Hear ye, hear ye, Oakland Cemetery celebrates a ‘Victorian Holiday’

Come celebrate the season with a “Victorian Holiday at Oakland Cemetery.”

Visitors can step back in time and walk the paths at Oakland Cemetery, which will be decorated for the holidays. Guides, dressed in period costumes, will conduct tours, and for the young at heart there will be photos with Santa, dressed in the Victorian style and reading from "The Night Before Christmas."

The event, a first for the cemetery, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at 248 Oakland Ave.

There will be a children’s craft area for making Victorian-era Dresden star ornaments and scented pomanders. There will also be a Balsam fir wreath sale and a raffle for a 4-foot decorated Christmas tree.

Guitarist Matthias Young will perform holiday standards, and there will be complimentary wassail and hot cocoa. Additionally, visitors receive a 10 percent discount on all holiday items in the Oakland Cemetery Visitors Center and Museum Shop.

The event is free, although there is a fee for the hourlong guided walking tour of the cemetery’s mausoleums, which will be decorated and open to explore.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and free for Historic Oakland Foundation members.

Mausoleum tour tickets can be purchased at www.ticketalternative.com.