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TENACITY: Women in Jamestown and Early Virginia

Sat, Nov. 10 '18 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Exhibition • VA
Historic Jamestown, 1365 Colonial Parkway, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

Explore captivating and little-known personal stories of the women in Jamestown and the Virginia colony and their tenacious spirit and impact on a fledgling society. Discover the struggles that women faced in the New World and their contributions, from the arrival of the first English women in Virginia in 1608 and the Powhatan Indian women they encountered to the arrival of the first documented African women and influx of English women in the colony in 1619. From women’s roles to women’s rights, connect issues of the 17th century and their relevance today.

Contact (757) 253-4572.
Email: rsvp@jyf.virginia.govWebsite: http://www.historyisfu...
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Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations

Sat, Mar. 2 '19 - Sun, Feb. 9 '20

Exhibition • MA
Historic Deerfield • 84B Old Main St, Deerfield MA 01342

Historic Deerfield, 84B Old Main St, Deerfield MA 01342, Saturday and Sunday 9:30-4:30.

Official Opening: May 3, 2019

By the 17th century, English and European merchants purchased and traded quantities of luxury goods such as lacquerwares, porcelains, and textiles from cultures centered in Southeast Asia. Emerging New England elites also acquired these tangible examples of global sophistication and economic success to decorate their homes and adorn their bodies. These imports proved so popular that they could hardly satisfy the growing desire for new textiles, clothing forms, furniture, ceramics, and other decorative arts. To meet this increasing demand, enterprising English, European, and American manufacturers competed with these global imports by producing more affordable versions of Asian design and decorative elements.

Inspired Design: Asian Decorative Arts and Their Adaptations highlights 18th- and 19th-century Asian decorative arts and their imitations, drawn from the museum’s rich collection. The exhibition explores how Western craftsmen adapted Asian decorative arts into a design vocabulary more familiar to them and their customers, and highlights New Englanders’ own quest for these imported goods.

Contact 413-775-7217.
Email: events@historic-deerfi...Website: http://www.historic-de...
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Thrown, Fired and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond

Sun, Apr. 7 - Tue, Dec. 31

Exhibition • PA
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum • 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster PA 17601

Regular hours and admission. The next exhibit, “Thrown, Fired, and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond,” is a two-year exhibit at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum running from March – December, 2019 and March – December, 2020. Throughout the two years, we will show over 150 redware pieces each year, encompassing the history of redware. With the ability to exhibit a variety pieces both years, we are able to focus on the differences between redware in Europe, the Northern United States, Southern United States and Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania’s redware tradition will be the major focus of the exhibit, covering archaeological pieces, traditional work, the creation of redware, and the revival of the art form. Many pieces from the collections of public institutions and private collectors will be on display, some never seen by the public before.
Email: tessig@pa.govWebsite: http://www.landisvalle...
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Forgotten Soldier Special Exhibition

Sat, Jun. 29 '19 - Sun, Mar. 22 '20

Exhibition • VA
Historic Jamestown • 1365 Colonial Parkway, Williamsburg VA 23185

Discover personal stories of enslaved and free African Americans who fought on both sides of the Revolutionary War through interactive elements and compelling art displays, including a new contemporary work by nationally acclaimed artist Titus Kaphar. Follow the forgotten stories of African Americans who enlisted as soldiers for the American cause for a free and independent nation and those who joined British forces with the promise of obtaining their own freedom. Related public programs feature a series of lectures, genealogy workshops and interpretive demonstrations with re-enactors from African-American military regiments.

Phone: 757-253-4572
Email: rsvp@jyf.virginia.govWebsite: http://www.historyisfu...
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Washington and Marshall: Federalist Forged in Battle Exhibit

Fri, Aug. 30 - Sun, Dec. 29
10am - 5pm

Exhibition • VA
The John Marshall House • 818 E Marshall St, Richmond VA 23219

In his autobiography, John Marshall shares that the most formative experiences of his life came not in court but in battle. That was where he served under George Washington, “the greatest Man on earth,” whose example would inspire and guide him for the rest of his life. The conditions they encountered at Valley Forge and the lack of strong leadership from the Continental Congress are thought to be leading influences in Marshall’s belief in the need for a strong and capable national government.

As John Marshall’s legal career grew, Washington pushed the young lawyer into political appointments, often to his chagrin. The first President recognized the young federalist as a good judge of character, often requesting his opinions of potential political appointees. In 1799, after his death, it was Marshall who read Washington’s eulogy on the floor of the House, as “first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his fellow citizens.”

The newest exhibit in the John Marshall House‘s Justice Gallery features a newly conserved letter from Washington to Marshall, Marshall’s own First Edition copy of “The Life of Washington” which he authored and other objects typically not on display.

Phone: 804-648-7998
Email: johnmarshallhouse@pres...Website: https://preservationvi...
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Hamilton and Burr: Who Wrote Their Stories?

Mon, Sep. 2 '19 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Exhibition • DE
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library • 5101 Kennett Pike, Wilmington DE 19735

The hit Broadway musical Hamilton sparked renewed interest in the Founding Father and his relationship with Aaron Burr, whom he infamously dueled with on July 11, 1804. Opening on the 215th anniversary of the duel, our exhibit picks up where Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical left off and examines how Alexander Hamilton’s and Burr’s legacies were shaped by other Founding Fathers, a wife, a daughter, historical documents, and yes, even an enormously successful, modern-day musical.

The continuously interwoven fates and legacies of these two seemingly divisive figures, provides an exciting opportunity to explore what stories get written, which get remembered, and why.

Our story begins in the immediate aftermath of the shots in Weehawken, New Jersey, with original correspondence between Burr and Dr. David Hosack regarding Hamilton’s condition. An up-close look at Dr. Hosack, Rev. Benjamin Moore, and the events following the duel will begin to complicate our perceptions of Burr.

The exhibit then dives into the printed material and imagery surrounding these two figures to consider the ways in which Burr’s daughter, Theodosia Burr Alston, and Hamilton’s widow, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, helped shape the print culture to craft legacies of both men.

Setting the scene is an 18th-century velvet coat, similar to the one that inspired Miranda’s vision for the musical—which serves as a reminder that historical narratives can always be re-explored, reconsidered, and rewritten.

Phone: 800-448-3883
Email: tourinfo@winterthur.or...Website: http://www.winterthur....
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12th Annual Memories of Christmas Past

Sat, Nov. 23 '19 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Exhibition • OH
Mahoning Valley Historical Society • 648 Wick Avenue , Youngstown OH 44502

Just the thought of crackling embers, a soft warm glow, and stockings hung from the mantle conjures up Christmas seasons long ago. It’s the time of year when people come together to celebrate and reconnect with one another. It’s also the time of year when visitors look forward to Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Memories of Christmas Past holiday exhibit.

Last year, nearly 8,000 visitors observed sponsor recognition in the Museum. Give a gift to thousands of families this holiday season by supporting Memories of Christmas Past.

Phone: 330-743-2589
Email: mvhs@mahoninghistory.o...Website: http://christmasinsale...
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Yuletide at Winterthur

Mon, Nov. 25 '19 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Museum Show • DE
Winterthur • 5105 Kennet Pike, Winterthur DE 19735

Discover one of the Brandywine Valley’s most spectacular holiday showcases! Yuletide at Winterthur embraces the warmth and festivity of the season with a magnificent holiday tour of Henry Francis du Pont’s mansion as well as breathtaking trees, dazzling room displays, a magical dollhouse, and the opportunity to shop, dine, and create new memories.

Yuletide at Winterthur celebrates 40 years with the very best of displays from across the decades as chosen by Winterthur visitors. There's something for everyone! Kids of all ages will delight in magical Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes; a remarkable 18-room dollhouse mansion filled with nearly 1,000 miniatures and fully decorated for Christmas; and a display of antique Santas and figures of the mischievous Belsnickel, a gift giver from German folklore who is closely related to Ol’ Saint Nick.

Don't miss live performances of A Christmas Carol as performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, in a captivating one-man show.

Welcome the New Year with us! Join us for New Year’s Calling in the du Pont tradition by enjoying a Yuletide Tour, free refreshments of hot chocolate and cookies, a free gift to brighten up your home, and crafts.

Yuletide at Winterthur is included with admission. Members free. Yuletide Tour reservations recommended. Open New Year’s Day. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Phone: 800-448-3883
Email: tourinfo@winterthur.or...Website: http://www.winterthur....
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Forging A Link: Metalsmiths Respond To The Mercer Collection

Mon, Nov. 25 '19 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Exhibition • PA
Mercer Museum • 84 S Pine St, Doylestown PA 18901

Experience the Mercer Museum’s historic artifacts in a new light this fall in the exhibit Forging a Link: Metalsmiths Respond to the Mercer Collection.

Curated by Professor Cappy Counard of Edinboro University, this exhibit highlights the work of twenty-three blacksmiths, metalsmiths and jewelers, who represent a diverse cross section of their fields. These artists responded to the museum’s historic collection with their own contemporary works of art that are integrated into the museum’s permanent exhibits and displayed alongside the artifacts that inspired them.

