For those wishing to step back in time for a brief moment and experience a look at Christmas past — when families came together for a time of joy and respite to celebrate the Christmas season —Horne Creek Living Historical Farm has the program for you.
Located in Pinnacle, the farm will recreate the warmth of a 1900-era Christmas, as the Hauser family and their neighbors would have experienced, on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10 as part of the annual Christmas by Lamplight program.
Caroling and organ music will accompany the holiday magic found in different rooms of the farmhouse, which will be decorated with period decorations and lit by oil lamps and the warm glow of the fireplaces. Other activities include a make-and-take craft item and readings of “The Christmas Story” and “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus.” A hearty country meal will conclude each program.
Reservations are required and tickets must be purchased in advance to attend this event. Two time slots are available each evening: 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ticket fees are non-refundable with the exception of inclement weather. Prices for tickets are $25 per person, plus 7.25 percent sales tax. Call 336-325-2298 Tuesday – Saturday to make reservations.
Organizers say this program is not recommended for children younger than 9 years of age due to the amount of time required for sitting and listening to the readings. A program specifically designed for young children – A Child’s Christmas on the Farm — will be held on Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Activities planned for the event will include enjoying a story from the time period, caroling, and making a Christmas ornament which is inspired by nature. The program will conclude with refreshments. Tickets are necessary to attend this event. The fee is $10 per child, plus tax. Call 336-325-2298 to make reservations. Tickets are on sale now.
Horne Creek Historical Farm is located at 308 Horne Creek Farm Road, Pinnacle.