Preparations have been underway for this year’s Christmas in the Village, which is marking its 39th year. This year’s theme is A 50’s Rockin’ Christmas in the Village.

Preparations have been underway for this year’s Christmas in the Village, which is marking its 39th year. This year’s theme is A 50’s Rockin’ Christmas in the Village.

The Chippewa County Historical Society’s Christ­mas in the Village tradition began in 1978 when then director Mary Anne Bennett took the idea of a Christmas celebration at Pioneer Village and made it a reality.

The annual celebration has had many different themes throughout its 39 year history. There have been German, Swedish, and Icelandic Christmases, to name a few. There have been a few Christmas in the Village celebrations that have honored historic events such as World War I and World War II.



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