Rain or Shine!

The weather forecast for Saturday is 97% chance of .79 inch of rain. So you ask, "Is Christmas in Middleburg happening as scheduled?" The answer is YES! The Hunt Revue is happening at 11:00am rain or shine. The 2:00pm Christmas Parade is happening rain or shine. Everything else scheduled in Middleburg from Breakfast With Santa to the Craft Fair and the Greens Show, the Spirits of Middleburg, and all shop and store activities, (you guessed it) rain or shine. There is no rain date, and we are not cancelling anything.

Plan for the weather, then come find out how warm Middleburg can be, even if it's cold and wet outside!

Plan your visit to Middleburg on December 6th, the first Saturday in December! A New Jersey visitor maybe says it best, "Driving 3 1/2 hrs. each way is so worth the Christmas feeling you can only get in Middleburg. Where else can fellow horse and animal peeps gather to bring in the Christmas?"  

So we begin our Advent together, sharing the joys of Christmas. Is it too early to plan for the Holidays? You decide! In the meantime, remember our good news. "These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full." John 15: 11

December 5th, 6th, and 7th 2014

Bring your joy and share it. Give your joy and leave it for others. Take some joy away with you and spread it around. That will begin your Christmas season, in love, leading to the peace of Christmas as well, and maybe we'll all find ourselves saying, "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Charles Dickens, Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol.

Start your Christmas with us, come get your joy on!

What's New??? 

New World Record! (don't try this at home) 85 entries in the parade! Over a mile long! More bands and animals than Barnum's circus!

$5 is new - Parking at Mickie Gordon park and Salamander will be $5 cash per vehicle, which includes parking, shuttle service, and program guide.

Increased shuttle busses - we are doubling the number of shuttle busses to minimize wait times for rides from Mickie Gordon park into Middleburg at the Exxon station.

Parking Shuttle schedule: Shuttle service begins at 8am on December 6th from Mickie Gordon Park parking, on Rt. 50 one mile east of Middleburg. The last ride picks up at 6pm from the Exxon station in Middleburg. To stay later in town for dining, get your car from parking before 6pm, and drive inro town for public parking, and stay as late as you like.

Yes, you can bring leashed dogs on the shuttle bus, being respectful of other passengers

Increased portajon facilities - we are quadrupling portajon facilities which will be located at the two parking fields and at prominent locations in town.

$5 cash per vehicle for parking, shuttle, and program guides is necessary to defray the costs of these increased services and facilities. Thank you in advance for having $5 cash on hand when you park. 

Tip of the day: The Hunt Review is at 11am, so be parked by 10am if you want to see the foxhunt field and their hounds come through town down main street. Parking, shuttle, and program guide are $5 cash per vehicle. After lunch, the main Christmas parade steps off at 2pm. 

Also, Stay and Play, at Salamander Resort & Spa, with room availability and additional special events. See our Specials page for updates.

December 5th, 2014
Join us at the foot of our town Christmas Tree in the Pink Box Garden for a heartfelt evening program that includes the Invocation, singers, caroling, hot chocolate & cider courtesy of the Home Farm Store, and of course the illumination of the tree...drum roll, please! Joyful Holidays brought to you and to us all by the Middleburg Business and Professional Association!

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Middleburg Garden Club Christmas Greens Sale and Bazaar, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish house. Sale of Christmas greens and flower show.

  • 5:00pm: O Holy Night! (note new time) The Tree Lighting Ceremony and Carols, behind the Pink Box, 12 North Madison St., 5:00pm on Friday.

  • 6:30pm: Holiday Recital at Salamander Resort and Spa presented by A Place to Be. An inspiring night of courage, music, and joy. No admission, Food is catered, Cash Bar, casual, valet for $5.00

 

December 6th, 2014: Christmas in Middleburg is your day to start the season with our joyful family festival

  • 8:00am - 10:30am: Breakfast with Santa and Silent Auction, Middleburg Charter School, 101 North Madison Street. Breakfast $10.00 per adult /$5 per child 12 & under. Breakfast in the Fireside Lounge $15.00 per adult / $5 per child 12 & under. Picture with Santa is $10 per print; $5 per emailed digital image. For information, or Fireside Lounge reservations call Middleburg Charter School PTO at 540-751-2490. Limited early bird parking for breakfast goers!

  • 9:00am - 5:00pm: Craft Fair, Middleburg Community Center, Sheri Conrad, Manager: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: 540-687-6375

  • 10:00am - 2:00pm: Middleburg Garden Club Christmas Greens Sale, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish house. Sale of Christmas greens and flower show

  • 10:00am: Middleburg Methodist Church, hot chocolate in the front yard to warm up while waiting for the hunt to ride by

  • 11:00am: Middleburg Hunt & Hounds Review, mounted foxhunt riders and hounds down the main Washington Street

  • 11:30am - 1:50pm: Hayrides! Beautiful draught horses teamed to take kids of all ages on hayrides around town. Departures from the Pink Box, 12 North Madison Street
  • 11:30am: Middleburg United Methodist Church, annual soup and ham biscuit lunch in the church during Christmas in Middleburg on Sat, Dec 6th from 11AM-2PM. Cost is $10 for adults and $6.00 for children under 12.

  • 12:00-12:45pm: A Christmas in Middleburg Concert at the Middleburg United Methodist Church. Choristers from The Middleburg Community Charter School, Violin Duet, The Intrepid Jazz Trio, The Powhatan Violin Ensemble

  • 2:00pm: Christmas Parade of floats and animals, down the main Washington Street

  • 3:00pm - 6:00pm: Spirits of Middleburg, progressive food, wine tastings, ciders, distilled spirits at establishments from one end of town to the other

  • 3:30pm - 6:00pm: Greenhill Vineyards welcomes Restaurant Eve.  Enjoy authentic Restaurant Eve appetizers from one of Washington DC's most celebrated chefs, Cathal Armstrong, who will be on-site to sign his debut cookbook, "My Irish Table." Each dish will be specially paired with the appropriate Greenhill Wine. Tickets $195 per couple Register on Facebook

  • 7:00pm Hunt Country Christmas Ball Salamander Resort and Spa, tickets $150, benefitting Golden Dreams and Rainbow Therapeutic Riding Centers. Register online

December 7th, 2014

  • 2:00pm: Christmas Pageant, Foxcroft School, Englehard Gymnasium, free admission, legendary live animals Christmas Pageant

 

What do you love?

  • Do you like breakfast with Santa?

  • Does your family love one-of-a-kind spectacles like the foxhunt and hounds coming down main street? 

  • Do you love an entire community in joyful celebration on parade?

  • How about unique non-mall shopping, a craft fair, a greens show, interesting dining, and a progressive wine tasting?

  • Do your kids love special activities and horse-drawn hayrides?

  • If so, then you'll love being in Middleburg, the first Saturday in December, every year!

So you think you know Middleburg?  Not until you've seen all of the entries in the Christmas Parade, each one a joyful expression of something that we love in the fabric of this community. That's what we're really all about! Come share our joy with us! Join one of the most fun filled family festivals of the year in Middleburg, with activities, special events, great eats, the famous Middleburg Hunt Review riding down main street, a mile-long Christmas parade filled with floats, more animals than a circus, and the Wine Crawl at the end of the day.

December 6th, 2014 - Mark the first Saturday In December, every year, into your calendars now!

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