More than 1,100 enjoy a nostalgic Christmas

Published 6:17 pm Thursday, December 23, 2021

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The Polar Express Nostalgic Christmas event hosted by the Southampton Agriculture & Forestry Museum in Courtland drew more than 1,100 people to the Heritage Village on Dec. 4.

Families saw the Polar Express and model trains, took train rides around the decorated village, experienced the nativity scene with live animals, visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus, participated in old-time tree decorating, enjoyed cookies, hot cocoa and more.

Lynda T. Updike, who is affiliated with the museum, said, “The museum committee members spent many hours planning the event, decorating the area and getting everything set up. The results were awesome. The museum members and their families volunteered their time and energies to make sure that the over 1,100 visitors had a wholesome family oriented good time.”

All nonperishable food donations went to Bags of Hope, a local charity.