Phone: 215-345-0210
Email: info@mercermuseum.orgWebsite: http://www.mercermuseu...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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A Longwood Christmas

Tue, Nov. 26 '19 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Home/Garden Show • PA
Longwood Gardens • 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square PA 19348

We’ve unwrapped the magic of the season early this year, with our holiday display beginning a week before Thanksgiving. Join us for even more cheer and even more captivating moments that make A Longwood Christmas the most wonderful time of the year.

In our celebration of all the shapes of the season, we’ve swathed our Conservatory in undulating ribbons … to colorful confectionery … to shimmering crystals … to delicate snowflakes … and so much more. Outdoors, illuminated trees, glowing orbs, a shimmering tunnel of lights, and captivating light displays choreographed to holiday music set the tone for Christmas at Longwood as you’ve never seen it before.

Magic takes shape with A Longwood Christmas.

Phone: 610-388-1000
Email: marketingoffice@longwo...Website: https://longwoodgarden...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Christmas at the Newport Mansions

Wed, Nov. 27 '19 - Wed, Jan. 1 '20

Open House • RI
Newport Mansion • 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions.

The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House--three National Historic Landmarks and icons of the Gilded Age in America--are filled with thousands of poinsettias, fresh flowers, evergreens and wreaths. Thirty decorated Christmas trees will reflect the magnificent decor in many of the rooms. Dining tables set with period silver and china complete the elegant setting. Windows of each mansion are lit with individual white candles, in keeping with the colonial tradition.

We invite you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House during the holiday season.

All three houses will be decorated and open daily for tours from Saturday, November 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The Breakers opens daily at 9 a.m., The Elms and Marble House open at 10 a.m. The last tour admission at all three houses is at 4 p.m., and the houses & grounds close at 5 p.m.

In addition, Rosecliff will be open daily from December 8 - January 1.

Please note, on Christmas Eve, December 24, the last tour admission at all houses will be at 3 p.m. Houses are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

A Winter Passport ticket provides admission to all houses open during the winter season for $35 for adults and $10 for children 6-17.

Phone: 401-847-1000
Email: info@newportmansions.o...Website: http://www.newportmans...
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Twelfth Night Tours

Fri, Nov. 29 '19 - Sun, Jan. 5 '20

Open House • PA
Pottsgrove Manor • 100 W King St, Pottstown PA 19464

The whole family can enjoy learning about how the colonists celebrated the yuletide season through the lively merriment of Twelfth Night. Uncover the origins of many holiday traditions alongside some forgotten favorites on guided tours of Pottsgrove Manor. The entire house will be transformed for the season, sharing the stories of both the endless preparations done by the household staff and the celebrations that the Potts family would have enjoyed.

Phone: 610-326-4014
Email: ladie@montcopa.orgWebsite: https://www.montcopa.o...
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2019 Heritage Holidays Tours at Baker Mansion

Sat, Nov. 30 - Sun, Dec. 22

Open House • PA
Baker Mansion History Museum • 3419 Oak Lane, Altoona PA 16602

Baker Mansion will be welcoming you and your families once again for Heritage Holidays at Baker Mansion. Starting November 29th, Baker Mansion will be decked out with one-of-a-kind decorations provided by the Blair Garden Club of Altoona.

Sundays to Thursdays Noon-4pm
Fridays and Saturdays 5pm-7pm

Phone: 814-942-3916
Email: info@blairhistory.orgWebsite: http://www.blairhistor...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Festival of Trees

Sun, Dec. 1 - Sun, Dec. 15

Exhibition • NH
Enfield Shaker Museum • 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield NH 03748

Visit our display of more than 40 beautifully decorated holiday table top trees designed and donated by local artists, businesses and individuals. “Vote” for your favorite trees with raffle tickets to win or donate to the local “Meals on Wheels” recipients.

Phone: 603-632-4346
Email: events@shakermuseum.or...Website: http://www.shakermuseu...
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Christmas at Fort Hunter

Sun, Dec. 1 - Sun, Dec. 22
10am - 4:30pm

Open House • PA
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park • 5300 N Front S, Harrisburg PA 17110

Classic, traditional decorations of fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers adorn the Mansion for the holidays. Guided tours highlight the seasonal trimmings and holiday customs of the Reily’s. Many thanks to the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg for their inspired decorating creations.

Open through December 22, Tuesday – Saturday 10 AM- 4:30PM; Sunday 12 – 4:30 PM. Closed Mondays. Admission charged – $7 Adults; $6 Senior Citizens; $4 Students and Children

Phone: 717-599-5751
Email: mtrost@dauphininc.orgWebsite: http://forthunter.org/
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Holidays at the Amstel and Dutch Houses

Sun, Dec. 1 - Mon, Dec. 30

Open House • DE
Amstel House • 2 E 4th St, New Castle DE 19720

The Amstel House will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration in colonial times, showing off a "dessert board" and featuring traditional 18th century customs during the period of Governor Nicholas Van Dyke's residency.

The Dutch House offers an experience of St. Nichol's Eve, a tribute to the legend of Saint Nicholas, Dutch patron saint.

Both holiday exhibits are included with regular admission to the museums.

Phone: 302-322-2794
Email: nchistorical@aol.comWebsite: http://newcastlehistor...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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East Hills Moravian Church Christmas Putz

Sun, Dec. 1 - Mon, Dec. 30

Exhibition • PA
East Hills Moravian Church • 1830 Butztown Rd, Bethlehem PA 18017

Viewing times are Wednesdays and Fridays, 6-8PM; Saturdays and Sundays, 3-8PM. No shows Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

A Christmas Putz is a tradition in many Moravian Churches. Originally started in Germany, it tells the glorious story of The Nativity through narration, music and small illuminated scenes nestled among moss and rocks. Viewers sit in a darkened room and watch the story of the birth of Christ unfold.

The display is rather large and takes many hours to construct every year. Many of the items used in the display are handmade or have been donated by members of the congregation.

Phone: 610-868-6481
Email: office@easthillsmc.orgWebsite: http://www.easthillsmc...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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All The Creatures Were Stirring, Even The Mouse! Thomas Nast’s Furry Christmas

Wed, Dec. 4 '19 - Sun, Jan. 12 '20

Exhibition • NJ
Macculloch Hall • 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown NJ 07960

NEW Thomas Nast gallery opens December 4, 2019 until January 12, 2020.

Phone: 973-538-2404, ext #16 • Contact: Cynthia Winslow
Email: cwinslow@maccullochhal...Website: http://www.maccullochh...
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Christmas and Candlelight

Sat, Dec. 7 - Sat, Dec. 14
1pm - 8pm

Exhibition • AR
Historic Washington State Park • 103 Franklin St, Washington AR 71862

You and your family will be in awe of the natural beauty that candlelit streets provide as you stroll through our historic village. Decorations, music, and more set the mood for your historic holiday experience. The homes of yesterday are adorned with historic period decorations of pine cones, grapevines, magnolia, and evergreens. Daylight tours are from 1-5 p.m. Candlelight tours begin at 5 p.m. when thousands of luminaries will be lit, and will continue until 8 p.m. Plan time in your schedule to visit Williams' Tavern, offering a Christmas buffet from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. You may also choose to enjoy a horse-drawn surrey ride or shop the gift shops for that special holiday gift.

Phone: 870-983-2684
Email: HistoricWashington@ark...Website: http://www.historicwas...
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Christmas Market

Sat, Dec. 7 - Tue, Dec. 31
9:30am - 4pm

Artisan Show • PA
Mennonite Heritage Center • 565 Yoder Rd , Harleysville PA 19438

In the Barn:
Farm Market (opening day only)
Local produce and specialty food products from vendors:

(2018 vendors–check back for updated list)
Alpine Heritage Creamery Cheese
Der Seuferland Honey
Ivan Derstine’s Christmas Greens
Knechel Sisters Bread & Cinnamon Rolls
Mama Reese’s Homemade Vanilla Extract
Mennonite Heritage Center Mince Meat
Ray’s Greenhouse
Roseanne’s Ready Mixes
Small Batch Kitchen
Simply Clean, Simply Green
Wild Fox Farm
Woodside Alpacas


In the Mennonite Heritage Center:

Fine Craft Sale
(2018 Artisans included–check back for updated list)
Baskets: Karen Wychock
Carvings: Dan Strawser
Framed Work: Emily Smucker Beidler, Dot Bunn, Teresa Hicks, Pam Hults, Jim King, Lisa Short
Furniture: Brad Smith
Pottery: Bonnie Burnett, Oakleaf Pottery, Denise Wilz, Royce Yoder
Textiles: Cynthia Baker, Ann Hermes, Ruth Konrad, Bill Leinbach, Bud Slemmer
Woodwork: John Dearden, Paul L. Lutrell, John Munro, Jere Retallack


Also this weekend (December 7 & 8):

Please visit these other interesting sites as part of the Christmas Market Joint Holiday Tour:
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg
Goschenhoppen Historians, Green Lane
Peter Wentz Farmstead, Lansdale
Historic Trappe

Phone: 215-256-3020
Email: info@mhep.orgWebsite: http://www.mhep.org/
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Centuries of Christmas at Berkeley Plantation

Sat, Dec. 7 '19 - Wed, Jan. 1 '20
9:30am - 4:30pm

Open House • VA
Berkeley Plantation • 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, Charles City VA 23030,

The elegant 1726 mansion will be beautifully decorated with fresh greenery from Berkeley’s gardens. Costumed guides will add a special touch to your holiday season with stories of Christmas at Berkeley through four centuries of history. Special events, progressive tours, workshops and teas throughout the holidays.

