Christmas at the Homestead features Christmas market Frontier Homestead State Park MuseumThe Utah Shakespeare Festival and Frontier Homestead State Park Museum are partnering to provide “Christmas at the Homestead,” a Christmas celebration for area residents and visitors.

Frontier Homestead State Park’s Christmas market will be held Dec. 2 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market captures the sights, sounds, and ambiance of a traditional pioneer bazaar with over 30 artist and craftsmen booths selling their holiday wares of jewelry, photography, glassworks, home decor, fiber, paper, and wood crafts.

Admission is $1 per person. Free hot chocolate will be available both days, and live holiday entertainment will be featured throughout Saturday’s market. For more information, visit christmasatthehomestead.com.

The annual Christmas at the Homestead will be held Dec. 5–9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each evening. The cost is $2 per person or $5 per family.

“Nothing will get you in the holiday spirit quicker and more completely than spending an evening at Christmas at the Homestead,” said Todd Prince, Frontier Homestead State Park manager. “It’s an enchanting experience with everything that makes Christmas special: music, friends and family, entertainment, and holiday goodies.”

All the museum’s regular features and exhibits will be open each night. In addition, different entertainment will be featured each evening, including music and dance at 6 and 7 each evening and Christmas story readings at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Specific performers and readers will be announced at christmasatthehomestead.com in the coming weeks.

Various museum structures will be decorated with a hand-crafted tree and other decorations. Some of the trees will be favorites from previous years and some will be new. Ben Hohman, properties director for the festival, has designed the lighting in the park.

A Santa Claus impersonator will be in the Hunter House each evening from 5:30 to 8. Each night will also offer different treats including popcorn, hot cider, scones, and hot chocolate. Roving musicians will entertain holiday revelers as they walk among the various buildings. Each evening will also include different hands-on activities such as beaded ornaments, Christmas cord, and dipping candles.

“This is a great opportunity for individuals and families to benefit from an affordable and entertaining holiday experience,” said Joshua Stavros, festival media and public relations manager. “Christmas at the Homestead gives us a chance to celebrate our rich heritage and give something back to the community.”

The park is located at 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City. For the latest information and details, visit christmasatthehomestead.com.

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