Sunday, December 3, 2017 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Gather around a bonfire while you wait for your lantern-lit visit to the 1800s led by guides in period clothing. Enjoy watching an enacted scene where a Victorian family is busy working on Christmas preparations. While you are there you can peek at their Christmas Putz, a homemade nativity and village scene that was a custom the Moravians began and was soon enthusiastically adopted by the Pennsylvania Germans.
Afterwards, it’s on to the living Nativity located in the barnyard which includes the farm animals and offers a glimpse at the foundation of this special holiday. Then off to a simple log cabin where folks will enjoy another family’s Christmas joy. Christmas caroling in the one-room schoolhouse gets quite exuberant as the musicians and school marm lead the singing of favorite seasonal tunes. At the original farmhouse, the Belschnikel, a traditional Pennsylvania German character who made his rounds in the Christmas season, will appear in the cellar kitchen to remind children that it’s not too late to be good!
The tour caps off in the Engel Education Building with complimentary refreshments and don’t forget to visit the Gift Shop which is stocked with items handcrafted by Quiet Valley’s heritage craftspeople. It is the perfect place to find unique, local gifts at reasonable prices. Old Time Christmas is sure to become a favorite holiday tradition for many years to come.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm
345 Quiet Valley Road
Stroudsburg, PA 18360