— The holiday season is almost upon us, and Middleburg is preparing to once again “wow” visitors and residents alike with its holiday spirit. This year’s festivities will kick off with the usual tree lighting at The Pink Box and Christmas in Middleburg parades, but also include a Charles Dickens-themed experience all month long in December.

The Dickens Christmas experience will include a theatrical performance, music, food, libations, a window-decorating contest for local businesses, Christmas trees throughout town, carriage rides, and more. You are sure to have a Dickens of a time this year in Middleburg!

The holiday celebrations were outlined as part of the Middleburg Business and Professional Association’s Biz Buzz networking event, hosted by The Middleburg Museum on Oct. 12th.

Fortunately, you don’t have to wait until December to have fun in Middleburg. The community calendar is chock-full of events throughout the fall to keep you busy, including:

The meeting also featured some local business news, including Boxwood Estate Winery taking home a gold medal at the Loudoun Wine Awards for their 2020 Rosé and a couple of new businesses in town: Ship Shape, a full-stack web app development firm offering co-working space (located in the former home of the Village Backsmith), and Tremolo Bar (in the former home of Greenheart Juice Shop). Additionally, MBPA will be sending out ballots this week to fill two vacant seats on the Board of Directors.

As usual, this Biz Buzz also focused on ways to help support the Middleburg community. The event highlighted The Middleburg Museum’s brick fundraiser, an opportunity to help fund the building of The Middleburg Museum with an engraved brick that will be placed on the museum grounds. Additionally, the meeting highlighted two Middleburg police officers facing health challenges: Lt. Shaun Jones, who was recently diagnosed with lymphoma (you can donate to Lt. Jones here) and Officer Tim Tharpe who has liver cancer and is in need of a donor (you can find more details here).

Be sure to mark your calendar for the next in-person Biz Buzz, which will be held Nov. 9th at Market Salamander and will be co-hosted by Market Salamander and Chloe’s of Middleburg.