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If you go to the Victorian weekend

Sidebar by Lynda La Rocca

Event – December 2007 – Colorado Central Magazine

IF YOU GO . . .

Reservations are required for Leadville’s Victorian Days Weekend dinner and holiday tea. They must be made no later than November 26, as space is limited.

Per-person ticket prices are $30 for the catered dinner, held Saturday, December 1, at Zichittella’s Italian Restaurant on Harrison Avenue. The restaurant will host a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. prior to dinner. Tickets for the Delaware Hotel Holiday Tea, which begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 2, are $15.

Walk-ins are welcome at all other Victorian Days Weekend events, although tickets for these events can also be purchased in advance.

Registration for the Victorian Home Tour begins at 10 a.m. on December 1st at the Silver Dollar Saloon, 315 Harrison Avenue; $25 per person. The home tour runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free shuttle service, plus a horse-drawn surrey, will be available to transport guests to various tour locations.

Free Friday evening events, including caroling, the Christmas-tree lighting, and a visit from Santa, begin at 5:30 p.m. on Harrison Avenue. At 8 p.m., Robert Ogle, Colorado Mountain College associate professor and director of CMC’s historic preservation program, will give a presentation on Victorian-era architecture and local historic preservation projects at the convention center of the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum; $15.

Following dinner on Saturday night, an evening of casino and parlor games will begin at 9 p.m. at Elks Lodge #236; $10.

For reservations, advance tickets, lodging, and additional or general information, contact the Leadville/Lake County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 861 (809 Harrison Avenue), Leadville, CO 80461; 719-486-3900 or toll-free, 1-800-933-3901; or visit