A Heartfelt Holiday Hometown Celebration

Some say that “tis not the season” until they experience Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. This merry weekend of old-fashioned holiday entertainment, shopping, and social events embodies what is good and wholesome about this holiday of all holidays.

 

Victorian Christmas Schedule of Events at a Glance

Here are all the events in chronological order so you don’t miss a thing! It’s a great way to plan your visit to Bellefonte Victorian Christmas. Also remember all venues are subject to change.

 

Friday, December 7th

4 p.m.-8p.m. – Festival of Trees, CPI  Proceeds will support the Centre County United Ways Partner Agencies and the CPI Student Organizations.

5 p.m.-8p.m. – Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, departing the Brockerhoff on Allegheny St.

7:00 p.m. – Opening ceremonies on the Centre County Courthouse Step

The 37th Annual Bellefonte Victorian Christmas is Friday, December 7th and Saturday. December 8th, 2018.   The traditional Opening Ceremony returns to the Centre County Courthouse, Friday evening.   We will gather at 7:00 p.m. and  be greeted on the front steps by Dickens & Company and serenaded by the Bellefonte Community Band from the balcony of the Brockerhoff House.  Enjoy entertainment by Elementary Grade School Choirs, St. John’s Elementary School Choir, and other special performances.

Enjoy Hot Chocolate and Cookie reception after the ceremony. (place to be determined and announce at the ceremony)

 

Saturday, December 8th

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Breakfast with Santa & Victorian Christmas Children’s Party, Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes Street

9 a.m.-6 p.m. – Festival of Trees, CPI Proceeds will support the Centre County United Ways Partner Agencies and the CPI Student Organizations.

9a.m. –4 p.m. – Children’s Ornament Craft available all day for families to create together at the Centre County Library.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Arts & Crafts show and sale, YMCA downtown, Bellefonte Elementary School .

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Bellefonte Art Museum display and sales, 133 N. Allegheny St.

9:00 a.m.-6 p.m. – Free shuttle bus between Bellefonte Middle School and High School parking lots, on the diamond downtown, corner of Allegheny and Linn, and CPI Festival of Trees

10 a.m.-4 p.m. – Centre County Library Historical Museum, Free tours of our 204-year-old building and museum, James Byrnes’ Hand-Blown Glass Ornaments, Mrs. Claus’ Bakery, Old Saint Nick’s Historic Bookshop, Photos with Mrs. Claus, Holiday music played on an 1890 Steinway Piano, 203 Allegheny St.

10:00a.m. – Bellefonte Women’s Club History On Wheels Tour

10 a.m. – Arietta Women’s Ensemble, Trinity UMC

10:30a.m. – Centre County Library  reading of the Polar Express

10:30 a.m. – Bellefonte Women’s Club History On Wheels Tour

11 a.m.-4:00. – Horse-drawn Carriage Rides, departing the Brockerhoff on Allegheny St.

11 a.m. – PSU Graduate Brass Quintet, Trinity UMC

11:30a.m –  Bellefonte Women’s Club History On Wheels Tour

Noon – 4 p.m. – Santa’s House open on the Diamond

Noon – Callinish, Trinity UMC

12:30p.m. – Bellefonte Women’s Club History On Wheels Tour

1pm – Children’s Tea at the Little House on W. Howard Street behind the Centre County Historical Museum

1:00pm – Penn State Saxophone Studio, Trinity UMC

1 p.m. – To Be announced later – Reynold’s Mansion, 101 W. Linn St

1:00 p.m. – Bellefonte Women’s Club History On Wheels Tour

1:00pm – 2:30pm- Dan & Galla – Bellefonte Elementary Auditorium

2 p.m. – Bellefonte Women’s Club History On Wheels Tour

2 p.m. – The Curtin Family Ensemble, Trinity UMC

2:30 – Bellefonte Women’s Club History On Wheels Tour

3 p.m. – Victorian High Tea

3p.m. – Children’s Tea at the Little House on E. Howard behind the Centre County Historical Museum

3 p.m. –Nittany Valley Youth Flute Choir – Trinity UMC

4:00p.m. –  Victorian Bellefonte Christmas Choir – Trinity UMC

6:00p.m. – Fezziwig’s Holiday Party – Match Factory, 100 Match Factory Place

7:00 p.m. – Bellefonte Community Band Concert,  Bellefonte High School Theatre, 830 E. Bishop Street

 

Events Around Town Sunday December 9th

8:30am-12pm – Knights of Columbus All Can Eat Pancake Breakfast to benefit Toys for Tots

11am- 4pm Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

12pm- 4pm Festival of Trees, CPI Proceeds will support the Centre County United Ways Partner Agencies and the CPI Student Organizations.

12pm- 4 pm Santa’s House

2pm  – Children’s Tea’s at The Little House

3pm – Victorian High Teas at “The Queen “ Bed & Breakfast

3pm-4:30pm – God’s Amazing Grace Holiday Concert Faith United Methodist Church winds down the weekend with a musical offering to the community featuring choir, handbells, and children’s choir.  The church is located at 512 Hughes. St., Bellefonte.

 

Free Shuttle Bus Service & Parking

Free Parking is available at the Bellefonte High School and limited parking is available downtown due to the BWC Guided Bus Tour and  at the Bellefonte Middle School.

From the High School parking lot the buses will take you to the Bellefonte Middle School then onto the diamond in front of the diamond in front of the courthouse.

Saturday only there will also be a specially marked bus at the high school parking lot and on the diamond that will travel to the Festival of Trees at CPI on Harrison Road

Due to the Bellefonte Woman’s Club History On Wheels Guided Tour we encourage you to park at the High School and use the Free Shuttle. Parking will be very limited downtown!

Shuttle Schedule:  Saturday, December 8th 9:00am to 6:00pm*