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Country Christmas Village

December 2 & 3, 2017

Come warm your spirit and experience Pennsylvania German contributions to the celebration of the season as you tour decorated buildings and a Civil War winter camp, see traditional holiday foods prepared in the tavern, and meet "der Belsnickel."  Children can make seasonal crafts to take home and families can enjoy wagon rides around the site.  

New this year!  Come to the Yellow Barn for performances by Victorian dancers.  Starting at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday only, you'll see favorites from the 1860's like the Virginia Reel, square dances, and the waltz and when the demonstrations are done, you're invited to participate in more dancing.

For Sunday, we welcome handbell ringer Ron Bellamy as he performs in the Yellow Barn.  From 1 to 4 p.m. Ron will perform and invite families to play and sing carols.  It's a fun and interactive time for all!

Kids!  Post your letter to Santa at our Landis Valley Post Office.  Landis Valley once had a working post office and we're opening it again to accept letters to Santa Claus.  Kids will learn about Santa from our Education Department and craft the perfect letter in their best penmanship.  Then, each child will put their letter in an envelope and drop it off in the post office in the back of the Country Store.  We will send them to the North Pole and each letter will receive a reply from Santa.  
Parents:  please fill out a permission form so that we can post your child's letter.
Cost (for letters only):  $1.00 for postage.

Hours: Saturday - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Sunday - Noon to 4 p.m. 
Admission: $12/Adults
  $10/Seniors
  $8/Ages 3-11
  Free for ages 2 & under
  Free for Landis Valley Associates members