December in Smithville is a Winter Wonderland!
When you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, plan a day at Smithville to slow it down, enjoy your family and be reminded of the simpler pleasures of the holidays. Smithville in December is just what your holidays need!
Store Hours for December:
Store Hours for December 1 – 23:
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Thursday: 10am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am to 9pm
Sunday: 11am to 7pm
Dec. 24: 10am to 3pm
Dec. 25: closed
Dec. 31: 10am-3pm
Jan. 1: 12, noon to 6pm
Store Hours for December 26th – Jan 1
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday : 10am to 7pm
Friday and Saturday: 10am to 8pm
Sunday: 11am to 7pm
Light Show on the Lake:
Everyday in December
Over 120 Christmas Trees made from over 50,000 Christmas lights, magically float on Lake Meone in the center of Historic Smithville. The moment darkness falls, an orchestrated show of lights and music is played out across the lake. The lights seem to dance and chase each other to the music all the while reflecting of the water’s surface. This show can be seen from either side of the village as well as the bridge.
Saturday December 12th at 1:00 and 7:00 and Sunday, December 13 at 1:00.
(Admission is free)
Dicken’s Fest premiers at Historic Smithville! An original musical adaptation of “A Christmas Carol”, Charles Dickens’ heart warming tale, by Riddlesbrood Touring Theatre Company. The cast of the shows include actors from Riddlesbrood’s troupe, along with many children of all ages from the community, with a rousing Christmas carol sing-along playing a featured role in the production performed on their portable outdoor stage.
Holiday Train Ride:
**Weather permitting! Please contact 609-748-8999 with questions **
Magic Talking Tree:
Friday Dec. 3rd, 10th, 17th 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday Dec. 4th, 11th, 18th from 12:00 – 7:00
Sunday December 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th from 12:00 – 6:00
December 4, 2021 6pm-9pm
Each year the shoppes at Historic Smithville thank their loyal customers with a Hospitality Night of Discounts, Refreshments, Live Entertainment and Raffles. This year Hospitality night is December 5th and begins at 6:00pm.
Girls Night Out:
December 9. 2021 6pm-9pm
December in Smithville has something for the Girls too! An evening for the ladies to shop and celebrate the Holiday season together. There will be wine and cheese, raffles, discounts and other benefits for evening shopping. Grab your best girl friend and come join us!
Mrs. Claus Reading Stories to the Children:
1:30 – 4:30
Breakfast with Santa at Fred and Ethel’s Lantern Light:
Dec 11th and 18th, 2021
Reservations needed * Lantern Light 609-652-0544
S’mores on the Greene S’mores on the Greene. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the month of December you can find us making s’mores around the camp fire on the Greene. For a small fee you will purchase your own s’mores packet and stick and make delicious yummy treats or just gather with us and enjoy . 5pm – 8pm weather permitting (high winds or rain are the only thing that will prevent this event)
Learn more about our events below:
Mrs. Claus reading stories to the children… Many children get a little scared of Santa, this large robust man with a beard and red coat. Smithville decided to bring you the softer side of the family. Mrs. Claus is a simple elderly German woman with grey hair and a breathtaking, handmade red dress. She has taken a little time away from helping Santa to make her very own public appearance right here in Historic Smithville. We have transformed the antique arcade (#65 on the Walking Map) into a Christmas area fitting for Mrs. Claus. Between the hours of 1:30 and 4:30 every weekend in December she will sit and read stories to the children, take pictures and chat with you and your children about the upcoming holiday.
The Magic Talking Christmas Tree… If you are having trouble locating Mrs. Claus, you can always ask the Magic Tree. You heard me right!! Next to the Smithville Train Station an over sized Christmas tree is brought in from Santa’s private forest. This beautifully decorated Christmas tree awakens to talk with you and your children about the upcoming holidays and, well, anything you might want.
Right next to the Magic Talking Tree the Smithville Train has decorated it’s tracks for the Holiday’s. For $3.00 per person you take a 6 1/2 minute ride on the outskirts of Smithville on this fun, whimsical train. Both the train and carousel are open village hours weather permitting throughout the month of December. Please contact The Colonial Inn 609-748-8999 for questions.