This year, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park debuts a new outdoor program- their 1836 Outdoor Adventure takes you to a Prairie Town holiday celebration like none other. (This giveaway is now closed! Thanks for playing! Congrats to Jennifer @Flesworthy, who won the tickets!) Scroll to the bottom of this post for information on our giveaway! You could win a four pack of tickets!)
For this adventure, start at the Conner House, where you can crush coco nibs, and learn a little about the history of chocolate. There are samples of “historic” hot cocoa, which is more bitter than today’s version.
The Loom House offers candle dipping (extra charge), where you can take the time to dip an entire candle (the Kahuna Kids are too young to do this safely, but I think kids 8+ would really enjoy this).
From the Loom House, it won’t be long before you hear singing and homemade instruments, which is your winter welcome to Prairie Town. The Campbells have decked out their home, and guests are encouraged to sing carols around the piano and sample some tasty treats.The kitchen fire is also burning at the Golden Eagle in, where Mrs. Zimmerman is making mincemeat pie.
There’s a lot of activity going on in other houses- including preparing medicine and carving toy soldiers. To round out your adventure, buy tickets to take a wagon ride. The day we visited was a temperate 55 degrees, but we rang the sleigh bells and imagined snow!
Awesome Advice: Dress for the weather, and be prepared to smell like campfire at the end of your adventure!
Montessori Moment: Kids will love having the chance to really roll the dough for gingerbread cookies at the Campbell’s house.
|Admission: December 3, 10 & 17: $12 adults, $9 youth | Wagon Rides $5 | Candle Dipping- extra|
|Hours: Tues- Sat 10am-5pm | Sun 11am-5pm|
|134000 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038||317-776-6006|
See our Conner Prairie info page for more events at this location.
The Giveaway: Family Fun in the City is pleased to be giving away FOUR tickets for the 1836 Outdoor Adventure (wagon and candle dipping not included). The Outdoor Adventure will be held on Saturday, December 10th, and Saturday, December 17th.
Want to win the tickets? Leave a comment on this post, and tell us what you like to do outside in the winter! Comments will close Tuesday evening around 8:30pm, and a winner will be chosen at random. Winner will have until noon on Wednesday to reply before another winner will be picked at random.
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