Dine with Santa
Holiday happenings are in full swing and there are several spots this weekend to break bread with Santa Claus himself. Have some flapjacks with St. Nick at the Purcellville and Arcola Fire Departments, the National Conference Center, and at the Middleburg Charter Academy on Saturday morning. Enjoy dinner with the big guy at the Philomont Community Center on Friday night or breakfast with him at the Philomont Fire Department on Sunday morning. You can have breakfast or lunch with Santa at the Claude Moore Rec Center on Saturday and join in on a Candy Cane Hunt as well. All these meals and that jolly belly makes a lot more sense, doesn’t it?
Christmas in Middleburg
It doesn’t get more Christmasy than Christmas in Middleburg, complete with a Hunt Country twist of course. The full day celebration includes breakfast with Santa and silent auction, a craft fair, kid-friendly activities, and much more. You won’t want to miss the Middleburg Hunt Review at 11 a.m. with riders on horseback and pack of hounds walking down the street, followed by the mile-long Christmas Parade is at 2 p.m.
The most wonderful time of the year is celebrated in a number of spots this weekend with a tree lighting festivities. The Middleburg Tree Lighting is Friday night at the Pink Box Information Center. The Piedmont Singers will lead the caroling and also sing the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah with an orchestra at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church to follow. The Dulles Town Center Tree Lighting is Friday from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy Carolers and Holiday Sing-Along, live music, crafts, and more. The Tree Lighting at One Loudoun is Saturday from 5-7 p.m., complete with entertainment, crafts, holiday horse and wagon ride, s’mores and more. Santa will be there to help light the tree and for a free photo opp. The Town of Round Hill celebrates their tree lighting on Saturday and Hillsboro does on Sunday.
Winter Wonderland at Brambleton Town Center
Brambleton’s free Winter Wonderland is Sunday from 12-4 p.m. Hot chocolate station? Yes, please! Hop a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, listen to local school choirs, and make holiday crafts. Santa will be available for selfies and you can grab a family picture in a gigantic snow globe!
Brambleton Library Grand Opening Party
Take a break from the holiday festivities to check out the brand spanking new Brambleton Library on Saturday from 1-9 p.m. This library has it all – a recording studio, 3D printers and laser cutters, meeting rooms, dedicated spaces for children and teens, a video game room in the teen center, and more. The party starts at 1pm with with a ribbon-cutting and will feature community leaders, local bands and performers.