Experience Victorian holiday celebrations during upcoming free events at the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County’s Kline Creek Farm, an 1890s living-history farm in West Chicago.
On Dec. 15 and 16 between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m., talk with Santa during his special “Christmas on the Farm” visit. Climb into a sleigh for a seasonal picture, and learn the origins of several holiday traditions. Stop by the warming fire for caroling and spice cookies.
Then, discover historic “Christmas Memories” during tours of the farmhouse Dec. 1 – Jan. 7. See the tree trimmed with colorful treasures, and savor the aroma of holiday treats. Tours take place on the hour between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday through Monday except on Dec. 24, when the farm is closed.
And for unique gifts, stop by the visitor center gift shop. Find Victorian ornaments, old-fashioned toys, fruit preserves and jams, honey from the farm’s hives, and more. Proceeds support the Forest Preserve District’s mission of conservation, education and recreation.
Kline Creek Farm is owned and operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday and is located at 1N600 County Farm Road. Admission to the farm is free. For information on programs and events, call the farm at 630-876-5900.
For information on the Forest Preserve District, call 630-933-7200 or visit dupageforest.org.