The holidays are a time of deeply rooted traditions. During Folkways of the Holidays at The Landing, we bring to life the 19th-century holiday traditions of the Minnesota River Valley. You’ll see how the ethnic traditions of the past can still be found today in our decorations, celebrations and even the foods we eat. Weekends in December, guests can enjoy horse-drawn trolley rides along snowy lanes of candlelit homes and lively folk artist performances.
Students can learn about 19th-century holiday traditions during a weekday tour. In groups of approximately 25, students will visit stations in our historic homes and buildings. Many activities require spending time outdoors - dress appropriately for the weather. To schedule a tour, call 763.694.7784.
See event details for the 40th Annual Folkways of the Holidays.
Celebrate the rich holiday traditions of these ethnic groups who settled in the Minnesota River Valley in the 19th century:
American Civil War
Folk Artist Entertainment
Enjoy live musical entertainment in the Town Hall weekends in December.
Caroling in the Village - Join costumed staff and volunteers as they sing their way through the Village of Eagle Creek.
Curtis & Loretta - This acoustic folk music duo showcase their exquisite harmonies, songwriting and skill on an array of stringed instruments.
Lara Swanson - Lara Swanson, an accomplished harpist, will grace the church with heavenly melodies for all to enjoy.
Larry Greenstein - Fiddler Larry Greenstein engages the young at heart to follow his fiddler steps.
Sacred Harp – Enjoy the sound of Shape Note singing
St. Paul Czech and Slovak Dancers: Demonstrate Czech and Slovak culture through dance.
St. Paul Irish Dancers - The St. Paul Irish Dancers demonstrate Irish culture through dance.