In amongst the many majestic cedar trees of Pioneer Village at Pioneer Park, the log cabins are aglow with holiday spirit. Thanks to the new board stamped concrete sidewalks, you don’t even get your feet wet as you see costumed volunteers open the cabin doors to greet you and feel the holiday cheer spill into the winter air. “The Lights and Sounds of Christmas” is the overall theme this year and each cabin will be decorated accordingly. Volunteers of the Ferndale Heritage Society host the 28th annual Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration for the public, Dec. 3, and 4, 2021.
“Each year visitors come out to share in this tradition”. Many missed this experience last year due to Covid restrictions that cancelled the event, explains event organizer Linda Harkleroad. “It’s truly a step back in time as we help you begin your holiday season.”
Changes are in store this year due to our overcrowding caused by enthusiastic visitors. After touring the cabins, visitors will venture into the Pioneer Pavilion where all the children crafts, refreshments and a visit to Santa will be happening. While inside buildings, guests will keep socially distanced and face coverings are required per state guidelines.
Pioneer Village is home to 15 historic log cabins. Children can visit the one-room schoolhouse to write a personalized letter to Santa or access the template and write those letters prior to attending the event. Deliver those letters to the one-room post office for mailing to the North Pole. Click here to print off the "To Santa Letter Template".
Shoppers of all ages find inexpensive trinkets for their loved ones at the Parker House cabin, which is now the general store. The stately Shields House offers baking scents, and the Foster house will showcase a huge working model train display. The log church offers quiet reflection time. Gentle giants, known as the draft horses, greet visitors in the Barr Barn.
Many local entertainers and musicians volunteer their talents for your enjoyment. Only certified service animals allowed within all the fenced areas (Pioneer Village), per City Municipal Code 12.26.010 C. 3.
Olde Fashioned Christmas is open Fri., Dec. 3 from 4 to 9 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Click here to open the Olde Fashioned Christmas Flyer. Pioneer Park is located at 2004 Cherry Street in Ferndale. For more information, please call (360) 384-6461 or visit www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com.
The Ferndale Heritage Society
P.S. Also check out our "Lighted Christmas Stroll Through Pioneer Village" event. We hope you join us the second and third weekends in December, Friday and Saturday nights, 5 -8pm. Free admission.