Most of our festive Christmas customs and traditions are firmly rooted in the florid celebrations of the 19th century. It all began when the humble evergreen was ushered into Victorian parlours and elevated to the centerpiece of what was to become a spectacular observance.
Angels, ornaments, candles and flags as well as visions of sugar plums were heaped upon its meager boughs until its branches overflowed with customs of pinecone garlands. parlour magicians, stuffed stockings and colorful gifts. These traditions also included candlelight, mystical mistletoe, festive feasts of roast goose and streamed plum puddings, chestnuts roasts and ornament making.
Even Santa Clause was a Victorian fantasy envisionment. And, The Victorian Villa still keeps just such a Christmas and now,... so can you. Each year these olde fashioned Victorian Christmas traditions are revived during the special Christmas weekends between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
The Victorian Villa's Christmas Weekend includes: Friday afternoon reception; Friday evening American Victorian Christmas Dinner; Live Parlour Magic & Music Show; full Saturday morning breakfast; English Victorian Christmas High Tea; Charles Dicken's hosted 9-Course English Victorian "Roast Goose & Spirits Dinner" including a dramatized reading of "A Christmas Carol" by no other than Charles Dickens; and a full Sunday morning breakfast. This wonderful Victorian Villa Christmas tradition has been featured in several magazines.
Reservations are accepted up to two years in advance. Contact us for our special "Old Fashioned ChristmasWeekend" brochure.