Daily 9:30-4:30.

Phone: 804-829-6018
Email: info@berkeleyplantatio...Website: http://www.berkeleypla...
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Yuletide Open House Tours

Tue, Dec. 10 - Sat, Dec. 14
11am - 3pm

Open House • MA
Storrowton Village, Eastern States Exposition • 1305 Memorial Ave, West Springfield MA 01089

Create your own Yuletide experience and explore the museum’s decorated buildings with a costumed guide during Yuletide Open House Tours, taking place December 10 - 14 from 11am to 3pm. Tour admission is $7 per person and free for children 6 and under. Browse for holiday presents in the Museum Gift Shop and Christmas Shop, then visit Storrowton Tavern to enjoy a hearty New England-inspired meal. For groups of 10 or more, please contact the museum office to reserve a tour.

Phone: 413-205-5051
Email: storrow@thebige.comWebsite: https://www.storrowton...
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Discovery - Interiors Online

Wed, Dec. 11 - Thu, Dec. 19

Antique Auction • MA
Skinner Auctions • 274 Cedar Hill St , Marlborough MA 01752

Preview Times

December 16, 12PM – 5PM
December 17, 10AM – 7PM
December 18, 10AM – 5PM

The auction begins 12/11 at 10am and ends 12/19 at 7pm

Phone: 508-970-3202
Email: discovery@skinnerinc.c...Website: http://www.skinnerinc....
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31st Annual Mifflinburg Christkindl Market

Thu, Dec. 12 - Sat, Dec. 14

Town Event • PA
Various Venues • Mifflinburg PA 17844

Welcome and thank you for visiting the online home of the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market. The 31st annual Mifflinburg Christkindl Market will be held December 12-14, 2019.

Our website offers visitors information on the history and traditions of the German Christmas Markets in Europe, details specific to the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market, information on the featured city and for the year, and information about all the craft and food vendors that help make our Market so special. For the latest information possible, please be sure to check out our news section and follow us on social media. Thank you for visiting and to our sponsors for their generous support!

Please remember:
The the Mifflinburg Christkindl Market always begins on the 2nd Thursday in December.
Because the Market is very crowded, pets are not permitted with the exception of service animals.

Admission to the Market is free. Mifflinburg Christkindl Market does not sell tickets online or through any other venue. Donations, which can be made at the Market Entrances, are very much appreciated. Proceeds help defray the costs of producing the Market.

Thursday, December 12th

5:00 Market Opening - Church Bells Ring to Open Market & Trumpet Fanfare MASD*
Procession of St. Nicholas through Market led by HS Renaissance Bande MASD*

5:30 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

6:00 MASD* First Grade Chorus - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St.
(Free tickets at East End Information Hut available after 4:00 - seating limited)

6:30 MASD* First Grade Chorus - UCC Church, 417 Market St., Upstairs
(Free tickets at East End Information Hut available after 4:00 - seating limited)

6:30 A Visit to Salzburg - It's History, Churches, and Culture - Lutheran Church Sunday School Room, 404 Market St.

7:00 Magician Brent Kessler – St. John’s UCC, 417 Market St., Downstairs

7:30 St. Louis de Montfort Academy Choral & Instrumental Music – Outdoor Stage

7:30 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

8:00 MASD * HS Concert Choir - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St.
(Free tickets at East End Information Hut - seating limited – available after 4:00)

Friday, December 13th

11:00 - ? Ham and Green Bean Dinner - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St. – Downstairs

11:30 Dr. Zither - Traditional German & Austrian folk songs - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St

12:00 Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy - Outdoor Stage

2:00 Magician Brent Kessler – Outdoor Stage

2:00 Dr. Zither - Traditional German & Austrian folk songs - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St

3:00 Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy - Outdoor Stage

3:00 A Visit to Salzburg - It's History, Churches, and Culture - Lutheran Church Sunday School Room, 404 Market St.

4:00 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

5:00 Lantern Parade for Children forms at UCC Church - 417 Market St.
Hilby entertains

5:45 Lantern Parade for Children & HS Band enters Market at 4th & Market Sts.
6:00 Children’s Carol Sing led by MASD* 2nd Grade Chorus and HS Brass Outdoor Stage

6:30 St. Nicholas Visits with Children – Buggy Museum, 598 Green St.

6:30-8:00 Children’s Activities – Making Gingerbread Houses and Christmas Tree
Soap Decoration – Buggy Museum, 598 Green St.

7:00 K.J. Reimensnyder-Wagner - Holiday Songs with Guitar - Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St.

7:00 MASD* MS Christkindl Singers and MS Instrumental Ensembles - Methodist Church, 3rd & Market Sts.
(Free tickets at East End Information?Hut available after 4:00 – Seating limited)

7:30 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

8:00 Hilby, the Skinny German Juggle Boy - Outdoor Stage

8:00 Holiday for Organ - Matthew Wagner and Brett Hosterman, organists - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St.


Saturday, December 14th

8:00-11:00 German Breakfast - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St. - Downstairs Fellowship Hall

10:00 Brass Music & Christmas Trombones - Outdoor Stage

11:00 Shawn Hoffmaster – Holiday Songs with Guitar - Elias Center for Performing Arts, South 5th St.

11:00 Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy - Outdoor Stage

11:30 Dr. Zither - Traditional German & Austrian folk songs - UCC Church, 417 Market St. - Upstairs

12:00 - ? Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner - UCC Church, 417 Market St. – Downstairs

11:00-1:00 Holiday Music for Piano - Bryan Herber, Pianist - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St.

12:00 Pleasant Valley Dancers - Christmas Around the World - Holiday Dances - Outdoor Stage

12:00 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

1:00 Dr. Zither - Traditional German & Austrian folk songs
UCC Church, 417 Market St. - Upstairs

1:00 MASD* HS Chamber Choir - Methodist Church, 3rd & Market Sts.
(Free tickets at East End Information?Hut available after 10 am – Seating limited)

1:00 Alpenrose Schuhplattlers - Folk Dances from Germany & Austria
Outdoor Stage

1:00 A Visit to Salzburg - It's History, Churches, and Culture
Lutheran Church Sunday School Room, 404 Market St.

2:00 Pleasant Valley Dancers - Victorian Christmas - Holiday Dances - Outdoor Stage

2:00 Holiday Music for Harp – Erin Rute, Harpist - Elias Center for Performing Arts, South 5th St.

2:00 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

2:00 MASD* Intermediate School Choir - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St.
(Free tickets at East End Information?Hut available after 10 am – Seating limited)

2:00 Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy – South 5th St. Entrance

3:00 Shippensburg Blaskapelle (German Band) - Outdoor Stage

3:00 Dr. Zither - Traditional German & Austrian folk songs - UCC Church, 417 Market St. - Upstairs

4:00 Alpenrose Schuhplattlers - Folk Dances from Germany & Austria - Outdoor Stage

4:00 Alyssa Ronco - Vocalist - Lutheran Church, 404 Market St

4:00 Musicraft – Holiday Choral Music Elias Center for Performing Arts, South 5th Street

4:30 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

5:00 Shippensburg Blaskapelle (German Band) - Outdoor Stage

6:00 Marionette Show - Kinder World, 500 Block of Market St.

6:45 Hilby, The Skinny German Juggle Boy - Outdoor Stage

7:45 Market Closing Parade with MASD* HS Renaissance Bande & Trumpet Ensemble - Stage

8:00 Market Closes

Phone: 888-666-0877
Email: info@mifflinburgchrist...Website: http://www.mifflinburg...
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GRAND ILLUMINATION + DINNER

Thu, Dec. 12 - Sat, Dec. 14
6pm - 8pm

Culinary • SC
Middleton Place • 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston SC 29414

Join actors in period costume as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the British troops. Guests will feast on early American cuisine and specialty cocktails from the colonial period in the Pavilion following the presentation. Torchlit gardens, warm fires, dramatic scenes and presentations, and a traditional family-style meal will make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season.

Menu includes slow-roasted prime rib and smoked pork tenderloin carving stations, turkey pot pie, mushroom toast, pepper pot soup, garden vegetables, roasted sweet potatoes, fresh garden salad, whipped potatoes and assorted desserts. Includes coffee, tea and water. Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and juice are available for purchase at the cash bar. Menu items subject to change.

Phone: 843-556-6020 • Contact: Don Bussey
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Scott Antique Markets

Thu, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 15

Antique Show • GA
Atlanta Expo Centers • 3650 Jonesboro Rd, Atlanta GA 30354

Thursday 10:45-6, Friday and Saturday 9-6, Sunday 10-4.

