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

Dec. 1 & 2 and Dec. 8 & 9
Hours: 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm - Saturday & Sunday

$7.00 - 13 and up
$4.00 - 3 thru 12
Free - under 3 years

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

Christmas Traditions of 1900 will be the theme throughout Dakota City Heritage Village. 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!

* Please note that the Dakota City Trolley will be pulled by a team of horses from 2:00 – 6:00 pm daily weather permitting. The trolley will be pulled by a tractor at other times.

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.


Enjoy holiday cooking in the Harris House and our blacksmith at the anvil. The Carpentry and Print Shops will also present demonstrations. Choirs and musicians will provide holiday music in the Church.

Purchase Tickets Online
2017 Village Christmas
Adult Admission7.00Age 13 & up
Children Ages 3-124.00Ages 3 - 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

Listen to a story read by the school marm, or children can recite poems at the front of the class.


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.

Village Hall

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.

December 2 only

Farmington Business Association will host a community tree lighting at the bandstand at 5pm. They will also provide a short bus tour of the lights in downtown Farmington every half hour between 4pm to 6:30pm.


Children can make old fashioned ornament crafts in the library. Listen to a Scandinavian immigrant talk about life in 1900 between 2pm and 6pm each day.

Food & Drinks
Food, Drink and Souvenirs

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

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