Home for the Holidays

Compare Christmas in the 20, 30, 40 and 50’s with today’s celebrations.

About the Program

Changing world situations like the Great Depression, World War II and socio-economic factors can influence the way we live, even on holidays like Christmas. These effects will be observed through a look at fashion, food, decorations and traditions. Students will follow a depression era hobo trail through the village finishing with some old-fashioned Christmas hospitality. Students will create their own traditional ornament to take home.

Additional Information

Exploring the Park before or after a school program is NOT permitted. The Village is closed at this time.

Each program is designed for a maximum of 30 students due to space restrictions within the buildings. If you have additional students please call the education team to discuss if this accommodation can be made. The program fee includes 30 students and the adult supervisors within the required ratio. Teachers are included in this ratio. A fee will be charged for any additional students or adults. There is no charge for one-on-one aids. If paying for any additional adults and/or students, no refund will be granted if numbers change the day of the program. The credit card used for payment will be kept on file until the completion of the program.

Please contact us for subsidized rates if needed for your school.

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Program Details



Program Times

9:30 am - 2:00 pm

Program Dates

Nov. 15 - Dec. 16, 2022

Class Size


Age Range

Grade 5 - Grade 6, Junior High & Highschool



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