Christmas Eve Family Program at Crossroads at Big Creek

During the run-up to Christmas Day, Crossroads at Big Creek is offering a number of family programs and outdoor activities.

Enjoy the winter solstice on Dec. 21 with a Health Hike at 4 pm. Walk through the solstice, and begin the slow progression of longer days. The hike will take about an hour. Hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Enjoy two family programs on Dec. 22. At 10 am, participate in “Water Play”: a hands-on experience with water. Wear clothes that can get wet. Then at 1 pm, children can decorate a tree in the forest with food for an animal. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

On Dec. 23, enjoy a post-game hike at 4 pm. Whatever the final score, a brisk walk will feel good. Visit forest areas and return by dark. Meet at the Collins Learning Center.

Celebrate the holiday on Dec. 24 with the family program “Do Animals Talk on Christmas Eve?” at 10 am. The program will focus on how animals normally communicate. Activities will be held in the lower-level Wildlife Room of the Collins Learning Center. At 2 pm, stop by the lecture hall to watch the documentary Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County. The center will be closed on Christmas Day.

On Dec. 26, stop by Crossroads for “Fossils of Door County” at 10 am. Learn about fossils of Door County through hands-on activities. If weather permits, participants will go on a real fossil hunt. Each family will receive a folder for fossil identification.

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