December 13-15, 2013
In Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

2013 Bellefonte Victorian Christmas ~ A Heartfelt Holiday Hometown Celebration

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Some say that “tis not the season” until they experience Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. This gentle and merry weekend of old-fashioned holiday entertainment, shopping, and social events embodies what’s good and wholesome about this holiday of all holidays. The 32nd Annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas is Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15 with the 4th Annual Fundraiser “A Gaslight Gala” to kick off the weekend on Thursday, December 12.


For opening ceremonies Friday, you are invited to gather at the Bellefonte Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. You’ll be greeted on the front steps by Mr. Dickens and the Bellefonte Community Band. . Enter the auditorium for and enjoy entertainment by the Nittany Knights, the Bellefonte Elementary School 4th & 5th Grade Choir, Middle School Women’s Chorale, St. John’s Elementary School Choir, and some other special performances, including a preview performance of the Dickens Holiday Show!


A Cookie and Hot Chocolate Reception provided by the Bellefonte Moose Lodge #206 will be held in the hallway beside the auditorium immediately following Opening Ceremony.


Be a part of our 2013 Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Arts & Crafts Show presented by Bellefonte Victorian Christmas and Bellefonte Historical & Cultural Association Saturday, December 14th 9am-5pm and Sunday, December 15th 11am-4pm! You can download the 2013 Arts & Crafts Show Artists' List to see who will be there and what will be available! Also visit Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association's website.

"A Fezziwig's Christmas Party"

Family Buffet, themed Dinner Theater with interactive characters, table-side magic, The Fezzwigs Christmas Party, and various parlor games. Victorian Costumes encouraged but not required.
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4th Annual Gaslight Gala

Kick off the weekend at a lovely dinner and The Gaslight Gala: Scrooge’s Wedding Ball Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Philatelic Building. There will be live music & caroling, and more by Dickens & Company!
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High Tea at Reynolds Mansion

Enjoy a Victorian high tea at the lovely Reynolds Mansion, along with appearances by the Dickens characters and local musicians. Victorian Costumes are encouraged but not required. Purchase your tickets early, seating is limited.
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The Homes Tour

The Bellefonte Women's Club invites you to take a stroll and a short drive to view the most amazing, Victorian style homes adorned in Christmas splendor, inside and out! It's a treasured family tradition, so get your tickets early!
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Gingerbread Houses

Download your applications and get all of the details about the event by clicking here! First time entry and need some assistance? Simply email your questions and phone number to
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Arts & Crafts Show: 4 Locations!

The Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Arts & Crafts Shows in 4 locations features talented artisans and craftsmen who provide you with the most creative decor, tastiest treats and loveable gift items you've ever had the pleasure to view.
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Festival of Trees

Bellefonte Victorian Christmas welcomes the United Way’s Festival of Trees as part of the event weekend. This community event will help usher in the holiday season by transforming CPI into a winter wonderland, with decorated trees, additional craft vendors, and entertainment.
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Santa's House & Breakfast

You need to see the extreme Santa's House makeover! Santa has never had digs this nice! Visit with Santa, bring along your list, and make sure he's ready for the big day. Have breakfast with Santa, and much more! (Visit Santa through the holiday season in Bellefonte.)
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Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

Travel through town exactly as they did during Bellefonte's grand Victorian days! There will be carriage rides offered Friday through Sunday. Whether you would like a special tour of the town, a carriage ride to your dinner reservation or Opening Ceremony.
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Concert Performances

Treat yourself to a wide array of musical entertainment throughout Bellefonte Victorian Christmas! Talented musicians and singers are preparing presentations especially for you. There are venues all over town to make it easy to fit a few into your visit.
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Victorian Christmas Ornament Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Ornament

A Limited Edition Christmas Ornament is available for sale this year featuring a photo by Mark Houser, each ornament is initialed by the photographer.
Cost: $15.00 each
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Victorian Christmas Daily Schedules 30th Anniversary Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Ornament

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View our Daily Schedules for the 32nd Anniversary Bellefonte Victorian Christmas

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This event is made possible in part by the Centre County Commissioners
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