The historic Jefferson Depot Village in Jefferson, Ohio is giving visitors the opportunity turn back the hands of time and to experience a 19th century Christmas at their annual Williamsburg Christmas celebration being held on Saturday, December 5. Jefferson is approximately a one hour drive from Cleveland.
Taking place from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., the Williamsburg Christmas event includes a variety of family-friendly, educational activities that will bring that special Christmas feeling alive in guests of all ages. During the tour of this preserved “living history” village, visitors will be able to learn about life in the 1890’s and experience a Christmas celebration from that era. Costumed villagers will impart information about each of the historic buildings in the Village.
Activities include sleigh-bell horse-drawn wagon rides, playing 1800’s era kids’ games, caroling around the piano and pot-bellied stoves, making a Victorian ornament for the community Christmas tree, listening to Christmas stories and viewing ice sculptures. Kids will have the chance to break a piñata and gather the prizes hidden inside and get to visit with Santa. Visitors can also enjoy a Christmas musical being presented in the Village’s 1848 “Church in the Wildwood” and witness a Live Nativity in the 1849 barn.
Don’t miss the Candlelight Walk through the decorated Village being offered from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. After strolling the candlelit Village, you will stop at the 1888 Victorian House where a butler will greet you at the door and invite you in for cookies and wassail (punch). Other historical buildings in the Jefferson Depot Village open for viewing include the 1838 Stafford one-room schoolhouse, Hohn’s General Store, an 1860 pharmacy, a blacksmith shop and a 1845 post office. In addition, there is a 1918 PRR caboose to tour.
Admission to the Williamsburg Christmas celebration at Jefferson Depot Village is free but donations would be appreciated. Parking is also free. For more information about the Williamsburg Christmas celebration or about Jefferson Depot Village, call 440-576-0496 or get online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Jefferson Depot Village is located at 147 East Jefferson St. in Jefferson, Ohio. It is approximately a one hour drive from Cleveland.