Dakota City is planning a Covid19-safe version of Christmas In The Village this year. Buildings will be closed but decorated outside with lights. This will be a drive-through only event; you must stay in your vehicle as you view the festively-decorated village.
Dakota City Heritage Village will be bringing cheer to all ages this holiday season with a light-up drive-thru event. The socially-distanced event will be free (monetary donations accepted) to the public and feature holiday displays in front of some buildings. Some displays will hark back to Christmas in the 1900s while others will use Christmas decorations of today! Bring your family to see the holiday decorations from the warmth of your car. Listen to your own holiday music mix from your radio or other music source. Wave to Saint Nick in his sleigh at the depot (in bad weather he might be in the doorway of the depot!). Write your letter to Saint Nick at home and bring it, along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope (not sealed!), to mail at the box outside our Post Office, and St. Nick will send you a reply! The Christmas In The Village event will be open December 5, 6, 12 & 13, from 1pm-8pm. No tickets needed to enter. To keep everyone safe and comply with the covid guidelines, Dakota City encourages one family/household per vehicle, keep your windows rolled up, and space between vehicles. Keep your loved ones healthy as you enjoy this season!
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.
Write your letter to Saint Nick at home and mail it at our post box outside the Post Office in the village. Be sure to include your self-addressed envelope with stamp so St Nick can send you a reply!