Make Some Holiday Magic this Season with Living History

For the 2009 Christmas season, join Conner Prairie Living History Museum in Fishers, Indiana, for a special dose of holiday cheer. Conner Prairie’s line-up of frosty winter fun is sure to delight your Indianapolis children and leave the whole family with merry memories for years to come.

For a colorful, unforgettable evening, head to Conner Prairie beginning December 1st, 2009, for the traditional Gingerbread Village. Your senses will be dazzled by the intricate castles and monuments topped with gooey icing and crunchy sprinkles. Stroll through the village at your own pace and discover the wonder of these professional and amateur sculptures. Amidst the brightly lit, sparkling houses are nestled imaginative structures such as a giant baseball diamond and a festive village under the sea. All are dripping with tasty treats and fun surprises and will provide endless entertainment for the whole family.

To find out more information on Conner Prairie’s Gingerbread Village, including hours and price of admission, head to their website. Can’t wait to show your child a little holiday happiness? Have them submit their own gingerbread masterpiece and win cash prizes for a special pre-Christmas morning gift. Suggestions and instructions are provided on the website.

And while you’re at the interactive history park this holiday season, make sure you join in the spirited celebration known as Conner Prairie by Candlelight. You’ll travel back in time to the chilly, snowy evening of December 24, 1836, and discover the magic that lit up Prairietown so many years ago. Have a chat with the lively families as they prepare their cozy homes for the season, and hear fascinating tales of how each celebrates their own special holiday. Listen to the Ullmans describe their Hanukkah traditions, and meet the German Pennsylvanian Santa Claus; you might be surprised by how similar he is to the American version of the jolly fat man with a beard. And make sure to stop by for a visit with old Mr. McClure, the town carpenter. He’ll be more than happy to let you observe as he puts the finishing touches on beautifully carved and painted Christmas gifts for the town’s little ones.

Make sure to bundle up for your 60-minute guided stroll down the dimly lit cobblestone streets. And come prepared to party, as the Campell family is hosting a fabulous holiday extravaganza, and you’re invited. Arrive in your festive best for this winter celebration, complete with Christmas carolers and plenty of yummy holiday munchies. You’re sure to mingle with some interesting guests at this annual Indianapolis event!

And finally, conclude your magical evening at Conner Prairie with a delicious holiday dinner with all the trimmings. You’ll be seated in the Overlook Room for a buffet-style meal featuring glazed ham with a warm golden raisin sauce, chicken cordon  blue, and chicken fingers for a well-rounded, family-friendly feast. Make sure to leave room for the delicious array of tempting treats that will be served for dessert!

To find out more details on holiday happenings at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, call 317.776.6006. And for the most up-to-date information on all of the winter celebrations in the Circle City, make a daily Web-surfing destination.

Conner Prairie Living History Museum
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038

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