Old Time Christmas Family Day
Enjoy the Holiday Traditions of Yesteryear
The community is invited to experience the simple warmth and beauty of Christmas past at Vermilionville Living History Museum and Folklife Park. Vermilionville brings to life the holiday traditions of yesteryear beginning at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11th – Friday, December 14th & Tuesday, December 18th – Saturday, December 22nd. Regular admission applies.
On Saturday, December 15th, the annual Old Time Christmas Family Day Celebration will begin at 10:00 a.m. and last until 4:00 p.m. with lots more to offer. The village will be filled with great learning opportunities, live music, delicious food, Native American storytelling, arts & crafts and self-guided tours. In fact, Papa Noël (the French Santa Claus) will be here and kids will be able to write letters to him sealed with wax. Our artisans will demonstrate several holiday happenings from 1765-1890 such as how to make candles, soap, Victorian paper ornaments, citrus pomanders and more. There will also be discussions about traditional decorations, gift giving and the Réveillon. Also, we will have a reading of The Night Before Christmas each half hour. Admission is $5 for those 4 and older.
As a part of Old Time Christmas Family Day, we welcome those with sensory processing differences for a Sensory Friendly Visit to Vermilionville. This initiative creates an inclusive, cultural and learning environment. For the Sensory Friendly Visit, we will open at 8:00 a.m. to allow families to tour the village for two hours before Old Time Christmas Family Day begins.
Vermilionville offers special accommodations and accessories to ensure a successful visit for families. Admission is $10 per family and pre-registration is encouraged but not mandatory.
More information? Contact Melanie Herrington at [email protected] or call 337.233.4077.
And, learn more about our Old Time Christmas Family Day Celebration at Vermilionville.org. You can email [email protected] or call 337.233.4077 x.211 with questions.
Date & Time
December 15, 2018
10:00AM - 4:00PM
$5 for ages 4 and older
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