During the vintage Christmas event to be held on December 8th in the historic district of downtown Bradford, Bradford will become “Dickens of Christmas”.
The event is organized and sponsored by the Bradford Downtown Business District Authority and the city’s main street program.
According to Anita Dolan, this year’s theme is “Dickens Vintage Christmas” will bring Bradford back to the roots of the Victorian era by celebrating the charm and character of the era.
“The important period of Bradford was from the 1890s to 1920, so this is a perfect event to reflect the impact of that period and time on Bradford,” Dolan said.
Dolan wants the Bradford community to participate in the day’s activities. Activities scheduled for the day included Dickens Christmas at Horne Hall, a horse-drawn carriage, free children’s Christmas movies at Main Street Moviehouse and a children’s breakfast with Santa.
“We really want to see the singer group in the Victorian costumes,” Dolan said. Community groups such as church choirs, youth groups and community organizations are welcome to attend. Community groups are also encouraged to host “warming” stations for shoppers.