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This itinerary is special because the Pioneer Christmas event & Holiday Showcase only happen ONCE a year! The date is Saturday, December 2nd and we really hope you’ll spend that weekend in Litchfield!
Step back in time and experience Christmas like it was in 1862 at the Forest City Stockade Pioneer Christmas. The 12-building replica of the original settlement is decorated and staffed with actors portraying the Christmas activities of the past. Some of the activities you’ll find are pioneer crafts, horse drawn sleigh rides, live music and see a winter encampment. There is also food available for such as fry bread and lefse! The cost of this event is $5 per person but under 12 is free! The Stockade a truly a unique find and we hope you’ll want to make Pioneer Christmas a new must see every year!
After your memorable day, enjoy a wonderful dinner across from Central Park at Parkview Grille. (We encourage you to make a reservation in advance.) You’ll love this intimate dining experience in a historical building, which used to be home to the $.10 hamburger back in the 1940’s.
You’re only a few blocks away from the Bernie Aaker Auditorium, which is where you’ll find the Holiday Showcase that Saturday evening at 7 PM. Listen to local talent perform all different types of seasonal music. After the show, it’s time to rest and relax at the SureStay Plus. Enjoy a complementary breakfast in the morning before a quick swim or soak in the hot tub. Before you head for home, head back downtown to Mimi’s Café for brunch. This beautifully restored building has character and charm, not to mention great food!
Last on the list ~ if you brought the kids, be sure to visit Santa at the Santa House in Central Park from 12-2 PM that afternoon. What a way to top off a weekend full of new Christmas memories!
Kick off the holiday season
Experience small town Christmas in Litchfield, MN!