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Victorian Society to Host Weekend Christmas Events

The Victorian Society at Falls Church in conjunction with the City of Falls Church has a full weekend of holiday events planned.

The Victorian Society at Falls Church in conjunction with the City of Falls Church has a full weekend of holiday events planned.

On Friday, Dec. 10, they will host a special showing of the original 1938 version of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” In addition to “A Christmas Carol,” guests will be treated to silent film shorts featuring Santa Claus. The film starts at approximately 8 p.m. in the Falls Church Council Chambers at City Hall (on Park Avenue). There will be popcorn and drinks available to purchase. This event is free to the public, however, seating is limited. For more information contact Midge Wang at 703-534-8394.

On Saturday Dec. 11, from 5 – 8 p.m., visitors can come to historic Cherry Hill Farmhouse and celebrate Christmas in the 1890s. Cherry Hill will be decorated in the late high Victorian style. Costumed docents will re-enact the Joseph Riley family (who lived in the house from 1873 until the time it was donated to the City) getting ready to celebrate Christmas – decorating the Christmas tree in the parlor, preparing Christmas dinner in the kitchen, wrapping gifts in the upstairs bedroom, and ‘hiding’ children’s toys in the upstairs alcove. Refreshments will be served with displays of Victorian silver plate and porcelain, and costumed docents will be on the porch singing Christmas carols while Sarah Provence will delight visitors by playing Christmas music on the melodeon.

The cost of admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children and all proceeds go to benefit Cherry Hill Farmhouse. For more information contact Diane Morse at 703-248-5171.

 

 

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