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TOL PR 2016-11-18 Tree Lighting Ceremony Town of Leesburg News Release For Immediate Release November 18, 2016 Media Contact: Betsy Arnett, Public Information Officer barnett@leesburgva.gov  703-771-2734 Leesburg Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off First Friday Celebration on December 2, 2016 Leesburg, VA (November 18, 2016) – The Town of Leesburg invites locals and visitors to enjoy the magic of the holidays in historic downtown Leesburg. On Friday, December 2, 2016, at 6:00 pm, join friends and neighbors to celebrate the start of the holiday season in Leesburg at the annual Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting on the Town Green’s new stage (25 West Market Street). After a holiday message from Leesburg Mayor David Butler, the Menorah will be lit and the crowd will be invited to join in a holiday sing-a-long with Leesburg’s Town Council. The Mayor will “throw the switch” to light the Christmas tree. The festive ceremony will continue under the picturesque lights of the tree with singing, dance, and instrumental performances from local schools, and music venues. Plan to stay in downtown Leesburg after the ceremony as the downtown merchants will host Leesburg’s First Friday. Over 45 downtown shops, restaurants and businesses will be open late, with live music, special sales and holiday cheer. For a full listing of First Friday activities and specials, please visit www.leesburgfirstfriday.com. For more information about the Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting Ceremony, and all of the other “Holidays in Leesburg” festivities, please visit www.leesburgva.gov. # # #