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Ring in the holiday season by joining us for A Smithfield Yuletide!


Enjoy the Smithfield house by participating in holiday activities for all ages: with a concert of live music performed by area musicians in the Drawing Room, Holiday Family Portrait sessions in our School Room with Whitescarver Photography, Christmas storytime in the Children’s Bedroom, and our yearly Susanna’s Tea, featuring tea and light bites in our Museum and Winter Kitchen, A Smithfield Yuletide is sure to have something for everyone. Stroll around the grounds and interact with re-enactors interpreting historic trades, such as blacksmithing, and gather with your loved ones ‘round the cozy heat of the Smithfield Yule Log in our Pavilion to enjoy dramatic tellings of a time-honored classic: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, performed by local actors. 
Listen closely as the sounds of carolers who travel around the grounds remind you of the season with their cheerful, holiday tunes.


On Sunday, December 8th only, try your hand at crafting handmade Christmas gifts for your friends and family by participating in “Colonial Kissing Ball” decoration workshops. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Supervision by an adult is required while children craft their own historic tin-punch ornaments and beeswax candles. 


In this Season of Giving, we ask that visitors to this event bring non-perishable canned food goods for donation to our Yuletide Food Drive, benefiting New River Community Action, a local organization that gives aid to area low-income families. ​





Susanna's Tea - Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8   ​
10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Susanna's Tea is hosted in Historic Smithfield's Museum and Winter Kitchen. Visitor's to Susanna's Tea can enjoy tea along with sweet and savory bites in a unique and historic environment. *Limited to 50 tickets per tea time.  ​

​General Admission ticket purchase is required for this add-on ticket level. Advance ticket purchase recommended!

$20.00 per adult / $10 per child age 6+ online thru 12/6/19.

$25.00 per adult / $15.00 per child age 6+ at the door. Children 5 and under are free.





Colonial Kissing Ball - Sunday, December 8   ​
12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Try your hand at crafting handmade Christmas gifts for your friends and family by participating in “Colonial Kissing Ball” decoration workshops only on Sunday, December 8th. Craft historic tin-punch ornaments and beeswax candles. Space is limited. Adult supervision is required for children.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED so that we may have materials available. 

$5.00 per person online thru 12/3/19.



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