Phone: 740-569-2800
Email: info@scottantiquemarke...Website: http://scottantiquemar...
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Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village

Thu, Dec. 12 - Sun, Dec. 15
6:30pm - 10pm

Exhibition • MI
Greenfield Village • 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn MI 48124

Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warming bonfires and the sounds of carolers, fiddlers, sleigh bells and bustling yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path leads you to discover a new winter wonder. Strap on a pair of ice skates, shout out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along.

Our 80 acres of living traditions etch America’s most heartwarming holiday experiences into your memories. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historic home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our holiday story a cherished part of your own.

Phone: 800-835-5237
Email: MelissaF@thehenryford....Website: https://www.thehenryfo...
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Madrigal Dinners

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14

Exhibition • MD
Historic St Mary's City • 18571 Hogaboom Lane, St Mary's City MD 20686

Welcome the holiday season with feasting, firelight, and beautiful music in the lavishly decorated Reconstructed State House of 1676.

Holiday revelers have feasted through the ages. In the colony, delicacies arrived with the tobacco fleet towards the end of the year, and cool weather signaled time for butchering meat and decanting beverages that had fermented since the harvest. The notion of adding music to the meal was introduced to England from Italy, and the 16th-century lords and ladies of the land enjoyed great madrigal feasts. Today’s madrigal dinners feature other customs that were probably familiar to the colonists. The burning of a Yule log, a common practice by the Middle Ages, was thought to bring good luck in the New Year. Plants that magically remained green through the bleakest times have held a special significance since Ancient Rome. In 15th- and 16th- century England, musicians sang carols to introduce the Christmas story to those who were unable to read.

All of these traditions are part of HSMC’s Madrigal Dinners. Enjoy delectable fare following wassail and appetizers above stairs; the meal will commence in the first floor Great Hall. Lavish decorations will set the stage for beautiful harmonies.

Phone: 240-895-4960
Email: MaryB@DigsHistory.orgWebsite: https://hsmcdigshistor...
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Christmas Candlelight

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14
6pm - 10:30pm

Exhibition • MO
The Historic Daniel Boone Home • 1868 Hwy F, Defiance MO 63341

Thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. Step back into the early 1800s to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the past with stories, music and hot cider. Limited tickets are available. Reservations are highly recommended.

Phone: 636-798-2005
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Christmas Groaning Board at the James Iredell House at Historic Edenton

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14
1pm - 5pm

Open House • NC
Historic Edenton State Historic Site • 108 N. Broad Street, Edenton NC 27932

On December 13-14, from 1-5pm, Historic Edenton State Historic Site will be hosting a Christmas Groaning Board at the 1800/1827 Iredell House with help from the Edenton Tea Party DAR and the James Iredell Association. There will be so many cookies that the table will "groan" under the weight!

Come and listen to your favorite holiday songs, drink eggnog and cider, and sample delicious homemade cookies. The house is tastefully decorated with natural greenery that changes year to year.

Phone: 336-325-2298
Email: Erica.Smith@ncdcr.govWebsite: https://www.ncdcr.gov/...
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Holiday Lantern Tours

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14

Exhibition • OH
Hale Farm and Village - Western Reserve Historical Society • 10825 East Boulevard, Cleveland OH 44106

Take a lantern-lit tour of the village and visit historic homes, bustling with holiday preparations. Experience the sights and sounds of the season through a series of charming holiday vignettes.

Phone: 330-666-3711, ext #1720
Email: info@wrhs.orgWebsite: https://www.wrhs.org/
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Christkindlmarkt & Tavern Lunch

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14

Culinary • PA
Gemberling-Rex House • 106 North Market Street, Schaefferstown PA 17088

The annual Tavern Lunch is held inside the Gemberling-Rex House at 106 N. Market St. There are 5 full-service sittings from late morning to mid-afternoon. Seats are $16.00 per person and fill up fast, so reserve your place early. Our Christkindlmarkt is free and held across the street in the Brendle Museum’s Lower Level, where you’ll enjoy finding handmade period gifts made by skilled artists in our region.

TAVERN LUNCH
Date: Saturday Dec. 14
Time: Lunch sittings (reservations required) offered for 10:00AM, 11:00AM, Noon, 1:00PM, and 2:00PM
Fee: Lunch is $16.00 per person
Details/Reservations: 717-949-2244

CHRISTKINDLMARKT (2 Days)
Date: Friday, Dec. 13, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Date: Saturday Dec. 14, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fee: Free Admission
Details: 717-949-2244

Phone: 717-949-2244
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Christmas Folk Art Show

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14

Artisan Show • PA
Manheim Railroad Station • 210 S. Charlotte St, Manheim PA 17545

Friday 3-8, Saturday 10-11.

Phone: 717-484-2320
Email: mhs@dejazzd.comWebsite: http://www.manheimpa.c...
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Christkindlmarkt & Tavern Lunch

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14

Culinary • PA
Gemberling-Rex House • 106 North Market Street, Schaefferstown PA 17088

The Tavern Lunch is held on Saturday inside the Gemberling-Rex House at 106 N. Market St. There are 5 full-service sittings from late morning to mid-afternoon. Seats are $16.00 per person and fill up fast, so reserve yours early. Our Christkindlmarkt is free and held Friday evening and on Saturday across the street in the Brendle Museum’s lower Level, where you’ll enjoy finding handmade period gifts made by skilled artists in our region. Credit cards accepted.

TAVERN LUNCH
Date: Saturday Dec. 14
Time: Lunch sittings (reservations required) offered for 10:00AM, 11:00AM, Noon, 1:00PM, and 2:00PM
Details/Reservations: 717-949-2244

CHRISTKINDLMARKT
Date: Friday, Dec. 13, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Date: Saturday Dec. 14, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fee: Free Admission

Details: 717-949-2244

Phone: 717-949-2244
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Annual Pre-Christmas Auction 2019

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14

Antique Auction • PA
Roan Auctioneers & Appraisers • 3530 Lycoming Creek Rd, Cogan Station PA 17728



Phone: 570-494-0170
Email: roaninc@comcast.netWebsite: https://roaninc.com/
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Holiday Evening Tours

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sat, Dec. 14
5pm - 7:30pm

Open House • VA
Monticello • 31 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville VA 22902

Join us for the rare opportunity to experience Monticello after dark, historically decorated for the season. Guests meet their tour guide at The Shop at Monticello and are treated to seasonal refreshments. The tour offers an intimate look at how all people who lived on the Monticello mountaintop – enslaved and free – celebrated the holidays in Jefferson's time. Journey through public and private rooms including the Monticello’s iconic Dome Room, and enjoy live musical performances in the Parlor.

Phone: 434-984-9880
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Christmas in St. Michaels

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sun, Dec. 15

Home/Garden Show • MD
Various Homes and Businesses • 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, St Michaels MD 21163

Christmas in St. Michaels will be held on December 13-15, 2019. We hope you can join us! Updates to this site are being made as information is available so check back often. The 2019 Collectors Ornament is expected to arrive mid-July and will be for sale online ASAP.

Christmas in St. Michaels is held annually each December in historic St. Michaels, Maryland. For more than a quarter century, visitors and residents have celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season during this weekend. Proceeds from ticketed events and the sales of our very popular Collectors Ornaments have raised more than $1.4 million to directly benefit local, non-profit organizations in our community. We invite you to join us as we welcome Santa, the spirit of Christmas, and the joy of giving.

The houses in town are within walking distance of each other, which gives visitors a great opportunity to stroll through town and soak up the historic atmosphere. Most of the homes, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, had at one time been the residences of watermen and seafarers. Many of these homes have since been restored, expanded, and adapted to today’s life style.
The countryside homes are located just outside of town, often situated on expansive waterfront settings. These houses should not be missed, as they employ exquisite architectural details and are creatively set amidst the Eastern Shore landscape. Tour of Homes is Saturday 11-5, Sunday 11-4.

Visitors reach the country homes via professional licensed shuttle bus service, which is included in the price of the ticket. The buses leave from Mill Street, across from the Town Offices, with the last bus departing at 4:00 pm on Saturday and 3:00 pm on Sunday.

Phone: 410-745-0745
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Yuletide in the Country Tours & Buffet

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sun, Dec. 15

Exhibition • NY
Genesee Country Village • 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford NY 14511

Take a guided tour to Yuletides past that will warm your heart and soul. As you explore the wintry village, you’ll be invited into scenes that highlight a variety of celebrations and gatherings as they would have looked throughout the 19th century. As an add-on or a night out on its own, our Yuletide Buffet dinners combine a hearty meal with the beautiful ambiance of our Banquet Center all decked out for the holidays. This stirring tour through tradition will bring the heart of the season home. Reservations required.

Phone: 585-538-6822
Email: Events@gcv.orgWebsite: http://www.gcv.org/
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Castle Christmas

Fri, Dec. 13 - Sun, Dec. 15

Open House • VA
Bacon's Castle • 465 Bacon's Castle Trail, Surry VA 23883

Experience five centuries of Christmas decorations and traditions with special tours throughout Bacon’s Castle and the newly restored slave’s quarter.

