Experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the past at the Forest City Stockade Christmas! This is their 25th annual celebration!
The Forest City Stockade is only open twice year, August and December and each time of year offers unique fun.
This year’s annual winter event takes place on December 4th and all ages are welcome.
The Stockade is located in Meeker County about 6 miles Northeast of Litchfield and approximately 1/2 mile South of Forest City on Minnesota Highway 24. If you haven’t been to it before, you may want to consider making it an annual event.
Admission is only $5 and 12 and under get in free. A great event from 11am to 5pm for ALL ages. Make sure to dress for the weather though. Some of the activities include:
- Visit with Santa Claus
- Pioneer crafts
- Sleigh rides
- Pioneer trading post
- Make old-fashioned Christmas ornaments
- Live Christmas music
- Winter encampment with tepee, wall tent and A-frame
- Add to your Willis Chase print collection with print #9 in the series
- Food for purchase (Lefse, Frybread, Cream can stew, Homemade Ice Cream, Old Fashioned Root Beer and more)
The Stockade is a memorial to the past and a reminder to the future and these events are a way to learn about Minnesota History. Mark your Calendar for August and December and enjoy walking around the past.
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Kristi is married with twin girls in high school. She grew up on a small dairy farm, but now lives in the southern suburbs of the Twin Cities. She enjoys finding free or thrifty things to do whether they are outings close to home or last minute adventures to far-away places.
Kristi can also be found enjoying estate sales, attempting to garden, volunteering in the wetlands or a favorite thrift store, or maybe just enjoying a good play in one of the many theatre venues in the area.