Come and get into the joyful spirit of the holidays in Virginia’s beautiful horse country as the Town of Middleburg celebrates Christmas on Saturday, December 2.
The festivities begin at 8:30 a.m., with Breakfast with Santa at Middleburg Community Charter School.
At 11 a.m. the Middleburg Hunt takes to the streets creating a spectacular sight as approximately 150 horses, riders in hunting attire and dozens of hounds come through the town.
The Middleburg Christmas Parade begins at 2 p.m. as spectators line the sidewalks along Washington Street (Route 50) to watch as a unique assortment of floats, troops and musical groups march by in a mile-long parade. In keeping with the animal friendliness of the town, the parade features over 700 animals, which over the years has included horses, ponies, alpacas, llamas, and a variety of dog breeds. Not to be missed are the antique fire trucks, children on floats, and of course, Santa brings up the rear riding on a beautiful horse drawn coach. Throughout the day there are seasonal performances, the Middleburg Community Center Craft Show, as well as shopping and dining in the town’s shops and restaurants. In addition to the town’s restaurants, food trucks will be located on N. Pickering St., behind the BB&T Bank during the event.
From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. adults can relax and enjoy the Spirit of Middleburg. The progressive hospitality of food and wine tasting will allow adults to wind down and relax at Middleburg establishments of their choice while sampling foods, wines, and spirits from throughout the area at local restaurants. Visit www.ChristmasinMiddleburg.org for a full list of Spirit of Middleburg stops.
For more information call the Pink Box Visitor Center at 540-687-8888 or email Organizer@ChristmasinMiddleburg.org. Visit www.ChristmasinMiddleburg.org to view an event schedule, list of activities, shop specials and more.
(Photo credit: Jay Hubbard)http://www.ChristmasinMiddleburg.org
Boy Scout Troop 196 will be holding their annual fund-raising door-to-door sale of Poinsettias on Saturday, Dec. 2. The support of
the community is so vital to our Troop. The 6” pots will be sold for $6 each & the 8” pots are $13 each. We also will have plants for
sale that day at St. Luke’s Church located on Old Rixeyville Rd. For more information please email us at BSTROOP196@aol.com or call 540-623-5503.
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. downtown Orange becomes an old-fashioned village filled with holiday music, seasonal vendors and Santa! The event will bring together live holiday music, downtown merchant Open Houses, a Makers Craft Village, food, children’s activities and local church bazaars. There will be plenty of parking readily available within easy walking from all the activities so don’t hesitate to plan on spending a wonderful Saturday in downtown Orange.
At 9:30 a.m. Mountain View Barbeque will be selling delicious breakfast sandwiches. At the Train Station, parents may enjoy seeing their little ones eyes light up when they talk with Santa. There will be a photographer available if you wish, but do not forget to bring the camera. Jonathan Slater, a trained classical guitarist, will be in the Train Station providing beautiful holiday music. Throughout the day children will be able to exercise their imagination during Storytime. Orange librarian Michelle Pursel who specializes in her weekly children’s reading-time and Sully Carter well known for his character talents, having studied at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College, will use their captivating reading skills to enthrall the little ones with Christmas stories. The Arts Center in Orange will be hosting a make-and-take craft center for children to create and take a holiday memento home.
Meanwhile, the downtown merchant’s Open Houses will be providing treats and specials to start the holiday shopping season off right! And the Open-air “Makers Village” will be filled with vendors selling handmade crafts, greenery and decorations, and local foods.
There will also be live holiday music throughout the event.
Also scheduled for the day will be the Enchanted Extravaganza at the Market at Grelen, the Montpelier Open House, local church bazaars and Orange School of Performing Arts Nutcracker performances.
The event is open to all ages and free to attend. Downtown parking is plentiful. Partners working to create this event are Holladay House Bed and Breakfast, The Arts Center in Orange, the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Orange.
Visit https://www.theoda.org/the-downtown-orange-holiday-village/, or contact Diane Pendleton of the Orange Downtown Alliance for further info at (540) 672-2540 or email@example.com://www.theoda.org/the-downtown-orange-holiday-village/
As the year draws to a close we take this opportunity to say Thank You to all our customers for all your support. We’ll have live music by John Kelly who has a soulful style that is informed and inspired by singer songwriter artists including Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt and Cliff Eberhardt, to name a few from 2 to 5pm, merchandise on sale, and special gifts for everyone. Please join us as we raise a toast to you! No cover.https://www.ducardvineyards.com
Join Wellspring Health Services as they host a Christmas Party from 4 to 7 p.m. at 15237 Creativity Drive, Culpeper. Cookie decorating from 4 to 5:30 p.m., pictures with Santa from 4 to 7 p.m., performances from 5 to 7 p.m. and a tree lightning at 7 p.m. Free!
