Saturday, December 1, 2018

7 Places for an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs and Nearby

7 Places for an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs and Nearby


7 Places for an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs and Nearby

Here we are right in the middle of the holiday season! If you have been looking for a slice of old fashioned Christmas, here are some places where you can experience some old time holiday charm in the Chicago suburbs and nearby:

  • November 30-December 9 Mod and Merry at the Farnsworth House, Plano, Tues-Sun, tours at 10AM, 12PM and 2PM, picture yourself arriving at Christmas 60 years ago as one of Dr. Farnsworth's holiday guests. **This event is a little different than the others representing a different era, so I thought it would be an interesting addition!**
  • December 1-2 Christmas in the Valley, Volkening Heritage Farm Schaumburg, 12PM-4PM each day. See how a German-American Farm celebrated Christmas in the late 1800's. Learn about traditional foods and simple, homemade gifts. Visit a traditional St. Nicholas and more. Free, refreshments for purchase.
  • December 8 & 9 Victorian Holiday Celebration, Midway Village, Rockford, 11AM-4PM. Discover the origin of holiday traditions, enjoy horse drawn carriage rides, Victorian decorations, Christmas carols and more and visit Father Christmas in his workshop. Admission is $8 per adult, $6 per child. Different family packages available. Kids ages 2 and under are free.
  • December 8 Merry & Bright: A Victorian Christmas, Blodgett House, Downer's Grove, 3PM. Learn Victorian Christmas traditions. Enjoy Victorian decorations and carols, a campfire, Santa and more. Treats available for purchase. Free admission. Donations accepted for a giving tree, PADS or West Suburban Humane Society, see website for more info.
  • December 8 & 9 and December 15 &16  Old World Christmas at Old World Wisconsin, Eagle, Wisconsin, 10AM-4PM, bustling Yuletide village, enjoy Christmas at immigrant homes, visit Victorian Santa in his workshop, horse drawn carriage, sip hot cider and wassail, learn how braided bread is made and more, $12 pp, $9 for kids ages 5-17, those 4 and under are free, please pre-register

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