Christmas in the Backcountry
Saturday, November 26, 2016
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Admission: Free

Special Guest: Father Christmas.

Learn how colonists observed Christmas in the backcountry. The buildings will be open for visitors and we will have items for sale—just in time for Christmas giving!

Father Christmas is portrayed by Max Schram.

Throughout time and cultures, he is known by various names such as Santa Claus, Pere Noel, Sinter Klaas, or Kris Kringle, among others. Christmas traditions and celebrations varied throughout the colonial communities, usually as a result of the cultures of their citizens. Father Christmas, better known to many as St. Nicholas, looks forward to meeting with all those who love the true Spirit of Christmas and the joy the season can bring. He will be dressed as in ages past, in his traditional Victorian coat and cap. He will be found in the comforts of the community at the Living History Park, North Augusta, SC.

"I will be bringing candy canes for my visitors, and be available for photos by parents. The low-keyed emphasis will be on the joys of sharing Christmas with the gift of presence, not presents."

Father Christmas


Christmas for the Birds
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Admission: Free

Christmas for the Birds

Christmas for the Birds

What's it About?

Please join us at the Living History Park as we remember the birds at Christmas time.

We will host a party on Saturday the 3rd of December from 10 am to 2 pm to create decorations for the birds to eat throughout the winter!

Please bring apples, oranges, peanut butter for the birds and food for our 4 legged friends (dog and cats) to be given to the local pet adoptions centers. Or just bring yourself and the children to share the joy of creating and giving gifts at Christmas. Cider and cookies will be served and story time will be held at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30. Lots of fun and food for all!

For more information contact: Lynn Thompson (803) 279-7560 or Email

You can see a video of a past Christmas for the Birds celebration on our YouTube channel.

Sponsored by


Wild Birds Unlimited



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