Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas by Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell, Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas.
From the Permanent collection, and on view at Norman Rockwell Museum. © 1967, Norman Rockwell Family Agency

 

It’s a case of life imitating art during the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas weekend, December 4th through the 6th, 2015. The 26th annual celebration of Norman Rockwell’s famous painting sees Stockbridge recreating that 1950’s, Berkshires village, holiday street scene to a ‘t’!

Stockbridge, MA is already a quaint and quintessentially New England town to begin with but, once they decorate it for the annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas weekend … well, with vintage cars parked and store windows decorated to match Rockwell’s iconic work, you will feel as if you’re stepping back in time, right into a living painting!

Norman Rockwell loved the Berkshires and spent his last years in Stockbridge, drawing inspiration from the town’s New England ambiance for many of his later paintings. Most notably, his “Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas” work, which he worked on between 1956 and 1967.

The annual Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas event celebrates this iconic and popular Norman Rockwell tableau, recreating it with ease because Stockbridge has changed so little over the years. The iconic Berkshires village really shines during the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas celebration

And what a treat attending the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas weekend is: Townsfolk in period costumes, holiday wreaths and other vintage decorations, festive lights, horse drawn carriage rides, caroling, holiday readings, house tours, and more round out the beloved, annual scene of seasonal gaiety – you truly have to see it to believe it.

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Weekend

December 4 – 6, 2015
For more information: stockbridgechamber.org

Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas Lodging
Let Federal House Inn – just a 5 minute drive from Stockbridge! – be your home base while you’re here for the Stockbridge Main Street at Christmas. Our convenient location makes exploring the Berkshires a must, though our luxurious amenities may tempt you to stay in! Book your stay at Federal House Inn now!