Live in Vintage! Events for December 2018

We know our readers cannot get enough of vintage living in their modern lives, so we’ve searched far and wide for exciting upcoming events that cater to their love for the past! From antique fairs to winter jazz socials and even rides aboard old subway cars, we hope that across the globe, each Marjorie Gal might find a chance to indulge in these holiday gatherings that show how looking towards the past helps us celebrate life in the present!


December 2, Alexandra Palace Antiques, Vintage, & Collector’s Fair
Alexandra Palace, London

A marvelous array of antiques to select from at this annual tradition in London. With coats and rare china ranging from various eras, you’ll find yourself in awe of the magic that awaits in a simple purchase from the Palace, and one that might make the perfect Christmas gift!


December 9, Art Deco Winter Gala
California Auto Museum, Sacramento, CA

What’s a classic Christmas feeling without a few classic cars? This year’s theme at the annual gathering hosted by the Sacramento Deco Society celebrates the thrill of life on the road best traveled, in the best cars of the bygone era. With live music from the Harley White Jr. Orchestra and a silent auction paired with a buffet and champagne bar, enthusiasts of the auto industry’s finest pieces are all on display at their best during this time of the year.

December 9, Board Game Flea Market
Victory Point Cafe, Berkeley, CA


December 9, Board Game Flea Market
Victory Point Cafe, Berkeley, CA

Whether you’ve got games to trade or are looking for a particular one that you haven’t seen since childhood, this annual swap at Victory Point Cafe in Berkeley is your best bet. Admission is free, but the fun and nostalgia are even more priceless. Prepare for some crowds, however, as the even gets popular with each year through word-of-mouth!

Yue Wang Photo
Photo by Yue Wang via

October – December 2018 NYC Nostalgia Metro Rides
Manhattan, NY

The subway as it was imagined comes back to life in vintage cars strewn throughout the Big Apple! Ride the F line across Manhattan or a fleet of original buses around town and feel like it’s a wintry morning in 1936. Be sure to dress your warmest and your best before heading below and stepping onto the platform for an immersive piece of the past that feels so right at home to this richly historic wonder of a city.


December 16, Jazz Age Tea Dance
Brooklyn, NY

From Michael Arenella who brought the East Coast the much-acclaimed Jazz Age Lawn Party in the summer comes its cold-weather companion. Held at the Bell House on the banks of Brooklyn, you’ll be keeping warm with friends both old and new dancing the fox trot and more to the sounds of the Dreamland Orchestra whilst sipping an assortment teas throughout the evening to honor the sensation of the the grand British colonial tradition of the afternoon tea dance.

Photo by Rich Yee via Thrillist

November 17 -December 23 The Great Dickens Christmas Fair
Cow Palace, Daily City, CA

O spirit indeed! A tradition of a Christmas by the Bay, the grand Dickens Fair transforms the Cow Palace Event Center into the dark yet cheery streets of Victorian London with booths of milk punch and Irish Coffees, brightly-lit shops with frviolous wares and antiques, and live entertainment– be it the choirs in the taverns or the wandering characters straight out Dickensian classics. Our particular favorite spectacle: the London post office where you can send real “postmen” around with your personalized telegrams out to friends who might be wandering around the faux London town.

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December 31- January 1 2019, New Year’s Eve with Perfect Vintage
The Old Ship Hotel, Brighton, UK
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Ring in the New Year in an old-fashioned way full of fun. With live performances by vintage entertainer Brian Shaw, a simple dance party to welcome 2019 turns into an unforgettable moment that feels straight out of the 1940’s and never moved a minute past midnight.

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