Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society’s Colonial Christmas Offers Yuletide Traditions & House Tours

Colonial Christmas, a holiday tradition presented by the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society, opens Friday, December 4th at 6 pm with the lighting of the community tree and caroling in Gazebo Park. And the celebration continues through Sunday, December 6th!

In keeping with this year’s theme, “Yuletide Traditions,” the Eagle Hotel will feature decorations, food and music from many different cultures. The German Cultural Society of Erie will share German holiday traditions through decorations, singing and music. The Wiwaty Dancers of Erie County will display their cultural decorations and music and offer tastings of traditional foods. And the Irish Cultural Society of Erie County will be there, too!

Your ticket ($5 per adult, $3 per child) includes access to the 3rd floor of the Eagle Hotel to view Christmas Trees and vote for your favorite, as well as admission to Owens Hall to view model trains and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The Judson House will be decorated in early American traditions by The Waterford Garden Club. The house will include fashions thru the ages and music from the era, as well as re-enactors from the French & Indian War period.

Here’s a quick look at the weekend schedule. To learn more, visit the Fort LeBoeuf Historical Society’s website.

Friday, December 4th

6 pm – Opening Ceremony in Gazebo Park (refreshments to follow in the Presbyterian Church’s Stubbe Hall)
6-8 pm – Art Show & Sale, First Presbyterian Church, 112 West 3rd Street (benefiting the Ministerial Association of Waterford)
6-8 pm – Judson House and Eagle Hotel Tours

Saturday, December 5th

9-3 pm – Craft Fair and Bake Sale, First Presbyterian Church (sponsored by the Deacons of the Church)
11 am – Hot sandwich and soup luncheon, First Presbyterian Church ($8 per person)
9-5 pm – Art Show & Art Sale, First Presbyterian Church’s Stubbe Hall
9-3 pm – Rummage Sale and Bake Sale, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 9th and High Streets
10-3 pm – Bake Sale, Asbury Methodist Church, 2nd and Walnut Streets
10-5 pm – Train display and Santa and Mrs. Claus at Owens Hall, next to PNC Bank on East 2nd Street
10-5 pm – Judson House and Eagle Hotel Tours

Sunday, December 6th

10 am – Waterford Church of the Nazarene, 2nd and Cherry Streets (chalk drawing by Dorothy Kozy and live musical ensembles)
12-4 pm – Art Show & Art Sale, First Presbyterian Church’s Stubbe Hall
12-4 pm – Judson House and Eagle Hotel Tours
2 pm – Polar Bear Plunge, access area located along Lake LeBoeuf (sponsored by the Boy Scouts of French Creek Council)
1-4 pm – Santa in Gazebo Park
12-4 pm – Train display and Mrs. Claus at Owens Hall, next to PNC Bank on East 2nd Street

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