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Storrowton Village, Yuletide at Storrowton

December 2, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

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YULETIDE WEEKEND – DECEMBER 2-3

Eastern States Exposition presents Yuletide at Storrowton Village Museum events each year during the first weekend in December with free activities and through the following week with paid tours, workshops and lantern light experiences. The winter festival brings the community together to celebrate the season with traditional Yuletide activities, entertainment, horse-drawn carriage rides and shopping in the historic Village. Decorated through the generosity of area garden clubs, florists and designers, the Village buildings will be bursting with innovative and original ideas to turn your home into a holiday wonderland. Walk through the buildings to find beautiful wreaths, swags, garlands, fresh evergreens and all natural materials around every corner. Check out the schedule and activities on the weekend!

Saturday, Dec. 2

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – All day activities feature free family crafts in the Potter Mansion, quill pen letters to Santa in the Eddy Law Office, blacksmithing demonstrations in the Clark Blacksmith Shop, open hearth cooking in the Gilbert House, and trolley rides to and from the Farmers Market leaving from behind the Gazebo. Trade demonstrations will also be featured in the Greenwich Barn including tinsmithing, broom making, and letterpress printing.

10 a.m. to noon – Santa and Mrs. Claus in Potter Mansion

11 a.m. to noon – Rick Corbo presents a first person presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in the Union Meetinghouse; Mike Rondeau will chip away at ice creations on the Village Green

1-3 p.m. – Firefly Fields Petting Zoo on the Village Green; Santa and Mrs. Claus in Potter Mansion

2-3 p.m. -Three of Cups musical duo in Union Meetinghouse

Sunday, Dec. 3

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – All day activities feature free family crafts in the Potter Mansion, quill pen letters to Santa in the Eddy Law Office, blacksmithing demonstrations in the Clark Blacksmith Shop, open hearth cooking in the Gilbert House, and carriage rides to and from the Farmers Market leaving from behind the Gazebo. Trade demonstrations will also be featured in the Greenwich Barn including tinsmithing, broom making, and letterpress printing

10 a.m. to noon – Santa and Mrs. Claus in Potter Mansion

11 a.m. to noon – Connecticut Yuletide Carolers at Union Meetinghouse

1-2 p.m. – The Ne’er Do Wells, historians and musicians at Union Meetinghouse

1-3 p.m. – Firefly Fields Petting Zoo on the Village Green; Santa and Mrs. Claus in Potter Mansion

YULETIDE EVENTS

YULETIDE LANTERN LIGHT EVENING – DECEMBER 6
Visit the ornately decorated buildings by candle and lantern light, getting a true 19th century New England feel for the holiday season. Holiday treats included with admission. Add on a carriage ride and visit the Farmers Market for even more festive fun!

YULETIDE OPEN HOUSE TOURS – DECEMBER 5-9
Create your own Yuletide experience and explore the museum’s decorated buildings with a costumed guide during Yuletide Open House Tours. Tour admission is $8 per person and free for children 6 and under. Reserve your tour time ahead or drop in on the hour from 10am – 3pm. Last tour departs at 3pm. Complete your Yuletide experience when you browse for holiday presents in the Museum Gift Shop and Christmas Shop, then visit Storrowton Tavern to enjoy a hearty New England-inspired meal.

The Shops at Storrowton open for all Yuletide events.
Shop local! You’ll have your gifts in hand ready for wrapping and giving for the season. During Yuletide weekend and Lantern Light Evening.

The Gift Shop is always open during Museum Tours, Workshops, and other public offerings. The Farmers Market located near Gate 9 is also open for shopping throughout the year; hours can be found here.

Parking is free for all Storrowton events. Activities will take place weather permitting. For more information, call the village at 413-205-5051 or visit us at StorrowtonVillage.com.

Try delicious regional wines and cheeses or find the perfect handcrafted holiday gifts for your loved ones. Stop by the Eastern States Farmers Market Thursday-Saturday 9am-7pm and Sunday 9am-5pm, and Storrowton Village’s Gift & Christmas Shops Thursday-Sunday, 9am-5pm!

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Date:
December 2, 2023
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST
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Website:
https://www.storrowtonvillage.com/p/events/storrowtonyuletide

Venue

Storrowton Village at ESE
1305 Memorial Avenue
West Springfield, MA 01089
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(413) 205-5051
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