Just this past weekend, The Historic Village at Allaire held its Christmas at Allaire event, which transformed the period community into festive decor and attire — showing off the magic of the holidays!
We stopped by to check out the sprawling community, which is located in Farmingdale, NJ. Those who checked out the event were treated to all sorts of fun, consisting of craft activities for the kids, meet and greets with Santa, dancing, and much more. Another interesting aspect about the event was the showcase of how various Christmas traditions are celebrated around the world.
If you’re curious about The Historic Village at Allaire, the description below from its web site describes it perfectly.
The Historic Village at Allaire was once an iron-producing, factory-town known as the Howell Iron Works, Co. The Village was a self-sufficient community containing a carpentry and pattern making shop, a blacksmith shop, a bakery, a boarding house, a blast furnace, mills to finish iron products, a school, a church, a general store with a post office, and workers’ home. Iron produced at the village was shipped to New York City by wagon and steamship. It was used to produce steam engines parts in a factory also owned by our proprietor, James P. Allaire. The Howell Iron Works, as a community, speaks to the experiences of the economic and social changes of those who experienced early Industrial America. Today the Historic Village at Allaire is an interactive museum where visitors can experience history directly through hands-on activities.
As always, don’t forget to check out all of our photos and videos below — along with our short video to get an idea of Christmas at Allaire. If you missed out on it, don’t worry because you’ll have two more chances on December 15 and 22.