Queen Victoria knew how to make an era! She was a fashion and cultural icon whose rule of the British empire from 1837 to 1901 influenced art and design for decades. By the later half of the 19th century, the opulence and prosperity crossed the Atlantic and ushered in the Gilded Age of America–probably the hey day of Sharon Springs as a resort town.
Is there a more fitting time to rekindle the pageantry and romanticism of the era than during the holidays?
Before we all hunker down for the snowy winter season, on December 4, the village of Sharon Spring is hosting one last community gathering—our first annual Victorian Holiday Celebration.
Drag out your corsets, parasols, vests and top hats and join us.
Schedule of Events:
Pick up your map at the NBT bank anytime during the day and go on a treasure hunt through all of the local businesses in Sharon Springs. You never know what you’ll find! Get your map checked off from each location and then enter the raffle at the end of the day.
The hanging of the greens and the decorating of the town Christmas tree in front of the NBT Bank will commence. The tree will be decorated by the school kids of the Sharon Springs Central School
Join Douglas Plummer, the proprietor of The American Hotel, on the steps of the hotel for the story of the Sharon Springs Christmas Chicken
Visit the Village Hall Gallery on Main Street for an exhibit of historic photography from Lady Ostapeck
Victorian Dance Demonstration in the front hall (restaurant area) of the historic Roseboro hotels. Dance instructor Betty Gavin-Singer will be assisted by volunteer dancers who will encourage onlookers to join in the fun!
See the East Coast premiere of the Mistletoe Moustache–a Victorian operetta–performed for those on the sidewalk from the second floor balcony of The American Hotel.
Warm the body and the soul. Garth Roberts and Austin Jetton will sing and play Christmas carols in the American Hotel lobby. There will be complimentary hot chocolate served and, of course, more serious libations on hand at the bar
Join us in the heart of the village at the Chalybeate park for the Christmas tree decorating contest, Best Dressed Victorian costume contest and the treasure hunt raffle
The town Christmas tree lighting and caroling will begin at the corner of US 20 and Route 10 with complimentary hot chocolate provided by the Rotary Club
All of the businesses throughout Sharon Springs will be open throughout the day to help get you in the holiday spirit