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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 the holiday traditions of a Midwestern family in 1876. 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. While you’re here do a little holiday shopping for unique gifts in the MarketPlace Museum Store. Living History Farms is the perfect place to celebrate the time-honored holiday traditions of the season!

Contributing  Sponsor – Renewal by Andersen

Event Partner – Casey’s General Store, Hyvee



For the best price on tickets, take advantage of our 48-hour “Holi-deal,” running November 4-6 from 10am to 10am.

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


Upgrade to include Eats and Treats Program

Start your visit with a kid-friendly meal served family-style at the Tangen Home, followed by a fun craft, before heading out to the town of Walnut Hill to take part in all of the Family Christmas activities. Reservations include admission to Family Christmas. This program is geared towards families with children. family at Christmas event

Info for Family Christmas Eats & Treats Program