OLDE FASHIONED CHRISTMAS IN FERNDALE
DECEMBER 1st and 2nd , 2023
“There’s Snow Place Like Pioneer Village” that first weekend in December. Located at Pioneer Park in Ferndale, the log cabins will again glisten like fresh snowflakes. Costumed volunteers will open the log cabin doors to greet you, so you feel the holiday cheer as it drifts into the winter air. Guests stroll around the ADA compliant sidewalks while enjoying Christmas music and over 90,000 lights that light your path. Volunteers of the Ferndale Heritage Society host the 31sth annual Olde Fashioned Christmas celebration for the public, December 1, and 2, 2023.
“Each year visitors come out to share in this annual tradition”, explains event organizer Linda Harkleroad. “It’s truly a step back in time as we help you begin your holiday season.”
After touring the cabins, visitors will venture into the Pioneer Pavilion where children can do hands-on crafts, and ice fishing. All visitors are served warm beverages, compliments of Whatcom Educational Credit Union, while they enjoy live music entertainment. Finish off your evening with a visit and a photo with Santa who will be taking those special Christmas time gift requests.
Pioneer Village is home to 15 historic log cabins. Children can visit the one-room schoolhouse to write a personalized letter to Santa or prewrite your letter on our template prior to attending the event. Deliver those letters to the one-room post office for mailing to the North Pole.
Shoppers of all ages find inexpensive trinkets for their loved ones at the Parker House cabin, which is now the general store. The Shields House has baking apple scents, and the Foster house will showcase a huge working model train display. The log church offers quiet reflection time. Gentle giants, known as the draft horses, greet visitors in the Barr Barn.
Many local entertainers and musicians volunteer their talents for your enjoyment. Only certified service animals allowed within all the fenced areas (Pioneer Village), per City Municipal Code 12.26.010 C. 3.
Olde Fashioned Christmas is open Fri., Dec. 1 from 4 to 9 p.m., and Sat., Dec. 2 from 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Pioneer Park is located at 2004 Cherry Street in Ferndale. For more information, please call (360) 384-6461 or visit www.ferndaleheritagesociety.com.