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December 2 6:00 pm - ?
Sharon Springs Chamber Fund Raiser & Thank You

December 5-7
Sharon Springs VICTORIAN Holiday Celebration

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL VICTORIAN HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

Friday, December 5th

6:00 PM The Celebration kicks off with a wonderful Parade of Lights on Friday, December 5th at 6 PM. The parade will start up at the Sharon Springs Central School. This will be followed by the Dedication of the Memorial Wreath by the American Legion and the tree lighting ceremony and caroling at the manger scene in front of the NBT Bank/Post Office at the intersection of NY10 and US 20, in the heart of Sharon Springs! Fundraising hot chocolate and cookie reception will be held at the Sharon Springs Central School by the Senior Class. Kids will enjoy Christmas with Santa at the school afterwards.

7AM -12 Noon French Toast Breakfast at the Firehouse on Beechwood Road – a fundraiser for the Sharon Springs Fire Department.

Saturday, December 6th

10:00 AM – 5 PM The “Winter Wonderland” at the Roseboro Ballroom. It will feature many events including a Festival of Trees, a display of almost 150 animated characters, a Snow Village Scene and the Spectacular Gingerbread House Building Contest.

10:00 AM – 5 PM Holiday Shopping - shop the holiday vendors at The Roseboro and Smith-Empie-Smith Building - over 30 vendors! At The Victorian Holiday Celebration, we hand pick our crafters to help make your shopping task a whole lot easier for you. Peruse a fantastic selection of handmade wooden toys and gifts, handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, traditional Christmas decorations, candies, jams and jellies, and stunning household items and much more!

10:00 AM – 5 PM Chris Ottman of Cherry Valley Tinsel Company will be at the Cobbler & Co. He will be there all day and will demonstrate how he makes his very popular tinsicles and tin stars

10:00 AM – 5 PM Santa will be set up for greeting children inside at the store area at the Roseboro. Photography by Classic Image Photography will be available for pictures with Santa and a vintage Victorian photo booth.

10:00 AM Presentation - Beekman Boys – The Roseboro Ballroom
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge - Making Victorian Boutonnieres. A Victorian gentleman's attire for the day was never complete with a boutonniere.  Learn how to make your own with some bits and pieces gathered from Beekman Farm

10:30 AM – 4 PM Arethus Group, a father and son who are strolling musicians, playing Renaissance, Victorian, World Music, Celtic, Jazz Inprov and more. Performing on a good many instruments of questionable origin. Entering their 6th year of strolling and stage performance.
 
11:00 AM  Presentation - Rose Marie Trapanni – Roseboro Ballroom - How to entertain for the holidays - Exciting food ideas, recipes, and taste treats.
12:00 Noon Presentation - Roger and Chris Stout-Hazard - Celebrating Through the Centuries: The History of Holiday Décor. – The Roseboro Shop area - A brief overview of where and when holiday decorations originated, how to recapture the charm of historic celebrations, and tips on incorporating holiday decorations into your home.

12:30 PM Studio North – Roseboro Ballroom - A Centre for Dance will present "Twas the Night Before Christmas" performed by Sr. and Jr. Co. dancers as well as students from the Belly dance class.

1 PM – 3 PM Wine & Spirits Tasting at The New York House featuring wine and spirits from Hummingbird Hills Winery and Kymar Farm Distillery. There will also be mulled cider from Sunnycrest Orchards available.

1:30 PM Back for another year is "Mistletoe Moustache" - A fantasy with music on the re-invention of Christmas. Text and Lyrics were written by Karen Cookson and music by Mason Williams. The presentation features a cast of seven local performers. – Roseboro Ballroom

2:00 PM Studio North – Roseboro Ballroom - A Centre for Dance will present "Twas the Night Before Christmas" performed by Sr. and Jr. Co. dancers as well as students from the Belly dance class.

2:00 PM Presentation - Andre Jones – Store area of Roseboro - Spinning Wool - The Start of Something Great.

2:15 PM "Mistletoe Moustache" – The New York House - A fantasy with music on the re-invention of Christmas.

2:30 PM Victorian Carolers will be strolling the village with Christmas Spirit and Cheer.

3:00 PM Presentation - Jim Dempsey - Owner/Creative Director at Studio Herbage – Roseboro Store area - Making Holiday Fiber Art Decorations
 
3:30 PM  A reciting of the Christmas Chicken Story will take place at the Chalybeate Park. Our very own town Mayor Doug Plummer will narrate this wonderful story as is the tradition in Sharon Springs!!

