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Frontier Christmas Celebration

December 4

11 AM-3 PM @ Apple River Fort (Elizabeth, IL)

Celebrate Christmas the 1830s way! Visit the Apple River Fort and take part in historical Christmas celebrations. Experience a typical frontier German Christmas, complete with a decorated fir tree inside the house. Meet Mrs. Juliette Kinzie, wife of Ho-Chunk Indian Agent John Kinzie, visiting from Portage, WI. Play with historical toys and hear how Christmas is the “Day the World Turned Upside-Down.” Visit the trading post and barter for the best goods on this side of the Mississippi River. Don’t forget to check out the Fort’s gift shop inside the Interpretive Center, where you’ll find unique items for everyone on your shopping list. Visit AppleRiverFort.org.


December 4