Children and the young at heart will delight in the holidays of yesteryear during the Of Christmas Past event at Historic Charlton Park Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Park’s turn-of-the-century village and museum will be staffed by volunteers and adorned with festive decorations; including a train display and fresh evergreens. Take a wagon ride, and then visit with St. Nicholas who has plenty of candy canes for good boys and girls. In celebration of the season, guests are encouraged to make holiday crafts, including a candle and yarn doll.
Traditional food and drink samples will be available throughout the village, such as wassail, roasted chestnuts, cinnamon & sugar apples and popcorn. The Charlton Park Foundation Board is providing coffee and cookies at the Sixberry House. Live holiday music will ring through the Carlton Center Church courtesy of the Thornapple Valley Dulcimer Society.
The park gift shop will also be open. Daily admission cost is $6 for ages 13 and up; $4 for ages five to 12 and children four and under are free. For more, visit www.charltonpark.org. The park is southeast of Hastings, north of M-79, at 2545 South Charlton Park Road.