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Christmas Village returns to Tobacco Farm Life Museum

Posted on November 24, 2021

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The Tobacco Farm Life Museum's Drive Through Christmas Village returns in December.

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The Tobacco Farm Life Museum's Drive Through Christmas Village returns in December.

KENLY — The Tobacco Farm Life will stage its Drive Through Christmas Village during the first three weekends of December.

This year’s event will build on last year’s decorations, with more exhibits and lights.

The Christmas Village takes its inspiration from the miniature porcelain Christmas villages that adorn many family rooms during the holiday season. The holiday lights and decorations also reflect the farming community whose history the museum preserves and shares.

Light displays include an ice-skating rink, gingerbread house, enchanted forest and candy garden.

Visitors can walk the grounds Friday, Dec. 3. The walk-through event is free, but the museum welcomes donations This special preview night is a kick-off event for Kenly’s Christmas on Main, which will take place Saturday, Dec. 4.

All other nights of the Christmas Village will be drive-through only, with tickets at $10 per car. Proceeds from the event support the museum’s mission to preserve and present the history of farming in North Carolina. The lights will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18.

To purchase tickets, go to

The Kitchen of Ahhz food truck will be on hand serving hotdogs, hamburgers, hot chocolate, coffee and more.

A photo contest will run Dec. 3-18. Individuals who tag photos on social media with #TFLMVillage21 will be entered. The contest pays $200 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. The museum reserves the right to use the photos in future promotions.

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