Chesterfield Historical Society presents “Christmas through the Ages” holiday fun for the family

The Chesterfield Historical Society of Virginia will present "Christmas Through the Ages," a program of holiday events presented in Chesterfield's historic complex.

Located at 10020 Iron Bridge Road in Chesterfield, the historic Magnolia Grange plantation house built in 1822 will be decorated as it was during the Colonial and Victorian eras in which it served as a family home.

Magnolia Grange is open for tours Tuesdays through Fridays 10-4 and Saturdays 10-2. Group tours are available by calling 796-1479.

A "Christmas Open House" will take place on Saturday, December 4th, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.  This event is free and the public is invited to enjoy refreshments as they take pleasure in Magnolia Grange's festive decorations as well as a visit from Santa Claus himself.

A "Christmas Tea" will be served on Wednesday, December 8, at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 per person and reservations are required.

New this year is the "Deck Your Halls Craft Market and Workshop." Offered at historic Castlewood at 10201 Iron Bridge Rd in Chesterfield, this open-house event will be held between 10 and 4 on Thursday, December 9th. Pre-made Christmas decorations will be available for sale along with a make-it-yourself opportunity for those who enjoy creating their own holiday decorations with the help of members of local garden clubs. Holiday tablescapes will be on display to provide more decorating ideas. There is no entry fee, but fees vary with items made or purchased.

From the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 23rd, the Chesterfield Historical Society Museum Shop at Magnolia Grange will run special holiday price offers on its range of unique, local gifts.  Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  New this year is a line of "Chesterfield's Own" specialty items.

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