Christmas in Middleburg: Dec. 2-4, 2016

— Christmas in Middleburg is finally here! Here’s your guide to all the events going on this weekend to provide a truly magical experience in Middleburg. And remember to save yourself some time and avoid waiting in line by pre-purchasing your parking passes online!

Tree Lighting Ceremony and Carols at The Pink Box: Dec. 2 | 5 p.m.

testimonialOn Friday evening, join us at the foot of our town Christmas tree in the Pink Box Garden for a heartfelt evening program that includes the invocation, caroling and more. Brought to you by the Middleburg Business and Professional Association.

Breakfast with Santa and Silent Auction at Middleburg Community Charter School: Dec. 3 | 7:45-10:30 a.m.

This event is the Middleburg Community Charter School’s Parent-Teacher Organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year, allowing you, your family, and friends an opportunity for a great time while helping our community school achieve its goals to provide an innovative and creative learning environment for our students. From 8-10:30 a.m., the event includes pictures with Santa, free cookie decorating, pickup for pre-ordered bagged lunches, a raffle, silent auction and a buffet-style breakfast in the cafeteria with eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and more. There is also reserved seating in the fireside lounge from 7:45-10:25 a.m., with a deluxe breakfast in a more intimate setting that allows you to skip the buffet lines. Cost: adults — $10 for breakfast, $18 for fireside lounge and $10 for lunch; children under 12 — $5 for breakfast, $9 for fireside lounge and $7 for lunch.

Breakfast with Santa at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill: Dec. 3 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

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Visit with Santa and his elves while enjoying a delicious brunch in Harrimans with sweet and savory holiday favorites for the entire family. The brunch also will feature a make-your-own holiday treat, ornament and keepsake designing stations as well as a photo opportunity with Santa. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. $45 per person, $30 for children. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

30th Annual Christmas Craft Show at Middleburg Community Center: Dec. 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

This event features over 30 juried vendors with items for sale, including photography, oils, acrylics, jewelry, natural-based products, textiles, candles and themed gifts. Free to attend.

Hot Chocolate at Middleburg United Methodist Church: Dec. 3 | 10 a.m.

Warm up with hot chocolate at Middleburg United Methodist Church while waiting for the hunt to ride by.

Middleburg Hunt & Hounds Review: Dec. 3 | 11 a.m.

Christmas in Middleburg Hunt ParadeWatch mounted foxhunt riders and hounds make their way down the main Washington Street. This is one event you won’t want to miss! You’ll get to see dozens of horses, riders in traditinal foxhunting attire and hounds come through town.

Lancia Designs Trunk Show at Salamander Touch: Dec. 3 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Lancia Soans is an artist who found her calling later in life; influenced by modern architecture with clean lines, open space and elements of glass and metal, Lancia bridges fashion and art, transforming the ordinary into exquisite, with and elegance and style. Her love for modern architecture of clean lines has been an inspiration, enabling her to create exquisite bespoke gift boxes.

Nadia’s Silk Couture Trunk Show at Salamander Touch: Dec. 3 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Nadia is an Italian-born artist with a diverse background of artistic experience. She combines the two worlds of the Italian Renaissance and the beautiful colors and lines found in Japanese kimonos to create beautiful hand painted 100% Habotai silk scarves. These two cultures have influenced her life, artistic designs, and creativity. Her beautiful hand-painted wearable art would make an amazing gift for a loved one or look divine on yourself.

Hayrides at The Pink Box: Dec. 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:50 p.m.

Beautiful draught horses teamed to take kids of all ages on hayrides around town, leaving from The Pink Box.

Stew and Ham Biscuit Lunch at Middleburg United Methodist Church: Dec. 3 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

The meal includes stew, a ham biscuit, dessert and a drink. $13 for adults, $7 for children under 10.

Yin Yoga Workshop at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 3 | 12 p.m.

