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Tickets on Sale for Victorian Christmas at the Historic Courthouse Preview Gala

The annual event at the Washington County landmark in Stillwater is set for Nov. 22, 2013.

Costumed vendor Dawn Flinn offers handmade candles. Photo: Washington County
Costumed vendor Dawn Flinn offers handmade candles. Photo: Washington County
Don't tell Target, but it's not really the holiday season in the St. Croix Valley until the annual Victorian Christmas at the Courthouse in Stillwater gets underway. 

It all starts with the Preview Gala on Friday, Nov. 22, 6:30–9 p.m. Enjoy champagne, coffee, sparkling cider and Liftbridge Brewery beers as you shop at booths of costumed vendors, with gift-wrapping offered by the Historic Courthouse staff and volunteers. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door (advance tickets are recommended).    

Victorian Christmas at the Courthouse continues 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. On Saturday and Sunday, you can visit with Santa, take a break in a tea room, and tour a holiday exhibit. Admission on Saturday and Sunday is $3 per person. 

Sunday is the drawing for a quilt made and donated by the Courthouse Quilters (raffles runs all weekend). 

At the Preview Gala, you'll be treated to desserts and appetizers by  Guests will enjoy champagne, coffee and sparkling cider in addition to appetizers and desserts donated by the Lake Elmo Inn Event Center, River Valley Catering, Brine's Market, Chowgirls, Donnatelli’s, Mama Maria’s, Joseph Catering and Kane’s Catering.

Also at the preview event, there will be door prizes donated by George Siegfried Construction, Oertel Architects, Steve Schultz-Lee F. Murphy Insurance Group and Rose Floral. 

Tickets may be purchased at the Historic Courthouse,   101 W. Pine Street, Stillwater, MN 55082, by mail, or telephone. Additional information about ticket purchase and the event may be found at the Washington County website. Credit cards may be used for ticket purchase.

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