News & Events Around Ashburn, December Edition

Posted December 18, 2017

Rendering of Christmas Tree in Brambleton Town Center

Thank you for your community involvement & support this past year. If you’re making plans to visit the Brambleton Welcome Center or builders’ model homes during the next few weeks, please note our holiday hours.

Happy New Year – we look forward to seeing you soon!

Downtown Buzz

AhSo Is Now Open!

AhSo restaurant opening soon in the Brambleton Town Center.The much-anticipated AhSo Restaurant opened last Friday to rave reviews and is already making local headlines!  Hurry in to try one of Chef Jason Maddens’ “Micro Wine Dinners” – a small, themed tasting menu with beverage pairings that can be enjoyed by as few as two guests or an entire table – and then hurry back to try something new, as their menu will change often!  Because they source locally, what’s fresh and in-season will always be the star of the menu.

Drawing on the experiences and passions that Chef Jason Maddens has gathered over the years, AhSo is a place to relax and enjoy inspired food and great wine.  Jason’s unique skill set of both Chef and Sommelier combined with a sleek and lively atmosphere will make for the most pleasurable dining experience.

Ready to try AhSo for dinner?  They’re open Tuesday through Sunday at 5 PM, and now taking reservations online or by calling 703-327-6600.  Need plans for New Year’s Eve?  Bring in 2018 right with AhSo!  They’ll be doing 3 seatings and serving a 4-course prix fixe menu with optional beverage pairings.  Prepaid reservations are required.

Holiday Celebrations Around The Town Center

  • Eclips’ Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, December 23 – Get in the holiday spirit with the elves at Eclips at their annual ugly Christmas sweater party throughout the day on Saturday, December 23. Stop by for cookies and try out the amazing hot chocolate bar. Grab a last minute gift with specials on products, giveaways and raffle items!
  • SweetFrog Holiday Caroling, December 23 – Come celebrate the magic of the holidays with music in front of SweetFrog at Brambleton on December 23 from 5:30-7:30 PM. Hear holiday songs from the Rock Ridge High School Choir.
  • Bella Ballerina Mini Nutcracker CampsRegister your child for a one day Nutcracker Dance camps on Dec 28-29 & Jan 3-5. Camps run from 8:30 AM -3:30 PM and are $40 per child. Choose from three themes with crafts, costuming, dancing and we’ll even provide parents with a special recorded performance of an end-of-the-day show. Limited space available.
  • Nick’s New Year’s Eve Celebration – Ring in the New Year at Nick’s Taverna on Sunday, December 31st. Enjoy live music and dancing, party favors and a champagne toast! $20 cover and seatings begin at 8 PM. Call 703-327-7844 to make reservations.
  • Now through Christmas Eve, enjoy a cozy bonfire and s’mores while you shop for the perfect Christmas tree, wreath or garland at the Suzanne Eaton Christmas Tree stand along Emberbrook Circle in the Brambleton Town Center.  Every year this family-run tree lot offers fresh cut, quality Christmas trees in support of the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation based in Middleburg.

Holiday Gifts & Party Planning Ideas Around Town

From gift cards to gift sets, avoid the crowds and make Brambleton Town Center your one-stop-shop this holiday season!  Stretch your holiday budget with the coupons found in our fall savings booklet (pick up a copy in the Welcome Center on find online).  Most coupons expire 1/31/18.

Book a private dinner at AhSo – For parties of 7-10 or more, enjoy dinner in our glassed-in private dining room.  Special tasting menus may be arranged by our chefs upon request.

Let Blue Ridge Grill do the holiday baking for you!  Check out their complete catering menu at  Blue Ridge Grill gift cards make the perfect holiday gift, and now, receive a $20 bonus card for each $100 purchased!

Book a private party at Lost Rhino Retreat!  Contact for details.  Give the gift of Lost Rhino Brewing and receive a $10 gift card for every $100 you spend on gift cards.

Now Hiring

Work close to home with a job at the Brambleton Town Center. These tenants are currently hiring:

  • Hair Cuttery is seeking talented/licensed Stylists and Managers for our Loudoun County salons. Comp pay, benefits, and flex schedule. Call or text Kenny at 301-331-7861, or visit EOE
  • Peet’s Coffee: Are you an early riser? Peet’s Coffee is hiring Baristas and Shift Supervisors who can begin as early as 4:45 AM. Starting pay is $10 with $1 increase after 90 days. Apply at

New Homes Update

Game Changer: New Homes Special Offer Has Been Extended!

Hurry in to buy your brand new home in Brambleton and receive a little extra spending money to stock the pantry or “deck the halls!” Now through December 23rd, the Brambleton Group is offering a New Homes Special Offer of a $2,000 Amazon gift card to the first 20 buyers who sign a new, non-contingent contract with any of our builders. Whether it’s a quick delivery or has yet to be built, your Brambleton dream home awaits!

