Celebrate Christmas Activities at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop



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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm

November 14, 2011

Make Holiday Memories at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop with Open House and Holiday Tea Events

Start your Christmas season with a visit to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s Christmas Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 3. Admission is free to this holiday event. Santa in Stagecoach

Visitors can decorate a graham cracker gingerbread house ($3 each), make Christmas crafts, and ride the stagecoach (weather and grounds permitting; $2 each, ages 3 and up).  Father Christmas will be on the historic grounds in the morning and Santa will be in the Heritage Center to hear children’s Christmas wishes from 1-4 p.m.  Santa’s photographer will be available to take photos of visitors with Santa ($4 each).

Entertainment in the Heritage Center will include music by the Shady Grove String Band from 10 a.m. to noon. Their performance includes audience participation of all ages. The Shawnee Victorian Carolers will sing Christmas Carols from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by Mrs. Mahaffie’s kitchen to see what’s cooking and help-out with some winter farm chores.  Plus, find those unique gifts and stocking stuffers, including new farm and animal related toys in the site gift shop.

New this year Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop will host a holiday tea on Sunday, December 4.  Sessions will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.  Children age 5 and up and their families are invited to enjoy tea and refreshments, make an ornament and take a carriage ride (weather and ground conditions permitting). Admission is $5 per participant.  To register, call 913-971-5111 or e-mail mahaffie with the number in your party.

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm is open year-round 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.  Activities vary seasonally.  Details, including a schedule of winter events, are available at www.mahaffie.org or by calling (913) 971-5111.

 Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Olathe. Open hours, stagecoach operations, living history activities, special events and programs vary seasonally.  Access is limited in the winter months and the site is closed major holidays. Please call or visit our website for current times and dates, www.mahaffie.org  (913) 971-5111.

For more information about the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, visit www.mahaffie.org

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Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1200 Kansas City Rd; Olathe, KS 66061
Open Wednesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.