Popular venues and organizations schedule special holiday and Christmas events every year that may be of interest to people planning to visit the Berkshires. Some events are singular and some are annual favorites among Berkshire county residents as well as with tourists. This page will be updated as more events are announced or as schedule details are modified.
The Mount, Musical Performance, Glitter & Gold: An Evening of Operatic & Holiday Favorites -December 3rd, 5:30pm
Celebrate the season with an evening concert of operatic excerpts and holiday favorites performed by the soloists of Theatre Street Productions. Founded by artistic director, Andrea Gregori in 2007, Theatre Street Productions has crafted a niche performing “living music history”, emphasizing the cultural heritage of America’s Gilded Age. Concerts are presented in historically significant venues and this season they will present an intimate performance in Edith Wharton’s drawing room at The Mount. A reception will follow the performance. Seating is limited. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended. Call (413) 551-5113 to purchase tickets. $40 members, $45 public. All proceeds benefit The Mount.
Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum – December 4 & 5
These events scheduled at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum in Lenox, Mass.
Victorian Holiday Tea – December 4th, 4-6pm – $10 for members, $12 for non-members.
A Merry Nutcracker Tea -December 5th, 4:30pm – $18 member, $20 non-member, $7 children 5 – 17. Traditional and new dance themes will be combined when “A Merry Nutcracker Tea Party” is performed The performance will begin at 3:30pm. A Victorian holiday tea will followed. For tickets call (413) 637-3206.
The Norman Rockwell Museum, A Special Holiday Evening – December 4th, 4-7pm
On the schedule at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. – Gentle Snow:Tales, Songs,& Lyric Prose with Carol Birch. Wonder and reflection, finding joy, stopping for a moment to appreciate the simple beauty of a gentle snow, bring meaning to a season so often rushed. Join us for an evening of creativity, toothsome treats, and seasonal tales from gifted storyteller Carol Birch. At 5pm, Carol Birch, a lyrical storyteller like no other, weaves together a selection of tales reflecting many traditions, cultures, and real life miracles.
Berkshire Botanical Garden Holiday Marketplace – December 3 -5
On the schedule at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Mass. – Cocktail party Dec. 3, 5-8PM with early buying, call for reservations. (413) 298-3926, and December 4th & 5th, 10am-5pm. Free admission. Sale of handcrafted wreaths and holiday decorations, seasonal blooms & greens, herb products, crafts, gift & more.
Berkshire Theatre Festival presents a reading of A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens – December 5th at 2:00pm
On the schedule at Berkshire Theatre Festival is a reading of A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens by Jenny Laird. Based on Mary Pope Osborne’s Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time Directed by Travis G. Daly December 5th at 2:00pm at Berkshire Theatre Festival’s Unicorn Theatre located in Stockbridge, MA Free Admission: People are encourage to reserve tickets in advance by contacting the Berkshire Theatre Festival Box Office at 413-298-5576 ext 33.
Following the reading from 3:00-4:00pm Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce will be doing a book signing of their books: A Ghost Tale for Christmas Time by Mary Pope Osborne, Rags and Riches, Kids in the Time of Charles by Natalie Pope Boyce, Leprechaun in Late Winter by Mary Pope Osborne, Leprechauns and Irish Folklore by Natalie Pope Boyce in the Unicorn Theatre.