The Frontier Homestead State Park Museum and the Utah Shakespeare Festival will partner for Christmas at the Homestead Dec. 4 to 8 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the park. A Holiday Market will be featured as part of the week-long event Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can browse the work of over thirty artists and craftsmen and purchase handcrafted gifts including photos, glasswork, historical reproductions, jewelry, and handmade candles.
“Christmas at the Homestead gives us a chance to celebrate our rich heritage, give something back to the community, and offer an exceptional shopping experience during the Holiday Market,” said Frontier Homestead State Park manager Todd Prince.
The event will feature lighting design by Festival Properties director Benjamin Hohman as well as a Santa Claus impersonator, various specialty Christmas trees, and free hot chocolate, popcorn, and baked goods. Each building will be decorated with a themed tree and other decorations. Musicians will entertain holiday revelers as they walk among the various buildings. In addition, entertainment will be featured at 6 and 7 p.m., and hands-on crafts will be available from 5:30 to 8 p.m. each evening. The schedule is as follows (subject to change):
—Dec. 4: Marty Warburton and the Homegirls, Christmas cord, and fingerprint Christmas lights
—Dec. 5: Brass duet, Santa hat ornaments and rag dolls
—Dec 6: Suzuki Strings, clothes pin snowmen, and paper Christmas lights
—Dec. 7: Washburn Family Band, popsicle stick snowflakes, and paper snow globes
—Dec. 8: Bell choir, candle dipping, and printing-press Christmas cards
—Dec. 9: Julie Griffin Family at 10:30 a.m., Red Rock Rangers at 11:30 a.m., Washburn Family Band at 12:30 p.m., Southern Utah String Quartet at 1:30 p.m., and Holiday Trio at 2:30 p.m.
Admission is $5 per family. Admission to the Holiday Market Dec. 8 is included in the Christmas at the Homestead admission price. On Dec. 9, the cost is only $1 per person. More information is available at frontierhomestead.org/christmas-at-the-homestead. Frontier Homestead State Park is located at 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City.