destinationhotels and Twitter: @Destination. Like us on Facebook: DestinationHotels.


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