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Celebrate holidays with trip back in time Dec. 1-2 at Spring Valley

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  • A traditional St. Nicholas meets with children at last year's Christmas in the Valley at Spring Valley's Merkle Log Cabin.

      A traditional St. Nicholas meets with children at last year's Christmas in the Valley at Spring Valley's Merkle Log Cabin.
    Schaumburg Area Photographic Society/Ja-Hwa Lee

 
Schaumburg Park District

Celebrate the holidays with a trip back in time at Spring Valley.

Schaumburg Park District's Christmas in the Valley, sponsored by Whole Foods Market, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at Volkening Heritage Farm and Merkle Log Cabin at Spring Valley, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road.

Visitors will see how German American farm families in 19th century Schaumburg celebrated Christmas with traditional foods, simple home-made gifts and a continuation of their daily farm chores. Visitors also will meet a traditional St. Nicholas and enjoy a cup of soup by the fireplace at the log cabin. Event will include refreshments, holiday treats, cookie decorating for kids and craft activities. Hot drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Admission is $2 per person or $8 per family of six or fewer. Additional family members are $2 each. Children ages 3 and younger are free.

Parking is available at Spring Valley Nature Center, 1111 E. Schaumburg Road. Shuttle bus transportation will be provided to Heritage Farm.

For more information, call (847) 985-2100 or visit www.parkfun.com.

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