Plan now to celebrate the holidays with simple pleasures at the Old Mill Museum’s annual “Old-Fashioned Christmas” event Saturdays, December 3rd and 10th in Lindsborg.
From 1 to 5pm on the 3rd, and 5 pm to 8:30 pm on the 10th the museum will be filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned prairie Christmas.
The laughter of children and the sound of Santa’s bells ring out across the grounds. Concerts of beautiful seasonal music will be heard both weeks. The music schedule is filled with selections sure to bring out the holiday spirit in us all.
Performers include family entertainer Thad Beach on Dec. 3rd with a ‘Christmas Concert for Kids of All Ages.’ Kids will get to join the band and Thad will have everyone in the audience singing along.
On Dec. 10th groups including the Silver Tones Flute Choir, Prairie Wind Harps, Mennonite Friends Choir McPherson’s Men in Harmony and the McKinney Sisters perform in the Swedish Pavilion.
Families are invited to enjoy music and other activities sure to bring back the flavor of Christmas past. Children can make crafts and ornaments to take home and decorate sugar cookies courtesy of The Cake Lady.
Santa strolls the grounds, listening to wishes and handing out treats for kids of all ages. On Dec. 10th a shepherd, in traditional dress, tells the age-old Christmas story in the stable.
Adding to the festivities on Dec. 10th, the popular Smoky Valley Drama Team brings back the seasonal drama Christmas At the Depot. Performances repeat every 30 minutes throughout the evening.
Tour guides will be on hand for guided tours in the 1898 flour mill both weeks. Between activities, everyone can enjoy delicious refreshments and shop for those special gifts at the museum’s gift shop.
Return to the rich traditions of the past and enjoy a time of family fun December 3rd and 10th. Please note that December 3rd hours are 1 pm to 5 pm. December 10th hours are 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, with the grounds lit with kerosene lanterns.
Admission to this event is just $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 free. The museum is located at 120 Mill Street, Lindsborg.