Father Christmas at Fresno Flats
Father Christmas at Fresno Flats (photo courtesy Sierra Historic Sites Association)

Relive the Magic of Christmas Past at Historic Park

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Father Christmas and his Missus at Fresno Flats

OAKHURST – There’s nothing like an old-fashioned Christmas, and that’s what you’ll find with Christmas at Fresno Flats on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fresno Flats Historic Park, brought to you by the Sierra Historic Sites Association. With live music and holiday caroling, hot food including homemade soup and cider, and photos with Father Christmas, the charming grounds and historic buildings of Fresno Flats are decorated in style and provide the ideal setting for this neighborhood community gathering to celebrate the season.

A cooking demonstration over an open flame and scrumptious bake sale goodies, along with the opportunity to make reindeer treats and create Victorian Christmas Crafts, combine to hark back to days when the holiday was less about presents and more about being present – with friends, family and neighbors.

Children make ornaments and crafts at picnic table

Be sure to stop by the hot chocolate bar and s’mores roasting stations and prepare to sing some Christmas songs as costumed docents lead tours inside the 19th century rooms of the old school house, two-story home, a log cabin and a print shop. Fresno Flats Historic Park is just the right size for an intimate get together like this, and kids of all ages will appreciate the authentic living history demos of traditional trades like blacksmith.

Spending part of your Sunday at Fresno Flats is the perfect way to feel the truly festive spirit of the Christmas season. There’s a suggested donation of $5 for soup and cider. Activities are free. Located at 49777 Road 427 (School Road) in Oakhurst near Yosemite National Park. For more information contact Fresno Flats Historic Park at (559) 683-6570.

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