Take a Trip Back in Time with Folkways for the Holidays


Each weekend in December before the Christmas Holiday a transformation takes place at The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park in Shakopee. The area is taken back in time to life in the 19th Century around Christmas, and the cultural traditions of the Minnesota River Valley are brought to life through costumed interpreters and tours of homes with distant decorations that explore this culture.

Courtesy of threeriversparks.org

Attractions like horse drawn trolleys, crafts, and folk art performances will also help to recreate the era throughout the Landing – something like a small-scale Christmas-themed Renaissance festival.

Courtesy of threeriversparks.org

There will be food available for purchase throughout the week as well.

COST: $8 for ages 18 to 64, $5 for ages 2 to 17 and seniors 65 and better, and FREE for children under 2.

Dates and times:
Saturday 12/9 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday   12/10 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Friday     12/15 from 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Saturday 12/16 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday   12/17 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Saturday 12/23 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

NOTE: Last Admission is 1 hour before close

Click here to register online. Walk-ins are also welcome.