Christmas at Norlands: A 19-Century Holiday Celebration

  • December 14, 2019
  • 290 Norlands Rd.
  • Livermore, ME 04253

Experience a rural Christmas in the 1800s and participate in living history activities around this beautiful and tranquil estate. Journey back to a time when celebrations were much simpler than they would become in the 20th century.

Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride and tour the decorated Washburn mansion that dates to 1867.  The Rangeley Ringers hand bell choir performs at 1:30pm.  Other activities include music of the seasons with Castlebay in the ladies' parlor, historic church service in the 1828 meeting house (12:30pm and 3pm), craft activities, stories, parlor games, lessons of the past and spelling bees in the one-room schoolhouse, and Norlands’ renowned wassail (mulled cider) made on the woodstove.  Soup and refreshments available while supplies last ($).

 A Cookie Walk fundraiser benefits Norlands' building fund.  For only $5, fill a bag with delicious homemade cookies to take home. 

The gift shop will be open and filled with unique treasures to meet your holiday shopping needs. Norlands own maple syrup, stick candy and old‐time toys and games are just a few of the items showcased in the shop.

Upon arrival, pay for admission in the church (meeting house).  Norlands’ members enjoy a 20% discount on admission. 

In case of bad weather, this event will be canceled by 9am the day of the event.  Call the Norlands and listen to the outgoing message or check the Norlands Facebook Page or Website for updates.  

Christmas at Norlands: A 19-Century Holiday Celebration
  • December 14, 2019
  • Washburn-Norlands Living History Center
  • $10 per person ($8 for members of Norlands); $6 ($4) ages 12 and under; $25 ($20) family rate