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    07 December 2013

    This event repeats every week until 12/14/2013

    Christmas Candlelight Tours
    at Historic Brattonsville
    SATURDAYS, DEC 7 & 14 | 3 - 9 PM
    Historic Brattonsville
    Walk the candlelit paths of Historic Brattonsville and experience a Southern-style Christmas in the Carolina backcountry. Costumed interpreters tell the stories of people who lived here long ago. Meet the new settlers, plantation owners and enslaved African Americans as they bring to life the holiday seasons of the 18th and 19th centuries.
    Admission: Adult $10; Senior $8; Youth 4-17 $5; 3 and under & CHM members Free
    • Candle Dipping (3 to 6pm)
    • Paper Ornament Making (3 to 6pm)
    • Popcorn Garland Making (3 to 6pm)
    • Brass Quartet Playing Classical Christmas Songs (6 to 9pm)
    • St. Nicholas available for last minute Christmas present requests (3 to 9pm)
    Christmas Candlelight Tours will feature 5 interpretive venues across the site. The venues will be divided into two time periods, 1780 and 1840. Each scene will be about getting ready for Christmas and setting up a holiday party. The running theme will be on the joy and excitement of the holiday as well as examining where some of the holiday’s traditions originated and how they came to be enjoyed by the people living in the Carolina Piedmont. This year we will start in the Homestead (1840) and move backwards in time ending with the Tavern Party celebrating the recent American victories against the British (1780).
    Historic Brattonsville will be closed the day of the events until 3:00 PM

    For more information, see: http://chmuseums.org/event/1440/

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    07 December 2013 03:00 PM      08 December 2013 08:00 PM

    Historic interpreters will present musket and cannon firing demonstrations as they explain how soldiers of the French and Indian War fared in winter.
    10-4 Saturday
    10-3 Sunday

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    07 December 2013 04:00 PM

    The Joel Lane Museum House, “The Birthplace of North Carolina’s Capital,” will sponsor its annual Colonial Christmas Open House celebration on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are requested. Colonel Joel Lane was a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Militia during the American Revolutionary War.
    The house will be decorated with traditional greenery and will reflect the very different way in which colonists and early Americans celebrated the Christmas holiday. Information about the house and grounds will be offered by costumed docents; re-enactors will demonstrate scenes of 18th-century life; the sounds of live music will fill the air; and other interpreters will entertain children using colonial games and crafts through the “Hands-on History” program.
    The museum shop will be open with a great choice of gifts under $10 for both young and not so young, and the annual bake sale will feature delicious local specialties and traditional delights.
    For more information, click here: http://www.joellane.org/joellane/visitor_info/events/a_colonial_christmas_open_house_2013/

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    07 December 2013 06:00 PM      08 December 2013 09:00 PM

    Christmas at Rose Hill
    Saturday, Dec. 7th, 1 – 4 pm & Sunday, Dec. 8th, 1 – 4 pm
    Father Christmas will make a special appearance on the park on Sunday afternoon—bring the family!
    Experience the ambience of Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation, former home of Gov. William Henry Gist and his family. We’ll take you through years of Christmas traditions from before, during and after the Civil War to see how the circumstances of the war might have affected their celebrations. Refreshments—including some from 1800s recipes—will be available in the original plantation kitchen. A table for children & adults to make 1800s-style Christmas ornaments will be set up as well.
    Tours will begin each day at 1 pm and run on the half hour through 4 pm.
    $7.50 per person (age 6 and older)
    Age 5 and under, free
    This is a S.C. State Park Passport Plus program. No reservations required. Purchase tickets in plantation kitchen prior to tour time.
    Rose Hill Plantation State Historic Site
    2677 Sardis Road, Union, SC 29379
    Phone (864) 427-5966
    E-mail: rosehill@scprt.com

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    07 December 2013 07:00 PM      08:00 PM

    Join us for one of our most popular events! The sixth annual Teddy Bear Tea will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7. Children ages 5 and older are invited to a Christmas tea at the Billy Graham Headquarters Dining Hall. Guests will enjoy holiday treats, festive entertainment, and a plush Library teddy bear to take home.
    Tickets are $20 per child. Advance reservations and payment are required by Monday, Dec. 2. For more information or to make a reservation, please call 704-401-3256 or email hbrooks@bgea.org. Seating is limited. This event always sells out fast, so make plans now to join us for this special time!

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