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Salida Christmas Tour
December 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 23, 2018
Explore the fascinating history of Christmas traditions (trees, mistletoe, and even the colors of Santa’s outfit). Add sing-alongs with lively carolers and crisp winter weather, and you have an evening of family fun unlike any other.
Visit the Victorian era as we walk the beautifully decorated streets of downtown Salida, home to Colorado’s largest National Historic District. Your engaging guide will share fun, interesting stories of how modern Christmas came to be. You’ll also hear about Christmas in 1880’s Salida. Plus, the Cratchit Girls lead sing-alongs of classic holiday carols.
Christmas as we know it is a relatively recent creation. Learn the story of how this beloved holiday transitioned from a church event to a national celebration.
In the past, Christmas trees weren’t common in homes–learn how this tradition started and why.
Hear of unusual Victorian-era holiday Christmas customs.
In 1880’s Salida, townfolk guaranteed a present for every child. Follow the sweet story.
View Christmas Mountain, the nation’s largest Christmas tree, and learn of the hard work involved in this one-of-a-kind tradition.
Walk Holiday Park as The Cratchit Girls lead a sing-along to classic carols.
Lights are a recent addition to Christmas decorations. Learn why.
Mistletoe is poisonous, so why is it associated with the Christmas season? We’ll explain.
No arrests occurred in Salida on Christmas 1887. Hear why that was unusual and a very big deal.