Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village
DECEMBER 4,5, 11,12, 18,19, 2020
In a normal year, the first weekend in December, the village at Pioneer Park in Ferndale would have been opened to guests during the Olde Fashioned Christmas event. Due to covid restrictions, that event isn’t allowed to take place this year. Instead, volunteers of the Ferndale Heritage Society will host a “Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village” event. This first-time event is a “giving back to our community” labor of love after the restricted year we have all endured. The first three weekends in December, Pioneer Village will be open Friday and Saturday evenings, DECEMBER 4,5, 11,12, 18,19, 2020, 5 – 8pm. Thanks to those board stamped concrete sidewalks, you won’t even get your feet wet as you stroll around the cabins, see all the park lit up, hear Christmas music and see costumed volunteers greet you as you feel the holiday cheer spill into the winter air.
“Each previous year the park has been beautifully lit up with decorations, it will be the same this year but just no access into any of the cabins” explains event organizer Tom Brand. Cabin fronts, roofs, porches as well as the main gate and center of the park, will be decorated. Guests to this free event will keep socially distanced as they walk the ADA compliant concrete sidewalks. Face coverings are required per city guidelines. “It’s truly a step back in time as we help you begin your holiday season.”
Young guests are encouraged to prewrite their letters to Santa and mail them in the Santa mailbox that will be located by the Barrett Post Office. The letters need to have their names and a legible mailing address to help Santa return them. Bring your cameras as a photo booth will be created at the Barr Barn lean to. Unfortunately, Santa isn’t making a personal appearance at the park this year.
Pioneer Village is home to 15 historic log cabins.
Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village is open the first three weekends in December. Friday and Saturday evenings, DECEMBER 4,5, 11,12, 18,19, 2020, 5 to 8 p.m. Free admission. Pioneer Park is located at 2004 Cherry Street in Ferndale. For more information, please call (360) 384-6461