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Family Christmas

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    Join us for a day of holiday traditions filled with Christmas cheer! Visit various sites in the 1876 Town of Walnut Hill to participate in the holiday traditions of a Victorian Midwestern family. Enjoy music, dancing, and cookie decorating in the Church of the Land. 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!

    We will be collecting donations of new and unused winter weather gear, such as hats, mittens, and coats to support Youth Emergency Services & Shelter. You may drop off your donations in the Visitor Center during the event.