The historic village of Milton was full of goodwill and activity on Saturday, December 1, during Christmas in the Village. The firehouse, Jefferson Township Museum, Milton United Methodist Church, and St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church hosted visitors and shoppers to partake in many festive activities.

The firehouse was home to the Village Marketplace, packed with handmade goods and treats. Shoppers filled the aisles and their bags.

The museum was fully decorated in the holiday splendor of this year’s theme, “A Gingerbread Christmas.” Each room had many Christmas details to delight visitors on guided tours. Among the enthusiastic and informative Victorian-costumed docents was the newly minted, first ever junior docent, Elizabeth Singer.

Gingerbread house contest winners were displayed at Milton United Methodist Church. The venue also offered a bake sale and a decorate-your-own cookie station. Visitors were treated to concerts in the sanctuary by the church’s bell choir as well as school bands and choruses.

St. Gabriel’s offered many sweet and savory treats plus a marketplace of handmade treasures. Its sanctuary was the site of concerts by local school and community singing groups.

The Christmas spirit reached from the Village to the grounds of Camp Jefferson, where parents and children waited to meet Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Rudolph. The lodge was wonderfully decorated by the Recreation Department, creating a warm and jovial setting for the guests from the North Pole.

The weekend provided many happy activities to start Jefferson’s holiday season.

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