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Welcome to December…..the month of cold weather (temperatures range from 22-53) and shorter daylight (winter solstice on the 21st has only 9 hours, 38 minutes, and 5 seconds of sunlight)…….to these we say “Bah Humbug”!


Thank goodness we can look forward to the HOLIDAYS……when we gather with family and friends to eat, drink, and be merry! 


Our specials this month are warm and hearty!  The Main Street Steakburger Platter is sure to please.  Our signature 7 oz. Angus burger smothered with sauteed onions and mushrooms, served with mashed potatoes and covered with brown gravy and a side of steamed vegetables.  So good you will want to come back often!  Our Ham Special is a delight….sizzled black forest ham, melted provolone cheese and thousand island dressing on our grilled rye bread with lettuce and tomato and served with your choice of a side.  Just reading the description can make your mouth water!  Our Main Street Signature Salad is both healthy and hearty…..crisp romaine lettuce topped with diced red peppers and red onions, dried cranberries, candied pecans, feta cheese, and grilled blackened chicken, served with balsamic vinaigrette on the side.


Of course, every great meal may start with a specialty cocktail and our new Winter Cocktails include the Tom and Jerry, the Yule Mule, a Salted Caramel White Russian, and a Winter Spiced Old Fashion.  I have personally “taste tested” each of these cocktails and I can assure you each one is special, unique and fabulous!  Be brave, take a risk and try them all…..just not at the same time!


We will again be offering to help you with your entertaining over the holidays, both in the beginning and end of your holiday get togethers!  Charcuterie trays and cups for your starters and pies and cakes for the end of your fabulous meal.  My daughter-in-law Vicky McNamara has caught the entrepreneurial bug and has been creating beautiful charcuterie trays for all types of gatherings.  You can order for your event or take one to a friend’s house. Here is her website:


There are 3 sizes of trays designed to serve from 2-4 and up to 10-14 people and range in price from $35.00 to $95.00. Also available are Charcuterie Cups, the single serve option at $8.00 each or $90.00 for a dozen cups.  All orders are placed on the website and can be picked up at Preston’s Pub, our Manassas Park location, or delivery can be requested in a small traveling radius.


Pies and cakes for desserts are also available for order.  All orders must be placed by Monday December 20 for pick up on Thursday, December 23.  Stop by or call us at 703-266-6307 to place your order!


Don’t worry about gifts for friends, teachers, or family…..We make it simple at The Main Street Pub….we have great merchandise and “the ever popular and always welcome” gift cards for you to purchase.  We got ‘em, you need ‘em….simple, right?


The HOLIDAY SING-ALONG is back!  Saturday, December 18 from 8:00 pm until 11:00 pm with Justin and Bridgett.  Just bring your well-tuned (or not so well-tuned) voice and let’s sing, sing, and sing.  It is also our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Contest ……that’s correct, get out your ugliest Christmas Sweater for a $50.00 gift card for first prize! 


Live Music 

Friday, December 3                             EKAT                            7:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Saturday, December 11                      Radio NV                      9:00 pm to Midnight

Saturday, December 18                      Justin and Bridgett      8:00 pm to 11:00 pm




The Christmas Tree Lighting in Ayre Square happens on Saturday, December 4 at 6:00 pm.  There will be hot chocolate, ‘smores and holiday songs.  A great family event for young and young at heart!


The Living Nativity takes place at the Clifton Presbyterian Church on Sunday, December 5 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  (Please wear a mask and follow social distancing).  Then say Hello to Santa at the Clifton Barn.  You don’t want to miss this!  The spiritual and secular all wrapped up into one fabulous late afternoon!  It’s a magical time in historic Clifton!


The Clifton Horse Society is performing Caroling on Horseback, a holiday tradition in Clifton on Saturday, December 18 at 1:00 pm.  The parade route is Main Street to Chapel Road, Water Street, School Street and then along Main Street to Chapel Street to the flood plain for the costume judging of the horses and riders.  So much fun!  Come early as the procession, while fabulous, is short and quick!  You won’t want to miss it!


As I look over this newsletter and the activities that The Main Street Pub and the Town of Clifton have in December……it really is “the most wonderful time of the year!”  We look forward to seeing you this month and throughout the holiday season.  Each of you have made this year truly awe inspiring for us.  We hoped we would make it through the pandemic and with your support we have.  We will be forever grateful.


Now, the bad news…….we will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 3:00 pm and will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.  We will re-open on Sunday, January 2.  Thanks for your understanding that Judy needs to enjoy the holidays with her fabulous granddaughters!!


Smile, stay warm, and stay well!

The McNamara Clan