A Carillon Christmas is not only an opportunity to be transported to a holiday season from the past, but a chance to taste old-fashioned treats.
This is the third year visitors can try chestnuts roasted over an open hearth.
A historic interpreter roasts the nuts in an iron dish over a roaring fire in the cozy 1815 home of William Morris. A cone of roasted chestnuts is $3.
Gingerbread cookies, prepared in an 1817 summer kitchen, are also available for $2. The historical recipe came from an 1845 cookbook titled “The New England Economical Housekeeper.”
WANT TO GO:
WHAT: A Carillon Christmas
WHERE: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton
WHEN: Now through Dec. 30. Sunday-Thursday: 5-9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday: 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
ADMISSION: $10 adults (ages 18-59), $9 seniors (ages 60+), $7 child (ages 3-17). Free for children under 3 and Dayton History Members.
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