Archbold, OH – Reservations are now being accepted for the popular Holiday Lantern Tours at Sauder Village. This annual celebration of a turn-of-the-century Christmas has become a holiday tradition for families throughout the region. The evening program will be take place on November 29, December 5, 6, 12 and 13 from 4:00-8:30 p.m.
“Our Lantern Tours continue to be a popular holiday activity for families to enjoy together,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. “Guests enjoy the opportunity to experience the holiday customs and celebrations of the 1900s and hear stories about Christmas traditions of days gone by.”
Again this year, the flicker of a candle-lit lantern will light the way as a costumed guide takes groups on a journey to meet historical characters in the 1910 Homestead, the District 16 Schoolhouse, St. Mark’s Church and the Elmira Depot. Guests can help string popcorn in the Grime Homestead, make a paper chain to decorate a tree in the school, join in a hymn sing and receive a special gift appropriate to the early 1900s in the Village Church.
The Sauder Village Gift Shop, Lauber’s General Store and Herb Shop will be open during the Lantern Tours for holiday shopping. Guests may also want to consider making it a weekend get-away with an overnight stay at the Sauder Heritage Inn with the Holiday Lantern Tour Package.
In addition to the lantern tours, many fun classes are also being offered for the holiday season. On November 22 and November 29 there is a Gingerbread House Making Class from 10:00-11:30 a.m. Kids will have an opportunity to assemble their own teddy bear, kitty or dog during the “Teddies and More To Go” class on December 6. Pre-registration is required for all classes. For more details or to register visit the Sauder Village website at www.suadervillage.org
The Sauder Village Holiday Lantern Tour fee is $12.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (ages 3 and up). While this is a family-oriented program it may be too long for preschoolers and younger children. Pre-registration is required for the Holiday Lantern Tour at Sauder Village.
For more information about Holiday Lantern Tours, to make a reservation or plan a visit to Sauder Village call 800.590.9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @SauderVillage