Sunday, December 2 – 4, 2016.
Time: Friday – 5 to 9 pm and Saturday & Sunday
– 4 to 9 pm.
Admission: Adults $7.00, Children 12 & Under Free
A vintage Christmas celebration nestled in
a captivating, nighttime historic setting.
Catch a glimpse of Christmas past by
entering the Historic Mule Stable. The smell of fresh baked treats .
. . anise jumbles, ginger snaps and the home baked bread will fill
your senses as you pass through the kitchen where mother and
daughters plan the sweetest of surprises.
Visitors will also enjoy the many Victorian decorations in
this historic building that is warmed by the enchantment of
candlelight. To the delight of young and old alike, interpreters,
gaily dressed for the season, will share stories behind Victorian
Christmas decorations and traditions as they quill, embroider , and
prepare craft items that will fill the giant cedar Christmas tree in
Located directly behind The Mule Stable, the Christmas Market
features a wide variety of juried crafts and food
items. With over 30 stands to shop you can purchase a variety of Christmas
gifts and holiday party items. Our Christmas market has ornaments,
hand- carved Santa’s, home décor items, handspun wool products,
candles, jewelry & lockbox jewelry boxes, Christmas cookies,
candies, cakes, and cheeses to name just a few of the gifts in our
market. The outside Christmas market opens promptly at 5 pm each
Plus you can buy delicious homemade food for your holiday
social activities, such as; cookies and clear toy candy.
Visitors can also purchase tickets for our popular Gift
Basket Raffle in our Christmas Market. Baskets which include gift
certificates, holiday and home improvement items, gym memberships,
family fun activity passes, pet supplies, and ladies & gentleman
specialty gifts are donated from area businesses. Valued from $40 to
several hundred dollars these baskets can be shared with friends and
family during your holiday celebrations. GOOD LUCK!
Interested in being a vendor in the
Christmas Market?: Click here
for market details
and vendor registration form.
What a better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to take an
old fashion wagon ride with your family through the historic Joanna
Furnace iron plantation! Rides run continuously though the site that
is illuminated with special lighting.
Nestle up by our roaring bonfire and listen to holiday songs sung by
Joanna’s Carolers. Visitors are encouraged to sing along and enjoy
stories of Christmas legends told by our own Ghost of Christmas
Present. Beware! Lest you feel the switch of the Belsnickel across
your back—if you have not been a good child. However, all “good
children” will be rewarded with a sweet treat.
Stroll the luminary pathways throughout the Joanna Furnace complex
and feel the charm of 1,000 glowing candles.
Returning this year to Christmas at Joanna is the live nativity
presented by The Living Rock Bible Church from Elverson, Pa. You
will see the live re-enactment of the Nativity of our Lord. So come
experience the Christmas Story and make a public witness to the true
meaning of Christmas.
Joanna Furnace Walking Tours
Learn what it was like to live on an 18th & 19th
century iron plantation. Tours will run at 6:15 & 7:15 pm all
Delicious foods and drinks prepared by Hay Creek Valley Historical
Association volunteers will be available to purchase throughout the
week-end. Items include: Sausage Sandwiches, Hot Dogs,
French Fries, Soup, Soft Pretzels, Bottled Water, Coffee, Hot
Chocolate, and Hot Mulled Cider.
Christmas at Joanna Parking and Directions –
Convenient parking is located on the Historic Joanna Furnace grounds
and along the safely-lit Furnace Road. We are located three miles
north of Morgantown on Route 10. Turn at Furnace Road.