December in Hunt Country

Dear Friends,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Time to give, time to support local, and time to gather with loved ones. It also happens to be Volume 11’s launch month! We are so excited to bring you this next edition that showcases locally owned, small businesses that make up the fabric of this Hunt Country community. We are so proud of this volume and couldn’t have done it without our wonderful team and most of all, without our wonderful Hunt Country businesses! So, with that and the holiday season well upon us, we have lots to get excited about this month.


Christmas in Middleburg
December 2nd | All Day | Middleburg, VA | Details
We can’t believe it’s already time for this iconic event. Christmas in Middleburg is an absolute essential installation in Hunt Country during the holidays, and we hope you have penciled it in on your schedule (if you haven’t been already!). From a stunning parade to breakfast with Santa and endless holiday shopping, this is a not-to-miss December event.

Middleburg Shop & Stroll
December 6th | 3-5pm | The Hill School | Details
Join the Middleburg Stoll & Shop Wednesday, December 6 for a very special holiday evening in Middleburg, exclusively for the Willowsford community, sponsored by Stroll Willowsford, The Hill School, Foxcroft School, and Jennifer Liwanag, Pearson Smith Realty. This event will follow “The Christmas in Middleburg” annual celebration scheduled for the first Saturday in December.

“The Middleburg Christmas Parade” by artist Lydia Marie Elizabeth.

Dickens of a Dog Show
December 9th | 12-3pm | The National Sporting Library and Museum | Details
The annual Dickens of a Dog Show will take place at The National Sporting Library and Museum on December 9th! Parade with your pup through downtown Middleburg and get in the holiday spirit. “Yappy Hour” will kick off from 1:30 – 3:00 in the Brick & Mortar beer garden. Treats for canines and adults, plus a fun photo booth for dogs and humans alike! Presented by the Old Ox Brewery & Middleburg Business & Professional Association to benefit Middleburg Humane Foundation.

Above: Scenes from Christmas in Middleburg 2022. Top left to right: TSG Hunt Country x McEnearney Associates Christmas Party decor, antique cars parading down main street. Bottom left to right: little festive details on Middleburg’s main street, Percheron horses in the Middleburg Christmas Parade.

Locke Store Wine Club Holiday Grand Tasting
December 13th | 5-7pm | The Locke Store | Details
Join The Locke Store for their annual Holiday Grand Tasting! Featured will be six importers pouring their favorite holiday wines.This event will be spread out between The Buttery & Locke Store, with a staggered start time to avoid crowding. Come find the best new wines of the season!

Workshop and Wine- Holiday Centerpieces
December 14th | 5-7pm | The Goodstone Inn and Restaurant | Details
Join the historic Goodstone Inn on Thursday, December 14th, from 5-7 pm for an enchanting evening filled with creativity, delicious wine, and delightful snacks. Create your own holiday centerpiece using all-natural greenery harvested directly from our picturesque property. You’ll learn the art of centerpiece-making while enjoying a glass of wine (or two)!

Gorgeous details of a Grazing Board from The Cornichon, the perfect gift for the foodie! Photo courtesy The Cornichon.

Cheese Tasting and Holiday Ornament Making with The Cornichon
December 15th | 3-5pm | Famous Toastery | Ashburn, VA
Enjoy a special holiday event with The Cornichon , where you will indulge in delicious gourmet cheeses and craft a keepsake ornament with friends and family.

Christmas and NYE at The Blue Rock
December 21st-23rd | The Blue Rock | Details
From December 21st through December 23rd, the Blue Rock will be serving a special five course menu for the holidays for $135 per person. With an optional wine pairing for $89, there is no better way to ring in the festivities in culinary style. If you’re looking to celebrate the new year a little bit early, there will also be a six course tasting menu the week before NYE, make reservations here.They will also have a six course pairing menu for New Year’s Eve, make reservations here A.S.A.P.!

New Years Eve at The Buttery
December 31st | Seatings at 5pm & 8pm | The Buttery | Details
Enjoy a glass of champagne and a decadent four-course menu prepared by Chef Steve, Sous Chef Karli & The Buttery Team. Take your evening to the next level with our celebratory wine pairings curated by Locke Store’s Wine Team.


SkinBetter Science is one of the many fabulous brands carried by May Aesthetics.

May Aesthetics Boutique
Winter may be deceiving with its low light and lack of UV rays but that doesn’t mean sun protection should fall to the wayside! May Aesthetics has the perfect products for sun defense year round. We especially love this compact sunscreen from Skinbetter Science, available at May Aesthetics. Have questions about your skin and how to care for it in these dry, cold months? Give Kristin at May Aesthetics a call A.S.A.P.!


Cool Contours
Cool Contours is bringing Alex, Master Esthetician, of the Virginia Institute to Cool Contours in Arlington! She will be offering the following treatments on Friday December 1st and December 8th: Signature Facial, Cool Peel and a Microneedling Exosome Facial. Book soon! Limited spots are available. Call the Virginia Institute at 703.327.8200.

Blue Rock
The picturesque Blue Rock is offering a room and dinner package – for $699, guests can book any room for a one night stay from now through February 11th that will be bundled with chocolate truffles and bottle of Thibaut Jannison sparkling wine waiting in the room on arrival plus a four course dinner for two in thier restaurant! To take advantage of the deal, just book a room here and use the promo code WINTER23. In addition to this lovely offering, the Blur Rock also has a gift card promotion, where guests can receive 20% off the price of the gift card!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out all of our Hunt Country gift guides to source the best of local for your holidays gift-giving! They can all be found here.

Don’t forget to tell them Scout sent you!