This coming weekend (December 3 – 4, 2011) presents a perfect opportunity to not only buy local but to take a step back in time and enjoy a re-creation of the holiday’s traditions from a 19th century farm and one-room schoolhouse. It’s a real home-spun holiday!
Sunday, December 4th by 12 Noon at the Hannewald Barn Admission’s Area.
Let the Festivities begin:
In various buildings throughout the grounds, traditional hand-crafted gifts will be available for purchase such as candles, wreaths, swags, sleds, door hangers, centrepieces, home-made baked goods . . .
Enjoy free refreshments and live music as you wander around the Farm.
Tour the 10-room farmhouse where decorations of dried herbs, spices, flowers, nuts, cedar and pine set the scene. Guides in period dress will take you through what it was like for the family in 1850.
Singers and musicians will perform holiday melodies.
The savory scents of the season will waft from the Farmhouse kitchen filling the air as you imagine a time gone by.
Wreaths, swags and table centrepieces made of fresh greenery will be available for purchase in the Ice House.
Blacksmiths will be working at the Forge.
The Gift Shop will have items for sale for you to fill your stockings, decorate your house, and provide you with an opportunity to give that unique gift to a friend, co-worker or family member. Browse through hand-made toys, dolls, soaps, candles, books, hooks, ornaments, shelves and the like.
Admission to the Waterloo Farm Museum grounds for this event is