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Christmas in the Village
Christmas in the Village
First 2 weekends in December
(Weather permitting)

Dec. 7 & 8 and Dec. 14 & 15
Hours: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday
$7.00 - 13 and up
$3.00 - 4 thru 12
Free - 3 and under

Trolley rides are free with paid admission.

Cash and checks only at gate. Purchase tickets online with credit or debit cards via PayPal below. No PayPal account required.
Dakota City Heritage Village
4008 - 220th Street W
Farmington, MN 55024

An Old Fashioned Christmas in the Village is the theme for this year.   The horse-drawn trolley will transport you through the village streets as you explore the traditions of Christmas 1900’s style. Join in the caroling, warm yourself by an inviting wood-burning stove, and delight in the demonstrations of woodworking and holiday cooking as our villagers prepare for Christmas.

As a special treat, a presentation of A Christmas Carol will be featured in Ahlberg Hall by Children’s Castle Theater. Don’t forget to visit St. Nicholas at the depot!


Things to Do
Holiday Lights

Our buildings will be illuminated inside and out throughout our village. You are welcome to drive through the Village any evening during the month of December to enjoy this holiday tradition.

Trolley Rides

Trolley rides are free with paid admission.


Come enjoy holiday cooking in the Harris House and watch our blacksmith at the anvil. The Carpenter will be busy putting finishing touches on wooden items for the Village and the Print Shop will be doing printing demonstrations. Choirs and musicians will provide holiday music in the Church.

Purchase Tickets Online
Adult Admission7.00Age 13 & up
Children Ages 4-123.00Ages 4 - 12
Fee2.00Please add to defray Dakota City costs. Thank you!
Your eTicket will be emailed after payment to your PayPal email address.
One Room Schoolhouse

Make an old fashioned craft in the School House.


Visit with St Nick. Be sure to bring your camera for photos.

General Store

Be sure to stop in and see all the newest items for sale in 1900, and buy Old Fashioned Candy.


Children can write a letter to St Nick. Be sure to include your self-addressed envelope so St Nick can send you a reply!

Post Office

Mail your letter to St Nick, including the self-addressed envelope, at the post box outside the building. If you mail your letter here, St Nick will send you a reply!

Ahlberg Hall Museum

Watch a condensed version of “A Christmas Carol” performed by the Children’s Castle Theater at 4pm and 6pm each day.

Saturday December 7 only

Farmington Business Association will host a community tree lighting at the bandstand at 5pm.

A silent auction will be held in Ahlberg Hall all day Saturday December 7 only, ending at 7:45pm. No need to be present, you will be notified if you are the winner and arrangements can be made to pick up and pay for your item.

Fire Barn

Come and watch Model Rail Road Trains!

Food & Drinks
Food, Drink and Souvenirs

Hot food, beverages and treats will be available to purchase in the Drugstore. Old Fashion Candy can be purchased in the General Store.

The Gift Shop will be open with holiday goodies and treasures to purchase.


A raffle will be held all four days, ending at 7:15pm on December 15 with a drawing to announce the winner.