Christmas in the Village: December 13, 14, and 15

Christmas in the Village December 13th – 15th, 2019

In 1983, Dr. Bob and Becky Hart welcomed family and church friends to celebrate a pioneer Christmas in St. Mark’s Chapel. This inaugural “Christmas in the Village” created a tradition for generations to come. 

The event began as a quaint and intimate gathering in the 1844 chapel. Amid candlelight, folks sang hymns and shared hot apple cider. It is our honor to continue this beautiful, simple tradition at Hart Square Village.

In addition to the church service, our pioneer Christmas includes many popular yuletide traditions from Early America such as roasting chestnuts on an open fire, knitting stockings and making candles. Guests will be invited to create their own corn husk angel ornaments and interact with our historic docents. 

Eight of our cabins will be open for this event including: Yount Tavern, St. Mark’s Chapel, Chapel of Peace, Rhode’s Cabin, Norwood Cabin, Kahill-Dellinger Cabin, Detter Cabin, and Wright Cabin.  Delicious treats such as Brunswick stew, ham biscuits and molasses cookies will be available in the various cabins.

Come experience the magic of Christmas!  Walk through the village by the light of lantern into the Chapel of Peace. Lessons and Christmas carols will be held by candlelight and accompanied by acoustic music from our pump organ. You may select your service time at checkout on our website:

Please Note: Our historic chapel only seats 50 people for this intimate experience. We will be running three services an evening at 6:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  Please select the ticket with your service time at check out.

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