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Celebrate traditional Dunes Christmas Saturday at Chellberg and Visitor Center

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Join National Park Service staff and volunteers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes,” form 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at two venues: Chellberg Farm and the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center.

The celebration will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the region’s cultural history while enjoying a fun-filled afternoon with family and friends.

A traditional Swedish Christmas will be presented at Chellberg Farm, where inside the farmhouse volunteers in traditional dress will explain the Swedish holiday customs as well as decorations on display and present Santa Lucia and her story while Jul Tomte (Santa) listens to children's wishes in the parlor. Then meet Papa and learn how the Santa Lucia legend is celebrated in many Swedish households. Finish your tour in the kitchen where various Swedish foods of the holiday season will be displayed and a traditional holiday cookie will be given to each visitor.

Meanwhile, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Visitor Center, children will get to make traditional holiday decorations and put them up on the Christmas tree or take them home. There will also be traditional stories and songs to be enjoyed by all.

Chellberg Farm is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. Highways 12 and 20 in Porter. The Visitor Center is located at 1215 N. Ind. 49, about one mile north of I-94.

For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call (219) 395-1882.

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Posted 12/5/2017




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