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Victorian Christmas photo by Dan TubbsStep back in time to Victorian Ferndale as we begin a joyous holiday season.

Ferndale, the Victorian Village

Ferndale Victorian Holiday: November 22, 2014

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Ferndale Victorian Holiday suffragettes- photo by Dan TubbsLocals and visitors will stroll the streets in Victorian fashions. Dress in Victorian or Country-Victorian attire to be a part of this very special day, or just come share the day with family and friends. For your enjoyment, there will be theatrical and musical entertainment, and you are invited to experience the warm and wonderful feeling of a traditional Victorian holiday season in the enchanting Victorian Village of Ferndale!

FREE Entertainments & Demonstrations
of Victorian Era Trades & Crafts

All Day (10 am to 5 pm):

  • Buggy Ride-Dan Tubbs PhotoChristmas Caroling! Victorian Carolers roam Ferndale's Main Street        
  • Queen Victoria among the antiques in the Ferndale Art & Cultural Center.
  • Life-size Victorian Cutouts: Make your own photo memories! Stand in character cutouts at 10 spots along Main Street.
  • Live Music, Studio Tours and Demonstrations: Watch artists at work, enjoy local musicians and enjoy freshly roasted chestnuts. Artisan Alley, off the public parking lot
  • Casual entertainments: Magic card tricks, juggling and other fun activities
  • Antique Tractors on display, courtesy of the Farm Shop, Main St.
    • Blacksmithing Demonstration, Ferndale Museum, CAAntique Elbow Sander (c. 1920) Demo By Troy Land at Valley Lumber, 657 Shaw
    • In-store Specials and Activities: Shops will offer something special for the day – Tastings, Sales, Specialty Items ….be sure to check out all that Main St. Ferndale has to offer.

    antique tractors, photo by Dan TubbsStreet Vendors

    • Roasted Chestnuts, Artisan Alley, off the public parking lot
    • 8th Grade Pretzel Cart in front of Becker’s insurance

    Scheduled Events

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10 am

Blacksmithing Demonstration: Ferndale Museum fires up the Mouat forge to show blacksmithing techniques once essential to daily life. Admission is free.


FREE Rides on Bansen’s tractor-drawn wagon (weather permitting)


FREE Horse & Carriage Rides (weather and horse permitting) at the Main St. clock

2-4 pm FREE Rides on Bansen’s tractor-drawn wagon (weather permitting)
TBA Meet Queen Elizabeth 2nd. Queen Elizabeth is making a quick stop in Ferndale. (photo op - bring your camera)

Ferndale Frolics, Country Line Dancing Group, Ferndale Rep. Theatre, 447 Main St. FREE


Ferndale Elementary School Carolers, Ferndale Rep. Theatre, 447 Main St. FREE


Beaux & Belles, Caroling Group, Ferndale Repertory Theatre, 447 Main St. FREE


Mirth First Barbershop Quartet strolling Main Street in song

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FREE Musical Entertainment

  • Carolers, photo by Dan TubbsChristmas Caroling! Victorian Carolers roam Ferndale's Main Street and Shops. Sing along or enjoy community caroling groups strolling Main St. and stopping in shops.
  • Beaux & Belles caroling group at Ferndale Repertory Theatre
  • Mirth First Barbershop Quartet strolling Main Street
  • Ferndale Elementary School Carolers at Ferndale Repertory Theatre
  • Live Music at Artisan Alley
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A heartfelt thank you to everyone who has volunteers their time to make this a fun day
and a special thank you to everyone who dresses in Victorian attire so that we could "step back in time."

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Humboldt County MapThe Victorian Village of Ferndale, full of surprises, deserves more than a day to discover. 265 miles north of Sacramento and San Francisco, it's a beautiful drive from the major airports (Sacramento, San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose) or fly into the Arcata/Eureka airport in McKinleyville, 45 minutes north of Ferndale (car rentals, Door-to-Door Airporter shuttle service available).

From California Highway 101, take the Fernbridge/Ferndale exit. Cross historic Fernbridge and drive through five miles of pastoral views to Ferndale's Main Street.

send e-mailFor more information, call the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce: (707) 786-4477


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Dozen DestincNational Trust for Historic Preservation

Prettiest Painted Place in America award

Best of the North Coast Reader's Choice Award
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