Children’s Heritage Holiday in History Park
December 1 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Part 3 of Fall-Winter Hands-On Heritage Series
This event offers multi-generational families an escape from the commercial holiday madness, where buildings are decorated inside and out, and music fills the streets with Victorian carolers, local children’s choirs, and bell-ringers.
Hear the hammer hitting the anvil where blacksmiths demonstrate metal-working techniques, and experience historic woodworking tools, printing on an 1884 Liberty Press, and even watch artists as they make snowmen from blown glass. With our partners at the New School of Ballet, you can see beautiful Clara and the Mouse-King dancing on the Plaza.
Only at History Park can children get a chance to operate a 1915 hand-car; go for a wagon ride pulled by two beautiful Clydesdale horses, and then meet Santa on a hundred year old trolley.
Activities for children to make old-fashioned crafts with the help of volunteers:
- centerpieces made from apples and park greenery
- potato stamped papers
- canning lid ornaments
In the theme of global traditions at History park, affiliates share their cultural heritage through story-telling, poetry and activities. Everyone is invited to write a message of peace for our world, which we hang across the Pacific Hotel.