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Photo Essay: Historic Leesburg, Va. shows off its festive spirit Special

Leesburg - Leesburg, Virginia is all dressed up for the holidays, showing off its festive spirit. As Christmas approaches, the shop windows are all decorated in the town's historic district and seasonal events have been taking place.

Photo essay: Loudoun County holiday display controversy ongoing Special

Leesburg - Controversy in Loudoun County over holiday displays on courthouse grounds continues. Over the past three years, the debate had been ongoing.

Photo essay: Leesburg's Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade Special

Leesburg - Yesterday crowds came out and lined the streets to see the Christmas and Holiday Parade in Leesburg, Virginia. This parade is an annual tradition that celebrates the festive season.

Op-Ed: Springtime blooms at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Va. Special

Leesburg - Over 200 years ago, a man named George Carter inherited a large parcel of land in Northern Virginia, over 3,400 acres. On this land he built a plantation, complete with a mansion, with the primary crop being wheat.
 

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Girl Scout Troop 352 waves to the crowds and gives out candy to the kids.
Girl Scout Troop 352 waves to the crowds and gives out candy to the kids.
One of the tiers in the gardens at Oatlands
One of the tiers in the gardens at Oatlands
A large John Deere tractor pulls this festive group as they wave to crowds. The baby to the right ha...
A large John Deere tractor pulls this festive group as they wave to crowds. The baby to the right had a Santa hat on earlier in the morning and looked simply adorable.
 The Grinch  waves to crowds during the 2012 Christmas and Holiday Parade in Leesburg.
'The Grinch' waves to crowds during the 2012 Christmas and Holiday Parade in Leesburg.
A festive float
A festive float
There were several pairs of dogs that marched through the parade route.
There were several pairs of dogs that marched through the parade route.
Many businesses participated in this year s festive parade in Leesburg. Here are participants from a...
Many businesses participated in this year's festive parade in Leesburg. Here are participants from a local jewelry store.
Santa arrived in a classic car waving to crowds that lined up and down both sides of Leesburg s King...
Santa arrived in a classic car waving to crowds that lined up and down both sides of Leesburg's King Street.
Visitors admire the beauty of the gardens
Visitors admire the beauty of the gardens
Reflecting pool built by Edith Eustis in the 1930s
Reflecting pool built by Edith Eustis in the 1930s
Dancers from a local dance school perform for parade attendees in this weekend s Christmas and Holid...
Dancers from a local dance school perform for parade attendees in this weekend's Christmas and Holiday parade.
The Oatlands  gardens begin to bloom with color once the weather begins to warm.
The Oatlands' gardens begin to bloom with color once the weather begins to warm.
A shop in the historic district of Leesburg  Va. dressed in traditional greens with splashes of red.
A shop in the historic district of Leesburg, Va. dressed in traditional greens with splashes of red.
Leesburg Police pulled several kids through the parade in these 55 gallon drum carts.
Leesburg Police pulled several kids through the parade in these 55 gallon drum carts.
A cafe in downtown Leesburg all dressed up for Christmas.
A cafe in downtown Leesburg all dressed up for Christmas.
River Riders came down from Harper s Ferry  West Virginia to participate in the parade.
River Riders came down from Harper's Ferry, West Virginia to participate in the parade.
A view of the distance from Oatlands
A view of the distance from Oatlands
A local division of the Fraternal Order of Police coming down King Street in a classic police car.
A local division of the Fraternal Order of Police coming down King Street in a classic police car.
This coffee shop in Leesburg s historic district decorates with greens and reds.
This coffee shop in Leesburg's historic district decorates with greens and reds.
Frosty and Rudolph riding down King Street
Frosty and Rudolph riding down King Street