Every year St. Nick makes his way to Amelia County to visit with all the boys and girls to find out their holiday wishes. Join us at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park for a weekend of holiday activities.
Saint Nicholas visits Sailor's Creek Battlefield during a weekend in December.
I just love going to an event where there is a lot for me to see and do! One of my favorite events of the year is planning and participating in the Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. I love it because it is a time for families, kids and historians. The museum is still available to walk through and enjoy. But there will other activities to enjoy as well.
Decorate a tree for nature to feed the birds and furry friends that call the park their home.
At the “trim a tree for nature” you will be able to decorate a pine cone with seeds and fruit for our birds and furry friends outside. We will then put them on the evergreens close to the Visitor Center. Then the animals can enjoy a treat and we can watch them too.
All ages enjoy jolly old St. Nick and don't forget to bring your holiday wish list!
In case there is a line to see the jolly old man, there will also be a craft table with paper activities, beads, bells and colors galore. Come and make an ornament to give away or to decorate your own tree. These craft items will be items similar to what those in 1865 would have made to decorate their own trees and houses.
Antebellum Saint Nicholas
You can bring your wish list to give to St. Nicholas. You may also want to bring your pet (as long as they are ok around other folks), or take a group family shot. As time permits, I will give you your pictures on your own flash drive or email them to you by Wednesday of the following week. Our special guest will be in the park’s Visitor Center from 12 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 13, 2014 and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
Sailor’s Creek is located at 6541 Saylers Creek Road, Rice, Va. For directions and event information, call the park office at 804-561-7510 or email.
Drive Time: Northern Virginia, three to three and a half hours; Richmond, one to one and a half hours; Tidewater/Norfolk/Virginia Beach, two and a half to three hours; Roanoke, two hours.