Middleburg’s Weekend Guide: Dec. 23-25, 2016

— It’s always great to spend the holidays in Middleburg. Whether it’s storytime with Mrs. Claus, a hearty brunch or a delectable dinner, Middleburg has plenty going on this weekend to keep you busy. And, of course, for any last-minute shoppers out there, we still have many unique gifts available at shops throughout town. We wish everyone celebrating this weekend a joyful holiday!

Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 23 | 7 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.

Christmas Eve Brunch with Mrs. Claus at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 24 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Santa is busy getting ready for his big night so come join Mrs. Claus for a holiday brunch with fun crafts and Harrimans’ award-winning brunch buffet. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. $45 per person, $30 for children.

Holiday Cookie Decorating at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 24 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Salamander Resort Spa Middleburg VALearn how to decorate holiday cookies too beautiful to eat … well, almost too beautiful to eat. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation.

Christmas Eve Dinner at the Red Fox Inn & Tavern: Dec. 24 | 3-7 p.m.

Make your reservations now for Christmas Eve dinner at the Red Fox! This three-course dinner includes tantalizing options like their famous Virginia peanut soup, signature crab cakes, and cherry and dark chocolate bread pudding. $76 per person, $34 for children under 10. Visit their website or call 540-687-6301 to make reservations!

Christmas Eve Dinner at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 24 | 4-9 p.m.

Christmas Salamander Resort Middleburg VAEnjoy a four-course, family-style dinner of holiday favorites with a special Virginia Piedmont twist from the chefs at Harrimans.
For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. $79 per person, $30 additional for wine pairings. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation. Prices do not include tax and gratuity.

Christmas Day Brunch at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 25 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

After tearing open your presents all morning, join us at Salamander Resort for an elaborate brunch with sweet and savory favorites. $59 per person, $25 for children. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation.

7th Annual Community Christmas Dinner at Emmanuel Parish House: Dec. 25

If you will be alone, away from home, unable to prepare a meal or would like to share in some laughter and joy, please join us at Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Call Second Chapter Books for reservations or more information at 540-687-7016. Drop-in guests welcome!

Upcoming events

Boxing Day Brunch at Hunter’s Head Tavern: Dec. 26 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Enjoy a traditional Boxing Day Brunch at Hunter’s Head Tavern! Call 540-592-9020 to make a reservation.

Wine & Painting Class at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 27 | 7-9 p.m.

Wine Painting Salamander Resort Middleburg VAEnjoy a fun way to paint and create your own original piece of work while sipping on delicious local wines. Two-person minimum. For reservations, please call 540-326-4060. $85 per person, ages 21 and up.

Holiday Family Movie Night at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 30 | 5 p.m.

Unwind with a family movie night and laugh all night while enjoying “Zootopia.”

Hunt Country Brunch at Red Fox Inn & Tavern: Dec. 31 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Make your reservations now for a special Hunt Country Brunch at the Red Fox Inn & Tavern. Two-course brunch is $32 per person, three-course brunch is $38 per person, children under 10 are $15. Call 540-687-6301 to make your reservation.

Champagne Cocktails & Caviar Tasting at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 31 | 2-4 p.m.

Champagne Salamander Resort Middleburg VACreate enchanting champagne cocktails paired perfectly with a selection of caviar for tasting. It will be the perfect activity before heading out for the evening and ringing in 2017! $72 per person. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation.

Art a la Carte at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 31 | 3-5 p.m.

Spend your Saturday afternoon discovering a new talent or honing your skills in a new way, under the direction of artist Mary Jennings. Choose one theme for the day; first guest to sign up determines what class will be offered. Two-person minimum.
For reservations, please call 540-326-4060.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Red Fox Inn & Tavern: Dec. 31 | 5-9 p.m.

Red Fox Inn Tavern Middleburg VAReserve your spot today for Red Fox’s five-course game and seafood dinner! $165 per person. Adults only. Call 540-687-6301 to make your reservation.

New Year’s Eve Dinner at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill: Dec. 31 | 5-10 p.m.

On the last night of 2016, a culinary masterpiece is prepared in a special four-course dinner. After dinner, join the celebration in the Living Room to ring in the New Year in style. $79 per person. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation.

New Year’s Eve Family Party at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 31 | 8 p.m.-Midnight

Help us ring in the New Year with a celebration for the whole family to enjoy! Celebrate with music, dancing, games and a delicious buffet, as we wait for the ball to drop. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. $59 per adult (includes access to 21-year-old and older New Year’s Eve party in Living Room), $45 per child.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 31-Jan. 1 | 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

New Year's Eve Salamander Resort Middleburg VASay farewell to 2016 and toast to 2017 with us for a cheerful celebration with live entertainment, dancing, delicious hors d’oeuvres and passed champagne. $40 per person. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation.

New Year’s Day Brunch at Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill: Jan. 1 | 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

It’s the first meal of the New Year, do it right with a delectable mix of regional and seasonal brunch offerings. $59 per person, $25 for children. Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys for additional $25. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. Credit card required at booking; 72 hour cancellation.

Hunt Country Brunch at Red Fox Inn & Tavern: Jan. 1 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Red Fox Inn Tavern Middleburg VAMake your reservations now for a special Hunt Country Brunch at the Red Fox Inn & Tavern. Two-course brunch is $32 per person, three-course brunch is $38 per person, children under 10 are $15. Call 540-687-6301 to make your reservation.

Yin Yoga Workshop at Salamander Resort & Spa: Jan. 1 | Noon

Just in time for the New Year, this Yin Yoga workshop will nourish the mind and connective tissues. You’ll explore long supported holds which target ligaments, bones and joints, and enable muscular release and relaxation. $45 per person.
For reservations, please call 540.326.4060.

Greenhill Winery & Vineyards at Gold Cup Wine Bar: Jan. 1 | 2-4 p.m.

Each month, Gold Cup will feature a different local winery and offer tastings of its featured wines. This month’s featured winery is Greenhill Winery & Vineyards. This event is complimentary.

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