Slow down this Christmas season to enjoy the simpler time of 1862 with a Holiday Lantern Tour at Hale Farm and Village. This 90-minute indoor/outdoor evening tour will transport you to Christmas Eve, 1862 with all the sights, sounds, and flavors of Christmas. Using only the lights of lanterns, walk through the village of Wheatfield to experience old family traditions, decorations, and the lore of a time long ago. This is a family-friendly, educational, and fun Christmas event for everyone.
My family has made it a tradition to take the Holiday Lantern Tour at Hale Farm and Village every Christmas. Read our Holiday Lantern Tour at Hale Farm and Village 2011 Review.
It is so neat to watch how my kids react to the much simpler time of the 1800’s and learn about traditions, family, and appreciating what they have. Each year, they love holding our lantern to light the way through the village and into the homes, church, and shops of Wheatfield. The actors do a fantastic job playing their part of residents of the village from the 1800’s. It is delightful to peek inside what it would have been like many years ago.
It is so refreshing to see how Christmas was before it became so commercialized. It is a great way to step back and reevaluate what Christmas is all about and institute some of the quality values from 18oo’s back into the modern day.
Your Holiday Lantern Tour will conclude at the Jonathan Hale House for delicious Victorian-era holiday treats.
Shop Hale Farm & Village Gift Shop
Finding quality gifts for our families can be hard at the mass department stores. Be sure to stop by the Hale Farm & Village Gift Shop after the tour for unique gifts. They have a great assortment of quality gifts for kids and adults, and even some toys and items that could have been found in the 1800’s! Hale Farm & Village offers plenty of stocking stuffer items of toys from the past as well.
Make Reservations for Holiday Lantern Tour at Hale Farm and Village
Reservations are required for the Holiday Lantern Tour at Hale Farm and Village by calling 330.666.3711 or [email protected] Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, $12 for kids ages 3-12.
Holiday Lantern Tour at Hale Farm and Village 2012 Dates
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 2012. 90 minute tours depart every 20 minutes from 6 – 8:20pm.
Hale Farm and Village
2686 Oak Hill Road