Fort Event Set

Get in the holiday spirit at Fort Sisseton Historic State Park’s annual Frontier Christmas on Saturday.

Visitors will have the opportunity to re-live Christmas traditions from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Listen to local musicians perform holiday music and make traditional Christmas crafts throughout the grounds; write a letter to military personnel to thank them for their service and to wish them a Merry Christmas; try your hands at egg-baked bread in the North Barracks’ kitchen; or enjoy roasted chestnuts.

Join the fort’s horse drivers for a sleigh or wagon ride through the fort grounds, get an up-close look at traditional sleigh bells, see members of the Prairie Fiber Arts Guild demonstrate how wool and other natural fibers are made into clothing, and try your hand at old-fashioned rope turning.

“We really want folks to come out and enjoy an authentic, old-fashioned Christmas celebration,” said Ali Tonsfeldt, park manager. “It’s a chance for families to try something new by revisiting the splendor of Christmas past. This year we will also have two tree lighting ceremonies, one at noon and another at 4 p.m.

There is no cost to participate, but a park entrance license is required and can be purchased at the park. Concessions will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. or until gone. Cost for a meal is $5 per person.

For more information, contact Fort Sisseton at 605.448.5474 or email

Marshall County Journal

PO Box 69, Britton, SD 57430
Phone: (605) 448-2281
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