Each December, 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. The Middleburg Christmas Parade features a unique assortment of floats, marching bands, local community groups, antique fire trucks, and a variety of animals including horses, llamas and dogs. Santa brings up the rear riding on a beautiful horse drawn coach. Throughout the day there are hayrides, choir performances, the Garden Club's Christmas Flower & Greens Show and the Craft Show. Visitors enjoy shopping and dining in Middleburg's shops and restaurants. New for 2011, is a progressive wine tasting featuring Virginia wines at Middleburg Country Inn, Boxwood Tasting Room, Barrel Oak Tasting Room and Gallery, the French Hound, Julien’s, Red Fox Inn, Philip Carter Winery, and Market Salamander.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, December 1, 2012
- 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast with Santa and a Silent Auction at Middleburg Elementary School.
- 11 a.m. - The Middleburg Hunt
- 2 p.m. - Middleburg Christmas Parade
- 3:30pm - 6:00 p.m. - Progressive Wine Tasting
Parade Route: Washington Street (Route 50) For more information, contact the Loudoun Convention & Visitors Association at (800) 752-6118 or visit visitloudoun.org.