Lantern tours at Sauder Village

Sauder Village in Archbold will offer its traditional Lantern Tours.

Reservations are now being accepted for the “Yuletides of Yesteryear” Lantern Tours, to be held Nov. 26 and Dec. 3, 9, and 10 at Sauder Village in Archbold.

The traditional Holiday Lantern Tours offer guests an interactive look at the American Christmas traditions from 1850 through the 1920s.

“We’re excited about the traditional stories, demonstrations and hands-on activities that will be offered during our ‘Yuletides of Yesteryear’ Lantern Tours,” said Kim Krieger, media relations.

The Holiday Trolley will stop at Pioneer Settlement Area, where guests will visit the Witmer-Roth Home to help set the table and learn about historic holiday food recipes as we prepare for the Christmas meal. At the Peter Stuckey Home, guests will learn how the home was decorated for the holidays, make a craft, and learn about holiday gift giving.

When the Holiday Trolley stops at the Grime Homestead guests will hear about modern holiday traditions of the 1920s, sing carols at the player piano, frost cookies in the kitchen, and help decorate a tree. At the District 16 School, guests will enjoy story time while helping to act out a traditional Christmas story.

The Sauder Village Gift Shop, Lauber’s General Store and Herb Shop will all be open during the Lantern Tours for holiday shopping. Guests may also want to consider making it a weekend get-away with an overnight stay at the Sauder Heritage Inn with the Holiday Lantern Tour Package.

The “Yuletides of Yesteryear” Lantern Tours last approximately 90 minutes, and are repeated every half hour from 4-8:30 p.m. The cost is $13 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 and up. Member discounts are available.

Pre-registration is required. Call or visit the Sauder Village website to register.

For more information about Holiday Lantern Tours, call 800-590-9755 or visit

Sauder Village in Archbold will offer its traditional Lantern Tours. Village in Archbold will offer its traditional Lantern Tours.