Fort Sisseton celebrates a frontier Christmas
December 6, 2013
Get in the holiday spirit at Fort Sisseton Historic State Park's Annual Frontier Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 14. Relive Christmas traditions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST.
Throughout the day, visitors can make traditional Christmas ornaments and crafts at the North Barracks Visitor Center or egg-baked bread at the barracks' kitchen. Visitors can also stop by the mess hall to taste freshly churned butter.
A jingle bell and antique sleigh display will be set up near the North Barracks Museum, and local musicians will provide holiday music.
Join the fort's horse drivers for a sleigh or wagon ride through the fort grounds; see members of the Prairie Fiber Arts Guild demonstrate how wool and other natural fibers are made into clothing; and witness traditional woodcarving and old-fashioned rope turning.
"This is your chance to celebrate a time-honored holiday at an authentic 1864 military outpost," said Katie Ceroll, park manager. "The event is truly a fun-filled day offering pure homemade Christmas for all."
There is no cost to participate, but a park entrance license is required and can be purchased at the park. Concessions and craft vendors will be at the Library Schoolhouse throughout Saturday.
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For more information, contact Fort Sisseton at 605-448-5474 or e-mail FortSisseton@state.sd.us.
–S.D. Game Fish & Parks