Discover how Christmas was celebrated in the 1850s with a trip to Island Farm on Roanoke Island on the second Saturday in December. You can kick your visit off with a visit from Saint Nick, arriving by an ox-drawn wagon. Join him on a wagon ride around the farm’s peaceful trails. If you get cold, mosey into the farmhouse where you can get warm by the roaring fireplace and help decorate the Christmas tree. Check out the cookhouse and witness how a Christmas dinner was prepared in the 1850s. You might even get to sample some homemade cookies as you sip on hot apple cider. Other activities include making cornhusk dolls and even beeswax candles to take home along with all the memories from your day.