Outdoors

Celebrate Christmas 19th-century style

Visitors to Fort Nisqually Living History Museum on Saturday will have the chance to see how Christmas was celebrated by European settlers during the 19th century.

Visitors can play parlor games and make ornaments, and children can help bring in the yule log. Guests will have a chance to take home a piece of the log for their own holiday fire.

Throughout the event, there also will be dozens of re-enactors around the fort. Cooks will be creating chocolate custards and mince pies, there will be spinners turning wool into yarn, and blacksmiths will be working in the forge.

The event will run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $5-$8, with children 4 and younger admitted for free.

The museum is inside Point Defiance Park, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma. For more information, call 253-591-5339.

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