Conner Prairie by Candlelight
Journey back to Christmas Eve 1836 when Prairietown residents at Conner Prairie are preparing for the holidays. Each has a story to tell. Mr. McClure, the town carpenter, is putting the finishing... Read More
Journey back to Christmas Eve 1836 when Prairietown residents at Conner Prairie are preparing for the holidays. Each has a story to tell. Mr. McClure, the town carpenter, is putting the finishing touches on handcrafted gifts. The Ullmans describe their Hannukah celebration. Learn about Belznichol at the Golden Eagle Inn and hear what he does to naughty and nice children. Join Dr. Campbell at his elegant home for singing and dancing with him and his family. Back then, Christmas wasn't quite the big celebration it is today. Savor the simplicity while strolling along lantern-lit paths and meeting costumed interpreters. After the 90-minute guided tour, relax with Prairietown residents around the bonfire. Conner Prairie is a living history museum that turns the past into the present. Buildings, furnishings, costumes and even the actors' speech and conversations are thoroughly researched and recreated. Reservations required. Offered Dec. 5,6,12,13,19,20.
- Things to Do in December: "This program is ideal for guests who prefer a more structured program in the evening hours. Recommended for ages 7 and up."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Turn back the clock and see how Indiana celebrated on Christmas Eve 1836. Costumes, activities and even actor's speech are in tune with the historic times.