Step back in time to learn about Christmas and winter solstice traditions of the Cherokee and early settlers when Christmas at Red Clay is held Sunday, Dec. 10, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Red Clay State Park, 1140 Red Clay Park Road in Cleveland, Tenn.
Park Manager Erin Medley says this living-history event will include singing traditional songs, cooking cobbler in a Dutch oven over a fire in the farmhouse and hearing from re-enactors portraying a Cherokee tribe member of the 1700s, a longhunter and pioneers.
"This is a unique time to experience the park by candlelight and learn about old-time traditions," she says.
Visitors will be led through the park in tours that will depart from the Visitor Center in 15- to 20-minute increments. She advises visitors to dress warmly and bring a flashlight.
The event is free, but all participants must register online at www.tnstateparks.com/redclay.
Contact Susan Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-757-6284.