this special Victorian Christmas event will feature the park’s historic buildings adorned in turn-of-the-century holiday finery with costumed docents hosting. the Bennett House and the Serrano Adobe will feature quilt displays and weaving and spinning demonstrations. there will be handicraft vendors, festive holiday entertainment, free children's crafts, living history demonstrations, historical exhibits, tours through the decorated, historic buildings and visits with Santa Claus. there will also be a unique and old-fashioned marionette puppet theatre on the Bennet Lawn, as well the OC Chapter of the California Carvers Guild demonstrating and displaying wood toys and carvings.
• old-fashioned, hands-on activities, including churning butter & candle dipping
• decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus
• make ornaments and crafts.
• view historic exhibits
• visit with Santa in the arbor area.
at the Candlelight Tour, more than 1,000 luminarias will light the park’s pathways as strolling carolers and musicians fill the air with holiday music. children can visit with Santa in the arbor and sit at a turn-of-the-century school desk while storytellers spin holiday tales in the one-room El Toro Grammar School.