Christmas from yesteryear will be celebrated at West Chester Township’s Keehner Park Dec. 15.
Visitors will step back in time for Pioneer Christmas, which runs from 1-4 p.m. in the park’s one-room log cabin, 7211 Barrett Road.
There will be no blinking lights on the tree. It will be decorated as if it were 1833, the year the cabin was built. Most of the tree decorations were handmade.
In keeping with that idea, children are encouraged to bring their own handmade ornaments to add to the tree.
A costumed docent will be on hand to talk about pioneer life and how Christmas would have been celebrated by pioneers. There will also be a Santa Claus, in a 1800s period suit, to talk with the children and listen to them.
Those who bring a camera can also have their picture taken with Santa Claus.
Samplings of pioneer food, including venison stew, deer chili, and molasses cookies will be available.
There is no admission fee.
Check the township’s website, www.westchesteroh.org for updates on the status of the program if there is inclement weather.