Hello Corgi Lovers!!
It’s that time of year again to start marking your calendars for the annual Corgi Corps group in the Middleburg Christmas parade! This year Christmas in Middleburg is going to be held on Saturday, December 1st. Please note that the Parade time has been changed BACK to the afternoon at 2:00 pm. Many of you who have attended in years past know that there are lots of fun activities the entire day (see schedule, below), and our parade entry has been a fun and favorite parade entry for many years. We all make a sign with our Corgi’s names on it and wear it around our necks, and then march down the parade route with our beloved Corgi’s, many of whom are attired in festive doggy Christmas attire (totally optional!). Be sure to make your sign big enough so that the spectators on the sidewalks can see the name of your Corgi from afar!
The parade participants will be asked to line up around 1:15 pm and we are usually assigned the area in the parking lot of the Sporting Library, on the west end of town on the Plains Road. I will continue to email details to you as I get them from the Parade Committee, such as staging area and parking information. More information can also be found on the Christmas in Middleburg web site, www.christmasinmiddleburg.org. I am also going to put a post on the Facebook pages for “Visit Middleburg” and “Middleburg, VA”
Saturday, December 1st
8:30am: Breakfast With Santa and Silent Auction, Middleburg Elementary School
9:00am - 5:00pm: Craft Fair, Middleburg Community Center
10:00am - 4:00pm: Middleburg Garden Club Christmas Greens Sale, Emmanuel Episcopal Parish house. Sale of Christmas greens and flower show.
10:30am - 2:00pm: A Place To Be, music, sing alongs, storytelling, arts & crafts
11:00am: Middleburg Hunt Review, mounted riders and hounds down the main Washington Street
11:30am - 1:50pm: Hayrides! Beautiful draught horses teamed to take kids of all ages on hayrides around town. Departures from the Pink Box, 12 North Madison Street
10:00am: Middleburg Methodist Church hot chocolate in the front yard to warm up while waiting for the hunt to ride by.
11:30am: Middleburg Methodist Church, lunch in the Church fellowship hall, with a concert of Christmas music in the sanctuary before the 2pm parade.
2:00pm: Christmas Parade, down the main Washington Street
3:00pm - 6:00pm: Wine Crawl, progressive wine tastings from one end of town to the other.
4:00pm: Piedmont Singers Christmas Concert, Emmanuel Episcopal Church