Dec 8, 2012 7:21 PM by Lacey Steele

Traditional holiday celebrated at Bent's Old Fort

It was nothing but traditional holiday celebrations at Bent's Old Fort today with traditions dating back to the 1840's!

The breaking of the pinata is a Hispanic holiday tradition that the kid's loved.

They also got to see how old wooden toys were made and talk to over 70 living history staff members who dressed the part to make their stories come to life.

Parents say they loved giving their children the chance to see what Christmas used to be like.

"There're a lot of things missing in the 1840's," said Rick Wallner, Chief of Interpretation at Bent's Old Fort. "There weren't any Christmas trees out here at the fort, no Santa Clause, but they did take time to recognize the importance of the holidays and take a little time off from work to enjoy themselves."

Once the sun set, they also had candlelight tours of the fort.


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