We started our weekend in Stockbridge with a trip to a local coffeehouse and then went to explore the Norman Rockwell Museum, home of the world's largest collection of Rockwell art, including 323 Saturday Evening Post covers.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
After our morning of culture, we ventured out to Great Barrington for lunch at a solar-powered brewery to continue my husband's quest of the perfect beer.
The wood stove was the perfect remedy for the cold December rain.
Pretty good, but still looking...
Wise advice from Mr. Rockwell
Then, after a bit of shopping at the nearby outlet mall, we found another bakery for the best baklava I have ever had.
The weekend culminated with a recreation of Rockwell's painting, Main Street at Christmas.
Definitely a destination for vintage car lovers
Lined with vintage cars and shops offering their finest, Main Street came to life with carolers at the historic Red Lion Inn, a colorful jester, horse-drawn wagon rides, and throngs of merry-makers awaiting Santa's arrival on a vintage fire engine.
On the porch of the Red Lion Inn
Carolers at the Red Lion Inn
Wrestling with the Christmas tree
What a relief that the rain of the day before had moved out and been replaced with a bright blue sky.
We had a great time.
The Berkshires are a year-round destination and this Christmas celebration did not disappoint. With events planned for the whole family, this destination event is a crowd-pleaser.
Book early, especially if you plan to stay at the iconic Red Lion Inn.
If you're local, have you ever attended this event?
If not, does your area host a similar nostalgic holiday weekend?
Feed our wanderlust for next year.