The holidays are a time of deeply rooted traditions. See how 19th-century ethnic traditions of the past are still found today in decorations, celebrations and even the foods we eat. On December weekends, guests 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 visiting stations in historic homes and buildings. To schedule a tour, call 763.694.7784.

Cultural Traditions

Celebrate the rich holiday traditions of these ethnic groups who settled in the Minnesota River Valley in the 19th century:

American Christmas
American Civil War
Czech/Slovak
Finnish
French Canadian
German Moravian
German
Irish
Jewish
Norwegian
Swedish
Victorian
Folk Artist Entertainment

Enjoy live musical entertainment in the Town Hall weekends in December. 

2016 Schedule

Dec. 3 - St. Paul Irish Dancers
Dec. 4 - Curtis and Loretta
Dec. 10 - Sacred Harp
Dec. 11 - St Paul Czech Dancers
Dec. 16 - Renae Williams
Dec. 17 - Renae Williams, Reindeer and St Nicolas
Dec. 18 - Lara Swanson