The Jefferson Ruritan Club together with the Jeffersonton Community Center will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat Country Breakfast from 8-11 a.m., at the Jeffersonton Community Center, 5073 Jeffersonton Rd., Jeffersonton (Rts. 802 & 621 off Rt. 229). Menu will include eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fried apples, biscuits & gravy, pastries, orange juice & coffee. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 and under 6 free. Carry-out available. All are welcome. For info, call 937-5119 or go to www.jeffersonvaruritanclub.org.
The Brotherhood of St. Andrew offers men and boys the Discipline of Prayer, Study and Service, to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom. Newcomers are welcome to join us for breakfast each Tuesday at 7 a.m. Contact 540-825-8786 Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street Visit www.ststephensculpeper.net
Centering Prayer Group at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Join us for an hour of reflection and prayer, each Wednesday at 11 a.m., followed by Healing and Holy Communion service at noon. Contact 540-825-8786. Located at 115 N. East Street.
Memory Cafe for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family/friend caregivers are invited to share social time together at Country Cookin’ in the Southgate Shopping Center at 2:30. Alzheimer’s Disease information will be available. For more information contact Bonnie at 547-4824.
Meetings are held each Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Culpeper County Library. All ages and all skill levels welcome, even those who have never played. Come learn a new skill! For information about this and other programs, please feel free to call the Library at (540) 825-8691.
Fridays at 10:30 a.m. This is a fun and engaging program designed to help children develop the early literacy skills they need to be ready to learn to read when they enter Kindergarten. Stories, songs, puppets, and finger plays make this a fun time for
all. Children attend with a parent or other caregiver. Great for Grandparents to attend with the Grandkids! No registration required!
Join the staff at Vinosity in downtown Culpeper on Friday evenings from 5 – 8 p.m. for their complimentary in-store tasting. Sample a selection of wines or beers from either new arrivals or old favorites. 174 E. Davis Street. 540-829-9463
Doors open at 5 p.m., play starts at 6:45 p.m. Guaranteed $1,000 jackpot, regular games pay $100 if over 90 players. Only upstairs seating available, and the facility is non-smoking. For further information call 825-3424.
Celebrate the Christmas season with Northern Virginia’s very own pops orchestra in its annual family concert of cheerful carols and cherished holiday tunes. This jovial evening includes a program of sentimental favorites including selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” Leroy Anderson’s “Christmas Festival” and “Sleigh Ride,” and culminates in a rousing sing-a-long, in which the audience members get a chance to share in the experience. Under the baton of founder and artistic director Anthony Maiello, these talented musicians from the greater D.C. area perform favorites that are guaranteed to fill you and your family with holiday warmth and merriment.http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/986/
Join others each Saturday who enjoy quilting at Reformation Lutheran Church located at 601 Madison Road in Culpeper. All welcome. Quilts are given to SAFE and other local organizations. Contact Diane Vanderhoof at 540-604-0068.
Windmore Presents “It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play”. This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a full stage production depicting a live 1940s radio broadcast. The play is adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling. Produced by special arrangement with Playscipts, Inc. and directed by local Jeff Walker. Locally cast from Culpeper and Fauquier counties. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit www.windmorefoundation.org. The production will take place on Saturday December 9 at 7 pm and Sunday December 10 at 2:30 pm. The shows take place at the Warrenton Middle School located at 244 Waterloo Street. Tickets are $10 in advance online here: www.windmorefoundation.org or $12 at the door. Complimentary refreshments. For more information call: 540-547-4333. The production is funded in part by a PATH Foundation grant.http://www.windmorefoundation.org
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – Join us in Worship. We offer three Holy Communion Services each week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., Childcare from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 AM followed by Healing and Holy Communion at 12 p.m. Please contact us for more information. Address: 115 N. East St., Culpeper | Parking: 120 N. Commerce Street | 540-825-8786 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.ststephensculpeper.net.
Worship Service Times: 8:30, 10, 11:30 a.m. Live Stream available at 10 a.m. via our website www.mountainviewcc.net. Children’s programs available for birth – 5th grade. We are located at 16088 Rogers Road, behind Brusters Ice Cream. Small groups also meet throughout the week. 540-727-0297
Help support local groups with a fun night of games. Held at Pepper’s Grill located at 791 Madison Road in Culpeper (by Best Western). Doors open at 5 p.m. Games begin at 6:30 p.m. Three progressives each night, $1,000 jackpot. Food available for purchase. Contact Jim Calhoun at 540-937-1730.
Come enjoy a country Christmas as this award-winning band returns to our stage for a holiday concert of country and bluegrass favorites. Dubbed the “Rockstars of Bluegrass” by Country Music Television, Dailey & Vincent are extolled throughout the music industry as one of the most exciting Bluegrass bands in America. They chose to record their live DVD and PBS TV special for sold-out audiences in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall because of its excellent acoustics, and now they’re coming back to share their talents and wit for a special holiday treat. Their contagious and spirited music has earned them numerous awards, including three Grammy® Award nominations, four Dove awards, one Emmy Award nomination, and 14 International Bluegrass Music Association awards. Get in the spirit with this exceptional holiday experience.http://hyltoncenter.org/calendar/987/