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Family Christmas

horse-drawn wagon in front of church decorated with wreath


Saturday, December 2
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Living History Farms
IA United States

Join us for old-fashioned holiday fun!

Saturday, December 2 • Noon-3 p.m.

$9 for ages 2 and up ($8 for members; 1 and under free)

Buildings are heated. Bundle up for wagon rides!

Hear the sounds, see the sights, and smell the smells of a 19th-century Christmas.

Listen to the jingling bells as you take a horse-drawn wagon ride.*

Chime in with the carolers at the historic Flynn Mansion.

Watch demonstrations of old-fashioned letterpress printing and the Victorian “language of the fan.”

Make an orange-clove pomander and sniff to identify spices at the Drug Store.

Take a whiff of the traditional goodies in the wood-fired oven at the Tangen Home.

Make crafts and decorate cookies to take home.

Play traditional parlor games, hear stories, and help us trim our tree.

And don’t forget a visit with good old St. Nick!

*Weather permitting




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