Beginning with the lighting of the Town of Middleburg’s Christmas Tree in the Pink Box Garden on Friday evening, December 1st until the fading rays on Sunday afternoon, Middleburg put on a joyous celebration of our community.  Whether it was Breakfast with Santa at the Middleburg Community Charter School, watching the Middleburg Hunt Review take to the streets after raising a traditional toast together behind the Red Fox Inn Saturday morning, slipping in some shopping at area businesses or delighting in the creative floats and parade participants on Saturday afternoon, there was much to do and plenty to put you in the holiday spirit.

Sunday afternoon’s live animal Christmas Pageant at Foxcroft School carried on a 100-year-old tradition for an appreciative audience.

Kudos go to Jim Herbert, the event organizers and volunteers for creating another memorable Christmas in Middleburg, the Middleburg police department and their partners from nearby towns for keeping everyone safe and providing helpful guidance, and to all who came to participate in these very special holiday festivities.

And, from all of us to all of you, happy holidays! ML

Mayor Betsy Davis and friends celebrating Christmas in Middleburg as her last time as Mayor.

Traditional Hunt toast behind the Red Fox Inn prior to the Middleburg Hunt Review.

Now you know why the photographers really love their jobs!

Elvis lives at Christmas in Middleburg.

Middleburg Charro Club puts on a display during the afternoon Parade.

George Kuk accompanies Sydney riding her horse Sadie.

Photo credit: Abby Pheiffer/Foxcroft School

Photo credit: Abby Pheiffer/Foxcroft School

Photo credit: Abby Pheiffer/Foxcroft School

Photo credit: Abby Pheiffer/Foxcroft School

All other photos courtesy of Elaine Anne Watt