This free winter holiday festival is a chance for the community to come together to enjoy traditional Yuletide activities and celebrations for the entire family as well as musical presentations, entertainment and shopping, all in the historic Village in West Springfield.
Decorated through the generosity of area garden clubs, florists and designers, the village is brimming with innovative and original ideas to make your house a holiday home.
Decorated through the generosity of area garden clubs, florists and designers, the village is brimming with innovative and original ideas to make your house a holiday home. Walk through the buildings to find wreaths, swags, garlands, fresh evergreens and all natural materials dripping from every imaginable nook and cranny.
The Master Gardeners of Storrowton will oversee the decorating project and participating clubs and florists include: the Agawam, East Longmeadow, Springfield and West Springfield Garden Clubs; the Garden Club of the Westfield Women's Club; Floral Concepts by Tom; Flowers by Webster; Merry Mite Gardens of Suffield, Conn.; Bloomin' Bunch; Rose Petal & Thorn; the Eastern States Exposition Landscape department; and Fruit Boards by Pat Byrne.
Storrowton Village volunteers will serve as costumed guides for the event.
Performances in the Village's Meetinghouse will fill visitors with holiday cheer:
Proceeds will benefit the educational programs at Storrowton Village Museum. Goodies will be baked and served by Storrowton volunteers and staff and include gingerbread people, cookies, brownies, holiday and specialty breads, muffins and hearty home-baked beans.
Holiday gifts, decorations and Yankee Candles will be sold at the Storrowton Village Gift Shop in the Phillips House, and the Christmas Shop in Potter Mansion features ornaments and collectibles during the event.
All shops are open during all Yuletide events. Additional hours for the Storrowton Village Gift Shop are: Mon. to Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tours also take place during Yuletide week and admission is $5 per person, children under 6 free:
All activities are weather permitting. For more information, call the Village at 205-5051, the Info Line at 205-5115 or visit us at www.TheBigE.com.
Storrowton Village Museum, an educational arm of Eastern States Exposition, presents hands-on school programs and guided tours of its historic buildings throughout the year as well as seasonal 19th century-themed events. It is the site of Storrowton Tavern /Carriage House and Storrowton Village Museum Gift Shop and is a picturesque, popular site for weddings held in its Meetinghouse and Gazebo.
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