We have many wonderful events lined up for the holiday season this year for your enjoyment! Come experience the warmth and special glow that only Historic Rugby can bring to holiday events!

Be sure to make your reservations early for the British Cream Tea seatings on November 29th (there are openings available for the 3:00 pm, ET, seating only ) and for the four course traditional Christmas Dinner at the Harrow Road Cafe for the Christmas in Rugby event on December 14th. (two seatings: 5:45 pm, ET and  8:00 pm, ET). Scroll down for more information!




Join us on Saturday, November 23, beginning at 9:00 am, ET, for a special Volunteer breakfast followed at 9:30 by the fun Holiday Greens Workday! Bring your own gloves and pruners and help our volunteers make enough greens to hang throughout Historic Rugby while learning how to make wreaths from fresh greens that will last outside through the holidays. We will meet at the Community Building.




Join us the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29th, for our special British Cream Tea which is part of our annual Thanksgiving Marketplace event!

There will be two seatings: the first at 1:00 pm, ET and the second at 3:00 pm, ET. Cost is $10.00 per person and reservations are required. Please contact us locally, 628-2441 or toll-free 1-888-214-3400, or email us at rugbylegacy@highland.net .

Your personal invitation is attached:

 Please read below for more about Thanksgiving Marketplace.



THANKSGIVING MARKETPLACE:  Friday, November 29th, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, ET

Get an early start on your holiday shopping the Friday after Thanksgiving by coming to Historic Rugby for our annual Thanksgiving Marketplace! This free event, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, ET,i s the perfect opportunity for a fun family outing as we offer shopping , crafts demonstrations and more!

All four of the shops in town will be open including The Commissary, The Spirit of Red Hill, The Painted Rooster and the Bell, Book and Candle Antiquarium. Each of these shops offer one of a kind vintage or handmade items for that special person on your gift list. Craft demonstrations will include spinning using fibers from angora rabbits and goats, basket making and soap making!

There is also a British Cream Tea offered at historic Newbury House with two separate seatings. Reservations are required and the cost is $10 per person. Please see above for more information!



VICTORIAN HOLIDAY HOME TOUR:  Saturday, December 7th, 1:00 pm -4:00 pm, ET

Join Rugby for an afternoon getting a rare opportunity to view some of the many private homes that make up the village of Rugby. This popular event showcases a variety of private and public Rugby homes each specially decorated for the holidays, including both private and Historic Rugby, Inc. owned historic homes, and several homes in Beacon Hill  the Victorian Era compatible development begun by Historic Rugby, and now featuring many period style homes!

Transportation will be provided to all home stops for guests. Refreshments, including cider and cookies, and traditional British Wassail will be served at Newbury House and the Visitor Centre.
Come visit our living village for this unique and fun event!
Admission is $10 per person.



CHRISTMAS AT HISTORIC RUGBY: Saturday, December 14th, 4:00 pm -9:00 pm, ET 

Join Historic Rugby for a Victorian Christmas celebration!  The village will come alive with a variety of Christmas activities and events.  Event admission is available in advance or at door. Call 423-628-2441, or  contact us to get tickets in advance or purchase at Rugby Visitor Center upon arrival. Admission is: $9/Adults, $4/Children- Members, $12/Adults, $5/children- non-member

Highlights of this event will include:

– Madame Hughes, Rugby founder Thomas Hughes’ Mother, visit at Kingstone Lisle
– Special Crafters and Father Christmas at the Rugby Commissary
– Holiday Music, and Children’s activities at Newbury House
– Music and Cider and Cookies at the Schoolhouse
– New This Year- Scrooge (1935) playing at the Rugby Visitor Centre
– Wassail, craft demonstrations, and music at the Visitor Center as well.
– Roaming Period Carolers who will be performing throughout the village
– New This Year- Visits from traditional Victorian Mummers- a victorian era, and even earlier, tradition of costumed   performers visiting homes during the Christmas season, performing jokes, and even skits in exchange for food and drink.



 Spinach and Artichoke Dip Bread Bowl
Cranberry Champagne (limit 2/person)
Creamy Tomato
Main Course:
Choice of Roasted Goose Breast w/ caramelized apples
OR Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon
  Asparagus, New Potatoes with Pearl Onions, Fried Corn
and Famous Harrow Road Spoon Rolls
Choice of Plum Pudding ORTraditional Apple Stack Cake
Price for this 4 course meal is $29/person and includes one glass of wine or bottle of beer, and soft drinks of choice.  Additional alcoholic beverages are extra.

Seatings for dinner will be at 5:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST.  
Reservations are Required. 
Make your reservations by calling 423-628-2441 or emailing: rugbylegacy@highland.net.
Seatings are limited so please make reservations early!