4:00 PM Victorian Costume Contest with Josh and Brent emceeing the event! Located in the Roseboro Ballroom.

4:30 PM Spectacular Gingerbread House Contest Judging - Located in the Roseboro Ballroom.

5:00PM - 8:00 PM  Old-fashioned Ham Church Dinner at the Methodist Church located across the street from the Sharon Springs School. Guests are welcome to enjoy a Victorian Christmas Celebration throughout the evening. Tickets are $10.00 for adults; $6.00 for children; 4 and under are free. Tickets are available at the door. Any questions regarding tickets please call Suzanne at 518-332-2389

Sunday, December 7th

10:00 AM – 4 PM The “Winter Wonderland” at the Roseboro Ballroom. It will feature many events including a Festival of Trees, a display of almost 150 animated characters, a Snow Village Scene and the Spectacular Gingerbread House Building Display.

10:00 AM – 4 PM Enjoy old-fashioned carriage rides through the streets of Sharon Springs. – Leaving from in front of The Black Cat.

10:00 AM – 4 PM Holiday Shopping - shop the holiday vendors at The Roseboro and Smith-Empie-Smith Building - over 30 vendors! At The Victorian Holiday Celebration, we hand pick our crafters to help make your shopping task a whole lot easier for you. Peruse a fantastic selection of handmade wooden toys and gifts, handcrafted jewelry and ceramics, traditional Christmas decorations, candies, jams and jellies, and stunning household items and much more!

10:00 AM – 4 PM Chris Ottman of Cherry Valley Tinsel Company will be at the Cobbler & Co. He will be there all day and will demonstrate how he makes his very popular tinsicles and tin stars.

10:00 AM – 4 PM Santa will be set up for greeting children inside at the store area at the Roseboro. Photography by Classic Image Photography will be available for pictures with Santa and a vintage Victorian photo booth.

10 AM – 4 PM Carriage Rides through Sharon Springs – Across from the Roseboro Hotel

10:30 AM – 4 PM Arethus Group, a father and son who are strolling musicians, playing Renaissance, Victorian, World Music, Celtic, Jazz Inprov and more. Performing on a good many instruments of questionable origin. Entering their 6th year of strolling and stage performance.

10:30 AM Presentation - Deanna Acosta – Roseboro Ballroom - Holiday Cooking with Deanna

11:00 – 4 PM See real Live Reindeer – Across from the Roseboro on Main Street

11:30 AM Presentation - Carl Stoner – Wood Turning Demonstration – Shop Area of the Roseboro - Making Victorian Tops

11:30 AM Arethus Group – The Roseboro Ballroom - playing Renaissance, Victorian, World Music, Celtic, Jazz Inprov and more.

12:30 PM Presentation - Laurie Schmitt, Sunnycrest Orchards & Greenhouse – Roseboro Ballroom - Decking the Halls in Victorian Style

12:30 PM Presentation –Schoharie County Quilt Barn Trail – Roseboro Shop Area - Comparing Quilting Techniques – Vintage to Modern – Betty Pillsbury and
Sharon Aernecke Aitchison

1:00 PM Children’s Victorian Scavenger Hunt – Starting at the Smith, Empie, Smith Building - An event especially designed with children in mind. Come join us for a fun-filled Victorian scavenger hunt complete with prizes!

1:30 PM Theater Project of Schoharie County – Naked Players – No Sets, No Props, Just Words – Roseboro Shop area – Readers Theater production of A Christmas Carol

2:00 PM Victorian Carolers will be strolling the village with Christmas Spirit and Cheer.

2:30 PM Presentation - Zhanneta Rabayeva, Independent Chef – Roseboro Ballroom - provides Recipes and Healthful Baking Ideas for the Holidays.

2:00 PM Children’s Victorian Time with Maria Vought and Jenn Loutzenhiser - Shop Area of the Roseboro - Learn the origins of Father Christmas, sugarplums, Yule logs, Christmas trees, mistletoe and more.

3:00 PM Presentation – Ron Ketelsen – Roseboro Ballroom - Celebrating the Holidays – Victorian Style.

4:00 PM Festival ends

December 6-7
Christmas Open House at Plaide Palette