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Pioneer Christmas at the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort



LAS VEGAS — Celebrate the season and historical heritage at Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park as the Cultural Corridor presents a “December to Remember.” This day-long event of festivities will be on Saturday, Dec. 5, beginning at 10 a.m.

A hands-on part of the program for children will continue the pioneer tradition of making Christmas tree ornaments from nature to take home.

At 12 p.m. the living history program will include interactive Mountain Men demonstrations, civil war soldiers and a Daughters of the Utah Pioneer decorating party. A musical performance starts at 5:30 p.m. Warm beverages, sweet treats, Dutch oven cobbler and barbeque will be available for an additional charge.

On Saturday, December 12, from 5:30 p.m. through 7:30 p.m. the park will be hosting its third annual Pioneer Christmas celebration.  Visitors will experience an 1860s Christmas with civil war soldiers, pioneer families, mountain men, spinners and weavers. This family friendly celebration will include refreshments, live music, Santa, Dutch oven cobblers and campfire marshmallows.

The park will also have on display the “Festival of Trees” and a Christmas train, provided by the Las Vegas Railroad Club from Saturday, Dec. 5, through Saturday, Dec. 12.

The entrance fee to the park includes all the featured program activities and is only $1 for visitors over the age of 12. Children 12 and under are free. Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historic Park is located on the southeast corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Washington Avenue at 500 East Washington Ave. For more information, call 702-486-3511.

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