Family spotlights: Country Christmas and Folkways of the Holidays

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER
  • Updated: December 10, 2011 - 11:54 AM
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Santa showing off his reindeer Donner and Blitzen.

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COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

Old-fashioned fun awaits as guests are invited to enjoy carols and activities throughout the decorated Gibbs home. Tours are given every half-hour. Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a treat. Check out the gift shop selection of stocking stuffers.

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat 12/17
  • $5-$8
  • Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life, 2097 W. Larpenteur Av., Falcon Heights
  • www.rchs.com

 

FOLKWAYS OF THE HOLIDAYS

Discover the holiday traditions of 19th-century Minnesotans through tours and craftmaking. Chat with costumed interpreters and take a ride on trolleys pulled by Percheron horses. Saturday features a performance by folk duo Curtis and Loretta, a village Christmas pageant and Santa and live reindeer display. Greenwood Tree performs next Sunday.

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