LAS VEGAS–History comes alive at the Old Mormon Fort State Historic Park when the gates open for the annual Pioneer Christmas Celebration on December 14 and 15 from 7:00 p.m. through 9:00 p.m.
Take a step back in time and discover the pioneer era with live music, Christmas carols, aromas of authentic Dutch oven cooking and a Christmas story as pioneer children hang their stockings. An 1860s Christmas will be re-created as close to the time period as one can imagine, with Civil War soldiers welcoming a wagon train into the Old Fort. This nostalgic experience for adults and children is free to the public.
Begin the holiday season with live music from various performers on December 1 from 6:30 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. Baked goods, warm drinks and music will usher in the holiday season. Entrance fees are applicable.
Enjoy our series “Lunch with History” at the Old Mormon Fort State Park, held on the first Friday of every month at 12:00 p.m. through 1:00 p.m. On December 7, The Mormon Road, Mormon Fort, Mount Potosi and Paiutes will be the historical topic featuring Liz Warren as the guest speaker. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning a variety of historical topics from local experts, historians and journalists.
On Saturday, December 8, our monthly “Hands on History” children’s program includes Christmas stories told as a violinist sets the mood and families make their own pioneer Christmas ornaments from nature to take home. A Christmas tree will be unveiled with small surprises for the children. The children’s program will be from 10:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. Entrance fees are applicable.
Entrance fees to the park include all of the featured program activities and are $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children, ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. There are no additional fees for scheduled programs.
Normal park hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The park will be open on Sundays beginning on November 25, 2007. It is located at 500 E. Washington Ave.
Call 702-486-3511 for more information.