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Get in the Holiday Spirit:
Bring Your MG to the Middleburg Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 1
st

When: Saturday, Dec. 1st

Where: Middleburg, Va. Meet at the Hill School, 130 S. Madison Street in Middleburg (by 10:30 am to see Horses & Hounds, otherwise by no later than 1 pm).

Lunch: Side Saddle Café, 7 W. Washington St. in Middleburg (on the parade route) at 11:30 am or just after Horses & Hounds Parade

Christmas Parade: 2 pm, participating cars must be in line at Hill School by 1 pm

Contact: Joe Dowley (jkdowley68@gmail.com) so we can plan for your participation.

Finally, there is a snap in the air, and with Thanksgiving just on the horizon, the Christmas/Holiday Season isn’t far behind.  What better way for Club members to celebrate than by joining us as we ride in the Middleburg Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1st. Last year we had 16 cars and we’d like to have even more—including yours—this year.

This year we have TWO Middleburg-area prizes to give away to lucky participants:  one is a gift certificate for dinner at Middleburg’s Goodstone Inn for the best decorated MG; and another gift certificate, to a participant whose name is drawn out of a Santa hat, is for an overnight stay at the lovely Ashby Inn in nearby Paris, Virginia.  So, by all means, come and enjoy the day—maybe you’ll come home with one of these prizes.  But win or not, everyone is guaranteed a
good time!

Parade day in Middleburg is special.  The Horses & Hounds Parade, which highlights the essence of Middleburg’s Hunt Country culture, begins at 11 am and features riders in full red and black hunt regalia astride beautifully groomed steeds, along with dogs of several types bred for the hunt. If you’ve not seen this before, or even if you have, it is well worth it! Please be aware that most access roads into Middleburg are shut down at 10:30 am until Horses & Hounds is over—around 11:20 am.

All the unique and interesting specialty shops of Middleburg are open and welcoming for the celebration, so there is all manner of retail enjoyment to be had.  Immediately after the Horses & Hounds Parade we will head to the Side Saddle Café, which is on the parade route for lunch.

The Christmas Parade, which has something for everyone including bands, floats, animals, fire engines, unique organizations, celebrities, and, of course, great classic and collector cars, begins, promptly at 2 pm. The good news on parking is that if you are in the parade, you may park at the Hill School all day for free. This is a decided advantage over parking out of town and shuttling in because you will be within walking distance of all the activities.   Please NOTE: traffic in and out of Middleburg will be quite heavy. We encourage you to arrive early (by 10:30 am) to avoid missing out on any of the fun.

Finally, please remember to decorate your car, and contact Joe Dowley (jkdowley68@gmail.com) if you’ll be attending lunch and/or participating in the Parade.  See you there!! 

 


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