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Pioneer Park lighted cabins during the Lighted Christmas Stroll event (December 2020). Photo: James Greenke

This weekend is the last chance to do the Lighted Christmas Stroll through Pioneer Park village

FERNDALE, Wash. — The Ferndale Heritage Society, faced with not being allowed to hold their annual Olde Fashioned Christmas at Pioneer Park due to government COVID-19 mandates, has opened up the park during the past 2 weekends so the public can, for free, walk the new concrete path between cabins decorated with bright holiday lights and Christmas decorations.

The park will be open Friday and Saturday, December 18th and 19th, from 5pm to 8pm. This will be the last chances to take advantage of this year’s special holiday event.

Guests are encouraged to bring cameras to take advantage of a holiday theme photo backdrop at the Barr Barn lean-to while the park is open on these dates.

While Santa will be not on hand this year, there will be an opportunity to mail prewritten letters to him via the Santa mailbox located by the Barrett Post Office in the village. The letters are required to have the sender’s name and a legible mailing address on them to ensure Santa’s responses get delivered.

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Download the template below for a printable letter to Santa provided by the Ferndale Heritage Society.

Letter to Santa template (PDF file download)

Guests will be asked to maintain physical distancing as they walk the paths and face coverings will be required per city guidelines. And as always, organizers pointed out, only service animals are allowed within the fenced area of Pioneer Park per Ferndale Municipal Code.

  • Jenni House cabin decorated during the Lighted Christmas Stroll event (December 2, 2020). Photo courtesy of Ferndale Heritage Society
  • Pioneer Park cabins decorated during the Lighted Christmas Stroll event (December 2020). Photo: Kari Olson
  • Letters to Santa get mailed during the Lighted Christmas Stroll event (December 4, 2020). Photo: Linda Harkleroad
  • Parker House cabin decorated during the Lighted Christmas Stroll event (December 2, 2020). Photo: Linda Harkleroad

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