Holiday traditions in the Dunes

2013-12-05T00:00:00Z Holiday traditions in the DunesNational Lakeshore nwitimes.com
December 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

PORTER | Celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes” from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Enjoy live holiday music and dance, tour two historic homes decked out in their holiday finest, let the kids make some holiday crafts, and get a free taste of some traditional holiday treats. There will be a free shuttle bus that runs between Chellberg Farm and the Bailly Homestead.

Tour the Chellberg farmhouse and Bailly Homestead to learn about the Christmas customs brought to this area by some of the early Duneland settlers. At the farm, volunteers, in traditional Swedish dress, will share the legends of Jul Tomte (Santa) and Santa Lucia. Enjoy the holiday decorations while the children tell Santa their holiday wishes.

More activities are available at both the park’s Visitor Center and Douglas Center. Stop by the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center between 1 and 3 p.m. and let the kids join a ranger in making some traditional holiday decorations. At the Douglas Center, green activities take center stage between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Families can take photos and make greeting cards, create a new style of green wrapping paper, make an “upcycled” snow globe or fun ornament while listening to live holiday music. After releasing that inner artist, take a brisk hike outdoors and then enjoy hot beverages inside the center.

For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit or contact our information desk at (219) 395-1882.

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