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!
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 are free with paid admission.
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.
Make an Old Fashioned Craft in the School House.
Visit with St Nick. Be sure to bring your camera for photos.
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!
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!
Watch a condensed version of “A Christmas Carol” performed by the Children’s Castle Theater at 4pm and 6pm each day.
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 at the end, you will be notified if you are the winner and arrangements can be made to pick up and pay for your item.
Come and watch Model Rail Road Trains!
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.