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November 20, 2017

Four Christmas parades slated Dec. 1 and 2

File photo/Lawrence Emerson
Children hand out candy at last year‘s Marshall Christmas parade.
The first weekend of December features Christmas parades across Fauquier in Bealeton, Marshall, Warrenton and in neighboring Middleburg.

31st annual Warrenton Christmas Parade
6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
Main Street, Warrenton

Thousands of spectators will observe floats from civic organizations and businesses, school music and dance groups and Santa and Mrs. Claus in a procession down Warrenton’s Main Street at night.

Lineup begins at Sixth Street and heads toward the courthouse. At the end of the parade, Mayor Powell Duggan and a special guest will illuminate the Christmas tree on the old courthouse steps followed by fireworks.

The parade will coincide with the opening of Gum Drop Square in the John Barton Payne Building where children can pose for photos with Santa and purchase small gifts.

Trophies will be awarded in three categories: The Clarke Griswold Award (most illuminated entry), Most Original Holiday Entry and Judge’s Choice.

Parade participant registration has closed.

For more information, click here.

Marshall Christmas Parade
11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Main Street, Marshall

The annual Christmas parade sponsored by the Marshall Business and Residents Association features animals, fire equipment, classic cars and floats from businesses and civic organizations.

Lineup begins at 10 a.m. near the railroad tracks east of town. Parade starts at 11 a.m.

Trophies awarded to participants. Entrants must submit forms by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

For more information, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or click here.

The Marshall Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will also host their annual breakfast with Santa event for children from 8 to 10 a.m.

Bealeton Holiday Parade and Festival
1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Station Drive, Bealeton

This small town parade features antique cars, tractors and fire trucks; performers; animals; high school marching bands; community organizations; Boy Scouts; Girl Scouts; business floats and Santa.

Participants line up at noon along Willow Drive near the Bealeton library branch. They will start their procession at 1 p.m. down Station Drive and Village Center Drive. Judges at Village Center and Willow Drive will determine winners.

A post parade festival will take place in the Food Lion parking lot near CK Home & Hardware. They will feature free refreshments, children’s activities and crafts and merchant discounts.

Parade participants must register online by midnight on Dec. 1. Printed forms must be delivered to CK Home & Hardware in Bealeton by Nov. 30.

Rain date: Sunday, Dec. 3.

For more information, click here or contact CK Home & Hardware at 540-439-5541.

Christmas in Middleburg
2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
300 West Washington St., Middleburg

The annual mile-long parade in the heart of Middleburg features classic cars, horses, fire and rescue equipment, Santa and other floats and entertainers.

Middleburg plans several other activities for the day, including:

• 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Craft fair at Middleburg Community Center.

• 8:30 a.m. breakfast with Santa and silent auction at the Middleburg Charter School.

• 11 a.m. Middleburg hunt procession with horses and hounds down Main Street.

Parking, $20 per vehicle.

For more information, click here.
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