Families enjoy 'Christmas in the Valley' in Schaumburg

  • Six-year-old Yana Barlozhetska of Schaumburg tells St. Nicholas she wants a smartwatch for Christmas during the "Christmas in the Valley" event Sunday at the Schaumburg Park District's Heritage Farm.

    Six-year-old Yana Barlozhetska of Schaumburg tells St. Nicholas she wants a smartwatch for Christmas during the "Christmas in the Valley" event Sunday at the Schaumburg Park District's Heritage Farm. Steven Buyansky for the Daily Herald

  • History interpreter Caroline Bezikon paints a toy in the blacksmith shop Sunday during the "Christmas in the Valley" event at the Schaumburg Park District's Heritage Farm.

    History interpreter Caroline Bezikon paints a toy in the blacksmith shop Sunday during the "Christmas in the Valley" event at the Schaumburg Park District's Heritage Farm. Steven Buyansky for the Daily Herald

  • Volunteer Carolyn White serves up hot chicken soup Sunday during the Schaumburg Park District's "Christmas in the Valley" event at Spring Valley Nature Center's Heritage Farm.

    Volunteer Carolyn White serves up hot chicken soup Sunday during the Schaumburg Park District's "Christmas in the Valley" event at Spring Valley Nature Center's Heritage Farm. Steven Buyansky for the Daily Herald

  • Five-year-old Diana Pandev of Park Ridge really wanted to help as she watches history interpreters Diane and Barb make bread Sunday during a re-enactment of a 19th century Christmas at Heritage Farm in Schaumburg.

    Five-year-old Diana Pandev of Park Ridge really wanted to help as she watches history interpreters Diane and Barb make bread Sunday during a re-enactment of a 19th century Christmas at Heritage Farm in Schaumburg. Steven Buyansky for the Daily Herald

  • Three-year-old Dora Vaseva of Barrington and her mother Yana play with a spinning toy Sunday during the "Christmas in the Valley" event at Spring Valley Nature Center's Heritage Farm in Schaumburg.

    Three-year-old Dora Vaseva of Barrington and her mother Yana play with a spinning toy Sunday during the "Christmas in the Valley" event at Spring Valley Nature Center's Heritage Farm in Schaumburg. Steven Buyansky for the Daily Herald

 
 
Updated 12/12/2021 10:52 PM

Schaumburg-area families of the 21st century were able Sunday to experience what Christmastime was like during the late 19th, when today's bustling village was an unincorporated rural territory dedicated to farming.

At the Schaumburg Park District's "Christmas in the Valley" at the Heritage Farm, attendees were able to help trim the farmhouse's holiday tree as a pump organ played music of the season and visitors enjoyed cookies baked in a wood stove.

 

St. Nicholas greeted children in a heated outdoor area, while all family members enjoyed the food, beverages and live music served up around a fire outside.

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