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Family Christmas

family poses by decorations at the flynn mansion


Saturday, December 7
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States

Join us for a day of holiday traditions filled with Christmas cheer! Visit the historic Flynn Mansion, where you can help decorate the tree and participate in holiday traditions of a Midwestern family in 1875. In the Church of the Land, enjoy decorating Christmas cookies and sipping hot cider during breaks from dancing to live music. Bundle up for a horse-drawn wagon ride in town, head over to the Advocate Print Shop for a holiday printing project, visit the Schafer Drug Store for a sniff of Christmas spices, and stop into Mrs. Elliott’s Millinery to see the latest in warm winter hats. Take a (free) photo of your kids with Santa in the decorated Visitor Center, and shop for unique gifts in the MarketPlace Museum Store (open 1:00-5:30PM). Living History Farms is the perfect place to enjoy the simple traditions of the holiday season!

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Save money when you get your tickets in advance online. Tickets go on sale November 4 at 10am and will be available through December 6 at noon. Tickets will also be available at the door. Tickets required for everyone 2 years and older. Children 1 and under are free.

Purchase tickets

Adults (13+) Children (2-12) Member Adults (13+) Member Children (2-12)
Holi-deal Tickets
Available Nov. 4 (10am) – Nov. 6 (10am)
$4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50
Advanced Tickets
Available Nov. 6 (10am) – Dec. 6 (noon)
$6.50 $6.00 $5.25 $4.75
Tickets at the Door
Available Dec. 7
$7.25 $6.50 $6.00 $5.50