Friday and Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12-5.

Phone: 757-357-5976
Email: baconscastle@preservat...Website: https://preservationvi...
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Mooresville Holiday Home Tour

Sat, Dec. 14
1pm - 4pm

Home/Garden Show • AL
Fort Toulouse - Jackson Park • 2521 W. Fort Toulouse Rd, Mooresville AL 35649

As featured in the November/December 2012 issue of SOUTHERN LADY magazine (and in the December 2009 SOUTHERN LIVING magazine), Historic Mooresville puts on its holiday finery every December to celebrate the season. Bright fresh greenery and red bows decorate our street signs, Della Robbia wreaths with colorful fresh fruit and natural materials hang on the doors of our historic public buildings, and our homes are decorated in the tradition of Christmas past.

Check-in begins at 1:00 PM at the 1821 Stagecoach Tavern where you will receive a map and begin your walk through our beautifully decorated village. In order to enjoy everything Mooresville has to offer before the event closes at 4:00 PM, please check in at 1:00. The leisurely walk around town is less than 1 mile.

FROM 1:00 PM TO 4:00 PM, GUESTS MAY VISIT:

4 Mooresville Decorated Homes
The Historic 1839 Brick Church (Music and Cider)
The Historic 1840 Post Office
The Historic 1821 Stagecoach Tavern
The Peebles’ Barn (Sweets and Coffee)
An 1820s Detached Kitchen
A Restored early 1900s Tenant House
FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE OPEN:

1818 Farms – hand-made bath products and gifts
Hen House Art – artwork
JaVa.Mooresville – coffee and art
Lyla’s Little House – homemade candy and cheese straws
Southern Carnage – bike repair and sales

Phone: 256-355-2683
Email: mac1966@aol.comWebsite: http://www.mooresville...
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Patent Model Tour

Sat, Dec. 14

Exhibition • DE
Hagley Museum and Library • 200 Hagley Creek Rd, Wilmington DE 19807

Join one of our guides for an introductory tour of Hagley’s patent model collection. Learn about the history of these fascinating miniature models of invention and the patent process that was established in 1790.

Phone: 302-658-2400
Email: AskHagley@hagley.orgWebsite: http://www.hagley.org/
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Colonial Christmas at Wormsloe

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 4pm

Exhibition • GA
Wormsloe Historic Site • 7601 Skidaway Rd, Savannah GA 31406

Participate in activities such as caroling, burning of the yule log, dancing to live period music, and other holiday observances of the colonial period, including games and refreshments. Holiday crafts at the museum throughout the day. Holiday festivities start at 1 pm.

Phone: 912-353-3023
Email: wormsloe.shs@dnr.ga.go...Website: https://gastateparks.o...
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A Country Christmas

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 4pm

Exhibition • IN
Musee de Venoge • 4085 IN-129, Vevay IN 47043

Musée de Venoge and the Thiebaud Farmstead join together to celebrate two different Country Christmas celebrations in Switzerland County. Have a simple Country Christmas at 1820’s Venoge then travel in time to the 1860’s Thiebaud Farmstead and enjoy the beginnings of our modern Christmas festivities.

Phone: 812-593-5726
Email: venoge1805@gmail.comWebsite: http://venoge.org/
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47th Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace

Sat, Dec. 14
4pm - 8pm

Home/Garden Show • MD
Various Homes and Businesses • Havre de Grace MD 21078

Welcome to the 47th year of the Annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace! This year's theme is 'State of Celebration' to honor the renovation of the State Theatre which will be a stop on the tour. This year's tour will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 4 PM to 8 PM. The homes and businesses selected for the tour truly showcase the diverse character of our beautiful city. In addition, experience the luminary candles along Union Avenue and the Christmas decorations downtown. The top restaurants of Havre de Grace will be offering special Candlelight Tour promotions while the stores and galleries will also be open late with their own special events.

Tour tickets are $22 each, or $30 if purchased the day of tour. This is a self-guided tour. Tour patrons begin at the Lock House Museum to pick up a tour pin, brochure and map and begin the tour of the numerous attractions in any order and at your own pace. This is a rain/snow/or shine event and all tickets are non-refundable. Sorry, no children under the age of 14, no babies in strollers or other wheeled buggies and no pets. For more information please call the Lock House Museum 410-939-5780. Tickets can be picked up at the Lock House Museum starting Friday, Dec 13. Please pick up ticket prior to 5 PM on Dec 14th.

And don’t forget about the Holiday Boutique at the Lock House Museum on both Saturday, December 14th from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday, December 15th from 11 am to 3 pm. The Museum is filled with special hand-crafted gifts, greenery and gourmet items. Special discounts are available for tour goers on Sunday, but you may not want to wait for that special item! Entry is free to this special holiday event.

Phone: 410-939-5780
Email: lockhousemuseum@gmail....Website: http://thelockhousemus...
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A Colonial Christmas

Sat, Dec. 14
9am - 5pm

Exhibition • MI
Colonial Michilimackinac Park • 102 W Straits Ave, Mackinaw City MI 49770

Explore Colonial Michilimackinac in an entirely new way - at Christmas!

Phone: 906-847-3328
Email: brissons@michigan.govWebsite: http://www.mackinacpar...
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An Angel Christmas

Sat, Dec. 14

Exhibition • NC
Thomas Wolfe Memorial • 52 N. Market St, Asheville NC 28801

In his youth there were little or no decorations in the boardinghouse. It was not until later years, after he died, that Julia Wolfe had a small Christmas tree. Fred put it in the parlor.

We hope to do better than Fred. Help us make memories, create and donate an Angel Wreath, or angel figurines. Then, join our friends and volunteers for the holiday open house, with craft activities for children, and an exhibition of the angel wreaths and angel figurines throughout the Old Kentucky Home. Wreaths will be auctioned to benefit Thomas Wolfe Memorial. Children admitted free.

This is a ticketed event. Tours will run every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 pm with the last tour at 8:00 pm. Adults: $5.00, 18-and-under: $2.00, 5-and-under: free. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call the site at 828-645-6706 (9a-5p, Tues-Sat) to purchase tickets for your group. Please note, that tickets must be picked up *at least 10 minutes prior to the ticketed time or the reservation will be forfeited. Tickets are non-refundable. Visitors can get in the Christmas spirit with holiday entertainment in our visitor center, or purchase apple cider.

Phone: 828-253-8304
Email: tom.muir@ncdcr.govWebsite: https://historicsites....
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A Christmas Stroll Through The Past

Sat, Dec. 14
6pm - 9pm

Open House • NC
Bennett Place State Historic Site 4409 • Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham NC 27705

Under the glow of candle light, you can take a special guided tour around the farm and experience first-hand how soldiers and civilians experienced the holidays during a time of war. Tours will take place every 20 minutes and tickets will be required. Complimentary hot apple cider will be available.

Phone: 919-383-4345
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Appalachian Christmas Carol

Sat, Dec. 14
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Exhibition • NC
Vance Birthplace State Historic Site • 911 Reems Creek Rd, Weaverville NC 28787

This Christmas season at the Vance Birthplace we will once again partner with the American Myth Center to present one of the greatest Christmas stories ever told, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but with Zebulon Vance smack dab in the middle. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future will lead Zebulon in an exploration of the life of Venus, an enslaved woman that live on the Vance property. Visitors will go on an extraordinary and illuminating journey through the entire site, from the Birthplace to the 1790s slave dwelling.

The American Myth Center is a non-profit organization in Asheville whose mission is to create new American Myths to serve as familiar points of reference in the urgent, yet enduring, investigation of our home. For more information visit www.americanmythcenter.org.

This is a ticketed event. Tours will run every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 pm with the last tour at 8:00 pm. Adults: $5.00, 18-and-under: $2.00, 5-and-under: free. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Call the site at 828-645-6706 (9a-5p, Tues-Sat) to purchase tickets for your group. Please note, that tickets must be picked up *at least 10 minutes prior to the ticketed time or the reservation will be forfeited. Tickets are non-refundable. Visitors can get in the Christmas spirit with holiday entertainment in our visitor center, or purchase apple cider.

Phone: 828-645-6706
Email: kimberly.floyd@ncdcr.g...Website: https://historicsites....
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Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration

Sat, Dec. 14
4:30pm - 9:30pm

Open House • NC
Tryon Palace • 529 South Front St, New Bern NC 28562

This famed North Carolina tradition returns to Tryon Palace in 2019 with beautiful, new decorations and heartwarming holiday vignettes illuminated by the magical glow of candlelight.

Experience the beauty, joy, and magic of the holidays as the women of Tryon Palace welcome you into their home for “Christmas Belles: A Candlelight Christmas Celebration.” As you walk through the Governor’s Palace and historic homes you will meet a century of New Bern’s women who carried the evolving traditions of English and American culture through the colonial period, into a blossoming nation, and through the Civil War. Meet the brave women who were comfortable with themselves and with power, who took aspects of their own future into their hands, and who supported each other and future generations through difficult times.

