One of the many events of the Charles Dickens Festival in Port Jeff Village this weekend, by Pat Darling.
Featured at the Drowned Meadow House, corner of Barnum and West Broadway

December 7th – 1 – 6:00 p.m.
December 8th – 1 – 4:30 p.m.

December 14th – 1 – 5:00 p.m.
December 21st – 1 – 5:00 p.m.

Candles flicker in the windows beckoning young and old to visit Santa’s whimsical three room workshop. Step back in time and reflect on the storybook charm of cherished memories of an era that has quietly faded. Dazzling decorations and the twinkle of little white lights serve as a prelude to all that awaits you in the Historical Drowned Meadow House.
Amongst the giant nutcrackers and Christmas presents, twinkling snowflakes appear high above this year’s elaborate confection display of candy nutcrackers embellished with elaborate confection candy turrets. The tour continues, as you depart the workshop and enter little Hollyberry’s bedroom. This elaborate vignette finds Hollyberry sitting by a glowing fireplace. Anticipating “the night before Christmas” she is busily wrapping her Christmas presents for Mommy and Daddy. Her room is all aglow as she looks out upon Winterscape. Oh my, how exciting…..Santa and his reindeer appear through the glittering snowflakes. On the ground snow has fallen, blanketing a magical, revolving confection carousel created with giant sugar trees and candy canes. Beyond… tucked in a forest of Alpine trees you will come upon the confection replica of the Historical Gamecock Cottage embellished with sugar trees and elaborate gingerbread sugar trims.
Departing Winterscape, visitors are greeted by Santa and his live elves awaiting the arrival of one and all. Be sure to bring your cameras to capture the magic of this cherished visit… A memorable visit to be enjoyed by the and the young at heart.
Private tours available upon request 631-473-2945