Parade, live nativity and 'Dream of Beauty' part of Christmas in the Country weekend
Ever wonder what Christmas was like for famous author Gene Stratton-Porter? Wonder no more.
Her “Cabin at Wildflower Woods” will be open Sunday for a “Dream of Beauty,” with the cabin decked out for Christmas 1917, just as she described it. Enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, sample treats, hear live music and visit with Santa. Late-afternoon guests can experience the woods by luminary.
The light display at Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville continues Saturday with a live nativity scene and Sunday, as well as Dec. 11, 12, and 13.
Here is this weekend’s schedule:
Saturday, Dec. 5
Orchard Hill Farms: Decorating the 14-foot Christmas tree, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 11061 E. 415 N., Kendallville; 260-347-3682; www.orchardhillfarms.com . Children and adults who are kids at heart may color or sticker ornaments to hang on the tree.
Faith United Methodist Church: Christmas bazaar, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 411 E. Harding St., Kendallville; cookies by the pound and crafts. Call 260-347-2616.
Kendallville Christmas Parade: 47th annual parade begins at 1 p.m., North Side Elementary School, East Harding Street, and ends at American Legion Post 86, South Main Street. The theme is “Back Home Again – An Indiana Christmas.” Sponsors are KPC Media Group, WAWK 95.5 FM The Hawk, Main Street Business Association and Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce. Call Jill Carmody at 260-347-0400, ext.1173, or Sara Fisher at the Chamber office at 260-347-1554.
Mid-America Windmill Museum: Winter Wonderland Light Display, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The dazzling windmills and holiday features decked out in Christmas lights are a family tradition. Craft bazaar and Santa await visitors in Baker Hall. Live Nativity scene presented by Independent Full Gospel Church of Ashley. Admission is $3 per person for age 13 and older.
Sunday, Dec. 6
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site: “A Dream of Beauty” Holiday House Walk, 2 to 7 p.m., 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City; 260-854-3790. See Gene’s cabin as it was decked out for Christmas 1917, which she described as “a dream of beauty.” Guests can take a horse-drawn wagon ride, sample yummy treats, make crafts, listen to live music and visit with Santa. Come later in the day to experience Wildflower Woods by luminary. Admission is $5 per person, with children 4 and younger free.
Mid-America Windmill Museum: Winter Wonderland Light Display, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The dazzling windmills and holiday features decked out in Christmas lights are a family tradition. Craft bazaar and Santa await visitors in Baker Hall. Admission is $3 per person for age 13 and older.