On the first two Saturdays in December, the historic settlement of Rugby, Tennessee, will come alive with Christmas spirit and celebrate the holidays as if it were still 1880, the year the town was settled.
The living Victorian-era village will bustle with caroling, holiday shopping and much more. Highlights of the Victorian Christmas celebration include holiday music, hot drinks and cookies in the decorated historic buildings, horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 p.m. Eastern) food trucks, a visit from Father Christmas and the sounds of carolers performing throughout the village. Questions? Please call 423-728-2441 Ext. 1 Wednesdays through Sundays before 5 p.m. EST.
Christmas at Rugby tour ticket information & Victorian Christmas Dinner ticket information, plus links for purchases of both, are at this LINK. The Christmas dinner in beautiful Hester Hall will be at 6:30 p.m. Eastern both of the two nights, Dec. 2 & 9. Champagne punch cocktails initially, with BYOB afterward. Five courses: Bourbon brie bites, Chopped green salad with craisins/blue cheese/citrus vinaigrette dressing, Warm ginger carrot soup, Tender petite beef filet w/mashed potatoes/ Harrow Road Cafe dinner rolls, Decadent chocolate cake.
In addition, Christ Church Episcopal will present a seasonal worship service of Lessons & Carols with an emphasis on music both Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. EST (3:30 Central) in the 1887 church. We’ll update here if anything changes.
Event festivities run from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. Eastern. For any questions, please call 423-628-2441 Ext. 1 Wed.-Sun. before 5 p.m. EST.