Yule of Yesteryear Holiday Festival set for this weekend

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Yule of Yesteryear, a traditional holiday festival is set to be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in Valparaiso. Hours for the popular Christmas event are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

yule of yesteryear nicevilleThe Spirit of Christmas will fill the air during Yule of Yesteryear with musical performances from local choirs, musicians, dancers and historic theatrical performances.  The Walton Guard Civil War Re-enactors will portray a living history in Perrine Park across the street from the Museum.  Visit their camp and experience life as it was 155 years ago during the Civil War Christmas of 1861. There will also be historic craft demonstrations including blacksmithing, basket, seat and loom weaving.

yule of yesteryear nicevilleThe Museum will be open during the Yule celebration with free admission all day.  Discover the history of Northwest Florida with exhibits about the areas first inhabitants, early industries including, fishing, boat building, turpentine and pioneer living.  Kids will play and learn in the “Discovery Room” while everyone will enjoy “Paradise Gardens”.  There will be ornament making for children, a holiday bake sale and free picture taking with Santa Claus.  Feast on fabulous favorites and shop for unique one-of-a-kind gifts from talented art & craft vendors and find affordable stocking stuffers in the Museum’s Gift Shop.

Mark your calendar for December 10 for Yule of Yesteryear: gather your family and friends and come experience the Spirit of Christmas at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida in old downtown Valparaiso.  Remember, dress for the weather!

Vendor spaces still available.  Visit www.heritage-museum.org

Event:                                Yule of Yesteryear – A Traditional Holiday Festival
Date:                                 Saturday, December 10, 2016
Time:                                 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Place:                                 Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida & Perrine Park
115 Westview Avenue, Valparaiso
Cost:                                  Free & Open to the Public

Festivities:                         All day:

Free Museum Admission
Walton Guard Civil War Re-enactment Christmas of 1861
Historic Craft Demonstrations
Children’s Ornament Making
Holiday Bake Sale
Food Vendors
Art & Craft Vendors
Pictures with Santa

Entertainment Schedule will be released on a later date.

Contact:                            850-678-2615

This event is made possible in-part with the support from:
Cities of Valparaiso & Niceville, Tech Management Enterprises-Steve Czonstka,
Okaloosa County, First Command Financial-Fred Semasko, and  Racetrack Bingo


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