Now Open: Van Metre’s Oxford Model in the Berkshire Collection

There are now 15 model homes for you to tour in Brambleton! The latest model to open was Van Metre’s Oxford model, located at 23388 Epperson Square in the Berkshire Collection at Brambleton. This collection features 4-level urban townhomes with over 4,000 square feet of living space, roof top terraces and optional elevators. Modern brick façades give way to light-filled, open spaces and upscale finishes. The Berkshire Townhomes live like a single-family home but feature a low-maintenance lifestyle, providing more free time to take advantage of the incredible amenities, community events and sense of camaraderie that are all just steps from the front door. All of Van Metre’s models are open daily, M-F, 10 Am to 5 PM, and 11 AM to 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Contact David Yockers or Rich Bryan at 703-764-5441 for more information on the Oxford.

Helpful Resources

For a complete list of all new homes available in Brambleton, check out

Know Your Brambleton Benefits!

Did you know a FREE, 1-year membership to OneLife Fitness comes with the purchase of your new Brambleton home, thanks to your builder? If you purchased a brand new home from a Brambleton builder within the past year, hurry in to OneLife Fitness to activate the FREE membership (your builder has already paid for it)! Call the club for details, 703-774-9500. *Please note: free membership must be activated within one year of your settlement date. Free memberships are non-transferable and not applicable to Brambleton resales.

Brambleton Town Center Winter Wonderland 2017

The Brambleton Community Association partnered with Rappaport for the first time to host a successful Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 2nd in the Brambleton Town Center that drew a crowd of over 800 people.

winter wonderland at Brambleton town center

The families in attendance enjoyed a complimentary hot chocolate station, free pictures with Santa, multiple craft stations, a s’mores station sponsored by Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, holiday balloon artist, face painters, a station where the kids could adopt a stuffed polar bear, free carriage rides, pictures with everyone’s favorite Frozen Characters and photos in a giant snow globe!

Beautiful holiday carols were performed throughout the afternoon by the Brambleton Presbyterian Church Children’s Choir and chorus groups from several local schools.

Thank you to everyone who donated items for Mobile Hope of Loudoun County. We will also be donating $500 on behalf of the shopping center to help with all their needs during the holiday season.

And finally, a big thank you to all our participating merchants: Bella Ballerina, Asian Spice Café, Edible Arrangements, Go Bananas, OneLife Fitness, Sweet Frog and Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.

Healthy Living

Treating Abdominal Hernias Seminar

Onelife Fitness and Stonesprings Hospital are pleased to announce the return of Dr. Kandil on Tuesday, January 9 for the “Doctor Is In” series seminar. January’s topic affects all ages; many of us don’t even know what symptoms to look for! “The Doctor Is In” series will talk about Hernias of all types and there will be a special area for screenings for those who would like to take the opportunity. These discussions are free of charge and open to members and non-members alike, but space is limited. Please reserve your spot online or by calling 855-226-7344.

Restart Your Health

Julianne Benson, Certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant and winner of the MyBramHealth Challenge, is hosting a 5-week “Restart Your Health” class January 15 – February 12. Participants will meet on Mondays at 6:30 PM at the Brambleton Community Center. Registration is now open.

Library News

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Brambleton Library

Loudoun County Public Library is incredibly honored to be named a Star Library by Library Journal for the second year in a row — one of only three libraries in Virginia! Thank you to Loudoun Library Foundation, Inc., our Board of Trustees, Loudoun County Government and our inspiring, hard-working staff. Most of all, thanks to YOU, the Loudoun community.

Become A Friend of the Brambleton Library!  Ready to join an organization that will make a positive impact on our community? The Friends of the Brambleton Library (FOBL) is looking for volunteers who can help advise and offer support for fundraisers for programming and supplies not covered by the library’s operating budget.  For more information, e-mail, and be sure to “Like” their page on Facebook.

Realtor Spotlight

Meet Barry Constant, Patriots Home Group, Keller Williams-Loudoun Gateway Office, Ashburn Virginia

Hello Brambleton neighbor!

Like you, I live here in wonderful Brambleton. As a former Veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, I strongly believe in the value of supporting and giving back to those who risk their lives to protect ours. I also strongly support our First Responders. That’s why I founded the Patriots Home Group. I understand on a deep level what it means to serve for a lifetime. I believe Veterans and First Responders are a unique group of men and women who selflessly serve our country at home and abroad. My passion is to give back to them, and offer them special discounts and incentives as they purchase the American dream they deserve.

I partner with Loudoun County vendors with shared beliefs in supporting these heroes, and offer discounts to them. My goal this year for the Patriots Homes Group is to provide a service dog to an eligible US Veteran. I hope you can help me achieve that. Please know I enjoy being in service to ALL my neighbors, regardless of service affiliation. Please see my reviews on Zillow and on my website.

I partner with local Loudoun County business owners who share my passion of providing everyone with the best service possible. I ask for your support in helping you and these Heroes achieve the dream of home ownership. Call me today for a free analysis of your home at a time convenient for you. Please stop by the Welcome Center and pick up my free doggie bags. Help yourself – I have more!

Area News 

There are many reasons why our residents love to call Brambleton “home,” and now our state and local area are once again making headlines with two more bragging rights privileges!

Looking Ahead

Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2018 at the Brambleton Community Association’s fun-filled events!