“It’s one of those events that [has] become a family holiday tradition,” shares Patience Colkitt. “It has the feel, smells and look of a postcard traditional Christmas.” Indeed, as Trish Stone points out, “...the attire is fun to look at. It aims to have that old, Victorian feeling all around, including the photos with Kris Kringle.”
Not only does this event have “folks dressed up in outfits looking like they are straight out of the play A Christmas Carol,” as Erin Dobrinski describes, but it is also “a great place to do some Christmas shopping,” she says. Whatever you may need to feel the joy of the season, you will find it and so much more here.
Here are 4 big attractions not to miss out on at the Victorian Country Christmas Festival this year, as recommended by locals:
The First Noel
For a new spin on the majestic story of the birth of Christ, check out the Singing Nativity. Each year, over 100 performers share renditions of classic Christmas carols and new anthems while dancing and acting on stage. To make things even more magical, this year at every showing of the Nativity you can win one of four packs of tickets to Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn. If you want a Christmas experience that you and your family will never forget, stop by the Holiday Jubilee Theater in the Showplex!