At the Homestead for the Holidays

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The Frontier Homestead State Park and Utah Shakespeare Festival have teamed to present the annual event, Christmas at the Homestead and Holiday Market.

The museum is decorated inside and out with decorations and holiday lights. This year, they have added more small fires to warm hands as well as food and activities. Joshua Stavros, USF media and public relations manager, said the event began when both groups decided to become more involved in the community during their “off seasons.”

“Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quicker and more completely than spending an evening at Christmas at the Homestead,” Stavros said in a press release. “It’s an enchanting experience with everything that makes Christmas special: music, friends and family, entertainment and holiday goodies.”

The event started on Monday, Dec. 4 with a performance from Marty Warburton and the Homegirls filling the museum while children crafted. Outside the museum, lights decorated all of the exhibits and a step inside the various houses revealed Santa, treats and unique educational opportunities.

Christmas at the Homestead will continue through Saturday, Dec. 8. Each night will feature different musicians, food and crafts for children. On Friday and Saturday, the Holiday Market opens featuring goods from local artisans. Todd Prince, park manager of the Frontier Homestead State Park, said this event is a great opportunity for everyone.

“Christmas at the Homestead gives us a chance to celebrate our rich heritage, give something back to the community and offer an exceptional shopping experience during the Holiday Market,” Prince said in a press release.

Entrance is $5 per family through Friday and $1 per person on Saturday. For a complete schedule of the entertainment and activities visit the museum’s website.

Story by
Jenna Chapman