A Victorian Christmas at Rosson House
December 2, 2009 by Jen Bosen
I claim to have quite a fondness for Heritage Square, but to be completely honest, I’ve only been there once. Once! It was for an engagement photo shoot with my then-fiance, now-husband. We had such fun posing by the big yellow barn doors and on the steps of the Rosson House. So even though I haven’t been back since, I have a tender spot in my heart for the place.
There are similar tender places in my heart for old-timey Christmas traditions, hot chocolate, and free stuff. So when I heard about the Victorian Christmas events Rosson House this weekend, I was totally pumped. Christmas tree! Luminaria! Hot beverages! Antique decorations! Cookies! Wrapping paper! Be still my nerdy little heart.
Friday Dec. 4 there will be an open house from 6-9 p.m. Coffee and tea will be available for visitors to Heritage Square, which you can enjoy before or after taking a tour of the beautifully decorated Rosson House. (Be sure to keep an eye out for the sugar plums and antique dolls.) This is also First Friday, so be sure to hit up some of the art galleries in the area, or swing by the Children’s Museum across the street. Admission is free on First Fridays, so expect a big crowd.
On Saturday Dec. 5, Rosson House is hosting cookie-decorating and wrapping-paper-making parties from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Rumor also has it that Santa will be in attendance, so bring the kiddos and a camera!
The husband and I will probably be there Friday night, remembering our last visit and drinking in the holiday spirit. Join us in kicking off the season Victorian style!