Lightly falling snow, handmade gifts and chestnuts roasting on an open fire added up to an old fashioned Christmas.
Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, starting today at Lanterman’s Mill in Mill Creek Metroparks, showcased handmade crafts, musical entertainment and demonstrations of wool-spinning, woodcarving and more.
Trevous Stineman of Cortland participated as a vendor for the second year.
“I think it’s great,” he said. “A lot of our heritage is based on these ideals right here. Mine and everyone else’s. It’s where we came from.”
Stineman makes handmade birdhouses, snowmen and other items from old pallets, barn siding and crates.
The event starts the Christmas season for the Reed family.
“It’s part of the Christmas tradition,” Traudi Reed of Canfield said. She attended Saturday with her daughter, Vicki Reed, and Vicki’s daughters, Halina and Taryn Michener, all of Cleveland.
Halina, 7, and Taryn, 4, posed for photos with Santa and enjoyed the candy canes his elf gave them.
The family enjoys the atmosphere of the event, Traudi said.
The mill was decorated with poinsettias, wreaths, pine garlands, red bows and a large Christmas tree.
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