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Top TENN Victorian Christmas Celebrations You Can't Miss

Victorian Christmas celebrations are a delightful blend of nostalgia and festive charm.

They transport you to a bygone era, where the elegant traditions of the Victorian period infuse the holiday season with a unique sense of magic.

From elaborately adorned Christmas trees to carolers dressed in period attire, these events rekindle the spirit of Christmases past.

Victorian Christmas

The emphasis on handmade decorations, storytelling, and the warmth of community gatherings creates an atmosphere of genuine togetherness and merriment.

These celebrations evoke a sense of wonder and remind us of the timeless joy that can be found in the simple pleasures of the holiday season.

Here's our list (in no particular order) of Victorian Christmas Celebrations in Tennessee that you can't miss!

Victorian Christmas

December 9 and 10, 2023

Downtown Franklin, TN

Experience the magic of historic Downtown Franklin at the 38th Annual Dickens of a Christmas, a cherished Victorian-themed outdoor street festival in Tennessee.

This festive event transports you to the time of Charles Dickens, utilizing the charming architecture of downtown Franklin as its authentic backdrop.

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere filled with a diverse array of musicians, dancers, and beloved Dickens characters.

Encounter the infamous Fagin from Oliver Twist, the iconic figures from A Christmas Carol—Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Cratchit family—and, of course, be greeted by Victorian Father and Mother Christmas, generously sharing treats with children.

With its enchanting atmosphere, the celebration traditionally draws over 100,000 visitors throughout the weekend.

Victorian Christmas

December 9 and 10, 2023

Covington, TN

You won't want to miss this Victorian era Christmas celebration in Historic Downtown Covington!

Dress the part and come enjoy refreshments, a horse-drawn carriage, carolers, shopping, and holiday cheer in our lovely community!

Victorian Christmas

December 9, 2023

UrbanHouse Espresso Bar & Bistro, Henderson, TN

It’s FREE, it’s FUN and it’s a creative way to GIVE BACK to others in our communities!

BRING NON-PERISHABLES to help fill up the SLEIGH & feed those in need by SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL SOUP KITCHEN that feeds hundreds a week.

Step back in time, Victorian style, and SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISANS by selecting unique, handcrafted gifts for those you love.

Delicious EATS, SWEETS and DRINKS will be tailored for this special event, too!

The REAL FATHER CHRISTMAS will be there for all those photos from 1-3 so get camera ready & make memories.

Victorian Christmas

December 2 and 3, 2023

Blountville, TN

This holiday season, Emmy-winner Keith Cate takes you on a storytelling journey with a one-man performance of "A Christmas Carol"—the way Charles Dickens himself performed it!

Keith doesn’t just tell you the story, he becomes the story, taking on every character, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, making you part of this timeless tale.

Experience the 19th-century charm of our heated barn theatre, adorned with Victorian decor and festive lights. The barn isn't just a backdrop; it's a character in this living storybook.

Don't rush off! Post-show, enjoy Christmas carols, light refreshments, and holiday mingling to keep the spirit alive.

Victorian Christmas

November 24, 2023

Memphis, TN

Come see a classic in our Giant Screen Theater!

The Muppets present their own touching rendition of Charles Dickens' classic tale.

Victorian Christmas

December 8-31, 2023

Chattanooga, TN

Renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale A Christmas Carol into Scrooge!, a charming hit musical for all ages to enjoy.

Scrooge! has experienced a hugely successful tour of England and a season at London’s Dominion Theatre starring the late Anthony Newley. This well-loved holiday tale of Christmases past, present, and future is sure to warm hearts this December. (Appropriate for all audiences)

Victorian Christmas

December 2 and 3, 2023

Knoxville, TN

Old North Knoxville features beautiful homes built in the Queen Anne, Craftsman/Bungalow, Neoclassical Revival, and American Four Square style.

To help you kick off your holiday season, Old North Knoxville neighbors will open the doors of select homes in a variety of these styles, restored and decorated for the season for your viewing pleasure!

Victorian Christmas

November 25 & December 9, 2023

Historic Castalian Springs, TN

Journey through a Victorian holiday at Wynnewood and learn about the Christmas traditions of the Wynnes, resort guests, and the enslaved as shared in diaries and letters.

House tour and hot cider. Reservations required.

Victorian Christmas

December 2 & 9, 2023

Rugby, TN

The Christmas dinner in beautiful Hester Hall will be at 6:30 p.m. Eastern both of the two nights, Dec. 2 & 9.

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.

Tickets are limited and sell out quickly so we recommend purchasing in advance.

Victorian Christmas

December 14, 2023

Memphis, TN

Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in the festive spirit as the organizers transport them back in time to the elegant Victorian era.

The nostalgia of the period will come alive through beautiful carols sung by the talented St. Mary's Cathedral singers, accompanied by piano.

The serene atmosphere of the cemetery adds a unique touch to this magical event.Gather your loved ones and celebrate the joy of Christmas at Victorian Christmas Carols!

Seating for this event is limited to 50, so those interested are advised to secure their spots early.

Holiday refreshments, including wassail and cookies, will be served to enhance the overall experience.


To view more activities in Tennessee, check out our Tennessee Family Vacation Calendar.



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