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Historic Brookville’s Victorian Christmas Celebration Kicks Off Tonight

Friday, November 30, 2018 @ 12:11 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

Brookville decorated for the holidays. Courtesy of Kyle Yates Photography.BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Historic Brookville’s annual Victorian Christmas Celebration begins Friday evening with special activities for the whole family.

(Photo courtesy of Kyle Yates Photography)

The live Nativity and Chamber Singers will kick off the celebration on Friday night, and a Victorian Christmas Buffet will end the festivities on Sunday evening.

There will also be tickets available for the Ghosts, Myths & Legends Tour; a Victorian tea; children’s shopping mart; a Gingerbread House Party; a Wine Walk; Christmas Tree Lane at the Jefferson County Courthouse; model railroad displays; an art show; a craft show; musical performances; a strolling ensemble; authentic living windows; extended business hours; and sidewalk sales (weather permitting), and more.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 30

Victorian Era Best Dressed | All Day
Downtown Businesses
See the local shops, restaurants, and other businesses in their best Victorian Era costumes. A panel of judges will visit each participating business and awarding points for accuracy, percentage of cooperation, and holiday spirit! Judging begins at 2:00 p.m. To get your business or office on the list for judging, contact Lorie Park at (814) 715-4249.

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale | 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Town Square
B’s Blooms will have an array of Christmas trees and wreaths for sale in town square.

Toy Drive | 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Town Square
‘Tis the season for giving. Donations of brand new toys will be accepted to assist families in need this holiday season. Sponsored by Clarion ABATE. Free hot chocolate with donation of a toy.

Live Nativity | 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Strolling Main Street
Bring life to the Christmas season and witness the Live Nativity make its way down Main Street. Starting at Franklin Avenue, ending at Barnett Street.

Chamber Singers | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Strolling Main Street
The Brookville High School Chamber Singers will follow the Live Nativity down Main Street to Town Square and strolling Main Street after.

Living Windows | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Various Businesses on Main Street
Storefronts along Main Street will come alive during this magical night in Historic Brookville! This favorite holiday tradition includes musical performances, demonstrations, and many of your favorite holiday pastimes.

Model Train Display | 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Former Dollar General
Allegheny Plateau Division National Model Railroad Association will have many model trains on display and operating.

Bowdish Model Railroad | 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Jefferson County History Center
Charles Bowdish, a renowned miniature railroad creator shared his talents locally. The Bowdish Model Railroad Display at the Jefferson County History Center is one of the most popular exhibits and redesigned multiple times throughout the year. Stop by to see what has changed!

Victorian Carolers | 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Strolling Main Street
Victorian Carolers will be strolling Main Street singing your holiday favorites.

Orchestra | 6:00 p.m.
Courthouse Lobby
Hickory Grove Elementary Orchestra will be performing in the Courthouse Lobby.

Brass Ensemble | 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Strolling Main Street
The Brass Ensemble will be performing while strolling Main Street.

​Village Voices of Brockway | 6:30 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
A diverse choir group with a passion for singing!

Orchestra | 6:45 p.m.
Columbia Theater
The Brookville Area High School Orchestra will be performing in the lobby of the theater.

Ghosts, Myths, and Legends Tour | 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Columbia Theater
Brookville is filled with history and great stories! Come tour the town and learn some of the little known strange (but true!) eerie happenings! Contact Karen (814) 849-2562 for tickets or the Chamber office (814) 849-8448. $10

Saturday, December 1

Children’s Shopping Mart | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Brookville Fire Department Hall
The BVFC Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their annual Children’s Shopping Mart, an opportunity for children to shop for their families for the holidays. All items are $10 or less. Free gift wrapping available. Kitchen will be open.

Craft and Vendor Show | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Chateau d’Argy
Browse local vendors and crafters for the perfect gifts, decor, and special treats!

Music | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Town Square
MEGA Rock 105.5 fm will be in Town Square playing music!

Toy Drive | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Town Square
‘Tis the season for giving. Donations of brand new toys will be accepted to assist families in need this holiday season. Sponsored by Clarion ABATE. Free hot chocolate with donation of a toy.

Christmas Tree & Wreath Sale | 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Town Square
B’s Blooms will have an array of Christmas trees and wreaths for sale in town square.

Model Train Display | 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Former Dollar General
Allegheny Plateau Division National Model Railroad Association will have many model trains on display and operating. Children are able to “make and take” train cars and scenery. Donations are appreciated.

Soup Sale | 11:00 a.m. to sold out
First Baptist Church, Main Street
A variety of soup will be available for donation. All proceeds benefit Helping Hands, a Brookville Ministerial Association program assisting families in the Brookville Area School District with disadvantages, homeless, jobless, etc. Your donations are greatly appreciated. Take-out available.
**If you are interested in donating soup, please contact Pastor Ben Austin (814) 715-3533. Warm soup can be dropped off at the church 9:00 a.m. Saturday in a crock pot with a spoon. Please have your names on the crock pot, lid, and spoon.

​Book & Bake Sale | 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rebecca M Arthurs Memorial Library
Stop by the public library for a mini book sale and delicious baked goods. (814) 849-5512

Gingerbread House Party | 2:00 p.m.
Rebecca M Arthurs Memorial Library
The local library is hosting a Gingerbread House Building Contest. All ages are welcome. Groups should not exceed 4 people. Register before November 21st. (814) 849-5512

Wine Walk | 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce
Don’t miss Brookville Chamber’s annual Wine Walk featuring over a dozen wineries with a variety of flavors to sample and purchase. Tickets available BrookvilleChamber.com (814) 849-8448

Dine and Wine After Party | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Courthouse Grille & Pub
Dinner specials, drink specials, and free hors d’oeuvres in the Pub at the Courthouse Grille. Call for reservations (814) 849-2557.

Paint & Sip | 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Reynolds Primitive Decor
​Enjoy an evening of fun with friends! Cost to participate is $20. Supplies will be provided. Bring your own beverages. Reservations must be made prior to the event. (814) 648-8132

Sunday, December 2

Model Train Display | 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Former Dollar General
Allegheny Plateau Division National Model Railroad Association will have many model trains on display and operating.

Victorian Tea | 1:00 p.m.
Courthouse Grille & Pub
Courthouse Grille & Pub will host the popular Victorian Tea Luncheon. Cost is $10 and includes light hors d’oeuvres and Victorian themed activities. Contact the Courthouse Grille to make your reservations. (814) 849-2557

Open House Tours | 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Laurel Realty
All are welcome. Come take a look at beautiful, unique homes whether you are in the market to buy or not. Call Laurel Realty for more details (814) 849-3636.

Book & Bake Sale | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rebecca M Arthurs Memorial Library
Stop by the public library for a mini book sale and delicious baked goods. (814) 849-5512

Church Tours | 2:00 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
Visitors and friends are invited to join us for a free tour of the churches in the area. This is a great opportunity to come to a deeper understanding of the architecture, history and spirit of these historic buildings. Tour begins at Grace Lutheran and proceeds to Holy Trinity, Immaculate Conception, First Presbyterian, and First United Methodist. Please note: This is a driving tour and carpooling is encouraged.​

​Victorian Christmas Buffet | 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Opera House Cafe
Buffet includes prime rib, lobster tail, grilled teriyaki chicken, green beans, mac n cheese, and apple & walnut salad. Tickets are $50 per person and available at the Opera House Cafe. www.facebook.com/OperaHouseCafe16

For more information, call 814-849-8448 or 814-849-4625 or visit HistoricBrookville.org/Victorian-Christmas. You may also visit their Facebook page.


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