Middleburg Holiday Trees & Window Design Contest | (Ongoing in December)

The Town of Middleburg and MBPA will be lining Washington Street with living Christmas trees in front of Town businesses. These trees will line and light the sidewalks of Middleburg from Dec. 4 until Jan. 1. Shops and local businesses will “sponsor” trees by decorating them for the season. We hope these will add delight and visual impact for our visitors and residents alike this holiday season. This year, the MBPA will also be hosting a town-wide Holiday Window Design Contest. 

Middleburg Town Tree Lighting | Dec. 4 (6 – 7 p.m.) themiddleburgmuseum.org

The Middleburg Museum welcomes you to start the Christmas season with us as we light the town Christmas tree. This family friendly event will include caroling, hot cocoa, and Mrs. Claus! The tree lighting event grows every year and this year promises to be the best one yet!

Warrenton “Reverse” Christmas Parade | Dec. 4 (6 – 9 p.m.) warrentonchristmasparade.com

This year we have reimagined the traditional Old Town parade to a “Reverse Parade” format. Floats will be parked and displayed along Main Street and attendees will drive by and view from the safety of their vehicles. This approach will allow for spacing between parade entries and no direct contact with the public. 

Santa’s Sleigh Family Photos At Middleburg Humane Foundation | Dec. 5 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) middleburghumane.org

Take your holiday photos at Santa’s festive sleigh! Santa’s sleigh is parked at Middleburg Humane Foundation, right by the holly trees. You may take photos or MHF will take family photos for you on your phone! Afterward, visit the MHF horses, turkeys, ducks, and pigs. A bag of treats will be provided. Due to COVID, Santa is not able to join us. But his sleigh is very festive next to the holly trees! Tickets are required and slots are limited, due to COVID-restrictions. Additional dates are Dec. 12 & 19. 

Dirt Farm Christmas Market + Nomini Bay Oyster Festival | Dec. 5 (12 – 5 p.m.) dirtfarmbrewing.com

Kick off the holiday season at Dirt Farm’s Christmas Market! Sip on Dirt Farm beer and signature hot beverages while you shop unique, handmade items from local artisans and vendors. You are sure to find special gifts for your friends and loved ones, and maybe even take home something for yourself! The folks of Nomini Bay Oyster Ranch, LLC will be on the mountain all weekend serving their famous oysters! Enjoy them raw or charbroiled, with specialty options that pair perfectly with Dirt Farm beer. Please keep in mind that this is an outdoor event. 

Purcellville Drive-in Christmas Lighting | DEC. 6 (5 – 6 p.m.) purbap.org/events

As we light a star on top of Purcellville Baptist Church (PBC), this drive-in Christmas lighting will celebrate the season by safely experiencing Christmas spirit with our community. Christmas carols will be sung, tasty treats delivered to your vehicles, and lots of fun to be had! Held in the church parking lot with “drive-in style” parking, the music will be piping through a radio station, lyrics will be provided both on the web and passed out! 

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop | Dec. 6 & 20 (12  – 2 p.m.) salamanderresort.com

Spend a memorable afternoon with family decorating winter wonderland houses drizzled with icing icicles and pretzel picket fences during this fun, edible workshop. Two guests maximum per gingerbread house and four guests maximum per table to accommodate physical distancing (must be same family). Children must be accompanied by a parent during this event. $50 per gingerbread house. Reservations required, please call 540-326-4070.

Santa Experience At Salamander | Dec. 12 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) salamanderresort.com

Join us for a magical wagon ride to visit “Santa’s Workshop” for a safe visit that is fun for the whole family. Board a wagon drawn by Santa’s elves to his workshop where you have the opportunity for a socially-distanced photo op with Santa, tell him your Christmas wishes and create a memorable festive craft. After visiting with Santa, a friendly elf will bring you back to the Equestrian Center where the children in your party will be greeted with a special stuffed animal to take home as a gift from Santa. S’mores will be available for roasting as well as plenty of hot cocoa. $250 per family up to 8 guests. For questions, please call 540-326-4060 or email recreation@salamanderresort.com. Additional dates are Dec. 5, 6, 13, 19, 20. 

Singer/Songwriter + Ceramics Showcase At Walsh Family Wine | Dec. 12 (7 p.m.) walshfamilywine.com

Singer/Songwriter Sir Ashley Almond and White Hearth Pottery are being hosted by Walsh Family wine for a trifecta of folk music, hand-made ceramics, and top shelf wines. Due to state ordinances, tickets are limited to 25 for the evening. Purchase tickets online. 

Christmas Dinner At Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill | Dec. 25 (2 – 8 p.m.) salamanderresort.com

Join Harriman’s for a festive family-style Christmas dinner. $175 per adult, $45 per child. Child-friendly menu available. Reservations required. For reservations, please call 540-326-4070. 

Experience the Spirit of the Season in Middleburg, Virginia!