Stockbridge Main Street Christmas 2014 ScheduleStockbridge Main Street Christmas 2014 Schedule
December 5 - 7, 2014
Stockbridge, Massachusetts is a charming New England town decorated with holiday wreaths and festive lights during the Christmas holiday season. The town celebrates the 25th anniversary of Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas on December 5, 6, and 7, 2014. Thanks in part to Norman Rockwell’s painting of the village during the holidays, this lovely town is a must see during December 5 - 7, 2014.
Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas is a holiday celebration offering a full range of activities, like holiday readings, house tours, caroling, and a holiday concert. On Sunday you can see vintage automobiles parked in the spots occupied in the famous painting. The Sunday activities include horse drawn rides, a visit from Santa, Roger the Jester, lunch at the Christmas Food Booth and much more.
The festivities celebrate Rockwell’s popular depiction of what is the quintessential small New England Town, which conjures up all the longing for a simpler time that it represents. Rockwell began painting the popular image in 1956. The image and character of Stockbridge has changed little over the years, thanks to the great care and affection of its residents.
Stockbridge Main Street Christmas 2014 Schedule
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tales of Christmas - 5:00 pm. - 6:30 pm. Hear classic stories of the season at the Taggart House, 18 Main Street, Stockbridge. Presented by the Stockbridge Library, Museum and Archives. Free Admission.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Holiday House Tour - 11:00 am. - 4:00 pm. You can visit some of the area’s Historic Properties in the Stockbridge area. This house tour is a self-guided tour and very popular. The 2014 tour is one of the strongest great property tours in Stockbridge history. This years' properties include the Undermountain Mansion, Ventfort Hall Mansion, the Ripley House, Elm Court Estate, October Mountain Farm and Cherry Cottage. House Tour tickets are $20.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased in advance through the chamber office or on tour day at the Red Lion Inn.
Children’s Holiday Story Time - 11:00 am. -11:30 am. Kids can listen to tales of the season at the Stockbridge Library’s train station location. Free Admission.
Caroling Luminaria Walk - 6:00 pm. - 7:00 pm. Everyone will meet in front of The Red Lion Inn, Main Street with your candle or flashlight and join in holiday caroling followed by a Luminaria walk to the First Congregational Church.
Holiday Concert - 7:30 pm. Celebrate the magic of the season with a joyful holiday musical program held at the First Congregational Church. The concert features the Berkshire Lyric Chorus, the Blafield Children’s Chorus and Jack Brown, Music Director. Concert tickets are $23.00.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Recreation - 12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm. You can see Main Street just as Norman Rockwell did when he painted the famous Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. There will be over 50 antique cars parked along the street, if weather permits, and a full range of activities that will delight child and adults alike. You can enjoy Roger the Jester and lunch at the Christmas Food Booth.
There will be holiday music by Monument Mountain Regional High School and the Londontown Carolers. Children can create holiday fun at Santa’s workshop sponsored by the Norman Rockwell Museum and have their face painted by the Happy Face Painter. Visitors will complete their day with a visit from Santa. Commemorative Buttons offering admittance to Sunday’s Main St. activities are $5.00 per person. Children under 12 free. Horse drawn wagon rides by Clay Hill Farm will also be available for an additional fee.