Greenfield Village Holiday Nights | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan
Merry Christmas, Everyone! Let's get into the Christmas spirit!
If you love cheerful Christmas lights and nostalgic Michigan Christmas villages, you will absolutely love the sparkling holiday lights at Greenfield Village!
Chris and I love visiting Henry Ford's Greenfield Village during Holiday Nights each December! It's a wonderful way to get into the Christmas mood!
If you close your eyes for just a moment, you will be transported into the center of this breathtaking Michigan Hallmark Christmas town.
Allow me to set the stage...
Greenfield Village is located at 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI.
There are lots of scenic spots for photo opportunities with your friends and family!
Explore several buildings at Greenfield Village Holiday Nights including a lovely church with stained glass windows, learn more about Webster's dictionary and see what you could have purchased in a general store in the 1900's!
Grab a couple bags of fresh popped popcorn to enjoy while strolling the streets (or for the drive home like we did!)
See a 1930's Depression-era Christmas tree lot. There are greens for sale throughout Greenfield Village.
Learn about Noah Webster's career before he became known for the dictionary! Did you know his career was from the 1780's until the 1840's?
In his early years he edited newspapers, wrote essays and published books on religion, politics, medicine and language! Mr. Webster was dedicated to educating readers on spelling and reading.
I was interested, so I looked it up. Wikipedia says Webster published his first dictionary in 1806. In 1807 Webster started two decades of work to expand his publication into a fully comprehensive dictionary, An American Dictionary of the English Language.
And get this...
In an effort to trace the etymology of words, Webster learned 26 languages!!
Keep your eyes open for colorful Mummers!
What's a Mummer?
People would take to the streets in outlandish costumes to perform for food and money during the 19th century in the eastern cities.
There are several shops to find stocking stuffers and fun gifts.
Enjoy lovely musical performances throughout Greenfield Village Holiday Nights.
What an incredible Christmas spread! It so fun seeing the spectacular Christmas feasts that were lovingly prepared by hand in a wood burning stove at Greenfield Village Holiday Nights!
We learned about all about figgy pudding too!
Warm your hands over several open fires and grab a bag of the BEST salted caramel kettle corn you will have this year!
Visit the Civil War winter encampment and hear stories around the open fire.
Be sure so wave to Santa and listen for his jolly HO HO HO's!
BONUS: Chris and I loved seeing Santa's reindeer; This is mama and her 18 month old fuzzy reindeer daughter! What a lovely way to celebrate Michigan Christmas!
In the 1700's, churches were the center of community life. Townspeople came together to attend services and socialize in their local church.
The Martha-Mary Chapel was built in Greenfield Village in 1929. It was named after Henry Ford's mother, Mary Litogot Ford, and his mother-in-law, Martha Bench Bryant.
It's a lovely church to see, especially during Christmas!
There are several stalls at Greenfield Village's Holiday Nights to purchase tasty food such as sandwiches and stew for affordable prices.
You can even watch donuts being made right before your eyes! Chris and I indulged in the tasty sweets to keep our energy up!
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