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

Schedule will be posted after Oct. 1.