A Dickens of a Christmas Festival

During the month of December, the Town of Middleburg will transform into the ultimate holiday destination. The historic town, located in the heart of Virginia’s horse country, will sparkle with festive decorations during the holiday season. The town will also host family-friendly activities including, a Dickens-themed festival. For more information, visit: middleburgva.gov/holidays.

On Saturday, December 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the town will host A Dickens of a Christmas festival on South Madison St., which will be closed to vehicular traffic. Throughout the day there will be local vendors, carriage rides, carolers, and street performers.

During the festival, members of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers will present Dance Like the Dickens at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The group will perform dances from the Victorian era. The dancers will also demonstrate steps and invite attendees to participate.

Interactive performances of “A Christmas Carol,” with a run time of 30 minutes, will be held at noon and 2 p.m. Performances of “St. George and the Dragon” will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Each show will feature local actors and several actors from New York will also perform in the production.

Holiday carriage rides through Downtown Middleburg will be offered on Dec.16, 17, 23, 24 and 31. Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-in-middleburg-horse-drawn-carriage-rides-tickets-753400219337?aff=oddtdtcreator to purchase tickets.

Sponsored by the Middleburg Business and Professional Association, complimentary cups of hot cocoa will be available at Scruffy’s Ice Cream Parlor (6 W Washington St.) each weekend through Dec. 31.

Visit www.middleburgva.gov/holidays for a full schedule of events. For additional information, please visit facebook.com/townofmiddleburgva/ or contact the Middleburg Town Office at 540-687-5152.

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