Christmas in the Backcountry

This low-key event at the Living History Park demonstrates how Christmas was observed by colonists in the backcountry. Christmas traditions and celebrations varied throughout colonial communities, usually as a result of the cultures of their citizens. Father Christmas, better known to many as St. Nicholas, looks forward to meeting with all those who love the true Spirit of Christmas and the joy the season can bring. He will be dressed as in ages past, in his traditional Victorian coat and cap. Cost per person: FREE

Experience history firsthand through demonstration of colonial life. The Living History Park was designed so the community could enjoy a passive greenway atmosphere reminiscent of the 18th century. The Park represents North Augusta and the surrounding areas of the 1716–1785 period during which it played a vital role in the development of South Carolina and Georgia (colonies at the time) through the Indian Trade. In addition, the park hosts events year-round.