PINNACLE — Are you looking for a holiday program to take your children to which leaves the commercialization of today behind and instead highlights the simplicity of Christmases past? Then sign up now to bring them to Horne Creek Farm’s Dec. 2 program, “A Child’s Christmas on the Farm.” The theme for this year’s program is “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Though its author is disputed, with the poem being attributed to both Clement Clarke Moore and Henry Livingston Jr. over the years, it was definitely first published on Dec. 23, 1823, in the Troy Sentinel newspaper in upstate New York.
Participants to Horne Creek’s program will enjoy a reading of the poem, then take part in caroling and a craft activity. The program will conclude with refreshments. This event was specifically designed for children ages 6 to 11, not adults. Tickets are necessary to attend the program. The fee is $15 plus 7 percent sales tax ($16.05 per child). Times for the programs are as follows: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are limited, so call 336-325-2298 now to make reservations.
On Dec. 7 or 8, experience the warmth and beauty of a rural turn-of the century Christmas at the site’s Christmas By Lamplight programs. Music and an extremely nice meal of the era will be featured, as well as a craft activity. These programs are for adults and are not recommended for children under the age of 12.
Two programs will be held each night, the first being from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and the second from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Price per ticket is $25 plus 7 percent sales tax ($26.75). Must pay fee in advance, which is non-refundable, other than for inclement weather, an illness, or a death in the family. Tickets are limited, so call Horne Creek at 336-325-2298.
Please note: The site will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. The HCF office will open on Nov. 25.
Horne Creek Historical Farm is located at 308 Horne Creek Farm Road, Pinnacle. Horne Creek is operated by the Division of State Historic Sites, within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.