Adults and children of all ages are invited to join Foxcroft School students in celebrating the holiday season on Sunday, Dec. 3, with a spectacular Christmas Pageant, followed by a visit from Santa Claus. The performance, which is free, will begin at 2 p.m. in the Engelhard Gymnasium, located in Foxcroft’s Athletic/Student Center of the girls’ boarding and day school.
The pageant is a tradition that was started by Foxcroft founder Charlotte Haxall Noland soon after the School was established in 1914. Each year, Foxcroft’s new students and chorale present the nativity story as a gift to the community. Live donkeys, goats, and sheep have all made appearances in recent years. Non-stop music and beautiful costumes, some of which were made decades ago, are featured.
Following the nativity story, Santa Claus will make a visit and, with help from elf assistants, hand out goodie bags prepared by Foxcroft students to the children in attendance. Photos of children with Santa and his friends are always fun too!
Karin Thorndike, Chair of the Fine Arts Department at Foxcroft, directs the performance, assisted by Chorale Director Eric Dombrowski.
Foxcroft is located on Foxcroft Road (Route 626), four miles north of the center of Middleburg. For more information, call 540.687.4511.