Join Tryon Palace for its 39th year with decorations inspired by an 18th-century fascination with the East and traditional 19th-century Christmas décor. Visit with historic characters in period clothing, witness holiday vignettes spanning two centuries, and cap off your evening with a dazzling black powder firework display on the Palace South Lawn.

Food will be available to purchase from food trucks located outside the Palace gates. You can then stop by The Plucked Peacock Tavern to grab a seat and enjoy beer, wine, and delicious baked goods in a festive holiday setting. Also, warm up with hot cider and cookies from Mack’s Cider House in the Trades Building. Don't forget to end your enchanted evening with a show of black powder fireworks on the Tryon Palace South Lawn!

Candlelight is a site wide event for Tryon Palace that includes tours of the Governor’s Palace, Stanly House, Dixon House, Commission House, and numerous activities on the grounds.

Phone: 252-639-3500
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A Christmas Stroll Through The Past

Sat, Dec. 14
4:30pm - 7:30pm

Exhibition • NC
Bellamy Mansion Museum • 503 Market St, Wilmington NC 28401

Walk a candlelit path between two historic homes while you take a step back in time at the annual Christmas Stroll Through the Past held in conjunction with the Burgwin-Wright House & Gardens and St. James Episcopal Church.

Each ticket includes admission to both historic homes where guests enjoy festive refreshments, holiday decor galore, children's crafts, pictures with Father Christmas, music by local performers, and more! Each guest can also stop by St. James to experience the architecture and history of one of Wilmington's oldest church buildings.

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Bellamy Mansion Museum or Burgwin-Wright House beginning November 1st. This is not a sellout event, so tickets can easily be purchased the day of the Stroll at either historic home. Tickets are not available for sale online.

Guests are not required to begin the Stroll at 4:30 pm. The entire experience takes around 1.5 hours for most, so just plan on giving yourself enough time.

Phone: 910-251-3700, ext #306
Email: cgonzalez@bellamymansi...Website: https://www.bellamyman...
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Christmas in Halifax

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 4pm

Town Event • NC
Historic Halifax • 25 St. David St, Halifax NC 27839

A community-wide celebration and a family tradition in the historic town of Halifax, NC. Tour homes and churches festively decorated for the season. Enjoy children’s activities at the Halifax County Library. At 2 p.m., see the annual Christmas Parade along King Street. Children and the young-at-heart may visit with Santa after the parade in the Historic Halifax visitor center. Enjoy a homemade brunswick stew and sandwich lunch at a local church fundraiser. This is a community-wide event with activities taking place throughout the Town of Halifax!

Phone: 252-583-7191
Email: halifax@ncmail.netWebsite: https://historicsites....
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Winter on the Western Frontier

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 4pm

Exhibition • NC
Fort Dobbs • 438 Fort Dobbs Rd, Statesville NC 28625

This living history will give visitors a glimpse of what daily life was like for the garrison of Fort Dobbs as they prepared to spend winter in the fort in 1756. On-going displays of camp life and historic cooking will be offered, as well as musket and cannon firing demonstrations.

Phone: 704-873-5882
Email: genn.reiter@ncdcr.govWebsite: http://www.fortdobbs.o...
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Christmas in the Piedmont

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 4pm

Open House • NC
Bennett Place State Historic Site • 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham NC 27705

Visit Bennett Place during the Christmas season and witness how this occasion was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas during the American Civil War. Living historians will decorate the farm in a typical modest fashion of the time. There will be cooking demonstrations in the kitchen house, Christmas decorations and packages in the main house, soldiers will be on hand to demonstrate Christmas in the field and of course, a visit with Ole St. Nick. Complimentary hot apple cider will be available. There will also be a bake sale where you can purchase some sweet treats. All proceeds from the bake sale go towards the preservation of the site.

Phone: 919-383-4345
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46th Annual Christmas House Tour

Sat, Dec. 14
2pm - 7pm

Home/Garden Show • NJ
Various Homes and Businesses • Mullica Hill NJ 08062

You have driven past the beautiful historic houses of Mullica Hill many times, and now you can see them from the inside during our 45th Annual Christmas House Tour. Come join us as local residents go all out to decorate their houses for the Holidays, and open their doors for your enjoyment. Tickets can be purchased prior to the event or the day of the tour.

Phone: 856-223-5440
Email: mullicahillma@gmail.co...Website: https://mullicahillmer...

Allaire Village Christmas Lantern Tours by Candlelight

Sat, Dec. 14
5pm - 8pm

Exhibition • NJ
The Historic Village at Allaire • 4263 Atlantic Ave, Farmingdale NJ 07727

Spend an evening strolling through the Historic Village at Allaire by candlelit lantern and enjoy the rich history of Christmas in the 1800s! Visit the Chapel, Bakery, Blacksmith's Shop, Allaire Residence and more as your guided tour brings alive the spirit of Christmas past with traditions and holiday decorations to delight everyone.
You will experience music, history & theater, as you create a new holiday tradition of our Christmas Lantern Tours! Its the best way to see the village at night and these are the final village tours of 2019 season.

Advance ticket purchase is required for this event. Tickets are available for $20 per person. The tour lasts roughly 90 minutes and is an outdoor walking door, with various stops in our historic buildings along the way, so please prepare accordingly. Not recommended for young children.

Tours begin at 5:00pm and depart from the visitor center every 15 minutes until 8:00pm. Strollers are not permitted inside the historic buildings. Tickets sold and available by time slot. No refunds will be given once ticket is purchased. Tickets are non-transferable.
We ask that children 5 and under do not attend this event. Children over 5 years may attend, however the tour is not recommended for children under 10.

Phone: 732-919-3500
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Candlelight House Tour

Sat, Dec. 14
4pm - 8pm

Home/Garden Show • NJ
Various Homes and Businesses • Mauricetown NJ 08329

Leave the hustle and bustle behind.

See candles flickering
Hear bells ringing and people singing
Smell the decorated pine and fir trees
Listen with the Holy Family to the strains of the harp
Taste cookies freshly baked on an old-fashioned stove
Explore 15 points of interest
Warm yourself with homemade soup and sandwiches and baked goods for now or later

Houses and buildings open 4 - 8
Refreshment concession by the Fire Company and baked goods by the Loyalty Circle of Mauricetown United Methodist Church at the Fire House from 3 - 7
The tour starts at the Fire House, 9544 Noble Street, Mauricetown, NJ 08329

Phone: 856-785-0457
Email: history@mauricetownhis...Website: http://mauricetownhist...
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Castle by Candlelight

Sat, Dec. 14
6:30pm - 8:15pm

Exhibition • NY
Old Fort Niagara • 2 Scott Ave, Youngstown NY 14174

Tour and explore Old Fort Niagara’s 1726 French Castle, which will be decorated for the season by the Youngstown Garden Club and lit entirely by candles. Meet historical characters and witness the firing of the grand feu de joie. Visitors can make seasonal crafts and write with a quill pen, plus enjoy music, cooking demonstrations, Native dancing, campfires and other activities. This seasonal, historically-authentic experience will put you in the Christmas spirit!

Phone: 716-745-7611
Email: eschrader@oldfortniaga...Website: http://oldfortniagara....
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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A Boscobel Christmas with the Putnam Chorale

Sat, Dec. 14

Exhibition • NY
Boscobel House and Gardens • 1601 Route 9D, Garrison NY 10524

Putnam Chorale Music Director Douglas Anderson selects and directs holiday music that would have been heard in American churches and homes in the early 19th century, reflecting life as it would have been lived at Boscobel.

Performances will take place in the magnificent Entrance Hall of the Historic House Museum, followed by a reception in the Gallery.

Guests are welcome to arrive fifteen minutes early to enjoy a look at the first floor rooms of the mansion, beautifully decorated for the holidays.

Three performances: 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm

Phone: 845-265-3638
Email: info@boscobel.orgWebsite: https://boscobel.org/
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Christmas Tours

Sat, Dec. 14
11:30am - 2:30pm

Open House • PA
Historic Hope Lodge • 553 S Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington PA 19034

The mansion will be decorated for the holiday season! Join us for a short film and guided tours of the mansion at 11:30 am, 1:00 pm & 2:30 pm. Cookies and hot chocolate included in admission price.

Regular Tour Admission prices charged for this event.

Phone: 215-646-1595
Email: hopelodgepa@gmail.comWebsite: http://www.historichop...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Meet Belsnickel

Sat, Dec. 14
11am - 1pm

Exhibition • PA
Old Economy Village • 270 16th St, Ambridge PA 15003

Meet the grumpy, fur-clad version of Santa Claus, familiar in Pennsylvania Dutch country. Guests will be able to enjoy brunch with Belsnickel, as well as crafts. Reservations preferred. Cost: $5 per person.

