‘Colonial Christmas’ at Windsor Castle canceled

Published 8:35 pm Friday, December 2, 2022

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The Dec. 3-4 “Colonial Christmas in Smithfield” event at the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse and Windsor Castle Park has been canceled.

According to the event’s website, christmasinsmithfield.com, the board of the 1750 Isle of Wight Courthouse postponed the event until 2023 “due to circumstances beyond our control.”

Planned festivities had included guided tours of Smithfield founder Arthur Smith IV’s 1750s Windsor Castle residence by costumed interpreters, a colonial Christmas market outside the manor house, and tours of the 1750 courthouse on Main Street, also by costumed interpreters.

The special farmers market planned for 9 a.m. Dec. 3 will still go forward, as will the planned tours of the circa-1832 Christ Episcopal Church on South Church Street from noon to 4 p.m., light $7 lunch at the church and “Carolers for Joy” performances in front of downtown businesses, according to Mary Cole, organizer of the Sundays at Four concerts at the church.