Holiday Lantern Tours "Yuletides of Yesteryear"


November 25, December 2, 8 & 9Holiday-Lantern-Tour-400x400

Lantern Tours last approximately 90 minutes and are repeated every half hour from 4:00 – 8:30 pm


Please note: While this is a family oriented program, it may be too long for preschoolers and younger.

Min. 14 / Max. 18 each half hour

Learn about American Christmas Holiday Traditions over the years. Your holiday trolley tour will begin at the Witmer Roth Home circa 1850. Help set the table and learn about historic holiday food recipes as we prepare the holiday meal. The next stop is the Peter Stuckey home circa 1880 to learn how the home was decorated for the holidays. Make a holiday craft and learn about holiday gift giving of the time. Your holiday trolley will move into the modern age with a visit to the Grime Homestead circa 1928. Hear about modern holiday traditions of the 1920s, sing carols at the player piano, decorate a tree and frost cookies in the kitchen. Enjoy story time while helping to act out a traditional Christmas story at the District 16 School. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

Also the Sauder Village Gift Shop, Lauber General Store & the Herb Shop are open during the tours for holiday shopping.  Make it an overnight stay at the Sauder Heritage Inn with the Holiday Lantern Tour Package.

By Reservation Only, limited spaces please call for availability 800-590-9755. 
For Groups of 6 or more, please call our reservation line to book your group.