At Airlie, we love the holiday season. Decorating the house and grounds, hosting family get-togethers and parties, lighting the fireplace, seeing overjoyed children whisper their Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear… In addition, we find ourselves especially grateful to be located in the fantastic Town of Warrenton during the season. An amazing community year-round, Christmas in Warrenton offers that touch of magic to make your enjoyment of the holiday extra special.
Warrenton Chorale Presents Christmas in Music
December 3, 4, 5
Get in the spirit with the 62nd annual Chorale Christmas in Music concert. Hear the classics and be transported to an era gone by. Performances will be held at the United Methodist Church.
Warrenton Christmas Parade
There’s nothing quite like Christmas in Old Town Warrenton. The festivities kick off at 6:00 p.m. with the Warrenton Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Santa’s arrival and the opening of Gum Drop Square.
Gum Drop Square
December 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20
Heralded as a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, Gum Drop Square will be open the first three weekends in December (Fridays 6 – 9 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm and Sundays, 1 - 3 pm). Children have the opportunity to meet Santa, and can even purchase a $2 gift (including wrapping!) from Santa’s Secret Shop. During the evenings of December 11th and 18th, Main Street is open for a holiday open house including caroling, food trucks, a living nativity, hot cocoa and more. Click here to learn more about Gumdrop Square.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
December 4-6; 11-13; 18-20
We all know the Ebenezer Scrooge tale, but what of Jacob Marley and his doomed eternity? Performed by the Fauquier Community Theater. Opt for the December 13th production and attend dinner immediately following the show.
Breakfast with Santa at Airlie
December 5 & 12
Enjoy a traditional breakfast buffet and experience Airlie House decorated for the holidays. Kids will have fun participating in a variety of activities including cookie decorating. Little Film Studio will be on hand to capture your Christmas memories with Santa as well. Click here to learn more.
December 5, 6, 11, 12
Start a new family tradition this year and introduce your family to this Lasley Centre for the Performing Arts production at Fauquier High School. Performed by FHS students and including new costumes from a Broadway designer, The Nutcracker is perfect for all ages. Children in the audience will also be given an activity sheet to complete as they follow along with the performance.
Holiday Historical Architecture Tour of Old Town Warrenton
December 6 & 20 at 3:00 p.m.
Join the Fauquier Historical Society for an informative walk around Old Town. Reserve your space today!
PSO Holiday Concert: The Snowman
Rice Theater at Highland School
Piedmont Symphony Orchestra presents the storybook animation of The Snowman.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Airlie
Gather the family and enjoy a three-course Christmas Eve Dinner at Airlie. Skip the clean-up and relish the holiday in style.
New Year’s Eve Celebration at Airlie
Send 2015 out with a bang! Join us for an Airlie Signature Dinner Series event featuring Gruet Sparkling Wines and Pearmund Cellars. The evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with a wine reception in Airlie Dining Room, followed by a five-course dinner artfully paired with varietals from Gruet and Pearmund. Enjoy a live band and dancing until 11:00 p.m. Festivities continue at Whistling Swan Pub with Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on the big screen and a champagne toast at midnight! $125 per guest. Reservations required.
Let us help you plan a holiday getaway to Warrenton this holiday season. Call 540-347-1300.