Phone: 724-266-4500, ext #104 • Contact: Chloe Thomas
Email: c-chlthoma@pa.govWebsite: http://oldeconomyvilla...
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SPECIAL EVENT DAY: "Sounds of the Season"

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 4pm

Open House • PA
Fairmount Park • Philadelphia PA 19131

Join us as the historic houses, presented by WRTI, ring in "A Very Philly Christmas" with some of the best jazz, classical, gospel, and latin music in Philadelphia. Enjoy all these wondrous sounds while taking in the beauty of the houses decorated for the holidays.

Participating historic houses include: Cedar Grove, Historic Strawberry Mansion, Laurel Hill Mansion, Lemon Hill Mansion, Mount Pleasant, and Woodford Mansion.

New for 2019! On “Flavors of the Season” and other Special Event Days, PHLASH buses will stop at Ridgeland Mansion for a Holiday Lunch & Open House. The Holiday Lunch, provided by Joshua’s Catering from 11am – 3pm, includes: hot coffee or tea, soup of your choice*, sandwich of your choice*, and cookies - all for only $10! (* menu includes vegan and child-friendly options. View menu here). We recommend purchasing the Holiday Lunch Combo in advance on this site, however limited quantities of walk-up purchases will be available.

And while you're there, visit the Holiday Open House at The Suzanne Morgan Center to see inside beautiful Ridgeland Mansion, built circa 1752. Free entry, but donations are welcome and benefit the Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia.

Phone: 215-763-8100
Email: philadelphiaparkcharms...Website: http://holidaysinthepa...
and: http://parkcharms.com/

Candlelit Christmas

Sat, Dec. 14
5pm - 9pm

Open House • PA
Old Bedford Village • 220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford PA 15522

Stroll through the Village; enjoy live seasonal music. Hot cider in the tavern. Come celebrate. 5pm to 9pm. Adults $10 children $8, Age 5 & under free. Bring a flashlight.

Phone: 814-623-1156
Email: village15522@gmail.comWebsite: http://www.oldbedfordv...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Middletown Holiday Home Tour

Sat, Dec. 14
1pm - 8pm

Home/Garden Show • PA
Various Homes and Businesses • Middletown PA 17057

The Middletown Area Historical Society will present the annual Holiday Home Tour, featuring many Middletown area homes decorated for the holiday season. Area artists will be set up in several historic buildings within the borough. A Dickens Holiday Tea will be held noon-2 p.m. at The Event Place, Union Street. Tea tickets are $25.

Phone: 717-930-0931
Email: carole139@comcast.comWebsite: https://middletownholi...

Memories of Christmas Past Walking Tour

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 11:30am

Exhibition • PA
Cumberland County Historical Society • 21 N Pitt St, Carlisle PA 17013

Join Jim Griffith for a downtown walking tour. Jim will share stories of Carlisle's Christmas Past.

Phone: 717-930-0931
Email: info@historicalsociety...Website: https://www.historical...
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Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions

Sat, Dec. 14
6pm - 8pm

Open House • RI
Newport Mansion • 424 Bellevue Avenue, Newport RI 02840

Don't miss Holiday Evenings at the Newport Mansions for an extra special and unique experience. Enjoy live holiday music and light refreshments as you stroll through softly lit rooms, taking in the ambience of a Gilded Age holiday. John Black on piano and Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra.

Phone: 401-847-1000
Email: info@newportmansions.o...Website: http://www.newportmans...
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The Big Time of the Year

Sat, Dec. 14
11am - 12pm

Forum • VA
Bacon's Castle • 465 Bacon's Castle Trail, Surry VA 23883

Be one of the first people to see the newly restored 1820’s slave’s quarter decorated for “The Big Time of the Year.”

Join acclaimed actress and historian, Valerie Davis as she tells the story of how the enslaved population celebrated Christmas. Presentations at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Valerie will tell stories of joy and sorrow, of weddings, escapes and the sacrifices made to give their children the best time of the year.

Phone: 757-357-5976
Email: baconscastle@preservat...Website: https://preservationvi...
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Yuletide by Candlelight

Sat, Dec. 14
5pm - 9pm

Home/Garden Show • VA
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum • 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria VA 22314

Experience the holiday season with festive activities and fare at historic sites throughout Alexandria!

Discover Alexandria's holiday traditions through the centuries
Dance in the ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Warm yourself by the fire at Carlyle House
Make a Victorian keepsake at Lee-Fendall House
Bring the scent of the holidays home from the Apothecary Museum

Enjoy seasonal decorations, refreshments, and take advantage of a 10% discount at the participating Museum Shops! A cash bar for adult beverages will be located at Gadsby's Tavern Museum.

Ticket includes admission to Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Carlyle House Historic Park, Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.

A free shuttle will run between all participating sites throughout the event!

Phone: 703-746-4242
Email: carlyle@nvrpa.orgWebsite: http://apps.alexandria...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Fincastle Holiday Tour of Homes and Marketplace

Sat, Dec. 14
10am - 4pm

Home/Garden Show • VA
Historic Fincastle • 7330 Roanoke Rd, Fincastle VA 24090

Please plan to attend our annual Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace on Saturday, December 14, 2019.

The event is sponsored by Historic Fincastle, Inc. (HFI) and will be held rain or shine. Tour local homes decorated for the holidays:

Dickerson House circa 1953
Saddler Shop circa 1823
Reynolds House circa 2005
Wind Flower Farm circa 2002
671 Pine Hills Dr. circa 2011
Botetourt County Historical Museum

Tickets for the tour are $15 per person ($12 for HFI members). Tickets are available 9:30 AM the morning of the event and can be purchased at Fincastle Baptist Church, 7330 Roanoke Road (Route 220). Homes will be on tour from 10 AM-4 PM.
The Marketplace is FREE and will be held in Fincastle Baptist Church. This venue will feature artists and craftsmen selling wonderful items for that last minute gift or home decoration. HFI Souvenirs will be available for purchase. The Marketplace will run from 9:30 AM -3:00 PM.

Phone: 540-473-1167
Email: historicfincastle@Hotm...Website: http://www.hisfin.org/
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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A Candlelight Christmas

Sat, Dec. 14

Exhibition • VA
Berkeley Plantation • 12602 Harrison Landing Rd, Charles City VA 23030

Break away from the hustle and bustle of the holidays and let your imagination travel back to a by-gone era. Partake in a progressive candlelight tour of Shirley and Berkeley Plantations followed by refreshments at Edgewood. Enjoy the famous hospitality at these three historic homes with Christmas celebrations through four centuries of history.

Tour begins at 2:30 p.m. at Shirley Plantation, continues to Berkeley and ends at Edgewood.

Phone: 804-829-5121
Email: info@berkeleyplantatio...Website: http://www.berkeleypla...
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Yuletide by Candlelight

Sat, Dec. 14
5pm - 9pm

Exhibition • VA
Gadsby's Tavern Museum • 134 North Royal Street, Alexandria VA 22314

Experience the holiday season with festive activities and fare at historic sites throughout Alexandria!

Discover Alexandria's holiday traditions through the centuries.

Dance in the ballroom at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.

Warm yourself by the fire at Carlyle House.

Make a Victorian keepsake at Lee-Fendall House.

Enjoy seasonal decorations, refreshments, and take advantage of a 10% discount at the participating Museum Shops! A cash bar for adult beverages will be located at Gadby's Tavern Museum.
Ticket includes admission to Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Carlyle House Historic Park, Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden, and the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum.
A free shuttle will run between all participating sites throughout the event!

Phone: 540-473-1167
Email: carlyle@nvrpa.orgWebsite: https://www.alexandria...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Holiday Candlelight Wine Dinner

Sat, Dec. 14
5:30pm - 9:30pm

Culinary • VA
Poplar Forest • 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd, Forest VA 24551

Enjoy a magical glimpse of Christmases past; join Poplar Forest for a candlelit tour of the octagonal villa decorated for the holidays, in the style of the times. Then retire to Mr. Jefferson’s candlelit dining room and parlor to celebrate the season with a multicourse dinner with wine pairings.

Phone: 434-534-8120
Email: media@poplarforest.orgWebsite: http://www.poplarfores...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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A Stratford Hall Christmastide

Sat, Dec. 14
4:30pm - 8:30pm

Open House • VA
Stratford Hall • 483 Great House Rd, Stratford VA 22558

Experience the magic of the season at a special Holiday program by Stratford Hall, Christmastide!

The sights, smells, and sounds of the holidays will surround you as you arrive at Stratford Hall on December 14 to enjoy signature ginger cookies and cider, live music, and a special visit with Santa Claus!

On your way to the Great House, visit the Gift Shop for holiday shopping with a signature Stratford Hall Gift Basket, stocking stuffers, and much more.

On the lower floor of the Great House, poignant stores of the ensalved at Christmastide will be told by our gifted interpreter and storyteller, Rita Wagstaff. Only steps away in our colonial kitchen, culinary historians will be preparing savoring Christmas delights. Cap off your evening with a jingle bell wagon ride around the historic grounds of Stratford Hall, or enjoy cider by the yuletide bonfire.

Phone: 804-493-1972
Email: jbachman@stratfordhall...Website: http://www.stratfordha...
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Christmastide Dinner at Stratford Hall

Sat, Dec. 14
6:30pm - 8:30pm

Culinary • VA
Stratford Hall • 483 Great House Rd, Stratford VA 22558

Dine at Stratford Hall on December 14, 2019 for a special Christmastide Dinner, catered by local favorite Relish Restaurant!

