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MIDDLEBURG, Va.--   Located in the heart of Virginia horse country, Middleburg Virginia has been extolled as being one of the quaintest destinations on the east coast.  The traditional Christmas festivities with the backdrop of a classic Hunt Country Village have become an essential part of the spirit of Christmas for small children, world travelers and citizens far and wide.  


Christmas in Middleburg is a wonderful community event.   Festivities begin at 8 am, Saturday December 1 with breakfast with Santa and a silent auction at Middleburg Elementary School.


Starting at 11 am the Middleburg Hunt takes to the streets creating a spectacular site as approximately 100 horses, riders in red coats and dozens of hounds come through the town. New this year, the Loudoun Symphony Brass Ensemble will entertain visitors from the Christmas tree at the Middleburg Methodist Church. Through the day there are hayrides, choir performances, the Garden Club’s Christmas Flower & Greens Show and the Craft Show as well as shopping and dining in the town’s shops and restaurants.

The Middleburg Christmas Parade begins at 3 p.m. as spectator’s line the sidewalks along Washington Street (Route 50) to watch as a unique assortment of floats, troops and bands march by.   In keeping with the animal friendliness of the town, the parade includes horses, llamas and dogs.    Not to be missed are the antique fire trucks and of course, Santa brings up the rear riding on a beautiful horse drawn coach.  Following the parade Santa Claus will greet children on the porch across the street from the post office (110 W. Washington Street). 


“Christmas in Middleburg is a wonderful tradition,” said Parade Co-Chairman and Middleburg Eccentric Founder and Editor Dee Dee Hubbard.  “We owe so much to the small group of dedicated Middleburg citizens who originated the event.  It’s become a hallmark of Virginia tradition, a classic series of events that really build the spirit of the season for all who attend whether they’re local or from countries around the world.”


Getting there:   Middleburg is located approximately 45 minutes from Washington, DC and is in close proximity to Dulles International Airport.  To get there from metropolitan Washington, take I-66 West to Route 50 West (Exit 57B) toward Winchester. Drive approximately 25 miles to Middleburg.  


For more information, contact the Pink Box Visitor Center at 540-687-8888 or the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association at 1-800-752-6118.



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