Victorian Holiday Celebration
Come join us for for our Victorian Holiday Celebration!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE 4TH ANNUAL VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS!
7am-12pm- French Toast Breakfast at the Firehouse on Beechwood Road
9:00- Come see our very own Postmaster: Wendy Burton dressed up in the Post Office Lobby. She will be selling "The Inverted Jenny" stamps. This souvenir sheet features a new version of perhaps the most famous error in the history of U.S. stamps: the Inverted Jenny, a 1918 misprint that highlights the ways a single stamp can turn history upside down.
9:30- Victorian Home Design: Then and Now. A discussion/ Q&A session on bringing Victorian-inspired style into your home with designers Roger & Chris Hazard located at 204 Main Bar & Bistro
10:00 Caroline Foote, owner of Sustainables will give the following presentation at her new store across the street from the American Hotel entitled: 10 Simple Remedies from the Victorian Times:
Have we maintained practical remedies from the Victorian Era or have we abandoned them for our modern medicine? Join Sustainables owner Caroline Foote at her Traditional Food Market for a chat about remedies used during the Victorian times and decide for yourself!
10:45 In the library community room of the Sharon Springs Free Library, Linda Schnell-Leonardi will be giving a presentation called: Hanukkah 5774, The Maccabees and Me
11:00-3:00 Sleigh rides through the village ($1/person) starting at the 204 Main Porch
11:30 in the Community Room of the Sharon Springs Free Library our very own Nona Rose Marie Trapani will be treating all of us to her special Italian cookies along with passing them out!
12:30 pm - SSCS Select Choir & Mistletoe Mustache Performance located at Studio North
1:00 Nancy Nancy Di Pace Pfau will be giving an interesting presentation of the History of Sharon Springs with a donation of 10.00 going to the Chalybeate Park Restoration Project this talk will be given at the Sharon Springs Free Library
1 pm - Dance Performance “Twas the Night Before Christmas” located at Studio North
1:00-3:00 There will be a Wine & Spirits Tasting at The New York House Saturday December 7th with our friends from Hummingbird Hills Winery and Kymar Farm Distillery. There will also be mulled cider from Sunnycrest Orchards available.
1:30 pm - Arts Council Music Presentation located at Studio North
2 pm - Dance Performance “Twas the Night Before Christmas” located at Studio North
2:30 pm - Arts Council Music Presentation located at Studio North
3-4 pm - Victorian Dance Workshop w/Betty Gavin-Singer located at Studio North
3:30 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- Victorian Carolers will be strolling the village with Christmas Spirit and Cheer.
4:30- Victorian Costume Contest located at 204 Main Bar & Bistro
5:00-7:00 Old-fashioned church dinner at the Methodist Church located across the street from the Sharon Springs School. Guest are welcome to stay for an old-fashioned sermon inspired by Victorian-Era preachers
6:00-9:00PM At the New York House, with the Arts Council, more lively music and an old-fashioned Christmas Holiday Social. This event includes light fare, music and Christmas sing-a-longs. Tickets are $10.00 at the door and the proceeds benefit the Sharon Springs Citizens Council for the Arts.
7:00 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!
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR THEIR DONATION OF PRIZES FOR THE COSTUME CONTEST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER: 204 Main Bar & Bistro- gift certificate, Austintacious Chocotates- 1 Box of Truffles, Joan Kennedy Wissert of Handmade Holiday Shop - 1 Scarf, Robin Mizrahi of Mizrahi Manor- 1 Sample box of Granola,Spring House Spa- gift certificate, Tee Pee of Cherry Valley- gift basket, NBT Bank- Fleece Blanket and cup,
Special Surprises are in Store: In these Sharon Springs Shops:
Chris Ottman of Cherry Valley Tincicles in the event listing for The Victorian Stroll. He will be here all day and will demonstrate how he makes his very popular tincicles and tin stars.
McGillycuddy's will be offering a free Victorian Button guest soap with purchase. Hot mulled cider and Lavender sugar cookies as refreshments.
Orchard Rose will be serving Victorian traditional Wassail punch with delicious homemade sugarplums. We are also giving fresh mistletoe or pomander to customers with purchase. Andre Lucy Ruffles will also be set up with her unique Christmas gifts.
Black Cat will be making authentic Victorian cookies!!!
Studio North will be offering a special babysitting service from 1:30-4:30 pm - Kids Play Space they will also be serving Hot Cider all afternoon
NBT Bank will be serving refreshments in their bank from 9am until 12pm
FUN, INTERESTING VENDORS TO CHECK OUT AT THE EMPIE EMPORIUM ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE ROSEBORO HOTEL:
Carrie Edsall Enyart's Black Willow Pond Farm, Kate Miller's Weathertop Farms, Alicia Gribbin's Hold Still Portraits For Your Pets, Kenyon Parsons and Carrie will be there from Parson's Vegetable Farm, Colleen Lyker with her Jams, Honey and baked goods, Robin Mizrahi from the Mizrahi Manor Bakery, Melissa Greenwood from Pixie Pants Designs, Liz Fiorini from Peace Love Yarns, Fran's Antiques and gifts, Bob's Antiques and John & Geri Dunne of Sharon Springs Natural Soap Co.,there will also be a chance for you to curl up to a fireplace and read a book that was written and published in the Victorian Era. I will be selling antiquarian books as old as 1867!! See Alicia Gribbin from Hold Still Portraits for a variety of books for Ladies and Gentleman too!
Here are some scenes from the 2012 event:
Please visit the Enjoy Sharon Springs website for more information on this event.
December 14, 6 pm
Annual Holiday Potluck
Sponsored by the Sharon Springs Historical Society. Saturday at 6 pm. Our Annual Holiday Potluck at Chartwell Studios followed by our popular gift exchange. Peter and Maguerite have graciously agreed to again host our holiday gathering. Bring covered dish to share and a wrapped gift (of approx $10 value) each for the gift exchange, and lots of cheer.