The Atlanta History Center’s annual holiday program, The Holiday Spirit, offers family activities that celebrate the season. Holiday crafts, live music, decorations, theatrical performances, and a visit from Saint Nicholas provide opportunities for families with little ones to create holiday memories.

Featured activities include time travel to explore holidays past at Smith Family Farm and Swan House where guests encounter friendly “Spirits” from the 1860s and the 1930s.

At Smith Family Farm, guests meet members of the Smith household and their neighbors as they prepare for the holidays and welcome soldiers returning from Civil War on furlough. Demonstrations of blacksmithing, candle-dipping, and open-hearth cooking showcase time-honored traditions of the South. At Swan House, guests observe holiday decorations and meet the individuals who kept the house running during the busy holiday season, including the gardener, chauffeur, and maid.

The event will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2012; from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Center located at 130 West Paces Ferry Road. The program is free to members; included in the cost of general admission for nonmembers. Purchase advance tickets online and save. For information about this program or to purchase admission tickets visit or call 404.814.4000.

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