Family spotlights: Folkways by Candlelight, A Victorian Christmas

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 15, 2012 - 3:13 PM
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Folkways by Candlelight at the Landings in Shakopee.

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FOLKWAYS BY CANDLELIGHT

Get schooled on the traditions of old at this event. Costumed residents within the Town Square will share how the holidays were celebrated in the pioneer days. There's also a Christmas pageant with live entertainment. (5-8:30 p.m. Fri. $3-$5. The Landing, 2187 E. Hwy. 101, Shakopee. 763-559-6700. www.threeriverspark district.org.)

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

Experience the sights and sounds of Christmas in 1875. Take a tour of the Ramsey House and taste homemade cookies fresh from a wood-burning stove. Listen to holiday music of the era on the family's Steinway piano and view original ornaments and Christmas gifts. (Noon-3:30 p.m. today, next Sun.; 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. $7-$11. Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-296-8760. www.mnhs.org.)

 

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