The 14th annual Christmas fair at the Loudoun County Community Center in Purcellville will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Purcellville Post Office will have a booth that will allow shoppers to mail their packages early. The newly formed Purcellville Preservation Association will offer note cards featuring two town landmarks -- the old train station and Hampton Hall -- the site of Purcellsville's first town hall in the 1900s. Fifteen cards printed in brown ink on cream colored paper will sell for $3.
According to a spokesman, all food and gifts were handmade and handcrafted by Loudoun residents. For information call Chrissie Beck at 338-7098.
In a separate event, Santa Claus will come to Purcellville at 2 p.m. Saturday in a horse-drawn wagon that will lead a small parade down the town's main street. The opening of the holiday season will include entertainment and food booths. The town's professional and business leader's association, which sponsors the event, hopes to have a photographer present so children can pose with Santa, according to spokesman Jim Bowman. Middleburg Sets Christmas Festivities Middleburg's Christmas festivities will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and will include a 3 p.m. parade that will feature horses and carriages, floats, antique cars and a band.
The colonial theme adopted by the merchants this year is a harbinger of the Middleburg bicentennial in 1987. According to Mayor Loyal McMillan, most of the area business leaders will wear colonial attire, and colonial foods, arts and crafts will be offered.
Festivities will end around 5:30 p.m. with an open house reception at Luck House. Refreshments were donated by local merchants. Arcola Community Center Classes Set Activities at the Arcola Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. today include a class in quilling, the art of using strips of colored parchment to form a design, and candlewicking.
At 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, magician Len Dileo will offer a 50-minute show for children 14 and under. Admission is $2.50. For information, call 327-6906.
A center spokesman said there are a few seats left for a two-day tour of Colonial Williamsburg Dec. 16 and 17. The $80 fee includes dining at Colonial Tavern and transportation. Call the number above for reservations.-- Donna Acquaviva