We've been getting around a bit to different spots around Virginia for Christmas celebrations. My favorite every year is the Christmas weekend at Middleburg, VA. Their Christmas parade begins with the Hunt parade: hunting dogs and horse and riders decked out to go chase some foxes.
In addition to the parade they had wagon rides around town. In past years, I think they've done sleigh rides, but this year has been totally snow free.
These horses were so cute and all dressed up for Christmas.
Middleburg had a craft fair and lots of other activities - the whole town was festive!
Santa apparently likes the Hunt parade as well!
Another week we took a walk in Gulf Branch Nature Center in Arlington, VA. The Blacksmith Guild of the Potomac was doing a presentation and had made a bunch of bells and candy canes for the holidays.
I loved watching the artisans at work. They weren't selling anything, which was too bad as I think it would be cool to have an iron candy cane to decorate the house.
I think this last week before Christmas we'll be laying low, finishing the gift wrapping and chugging some egg nog. I need to finish a few embroidery projects before the big day arrives and I'm cutting it close. Good luck to everyone with their last minute shopping and crafting!