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Monday, November 18, 2013

‘Christmas in the Village’ expands to include Friday nights

Friday evenings have been added to the annual Christmas in the Village event at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington. The event will be offered Dec. 6 and 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Dec. 7, 8, 14 and 15 from 1 to 8 p.m.

Trees will be lighted inside and outside the decorated buildings that depict the 1900s era. Visitors can take horse drawn trolley rides around the village, included in the price of admission.

Children can visit with a Victorian-costumed St. Nick and write a letter to Santa assisted by Mrs. Claus. Holiday crafts to make and take home will be available in several buildings. Volunteers will be on hand to demonstrate the crafts but parents are expected to assist their children.

Singers and musicians will be performing in the Church. Interpreters in costume will staff the historic buildings. Volunteers in the Harris House will be baking and cooking on a wood-burning stove. Hot food and beverages will be sold in the Drugstore. Candy, gifts and vintage toys will be available in the Gift/Confectionery Shop.

Admission prices for Christmas in the Village will be $5 per person for those ages 13 and up and $3 per child for those ages four through 12 years old. Children under three will be admitted free. Dakota City is located at 4008 – 220th St. W. on the Dakota County Fairgrounds. For information call 651-460-8050 or visit

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