Old Fashioned Christmas: Celebrating Holidays Past December 6 and 13 in Lindsborg

By Lorna Nelson
November 20, 2014
Old Mill Museum

Plan now to celebrate the holidays with simple pleasures at the Old Mill Museum's annual "Old-Fashioned Christmas" event, Saturdays, December 6th and 13th,  in Lindsborg. From 1pm to 5pm on the 6th, and 5:00 to 8:30 pm on the 13th the museum will be filled with the sights and sounds of an old-fashioned prairie Christmas.

The laughter of children and the sound of Santa’s bells ring out across the grounds. Concerts of beautiful seasonal music will be heard both weeks. The music schedule is filled with selections sure to bring out the holiday spirit in us all.  Performers include family entertainer Thad Beach on Dec. 6th and the SVHS Madrigals, The Hieberts with Dulcimers, Etc, Silvertones Flute Choir, Prairie Wind Harps, Mennonite Friends Choir and McPherson’s Men in Harmony on Dec. 13th.     

Families are invited to enjoy the music and other activities sure to bring back the flavor of Christmas past. Children can enjoy old-fashioned crafts and make items to take home.  Santa strolls the grounds, listening to wishes and handing out treats for kids of all ages.   A shepherd, in traditional dress, tells the age-old Christmas story on Dec. 13th.  

On Dec. 6th don’t miss the special presentation The Captain’s Lady’s Victorian Christmas by Marti McCartney.  On Dec. 13th the popular Smoky Valley Drama Team performs the seasonal drama Christmas at the Depot.   

Tour guides will be on hand throughout the event for guided tours in the flour mill. Between activities, everyone can enjoy delicious refreshments and shop for those special gifts at the museum's gift shop.

Return to the rich traditions of the past and enjoy a time of family fun December 6th and 13th.  Please note that December 6th hours are 1 pm to 5 pm, while on December 13th the event will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission to this event is just the small regular museum admission of $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and children under 6 free. The museum is located at 120 Mill Street. For more information call (785) 227-3595, e-mail [email protected]  Cookie decorating courtesy of The Cake Lady.