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
will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the region’s cultural
history while enjoying a fun-filled afternoon with family and friends.
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
information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore,
call (219) 395-1882.