The holidays are in full-force in Snow Hill, including a weekend full of festive events. The Julia A. Purnell Museum and Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum will deck the halls December 7 and 8 with plans for both the Victorian Christmas Celebration and the 19th Century Christmas extravaganza. Don’t worry, there is plenty of time to enjoy both events this weekend, simply head to Snow Hill with a carload of holiday cheer.

This Saturday, December 7, from 10am to 4pm, step back in time at the Julia A. Purnell Museum. The old-fashioned holiday gathering will include warm mulled cider, mincemeat tarts and lemon peppermint sticks. Canzona Diversa will perform at noon against the quaint backdrop of the Victorian Christmas display. Children are welcome, and can make a button wreath ornament to take home.

At the Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, enjoy a 19th Century Christmas celebration both Saturday and Sunday from noon until 5pm. Each year the museum ushers in the holiday season by sharing their holiday spirit with each and every guest. Between noon and 5pm, Furnace Town artisans will welcome you to their workplace as they weave, spin, make broom products, and pound iron at the forge. While at the living heritage museum, don’t miss a walk along The Paul Leifer Nature Trail over the Nassawango Swamp. Enjoy views of cedar, cypress and pine trees. Once back inside, sip on mulled cider in the Gathering  Room along with holiday cookies and cheer. There will also be crafts for kids, as well as homemade items for sale. On Sunday at 2pm, guests will enjoy a hymn sing with Charlie Paperella & Guests. Stick around Saturday night for the 19th Century Christmas Service at 7pm in the historic Old Nazareth Church.

The holiday fun doesn’t stop there, the Snow Hill Christmas Parade will march through town Monday evening.  The parade begins at 7pm on Colbourne Lane and proceeds down Church Street to Market Street where the Judges Stand will be situated in front of the Worcester County Courthouse.