December has no shortage of Christmas events and programming. We’re featuring a wonderful Christmas getaway at the beginning of this post to get you in the mood. (check out our other holiday listing here too), But there is also plenty to be enjoyed that has nothing to do with the Big Man in the red suit. Explore an exhibit, revel in a performance, and hike your way into the New Year. We have those listed for you too.
Dec. 14 and 15, 2017: Thomasville Victorian Christmas
This December, travel back in time and enjoy a Victorian holiday in historic Downtown Thomasville. The 31st Annual Victorian Christmas is a free event slated for Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15 from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Enjoy authentic Victorian street performances. Marvel at close-up magic, Victorian pantomimes, jugglers, fire performers, and musicians. Listen to story-tellers tell the tales of yesteryear while carolers sing the songs of the season. Walk through the Victorian Village where you’ll be treated to scenes of Victorian life by costumed characters and entertainers, including a live blacksmith demonstration. Downtown is all decked out for the season, and Santa himself will be on-site listening to Christmas wishes. A Living Nativity with live animals is a not-to- be-missed, and leisurely horse-and-carriage rides will help you slow down.
A special highlight – travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America’s only Victorian Magic Lantern Show! An authentic 1890s visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen- the kind of show that led to the movies! Scrooge, Santa, animated comedy and carols, all dramatized on screen by a live showman and singer/pianist. The audience participates in the fun, creating sound effects and joining in the chants and sing-alongs.