Christmas Fair – 11/24-25

Join us on Black Friday & Super Saturday for our Christmas Fair!

If you’re looking something special, fun, and educational to do with the entire family during the holiday, come out to the Christmas Fair at the Frontier Culture Museum!

Plan to spend the entire day at the Museum!  Learn about holiday traditions from costumed interpreters on the Museum’s many exhibits; enjoy great food and entertainment on our Pavilion; and find unique holiday gifts from artisan craftspeople at our Courtyard Fair.

Dates & Times:

  • Friday, November 24:
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 25:
    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Admission is FREE 

Pay-What-You-Will!  (donations gladly accepted), so bring the entire family!  The Museum will be open all day with plenty of activities to keep everyone busy.

Schedule of Christmas Fair Activities:

Free Showings   Friday (10 & 1)

Free Showings Saturday (10 & 1)

  • Artisan/Craft Fair
    (Courtyard: All Day)
  • Holiday-Themed Activities
    (Museum Exhibits: All Day)
  • Free Movies
    (Lecture Hall: 10:00 am & 1:00 pm)
    Limited to the first 120/showing
  • Food & Beverage Vendors
    (Pavilion Food Court: All Day)
  • Seating for Eating
    (Pavilion: All Day)
  • Caroling
    (Courtyard: Times TBD)

Artisan Fair in the Courtyard:

There will be a wide variety of holiday and artisan craft vendors in the Museum’s Courtyard!  Here are just a few examples of the artisans and craft products you’ll find here during the Christmas Fair (click on images & links):

Activities on Museum Exhibits

Some Holiday Decorations In Germany!

Black Friday November 24
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • West Africa:  Pounded Yam, Fufu
  • England:  Decorating the House/Holiday Traditions
  • Ireland:  Flax Processing
  • Germany:  Decorating the House/Holiday Traditions

10:00 am & 1:00 pm

  • FREE Movie: Little Women

11:30 – 2:00 pm

  • FREE Lunchtime Entertainment on the Pavilion
    Hudson & Clark:  Old-time American string band music from an simpler time, when friends and neighbors would gather together to dance and be social.

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Ganatastwi:  Butchering*/Tanning, Pottery
  • 1740s America:  Black Powder Demonstrations
  • 1820’s America:  Holiday Baking/Music
  • 1850s America:  Corn Husk Dolls

*Butchering is a conditional event that depends on getting a fresh deer. If butchering does not occur, hide tanning will be the activity on site.

Saturday November 25
9:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • West Africa:  Pounded Yam, Fufu
  • England:  Boiled Pudding
  • Ireland:  Dyeing/Spinning
  • Germany:  Holiday Storytelling

10:00 am & 1:00 pm

  • FREE Movie: A Christmas Carole

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Ganatastwi:  Pottery, Dug-out Canoe
  • 1740s America:  Black Powder Demonstrations
  • 1820’s America:  Decorating the house, Holiday Traditions
  • 1850s America:  Decorating the house, Holiday Traditions

Food Vendors




Artisans & Food Vendor Locations