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, a visit from Father Christmas and the sounds of carolers performing throughout the village. A Holiday Home Tour will be included 11-3 Eastern/Noon-2 Central as well as a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 EST/4:30 Central. Tickets will be $20 adults, with children 17 and younger free. [A Christmas Dinner at extra charge will be offered at 7 p.m. EST/6 Central with reservations, but details are being developed.] More on ticket purchase & links to doing that online will be posted here in the coming weeks, so please revisit.

In addition, Christ Church Episcopal will present a seasonal worship service of Lessons & Carols with an emphasis on music both Saturdays at both 4 & 4:45 p.m. EST (3/3:45 Central) in the 1887 church. The two services will allow for more spacing of spectators to keep everyone safe.

Festivities run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Eastern, plus optional dinner at 7 EST.

For any questions, call 423-628-2441