Christmas At Yesteryear Village Opens Dec. 7

The spirit of traditional Christmas comes alive at historic Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds for two weekends in December. Sponsored by Publix, Yesteryear Village volunteers will present “Christmas In Yesteryear Village,” reminiscent of a simpler era. Christmas in Yesteryear Village will take place Friday through Sunday, Dec. 7-9 and Dec. 14-16 from 5 to 9 p.m. each evening.

Imagine a Christmas with ice skating, hot chocolate or apple cider and gingerbread houses celebrated against a backdrop of strolling carolers vocalizing your favorite holiday melodies.

“Christmas In Yesteryear Village” is all about tradition, good times and the most wonderful time of the year. Marvel over a towering and fully decorated 30-foot Christmas tree and a synchronized light show. Check out more than 20 historic buildings festooned in thousands of sparkling Christmas lights and garland. Vote for your favorite Christmas tree in a community tree trim competition. There will also be many special holiday food offerings.

As you wander through “Christmas in Yesteryear Village,” capture the distinct holiday atmosphere in the air. A magnificent and live Nativity scene proclaims the reason for the season. Shop at special holiday crafters, and be sure to browse the General Store for gift giving. Bring the kids and grandchildren for pony rides and children’s games. Both Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there.

Admission costs $10. Children age 2 and younger are admitted free. If you purchase an advance admission ticket to January’s South Florida Fair at any Publix in Palm Beach County, you’ll receive a free admission ticket for a child ages 3 to 11. Parking is free. For more info., visit or call (561) 793-0333.