December 1, 2004

Victorian Winter Festival

I've mentioned Friday's Victorian Winter Festival a few times (1 2 3), but as it's coming up soon, I think it's time to put together a schedule integrating everything I've seen.

The earliest event I've seen advertised is a 10:00am story hour reading of The Polar Express at the Southworth Library. They'll be giving away a copy of the book.

The rest of the event seems to kick off at 3:00pm, with open houses at businesses from 3:00 to 7:00, a "Horse & Wagon" History Tour from 3:00 to 5:00pm, and chestnut roasting at Time Square.

The Dryden History House will also be open from 3:00 to 5:00pm, with exhibits on Bells and Blades (about sleigh bells and ice skates), the Dryden Grange No. 1112, The Fortnightly Club, Four Paintings by Miss Delilah Snyder, and You're Welcome Here: Hotels, Inns, and Attractions.

Victorian Christmas Carolers will be out from 5:00 to 7:00pm, while the Dryden Brass Ensemble will be playing from 6:30pm to 7:15pm.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive at the Village Green by fire truck at 7:00pm, and the lighting of the village Christmas tree will happen then. A reception at Neptune Hose Company from 7:30 to 9:00pm will close the evening with pizza and refreshments and activities for kids.

On Saturday, the Southworth Library will be hosting a "Victorian Musical Celebration of Christmas Past" at 7:00pm, featuring the Bells and Motley Consort.

If I've missed anything, please let me know.

Posted by simon at December 1, 2004 10:59 PM in
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