Start your Christmas season with a visit to Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop’s Christmas Open House on December 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free to this holiday event.
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 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 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 10:00 a.m. to noon. Their performance includes audience participation. The Shawnee Victorian Carolers will sing Christmas Carols from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 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 in the gift shop, including new toys.