6-10pm Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun:
Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warm bonfires: the sounds of carolers, fiddlers and sleigh bells: and other yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in world-famous Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path takes you to a new winter wonder to discover. Strap on a pair of ice skates, send a shout-out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along through Greenfield Village.
80 acres of living traditions etch America’s most heartwarming holiday experiences into your memories. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historical home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family holiday traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our Christmas story a cherished part of your own.
Silhouettes By Hand has been an annual guest artist at the "Civil War Remembrance" (ca.1860s) every May, and this is her second season of "Holiday Nights".
Celebrating the holiday season and holiday times of past decades, Lauren Muney, your silhouette artist, will be dressed in ca.1917 clothing as a new resurgence of silhouette interest enters pre-WWI America, which showed a resurgence of silhouette portraits during an era when photographs were easily available. The choice of making a handmade portrait during a time when mechanical means was possible shows our cultural interest in handmade work, eg: the Arts and Crafts Movement, emphasizing traditional craftsmanship during a tumultuous social and inventive era.
Lauren will be interpreting and demonstrating silhouettes all night; interested people can have a silhouette made to take home.
Start or continue a family silhouettes tradition - Silhouettes can become an annual gift tradition in your household as well as the households of your friends and relatives. Many families have silhouettes cut every year to notice the charming changes in their children’s growth, and to give as gifts.