November 27, 2019

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Meet Father Christmas at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site Dec 14


Meet Father Christmas at Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site Dec 14

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 27, 2019 – Holidays in the 1860s had many of the same traditions we have today but they also had some that we no longer see except in old books or movies.  Come to the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site from 2 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec 14., to learn about traditions and games plated by children in the 1860s and enjoy a visit from the guy who came to be known as Santa Claus.

Gent into the holiday spirit with some hot apple cider or "Wassel" and traditional peppermint sticks. Park staff and volunteers will be in period attire in preparation for the upcoming Holiday season. 

Kids ages 12 and under can meet Father Christmas, have their picture taken and enter the random drawing to be the lucky child to turn on the lights for the historic site's holiday tree.

The evening will wrap up with the official historic site tree lighting at 5:30 p.m.

Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic site is located in southeast Missouri at 118 E. Maple St., Pilot Knob. For more information about the event, call the site at 573-546-3454.

For more information about Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.