An Old Fashioned Christmas at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
Every year, Millard's Crossing Historic Village presents an unforgettable evening of yuletide nostalgia at its “Old Fashioned Christmas” event. Join us on the first Friday evening in December to celebrate our 26th annual Christmas tradition!
Step back in time with us and enjoy the festivities from 5 to 9 pm on Friday, December 6. Each building will be decorated with its own set of attractions including live Christmas music, historic demonstrations, crafts, games, and MORE! Activities include “make and take” crafts such as cookie decorating, designing homemade ornaments, and making reindeer food to leave out on Christmas eve. Santa Claus will be available for free pictures taken by House of Photography.
Demonstrations of old crafts and skills, such as making custom leather ornaments, cooking over the fireplace, and weaving rugs on our newly donated barn looms. This year, we will have Bladesmith Kevin Burgess from Burgess Forge doing a live demonstration in our blacksmith shop. Other entertainment will include live music, contra dancing, pony rides, a petting zoo and the annual favorite: the Lamplite Theatre’s production of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” in the Chapel.
“Thanks to our generous sponsors, all activities within the Village are free of charge with the exception of food vendors and General Store purchases,” says Jessi Pinkert, director of Millard’s Crossing. “Make plans have dinner during the event— This year we will have Brendyn’s BBQ, Shali’s Indian Kitchen on Wheels and Blue Horse Bakery!”
Admission to the Old Fashioned Christmas event is $10 for adults and $5 for children. This entry fee helps keep the Millard’s Crossing in operation. “We are open seven days a week year round,” Pinkert says, “and our holiday fundraisers help us raise money for tours and projects around the village. Come and see us after the holidays, too!”
Thank you to our 2019 sponsors: McWilliams & Son Heating & Air Conditioning, Splash Kingdom Family Waterpark, Nacogdoches Junior Forum, Cal-Tex Lumber Company, Citizens 1st Bank, Badders Law Firm, PC, East Tex Carpets, Nacogdoches Eye Associates, Southside Bank, Austin Bank, Jack Erwin Family, Richard and Carla Foshee, Edward Jones Financial Advisor: Gregg Nichols, Nacogdoches Dental, PineyWoods Pediatrics, P.A., Nacogdoches Sheet Metal, Plumbing & A/C LTD, Lehmann Eye Center, EASTEX GLASS & MIRROR CO., INC., Commercial Bank of Texas, House of Photography and Simpson Real Estate.