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Christmas at Black Creek

Nov. 19 ~ Dec. 23, 2016

*MAP (Library Passes) cannot be used during this event period.


Christmas comes to Black Creek Pioneer Village! Come see the Village in it's finest holiday attire and celebrate Christmas with old and new traditions!

Starting November 19, enjoy special Christmas programs on the weekends:

Tour of Traditions : Tour our historic houses and discover the origins of Christmas traditions popular today. Why do we send Christmas cards? Why do we put up Christmas trees and open presents on Christmas Day?

Christmas Feasts & Flaming Puddings : Learn about the origins of traditional Christmas foods, marvel as the flaming plum pudding enters the room, and then taste this old-fashioned Christmas treat.

Trim the Tree: Learn all about the history of the Christmas Tree and make a tradition paper ornament to take home.

Mincemeat Tarts & Apple Cider : After an afternoon of strolling through the Village, purchase a homemade mincemeat tart and cider warmed over the fire in the Half Way House historic kitchen. 

Additional Christmas themed activities happening throughout the village including Victorian dancing, roasting chestnuts for tasting, apple snitzing, holiday baking and more!

On weekends in December before Christmas, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the historic Village and meet with Santa in Santa's Cottage! Don't forget your camera!


Black Creek Gingerbread Village Contest

Black Creek Gingerbread Village Contest

Gingerbread Village Contest

Calling all creative people & families looking for fun!

This November, compete in Black Creek Pioneer Village's Gingerbread Village contest.
Create a replica of one of the Village's one-of-a-kind historic buildings.
The Tinsmith Shop, Doctor's House and Roblins' Mill are just a few of the
amazing and unique buildings that you could help bring to life.


Gingerbread buildings at Black Creek

There are two ways to join in the fun:

Family Category

You and your family can have fun creating a gingerbread replica of
one of our historic homes. Enter for a chance to win
four tickets to December 5 Christmas by Lamplight ($120.00 value).

Competitive Category

Create a gingerbread replica of one of our historic buildings with creativity, accuracy and
holiday spirit using only gingerbread, sugar and fondant icing.


Application to be posted in the Fall.

Questions? Email Blair Newby at Bc-christmas-frame-bot