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Yuletide Weekend 2022

A festive, free weekend of beautifully decorated buildings, entertainment, farm animals, kids activities, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus and so much more! Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, 10am - 4pm.

Keep reading for details on our events & activities, as well as the schedule for each day of festivities.

Horse-drawn carriage ride tickets are available here.

First Person Presentation of A Christmas Carol

Time: Saturday, 11 AM - 12 PM
Location: Union Meeting House

Rick Corbo returns to Storrowton Village's Yuletide with his first person presentation as Charles Dickens and retelling of A Christmas Carol.

Mr. Corbo’s educational background is in theater. He has performed for the award-winning, Connecticut-based puppet company, Elmwood Productions, and starred in the popular EWTN Network series, Saints Versus Scoundrels. Mr. Corbo has performed as Charles Dickens for an original Christmas special also by ETWN Network titled Reclaiming the Carol.

Ne'er Do Wells

Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Union Meeting House

The Ne'er Do Wells is a Camp Music ensemble made up of historical reenactors Stan Svec, Steve Svec, and Dennis Picard who play 19th century folk music.

Three of Cups

Time: Saturday, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Union Meeting House

Three of Cups is a music duo featuring Ann-Marie Messbauer & Deborah Claar.

Abolitionists & Evolution of Christmas Lecture

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Time: Saturday, 1 PM - 2 PM
Location: Union Meeting House

Join us for a fascinating lecture by Ken Turino called Deck the Halls: Female Abolitionists and the Evolution of Christmas.

What we think as the traditional trappings of Christmas celebrations were just beginning in the mid-nineteenth century. Ken Turino narrates the how female abolitionists in America contributed to the development of modern American Christmas traditions. These abolitionists, including Maria Chapman, Lydia Marie Child, and Abby Kelly hosted Christmas fairs to raise money for the abolitionist cause. Turino looks at woman’s Sewing Circles across America and abroad who contributed a wide array of goods for sale at these fairs. Christmas fairs had a wide-ranging influence on our customs, including the use of Christmas trees, greenery in decorating, and gift giving in America.

Ken Turino is Manager of Community Partnerships and Resource Development at Historic New England and on the faculty of Tufts University in the Museum Studies Department where he teaches courses on Exhibition Planning and Reimagining Historic House Museums. Ken is a curator, educator, director, producer, and author.

Red Oak Church

Time: Sunday, 1 PM - 2:30 PM
Location: Union Meeting House

Join Red Oak Church for a free church service in the Meeting House on Sunday, December 4, at 1 PM.

Carriage/Trolley Rides

Location: Behind the Gazebo

Carriage rides are available from 11 AM - 2 PM on Saturday and will take you from Storrowton Village to the Farmers Market (and back). Horses & carriage provided by Clay Hill Farm from Chesterfield, MA.
Carriage ride tickets can be purchased in advance here or behind the Gazebo for $8. All riders ages 1+ must have a ticket. Carriage rides include cocoa & a cookie at the Farmers Market.

Trolley rides are free and available from 11 AM - 3 PM on Sunday and will also take you from Storrowton Village to the Farmers Market (and back).

Ice Sculpture

Time: Saturday, 10 AM until he's finished
Location: behind Eddy Law Office

Watch local ice sculptor Mike Rondeau at work making beautiful ice creations with his chainsaw and iron.

Saturday, December 3

All day (10AM - 4PM) activities
  • Free ornament-making kids craft in the Potter Mansion
  • Quill Pen Letters to Santa in the Eddy Law Office
  • Open Hearth Cooking in the Gilbert House
  • 10 AM - 3 PM Trade demonstrators in Greenwich Barn
    • Lance Kozikowski, tinsmith
    • Aborn Family, broom making
    • John Barrett, letterpress
Schedule
  • 10 AM OPEN
  • 10 AM - finish: Mike Rondeau's Ice Creation behind Eddy Law
  • 10 AM - 12 PM: Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Potter Mansion Kitchen
  • 11 AM - 12 PM: Rick Corbo, First Person Presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, in the Union Meeting House
  • 11 AM - 2 PM: Carriage Rides to Farmers Market (and back), leaving from behind the Gazebo
  • 1 PM - 2 PM: Ken Turino Lecture on Abolitionists & Christmas History in the Union Meeting House
  • 1 PM - 3 PM: Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Potter Mansion Kitchen
  • 1 PM - 3 PM: Firefly Fields Petting Zoo on the Green
  • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Three of Cups (Musical Duo) in the Union Meeting House
  • 4 PM CLOSE

Sunday, December 4

All day (10AM - 4PM) activities
  • Free ornament-making kids craft in the Potter Mansion
  • Quill Pen Letters to Santa in the Eddy Law Office
  • Open Hearth Cooking in the Gilbert House
  • 10 AM - 3 PM Trade demonstrators in Greenwich Barn
    • Lance Kozikowski, tinsmith
    • Aborn Family, broom making
    • John Barrett, letterpress
  • 11 AM - 3 PM: Trolley Rides to Farmers Market (and back), leaving behind the Gazebo
Schedule
  • 10 AM OPEN
  • 10 AM - 12 PM: Santa & Mrs. Claus in Potter Mansion Kitchen
  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: The Ne'er Do Wells (Historians & Musicians) at the Union Meeting House
  • 1 PM - 2:30 PM: Red Oak Church Service in the Union Meeting House
  • 1 PM - 3 PM: Santa & Mrs. Claus in Potter Mansion Kitchen
  • 1 PM - 3 PM: Firefly Fields Petting Zoo on the Green
  • 4 PM CLOSE
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