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When: Dec 8 - 10, 2017
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Travel back in time and enjoy the ultimate Victorian Christmas in Bellefonte with holiday classics like Dickens, caroling, arts & crafts, food, tours and much more.
The 35th Annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas opens Friday, December 8th and extends through Sunday, December 10th, 2017. For the opening ceremonies on Friday you are invited to gather at the Bellefonte Elementary School at 6:30 p.m where you’ll be greeted on the front steps by SCCT Walk-A-Bout Dickens Characters and the Bellefonte Community Band.
Some of the special events happening throughout historic Bellefonte during the festive weekend include:
Gingerbread House Contest
Who doesn't love this timeless classic? Delicious candy meets construction meets creativity in this unique contest. See the winners and all the creative entries in this annual contest. Categories include adults, teens, children, and senior citizens. Prizes will be awarded and announced at the Opening Ceremonies Friday evening.
All entries will be exhibited from December 20th through December 31st at Diamond Deli Windows, 103 N. Allegheny Street.
Judges use the following criteria: use of color and decoration, imaginative use of material, uniqueness of the display, difficulty of decoration, difficulty of architectural detail, neatness of decoration and overall visual presentation. Get started on your entry today!
Arts & Crafts Show - Three Locations
Dozens of artists, artisans, and crafters will be displaying their wares for holiday gifting. A lovely place to buy handmade gifts, the Victorian Christmas Arts & Crafts Show is presented in cooperation with: Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association and The Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Committee. Three arts & crafts venues, one at the YMCA downtown on High Street, Mattress Warehouse Building on S. Spring Street and at the Bellefonte Elementary School on the corner of Allegheny Street. Children’s activities and throughout the day at the Elementary School Venue. Food concessions are be available both venues.
Bellefonte Women's History on Wheels Guided Tour
The Bellefonte Women’s Club and the Homes Tour Committee once again proudly bring you the ever-popular Victorian Christmas Homes Tour. This year the tour will be happening by bus and will be visited by many people in period dress to tell you more about the town's history.
Tours are $20 and will be available on December 9th at: 11 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2 PM, 3:30 PM and 4 PM.
Also available during this event are horse-drawn carriage rides, the Festival of Trees, breakfast with Santa & Victorian Christmas children’s party, arts & crafts show, Bellefonte Art Museum display and sales, Centre County Library Historical Museum tours and concerts, holiday storytimes songs and drop-in craft for children and much more.
For information on these events during the annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas, check out their website here.
Find out more about other holiday events in our region.
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