||How did it
A Victorian Country Christmas started as
an idea many years ago. Lynda Pressey had just experience the loss
of her sister due to cancer. Her heart was touched by a Christmas
event that she witnessed at Disneyland and wondered if it would be
possible to create a special Christmas event in Washington someday.
About twenty five years ago she and her husband Rod Pressey invested
his retirement funds in this dream. Working out of their garage,
then out of an office park/ warehouse they along with a designer
created the vision of this unique event.
Rather than just a gift show with booths
they wanted a Christmas Festival that would literally infuse people
with the spirit and feeling of Christmas. Storefronts were created
and sets were designed to give the Washington State Fair Events
Center the look
and feel of a Victorian Village in the late 1800's. Three buildings
were decorated top to bottom to give the feeling that you were
walking down an old fashioned street passing beautiful shops filled
with hand crafted and one of a kind gift items. Artists from
throughout the United States and Canada signed up to be in the show
and we opened the doors to patrons from throughout the United States
and Canada. This event has been going strong since 1988 and has
become a tradition for families and friends from all different walks
||How is A
Victorian Country Christmas different than other holiday shows?
||This is not a show it is an experience. From the minute
you enter this show you will be blessed. With all the challenges
that we face in our daily lives it is our hope that our show will be
a delightful and refreshing diversion. A Victorian Country Christmas
is a direct reflection of our values and beliefs in terms of the way
people are treated, the professionalism of the event and the type of
entertainment that is presented. The Washington State Fair Events
originally chosen as the site for our festival because of the family
values and community spirit that they represent. We want people to
feel that they have experienced Christmas; that the season of giving
has begun. We want patrons to leave having been infused with
kindness. This is a family event filled with shopping and
entertainment, but above all we want to acknowledge the beginning of
the Christmas Season.
of entertainment can we expect?
||A Victorian Country Christmas features the
best professional entertainment in the United States. There is no
need to go to Branson Missouri! There are many stage shows daily
fearing professional entertainment perfect for families. Let me
briefly talk about a couple of highlights. The Silver Spurs Country
Western Revue features the best singers, dancers, acrobats and
comedians in a rousing revue that will have you singing, laughing
and tapping your feet. Stardust Follies is back with a brand new
show. This Broadway style extravaganza features professional
entertainers that are all over 50 years young. Music, dance, comedy
and incredible costumes make for a fantastic show.
Many other artists will take the stage at this event as
well as wonderful strolling performers. One of the unique features
of a Victorian Country Christmas is the Singing Nativity. For those
that truly want a dynamic and powerful experiences this is a must
see. Featuring over one hundred and twenty five singers and dancers
this presentations features the most beautiful Christmas Carols and
some special highlights to consider?
||Each Patron will receive an old fashioned newspaper
that will serve as their guide to A Victorian Country Christmas.
Check out the opportunity to win incredible door prizes. See show
times for entertainment and learn about strolling musicians such as the Evergreen Brass,
Love Notes and The Christmas Belles. You can also see and locate any
one of our Christmas stores by name or one of our food vendors by
looking at our easy to read maps in the center section of our
Don't forget a carriage or train ride
between buildings and a package check in is available to make your
experience easy and fun. Security is top notch at our event. US
Marines will make sure that you feel safe as you enjoy this
wonderful show. We also have the most beautiful Santa setting for
breathtaking keepsake photos. Our lovely Santa and Mrs. Claus take
time with your children and listen to the wishes of adults too.
||If we get
hungry at A Victorian Country Christmas can we eat?
||At Victorian Country Christmas we have a great variety
of family home style cooking, kid friendly items, heart healthy
selections and wonderful specialty and ethnic foods. There is plenty
of seating available so everyone can enjoy a great meal at our
We have wonderful
vendors that sell specialty food items perfect for gifts or a
special treat. If you are looking for a sweet treat for a gift
or snack well then you cannot beat Seattle Fudge. They have been a
fixture in the Northwest for many years selling the finest tasting
homemade fudge and confections. We also have other fabulous treats
such as Bavarian Roasted Nuts, Kettle Corn, Homemade Killian Carmel
Corn, Chocolates and more.
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