NEW PHILADELPHIA — Schoenbrunn Village will present Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1-4 p.m.

"Bring your family and join us for a delightful afternoon of traditional Moravian festivities celebrating the Christmas season," officials said. "The Village will be filled with the holiday spirit. Cabins will be decorated with evergreens and candle light. Visitors are encouraged to sing along with carols in the church, candle wrapping, scripture readings, Moravian treats and sweets, evergreen swags and folded Moravian stars as a take home craft. Allow the sights, sounds, and smells to transport you back to a simpler time and enjoy the warmth of the Christmas season."

The Village Gift Shop will feature Christmas ornaments, stained-glass Moravian stars, 18th century Children’s toys, books and handmade baskets. There will be a wreath and basket raffle so come, view, and donate for a chance to win a beautiful, decorative display.

Tickets can be purchased at the Schoenbrunn Gift Shop the day of the event or online prior to the event at Eventbrite.com. Admission for this event is $7 for adult, $5 for senior, $4 for child (6-17), and children 6 years old and younger are admitted free. Historic Schoenbrunn Village members may attend free of charge. Memberships to the Village may be purchased at the event and last for one year. 

Historic Schoenbrunn Village was founded in 1772 as a Moravian mission among the Delaware Indians. With founder and missionary David Zeisberger, Ohio’s first settlement reached one hundred cabins and three hundred inhabitants. Today, 16 reconstructed cabins are available to tour. Historic Schoenbrunn Village’s first day of the 2019 season is Tuesday, May 28. Special events include Spring and Autumn Lantern Tours, Children’s Day, Frontier Skills, Simple Songs, Stories & Games, Colonial Trade Faire, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Christmas in the Village, and a traditional Moravian Sunrise Service for Easter and Lovefeast.

Historic Schoenbrunn Village is operated by the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum and owned by the Ohio History Connection. The Village is located in New Philadelphia at 1984 East High Avenue off of U.S. 250.

For more information, call 740-922-6776 or 330-663-6610 or email Deidra Lute, Historic Schoenbrunn Village Site Manager, at deidral@dennisondepot.org.