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12/5/08 - Nacogdoches

Millard's Crossing Holds Grand Christmas Tour

With a December chill in the air, there was plenty of Christmas spirit everywhere this evening at the Millard's Crossing Historic Village in Nacogdcoches.

Millard's Crossing has put on this christmas Candlelight Tour for 15 years now, and it's grown significantly over the years according to Director Susie Lower.

" The first year we did it, I invited all my friends to come out and sing on the grounds," says Lower. "We had just one little string of lights around each house, and it's really grown as you can see."

The Village is set up with all kinds of activities ranging from train rides and storytelling to Contra dancing and live music.

"Contra is really old.  It's probably older than square dancing," said Linda Mrosko.   "It's from Medieval days all the way up to modern days." 

In the church, you can catch the play of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

In the Tool Shed and Livery Stable, you can learn about the skills of subsistence farming a wonderful collection of antique tools.

In the Watkins Log House, you can sit by the fireside and listen to storytelling by local professional Dove Watson and enjoy some hot chocolate and baked goods as well.

There was also plenty of music to go around, courtesy of the Stephen F. Austin Quintet. 

"It's just a great way to get ready for Christmas, you know, because it's very Christmasee and gets people in the spirit of Christmas."

 

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