1st Bite
Wanchese Seared Jumbo Scallop
avocado puree, Virginia apple matchsticks, herb oil, pickled mustard seeds

Malbec Poached Pear and Maytag Blue Cheese Crostini
fresh basil, Italian balsamic vinegar reduction

Sparkling Rose| Ruffino

Soup or Salad
Cream of Local Lump Crab
with aged sherry

Seasonal Salad
Garner’s Seasonal Greens, Pear, Candied Country Ham, Goat Cheese, Garlic Thyme Croutons,
Balsamic Lambrusco Vinaigrette

Chardonnay | Franciscan | Russian River Valley

The Main
Pan Seared Local Rockfish
Cowart’s local hominy by Manning’s, Togarashi, Candied Country Ham Crackle, Fennel Orange Salad

Pinot Noir | Champ de Reves | Anderson Valley

Braised Border Spring Farms Lamb Shank
Goat Cheese Polenta, Sour Cherry Bordelaise, Mintchurri

Harris Ranch Free Range Filet
Root mash, Serrano Pepper and Marsala Reduction, Grilled Green Onion, Cremini Mushrooms

Malbec | Diseno |

Finish Sweet
Maple Banana Spice Cake

Phone: 804-493-1972
Email: jbachman@stratfordhall...Website: http://www.stratfordha...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Arrival at Camp River Dubois

Sat, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 15

Exhibition • IL
Lewis and Clark State Historic Site • One Lewis and Clark Trail, Hartford IL 62048

This event marks the anniversary of the arrival of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to Camp River Dubois. The event will feature exhibitors of vintage tools, guns, rock & minerals, medicine, military re-enactors and artillery.

Phone: 618-251-5811
Email: clark@campdubois.comWebsite: http://www.campdubois....
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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10th Annual Christmas at the Cabin

Sat, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 15

Exhibition • IN
Bee Tree Pottery • 201 Krietenstein Rd S, Wadesville IN 47638

Saturday 9-5, Sunday 1-4.

Phone: 812-985-9847
Email: tom@beetreepottery.comWebsite: http://www.beetreepott...
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Colonial Christmas

Sat, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 15
12pm - 4pm

Exhibition • ME
Tate House Museum • 1267 Westbrook Street, Portland ME 04102

Stroudwater’s historic Tate House Museum is hosting a Colonial Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, from noon until 4:00 pm. Come and see how an affluent mast agent’s family may have celebrated the holidays in the 18th century.

Docents donned in period attire will greet visitors as they make their way from room to room in the 1755 home of Captain George Tate and his wife Mary. They will explain the prevailing traditions and customs of the time, including: Why did the Tates celebrate Christmas while many of their neighbors did not? How did decorations differ from those of today? What types of food and drink would be served? What kind of games and gifts might the children have enjoyed? What types of leisure activities did the adults pursue during the winter months? What is the meaning of Boxing Day?

Please join us for the sights, sounds, and tastes of a Colonial Christmas at the only pre-Revolutionary home in Greater Portland open to the public.

Phone: 207-774-6177
Email: info@tatehouse.orgWebsite: https://www.tatehouse....
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Pickwick's Mercantile Holiday Tavern Dinners

Sat, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 15

Culinary • NH
Strawberry Banke • 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth NH

Seatings at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 8:00 pm.

Hear ye! Hear ye! PICKWICK'S MERCANTILE is most proud to present Holiday Dinners at Strawbery Banke Museum's revolutionary war-era William Pitt Tavern.

This cherished holiday event promises an evening of spirited revelry, steeped in the traditions of yesteryear. Enjoy four sumptuous courses of a festive colonial feast, raise a touch of color in your cheeks with local libations, and experience live music in the spirit of the season. After three sold-out seasons and a kind nod as fare worth the fanfare from Yankee Magazine, tickets are already being spoken for. And, readers of New Hampshire Magazine named Pickwick’s Holiday Dinners in Pitt Tavern one of the “2018 Best of NH’ in the Fun & Adventure category.

The dinners return in December, with seatings every night of CANDLELIGHT STROLL (not included with Holiday Dinner ticket) December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2019 with seatings at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 8:00 pm. Adults (over 21) $75. Children $35.

Phone: 603-433-1100
Email: info@strawberybanke.or...Website: http://www.strawberyba...
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40th Annual Candlelight Stroll

Sat, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 15

Exhibition • NH
Strawberry Banke • 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth NH

Saturday 5-9pm, Sunday 4-8pm.

Candlelight Stroll, an annual holiday tradition at Strawbery Banke since 1979, showcases 350 years of seasonal and holiday traditions against the backdrop of the Museum’s furnished historic houses. On these weekend evenings, the Museum grounds glow with hundreds of lighted candle lanterns, the houses are adorned with thousands of hand-made decorations crafted from live greens and dried flowers and herbs collected from the Museum gardens, and the air is filled with the sound of holiday music and the scent of woodsmoke from the bonfire.

Visitors stroll from house to historic house, greeted by costumed roleplayers and performers who recreate the traditions of times past, rediscovering the joys of simpler times.

Mrs. Shapiro prepares a Hanukkah celebration in her 1919 Russian Jewish kitchen. Mrs. Goodwin, her family, and servants prepare a Victorian Christmas. Father Christmas, the night watchman, “Mayor Frank Jones” and other role-players make their rounds along the dirt lanes; and the Abbotts await news of their soldier fighting in Europe in the Second World War.

Carolers, chestnuts and holiday crafts bring all the sounds, scents and moments for family 'stopfulness' to this event that is a cherished New Hampshire tradition. Complimentary refreshments and hot apple cider are offered at the Cider Shed. Traditional hearth-cooking demonstrations, crafts demonstrations, and winter projects for kids provide interactive fun for multiple generations.

CANDLELIGHT STROLL ADD ON FEATURES:

LABRIE FAMILY SKATE AT PUDDLE DOCK POND provides seasonal outdoor ice skating at the heart of the 10-acre living history museum. The rink operates seven days a week, 9 am to 9 pm throughout December and on New Year's Day, and the months of January and February.

FIGTREE KITCHEN CAFE offers seasonal food and beverages during Stroll in the TYCO Visitors Center.

PICKWICK'S HOLIDAY DINNERS IN PITT TAVERN: Pickwick's Mercantile/Fezziwig's presents a ticketed (not included in Candlelight Stroll ticket), costumed holiday dining experience in historic Pitt Tavern -- visited by George Washington, John Hancock, and the Marquis de Lafayette. Offered each night of Stroll, with seatings at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and 8:00 pm.

PICKWICK'S AT THE BANKE: complements the museum with a shopping experience reflecting Portsmouth’s colonial maritime heritage.

Phone: 603-433-1100
Email: info@strawberybanke.or...Website: http://www.strawberyba...
and: https://www.facebook.c...
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Old-Fashioned Christmas

Sat, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 15

Exhibition • RI
Hearthside House Museum • 677 Great Road, Lincoln RI 02865

Saturday 4-7, Sunday 2-6.

There’s no place like Hearthside at Christmas time. The house is decorated so beautifully that it is no wonder it was selected to be featured in Yankee Magazine, Worcester Living Magazine, and two books about “Christmas at Historic Houses.” Each year, volunteers spend weeks decorating to transform the mansion back to a turn-of-the-century Christmas. Visitors to Hearthside delight in the magic of a Christmas from long ago as they enter the house and are greeted by our volunteers dressed in period attire.

Each room is elaborately decorated with Victorian ornamentation of lace and gold, festive garlands, and countless poinsettias and many special personal touches brought in by the volunteers from their own holiday collections. The festive atmosphere is enhanced with live seasonal music and caroling, homemade cookies and hot cider, and a gift shop stocked with holiday gifts. The amber glow of candlelight and the white lights of the gaily decorated trees add to the warmth of this beautiful home, making it a popular destination to visit after Christmas for candlelight tours during the vacation week before New Year’s.

Phone: 401-726-0597
Email: info@hearthsidehouse.o...Website: https://www.hearthside...
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Fan District Holiday House Tour 2019

Sat, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 15
12pm - 5pm

Home/Garden Show • VA
Various Homes and Businesses • Richmond VA 23220

The Fan Area Historic District is a residential neighborhood developed largely from 1890-1930. The neighborhood is unquestionably one of the city’s greatest architectural assets displaying a rich, cohesive collection of historic homes in a variety of architectural styles such as Victorian, Italianate, Richardson Romanesque, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Bungalow, American Arts and Crafts, Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial, and Art Deco.

The Holiday House Tour supports and enables the Fan District Association to carry out its mission and proceeds are used to enhance the neighborhood through school projects, tree planting, park and alley refurbishments, neighborhood concerts, and collaboration with the City of Richmond Police and VCU.

Phone: 804-405-5643
Email: hht@fandistrict.orgWebsite: http://fandistrict.org...
and: https://www.facebook.c...


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