Waynesborough to celebrate Christmas on Saturday
By Bonnie Edwards
Published in News on December 9, 2007 2:00 AM
Santa Claus is coming to Waynesborough Historical Village Saturday.
Christmas in the Village offers children the chance to see what the holiday was like for those who lived in the 1800s.
The sixth annual event will be held at 801 U.S. 117 across from the National Guard Armory from 1 until 5 p.m. or dusk or whenever the children get tired.
Admission is free, and there will be plenty of parking in the parking lot on the south side of the Visitor's Center.
The Waterbound Dulcimers will perform all day in the Visitor's Center, which will be loaded with enough hot cider, punch and home-baked goodies for several hundred visitors.
Volunteers in period costumes will give living history presentations in all of the decorated buildings in the village, telling about each building's history and how it was used in the 1800s.
Edith Holloman will read to the children in the Hatch House behind the Country Store until Santa arrives.
Mrs. Claus will be in the village all day, but Santa will arrive at 4 p.m. in a horse-drawn buggy.
When he arrives, Santa always makes it a habit to read a story to the children in the Country Store.
Then, they all grab a lantern and proceed through the village, singing Christmas carols as they go, to place the lanterns in the buildings.
The event chairman, Lou Hines, says it won't take long to put the lanterns out, and there will be plenty of hot cider inside the Visitor's Center when they are through with lantern duty.
And as long as the children are having fun -- and they aren't too cold, she says she will be right there with them.
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