2017-11-16 / Community

An old-fashioned start to the holiday season

Koreshan CLOSE-UP
By Katie Moses
Assistant Park Manager Koreshan State Historic Site

Kick off your holiday season off with the fun Florida winter wonderland of an old-fashioned holiday bazaar.

Although there won’t be snow, there will be merry good times at the first annual holiday bazaar on Sunday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Instead of donning winter jackets, long underwear and boots, you’ll be able to enjoy fantastic food, local handmade gifts for giving, holiday music, unique items from local businesses in comfortable Florida attire.

The Historic Settlement of 11 buildings will be filled with bountiful diverse vendors including the park’s regular farmers market vendors and will be filled with jolly good decorations and of course holiday cheer.

Don’t forget to stop by the Reindeer Food Station to fill your bag with magical ingredients to feed and give strength to Santa’s reindeer when he makes his stop at your house on Christmas Eve.

Want to whisper your wish list for Christmas directly to Santa? Well you are in luck, because Santa will be stopping by Koreshan State Historic Site to write your wishes on his list. Make sure you get a photo with good St. Nick on the porch of the beautifully restored buildings from the early 1900s. He is excited to have the opportunity to have pictures taken with the furry family members as well (as long as they are leashed). Sky Photography will be on hand to take photographs of you and Santa.

The park will be filled with lots of great magical places to put you in the holiday mood and it will be a wonderful day for those seeking to find a unique holiday gift for friends and family.

For more information contact the Koreshan State Historic Site Ranger Station at (239) 992-0311 or visit the Friends of Koreshan website at friendsofkoreshan.org.

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