Weekend Guide for Middleburg, Virginia: Dec. 8-10

— If you’re looking for an art reception, a pleasant shopping trip or a Christmas concert, look no further than Middleburg, Virginia! The holidays will be here before you know it, and this weekend is the perfect opportunity to get in the holiday spirit in Middleburg. For more on what’s going on this weekend that you won’t want to miss, check out our weekend guide!

Art Reception for Carola Taddeo at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 8 | 6 p.m.

Don’t miss this art reception to celebrate artist Carola Taddeo on Friday at Salamander Resort’s Equestrian Center Lobby.

Carola Taddeo was born in 1976 in San Antonio de Areco, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Raised on her family’s ranch and surrounded by cattle, horses and an intense love for Argentine tradition, she developed a deep connection from her earliest years with the lifestyle and images of Argentina’s immense Pampas. As a result of decades of daily observation of horses and ranch life in general, she developed an incredible sensibility for translating her mental images and emotions from her fingertips to the canvas. Her artistic inclinations led her to the San Antonio de Areco School of Fine Arts. After finishing her studies and earning her degree in 1998, she undertook more specific training on the traditional subjects of Argentine culture and folk art. She subsequently worked with internationally acclaimed artists of this genre, such as Marcelo de Angelis, Marcos Borio and Jorge Frasca.

She has never stopped painting, continually refining her technique while simultaneously reaffirming her commitment to celebrating the subject matter that has made her one of Latin America’s finest traditional artists. Her paintings have been sold in the Argentina, Australia, Spain, the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Complimentary wine and cheese will be provided. For more information or to make reservations to attend, please contact Sheryl Jordan at sjordan@salamanderresort.com.

Three Fox VineyardsHoliday Open House & Gift Sale at Three Fox Vineyards: Dec. 9-10

Not only will Three Fox have delicious holiday cookies and special discounts on holiday merchandise, they are offering incredible holiday discounts on wine! Take advantage of 10% off all bottle sales, 15% off on three bottle purchases and 20% off case purchases! Cellar Club members get these discounts applied to their already discounted prices!

On Saturday, enjoy live piano in the Thirsty Fox Lounge! Relax with classics from the Great American Songbook and holiday favorites performed by Giovanni from 2-4 p.m. Sing along if you like! On Sunday, enjoy PaintNite in their Thirsty Fox Lounge! Paint a masterpiece on a wine glass and enjoy discounted glasses and bottles of Three Fox wine! Sign up here!

“Sounds of Christmas” at Middleburg United Methodist Church: Dec. 10

The Middleburg Concert Series presents “Sounds of Christmas,” featuring renowned baritone Benjamin Curtis, Saturday Morning Brass Project and Daniel Miller on organ and piano. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Refreshments provided by Goodstone Inn & Restaurant. For more information, contact middleburgconcertseries@gmail.com or 540-303-7127.

Also this weekend

Upcoming events

Gents’ Night at Tri-County Feeds, Fashions, Finds: Dec. 14 | 6-9 p.m.

Holiday shopping made easy! Featuring refreshments, personal shoppers, free gift wrapping, draw-for-discount (one drawing per customer), Oughton Limited trunk show and door prizes including a $500 TCF gift card!

NOVA Christmas Concert at the Middleburg Community Center: Dec. 16 | 7-10 p.m.

This Dec. 16, the Middleburg Community Center will be rockin’, rollin’, jumpin’ and jivin’ all around the Christmas tree! Fun music and holiday treats abound. Grab some eggnog, cider and a cookie and settle in for an incredible night of music. This year’s concert will be hosted by Josh Tarp and The Still, who will be joined by a talented line up of artists. Get your tickets here.

Christmas Salamander Resort Middleburg VANaughty or Nice Christmas Cabaret at Salamander Resort & Spa: Dec. 17 | 6:30-9 p.m.

Dreidels, present exchanges or nativity scenes … how do you celebrate the holidays? A group of friends from different cultures talk about what Christmas time means to them in this exciting show. They are back from their busy lives to share favorite moments of the holidays from their past. Their habits, songs and rituals will make you laugh, reminisce and relate. Sing along with them and relive classics, newbies and other holiday songs with a twist. $85 per person; includes show and dinner. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070.

Also upcoming

 Remember to check our calendar for even more upcoming events!