Nourish the mind and connective tissues during a 90-minute session of Yin Yoga. You’ll explore long supported holds which target ligaments, bones and joints. This slow practice is suitable for beginners and all levels with props that enable muscular release and relaxation. This practice will be a more conscientious attention to breath and sensations in the body. After the session, enjoy a complimentary smoothie and essential oils. Reservations are required. $45 per person.

Christmas Parade: Dec. 3 | 2 p.m.

Christmas in Middleburg Parade FloatThe parade down the main Washington Street features an assortment of floats, marching bands, local community groups, antique fire trucks, and lots of animals including horses, llamas, camels and dogs. Last but not least comes Santa in a beautiful horse-drawn carriage. This event is fun for the whole family!

Music at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards: Dec. 3-4 | 2-5 p.m.

Enjoy music by Terbush & Hannah while sipping your favorite Greenhill wines!

Spirits of Middleburg: Dec. 3 | 3-6 p.m.

Progressive food, wine tastings, ciders, distilled spirits at establishments from one end of town to the other.

Piedmont Community Singers at Emmanuel Episcopal Church: Dec. 3 | 5-7 p.m.

Join us for the Piedmont Community Singers and Wendy Oesterling, Founding Director’s Concert, featuring Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gloria.”

Hunt Country Christmas Ball at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 3 | 7 p.m.-Midnight

Gathering together as a community, sending “Love for Louisiana.” Enjoy an evening of dinner, dancing and silent auction to benefit flood victims in Louisiana. Partnering with All Hands Volunteers, aiding those in disaster areas worldwide. Festive holiday attire, scarlet if convenient. Tickets $150 per person; open to public. Hosted by Forget-me-Nots LLC.

Christmas Pageant at Foxcroft School: Dec. 4 | 2 p.m.

Foxcroft School Christmas Pageant Middleburg VAAdults and children of all ages are invited to join Foxcroft School students in celebrating the holiday season on Sunday with a spectacular Christmas pageant, followed by a visit from Santa Claus. The performance, which is free, will be held in the Engelhard Gymnasium, located in the Athletic/Student Center.

The pageant is a tradition that began with Foxcroft founder Charlotte Haxall Noland soon after she established the School in 1914. Each year, Foxcroft’s new students and chorale present the nativity story as a gift to the community using Miss Charlotte’s script — which includes several characters you won’t find in the Bible, along with some animals that you will.

Live donkeys, goats, bunnies and birds have all made appearances in recent years. Non-stop music and beautiful costumes that have been part of the show for decades are also featured.

Upcoming next week

Student Recital at Foxcroft School: Dec. 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Come hear the talents of Foxcroft School’s music students at a winter recital featuring a wonderful mix of classical, musical comedy and pop selections. Vocal and instrumental performances, solo and ensemble, including a virtuoso presentation by piano prodigy Jialu Xu.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 9 | 7-8 p.m.

Mrs. Claus Salamander Resort Middleburg VAGather around the cozy fire for special stories that will surely warm your heart. Story time with Mrs. Claus will take place in the library. The event is complimentary.

Holiday Recital at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 9 | 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Come out to Salamander Resort for a moving night filled with love, courage and celebration! A Place to Be has been preparing inspiring musical performances that they will share with the community as part of a grand holiday concert. Join us and experience the true power music and expressive arts therapies. See you there!

Brunch with Santa at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 10 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Visit with Santa and his elves while enjoying a delicious brunch in Harrimans with sweet and savory holiday favorites for the entire family. The brunch also will feature a make-your-own holiday treat, ornament and keepsake designing stations as well as a photo opportunity with Santa. $45 per person, $30 for children – Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation.

Jack Wood’s 2nd Annual Holy Sounds of the Season at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church: Dec. 11 | 3:30-5 p.m.

This concert will feature a selection of traditional Christmas carols with a choir, piano and organ, featuring Jack Wood, accompanist.

Also, visit our event calendar for more happenings around town!