The time to bring out your best Victorian era getup from your closet is here. Read on for the schedule of events and activities happening throughout Sharon Springs.

Friday, December 8th
7:30pm: A Holiday Revue Concert  at the Stone House, 123 Pavilion Ave, Sharon Springs. A fundraising concert for Klinkhart Hall Art Center. 7:30pm cocktails, 8pm show. $40 (includes light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar) Featuring performers Austin Jetton, John Cormier-Burke, Ron Ketelsen, Sarafina Pandolfo, Veronica Klaus, Kevin Finn, Doug Plummer, Garth Roberts, Allison Stewart, and Studio North performers. For tickets and more information, please call  518-284-2067.

Saturday, December 9th
7am -12 noon: French Toast Breakfast at the Firehouse on Beechwood Road – a fundraiser for the Sharon Springs Fire Department.

10am – 5pm: Local shops in Sharon Springs are imbued with holiday cheer and everything you will need to complete your holiday shopping. Local restaurants offer delicious holiday fare.

10am – 5pm: The “Winter Wonderland” at the Roseboro Annex. It will feature many events including a Festival of Trees, a display of almost 150 animated characters, and a Snow Village Scene

10am – 5pm: Holiday Shopping continues. Shop the holiday vendors at The Roseboro ballroom. 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!

10am – 5pm: 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.

10am – 5pm: Santa will be set up for greeting children the Annex of the Roseboro. Photography will be available for pictures with Santa and a gingerbread photo booth.

10am – 4pm: Enjoy old-fashioned carriage rides through the streets of Sharon Springs. Wagon rides leaving from in front of The Roseboro.

10am – 4pm: Continuous entertainment in The Roseboro ballroom.

11am– 3:30pm: Victorian High Tea at Miss Lodema’s Tea Room featuring a choice of two soups, scones with jam and clotted cream, a variety of tea sandwiches, decadent desserts, and a wide selection of teas, coffee, or pink lemonade, all presented in best Victorian manner. Call 518-860-5513 for reservations.

Noon –2pm: Meet Beekman artisan Karen Weber demonstrating hand-painted floral designs at Beekman 1802 Mercantile

2pm: Creating a Holiday Swag with Natural Elements & Elegant Accessories to Inspire Your Holiday Decorating. Maria Lange, owner of Sharon Springs will do a demonstration on how to make a holiday swag using dried flowers and other locally grown items. The American Emporium, 197 Main Street, Sharon Springs.

3pm: Soringerle German Cooking Making and Storytelling with Elizabeth Graham, The Gallery at Graham’s Goods, The American Emporium, 197 Main Street, Sharon Springs.

4:30 – 8pm: Old-fashioned Victorian 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.

7:30pm: A Holiday Revue Concert at the Stone House, 123 Pavilion Ave, Sharon Springs. A fundraising concert for Klinkhart Hall Art Center. 7:30 PM cocktails, 8:00 PM show. $40 (includes light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar) Featuring performers Austin Jetton, John Cormier Burke, Ron Ketelsen, Sarafina Pandolfo, Veronica Klaus, Kevin Finn, Doug Plummer, Garth Roberts, Allison Stewart, and Studio North performers. For tickets and more information, please call 518-284-2067.

Sunday, December 11th

10am – 4pm: The “Winter Wonderland”at the Roseboro Annex. It will feature many events including a Festival of Trees, a display of almost 150 animated characters, and a Snow Village Scene.

10am – 4pm: Shop the holiday vendors at The Roseboro ballroom. 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!

10am – 4pm: Continuous entertainment in The Roseboro ballroom.

10am – 5pm: Local shops in Sharon Springs are imbued with holiday cheer and everything you will need to complete your holiday shopping. Local restaurants offer delicious holiday fare.

10am – 4pm: 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.

10am – 4pm: Santa will be set up for greeting children the Annex of the Roseboro. Photography will be available for pictures with Santa and a gingerbread photo booth.

11am: Christian Adamson will demonstrate the art of wooden pen making. Lower Level of The American Emporium, 197 Main Street Sharon Springs.

11am – 3:30pm: Victorian High Tea at Miss Lodema’s Tea Room featuring a choice of two soups, scones with jam and clotted cream, a variety of tea sandwiches, decadent desserts, and a wide selection of teas, coffee, or pink lemonade, all presented in best Victorian manner. Call 518-860-5513 for reservations.

1pm: Creating a Holiday Swag with Natural Elements & Elegant Accessories to Inspire Your Holiday Decorating. Maria Lange, owner of Sharon Springs will do a demonstration on how to make a holiday swag using dried flowers and other locally grown items. The American Emporium, 197 Main Street, Sharon Springs.

4pm: Festival ends

by Aray Till

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