An old-fashioned Christmas

Genuine Smithfield is all about the charm of yesteryear and our holiday events reflect that so well. Here’s what’s coming up the first weekend in December.

Grove Poe

Christmas in Smithfield Antique Show & Homes Tour  December 5 & 6
Antiques Show at the Smithfield Center and Historic Homes Tours.
Proceeds benefit the Old Courthouse of 1750.
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St Nick

“An Evening with St. Nick” at the Isle of Wight  Museum  December 4 
Visit the jolly ol’ elf and enjoy a reading of Clement Clarke Moore’s ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – plus holiday refreshments, crafts and activities. Pre-registration for visits with St. Nick suggested. 757.356.1223.

Dixie Bells

“Victorian Traditions” presented by costumed interpreters: Dixie Belles
December 5 & 6, Mansion on Main Bed & Breakfast
The Belles  will discuss Victorian holiday traditions. Mansion on Main B & B will also be hosting a book signing by author Doris Rae Gwaltney. 757.357.0006.


Lionel Toy Train Display at the
Isle of Wight/Smithfield/Windsor Chamber of Commerce
December 5 & 6, 11 & 12
Privately owned Lionel toy trains from the 1920s up to the present will be displayed in operation, and children (with supervision) will be allowed to operate the controls. Admission is free and open to the public. Hot beverages will be served, courtesy of Keurig Green Mountain. 757.357.3502

Antique decorative Christmas choir candles figurines

“Sing We Now of Christmas” Concert
December 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church
A free hour-long concert of seasonal music followed by a caroling procession to the 1750 Courthouse for more singing, cider and sweets.