The first weekend in December, all the trimmings and decor come out in full regal for the Brookville Victorian Christmas Celebration. This three day event is loaded with wholesome activities that seamlessly include not only the whole family but the whole community. The town of Brookville is like something out of a Henry James novel, making the Dickens-like permutation from modern town to a Victorian Christmas so truly genuine.
This is the festival where one expects luncheons and teas and big pancake and sausage breakfasts. And so it is! The food is not only superb but indisputably communal. Choirs and bands play festive music all day, and all day and night tours comb the streets and businesses. Grab tickets for the spooky Ghosts, Myths, and Legends tour; learn about Brookville’s storied past on a walking tour; Adults, enjoy a sampling of the region’s best wine in the Wine Walk. All the churches in Brookville invite everyone to an open house on Sunday.
All weekend, everyone will be clamoring to decorate cookies and wreaths as they gather around the bonfire in Town Square. Carriage rides and book sales and indoor shopping cause bustle in this quaint little town. A living nativity and model trains displays have a way of guiding everything back into splendid ease.
Festivals are like dogs in that after a while the masters tend to look like them. If this indication is true in any way, then it is lived everyday in Brookville. The elaborate trim of the buildings and seemingly fresh paint on business signs and the lush gardens and plazas are like a big hug in a comfortable town. So this Victorian Christmas Celebration completely fits as a great compliment to the contented and peaceful town of Brookville. If you aren’t going to live in a place like Brookville, then do the next best thing and visit it!
Admission and Parking are free
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