Christmas in Middleburg

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The Middleburg Christmas Parade is a must-see for the season

If you’re looking for a holiday experience straight out of a Hallmark movie, Christmas in Middleburg is a truly magical treat. Over 10,000 visitors make their way to Middleburg, Virginia, at Christmastime for the idyllic scenery and festive atmosphere.

Choosing Middleburg to spend a weekend in the countryside is a picturesque way to get away from city life. The town’s Christmas celebration starts the evening of Friday, Dec. 6, with caroling around the tree lighting at 5 p.m.

Before the Christmas Parade — on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. — warm up with a soup and ham biscuit lunch and hot chocolate at Middleburg United Methodist Church. Once the parade goes by, the Spirit of Middleburg unfolds, with food, wine tastings and samplings of cider and distilled spirits.

Especially during the holiday season, Middleburg is overflowing with nostalgia and 18th-century charm. It’s the anchor of Virginia’s wine region, full of great shops to go antiquing and wonderful places to stay, like Salamander Resort & Spa.

Salamander Resort & Spa has deluxe rooms and amenities and is pet-friendly. Pop in to eat at Salamander’s many dining options, including Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, Gold Cup Wine Bar and Market Salamander, which offers boxed lunches and sandwich trays.

The resort has lots of holiday offers, too, like the Gift of Salamander, which gets you a $100 gift card for each night of your stay. The gift cards can be used toward relaxing at the spa, a cooking class, dinner, outdoor adventures and more.

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