Norman Rockwell Museum will help celebrate the Annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights.
The town of Stockbridge, made famous by Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, becomes a magical New England setting decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights, as the town celebrates Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.
Sponsored by the Stockbridge Chamber of Commerce, the holiday celebration offers a full range of holiday activities for the entire family to enjoy. Live Performances, Historic Property Tours, Holiday Markets, Winterlights, Unique Shops, Restaurants and Santa show off the New England town. Capping off the weekend on Sunday the town reenacts the spirit of Norman Rockwell’s famous holiday scene Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas, complete with vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the painting. The day’s activities are sure to delight the child in everyone.
The festivities celebrate Rockwell’s popular depiction of what for many is the quintessential small New England Town, with all the longing for a simpler time that it represents. Rockwell began painting the popular image in 1956 but did not complete it until December 1967.
The image and character of Stockbridge has changed little over the years, thanks to the great care and affection of its residents, and it is that special ambience which draws so many.
There are parking restrictions on Sunday for the Recreation, please refer to Parking & Directions for details. Parking & Directions
The delightful annual miniature display replicating Rockwell’s snowy Main Street village, with a chugging little train.
Pick up your Imagi-Nation Passports for art-making activities inspired by the holidays and Between Worlds: The Art and Design of Leo Lionni. Fun for all ages, readings of favorite tales from the collection of Leo Lionni available on the hour.