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. (See the program below)

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 Private Home Tour will be included 11-3 Eastern/Noon-2 Central as well as Tours of Historic Buildings 10-5:30 & 6-8 pm EST, a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 EST/4:30 Central. Free Wassail & Cookies will be available. Tickets are $20 adults, with children 17 and younger free.

A Christmas Dinner at extra charge IS NOW SOLD OUT BOTH NIGHTS but will be at 7 p.m. EST/6 Central with reservations, in the newly renovated Community Building. MENU: Champagne punch, stuffed mushrooms & pimento cheese with assorted crackers, butternut squash soup, mixed greens salad with mandarin oranges & grapes with raspberry vinaigrette dressing, Roasted Turkey with cornbread stuffing, gravy & cranberry sauce, buttered rum carrots, English peas with pearl onions, Harrow Road Cafe spoon rolls, plus bread pudding with an apple cinnamon sauce. To purchase tickets for the event, click here: https://historic-rugby-inc-3.square.site/  Proceeds benefit the restoration & upkeep of nonprofit Historic Rugby. Thank you!

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 spacing of spectators to keep everyone safe.

Festivities run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Eastern EST.

For any questions, please call 423-628-2441 Wed.-Sun.

Victorian era toys in library display










Tour historic buildings & 3 private homes