Thanks to everyone for coming to Middleburg on December 7th. 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 next year? You decide, it's December 6th, 2014. 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 7th, 2013
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!
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 Mickey 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 Mickey Gordon park into Middleburg at the Exxon station.
Parking Shuttle schedule: Shuttle service begins at 8am on December 7th from Mickey 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.
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 ar $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 7th, 2013: 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 Elementary 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 Elementary PTO at 540-751-2490. Limited early bird parking for breakfast goers!
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
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 7, 2013 - Mark the first Saturday In December, 2013 into your calendars now!
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