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Victorian Christmas

Three women in Victorian period costumes stand on the back porch of a brick home.

Victorian Christmas Open House 

1 - 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022

Every December, the Reynolds Homestead decks its halls and welcomes guests to tour the historic home and enjoy music and refreshments during its annual Victorian Christmas open house. 

Docents in period costume lead tours through the 1843 home, decorated in greenery and red bows, as would have been custom when the home was built.

A Christmas Quartet featuring Mary Jo & Charlie Leet, Ron Pendleton, and Tommy Morse will provide musical entertainment during the open house, and other activities include photos with Santa and Victorian Christmas crafts.

For more information, contact us.

 

A woman in a white head cap and black shawl talks with guests inside a historic living room.
A Christmas wreath hangs on a weathered wooden building.
Red bows and greenery decorate a staircase
Old brick home with Christmas wreaths hanging on windows and doors.
A Christmas tree with candles and hand-made ornaments is displayed next to an oil portrait of Harden Reynolds.
A rough, handmade gingerbread house.

image of five actors, some with masks, depicting characters from Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' with text reading "Once Upon A Blue Ridge presents a musical adaption of A Christmas Carol."

image of five actors, some with masks, depicting characters from Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol,' with text reading "Once Upon A Blue Ridge presents a musical adaption of A Christmas Carol."

On Thursday, December 15, beginning at 6 PM, Peter Holland and Once Upon A Blue Ridge will present a 50 minute musical adaption of the Christmas classic A Christmas Carol. In this version of the classic, one actor plays Scrooge (Peter Holland) and five actors play all the other characters in the story, including the Spirits. Cast members for A Christmas Carol, left to right, top to bottom, are Kimberly Boles, Django Burgess, Peter Holland, Anakin Burgess, Zinnia Burgess, and Brook Smith.  Beautiful masks created by Susan Service enhance the ghost scenes. Original songs by Peter Holland, played live by him and banjo player, Bruce Burgess, lift the show into a musical theatre experience. This is a bare bones production with the emphasis on the characters and Dickens’ enduring message of good will to our fellow human beings. It’s sure to get you in the true holiday spirit.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for children, and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Please consider RSVPing in advance to assist our staff in planning for this event. The historic home will be open for docent-guided tours beginning at 4:30. 

Click the button below to purchase tickets online, be sure to denote "Christmas Play" in the class name field. To RSVP and pay at the event, call Terri Leviner 276-694-7181 x21 or email Kristin Hylton at krhylton@vt.edu. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before a scheduled class or event, to give us the opportunity to fill the spot. You may cancel by phone (276-694-7181 x 21) or online to Terri Leviner at tleviner@vt.edu. Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the class or event date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 3 - 6 will receive credit that may be used toward any other class or event. Credits must be used within 90 days. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the class or event will not be refunded or credited. No Shows will forfeit all payments and will be billed for any remaining fees due.