LARGO - Heritage Village presents Trees and Traditions – a Centennial Celebration, a special day of holiday-related activities, on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Pinellas County Historical Society will sponsor an open house with refreshments, children’s activities and crafts, holiday music, tours and a special visit from Santa Claus.
Guests may visit the village’s historical houses, many of which will be decorated true to their time period, locality and lifestyle, from an elaborately decorated Victorian home, to a simply adorned 1852 log cabin. This year many houses will be decorated with the assistance of Vintage Interiors of St. Petersburg.
Visitors can also find one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the Beach Cottage Gift Shop. As a tie-in to the county’s centennial celebration, tours will include information about how Pinellas County residents spent their holidays between the 1850s and 1940s.
Even Santa will join in the fun, reading letters aloud that children wrote to the St. Petersburg Times in the early 1900s. Children of all ages can enjoy “G” Scale Model Train layout as well as displays from the Tampa Bay Miniature Enthusiasts.
Admission is free to children younger than 12; suggested minimum donation of $2 per adult.
Free parking will be available at the Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road and the Heritage Village/Florida Botanical Gardens parking lot at 12211 Walsingham Road. Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. For information, visit www.pinellascounty.org/heritage or call (727) 582-2123.
Heritage Village is located at 11909 125th St. N. in Largo. This living history museum brings more than 150 years of local history to life. Tour 28 authentic buildings and structures, and experience historical Pinellas County through hands-on exploration. Paths wind through 21 acres and connect with the Florida Botanical Gardens and the Florida Gulf Coast Center for Fishing and Interactive Museum.
Heritage Village is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. It is closed Mondays, Tuesdays and all Pinellas County holidays.