A number of families still celebrate Christmas in July and visitors to Harkin House learned why.
 
"I think that was more personal choice for the families rather than any particular tradition by any group. It was really more of a get-together...of course the children would be playing, the adults gathering and catching up on what was going on in the family more than anything else. The traditional Christmas things going on, or meals we always had favorite meals with families during Christmas. We do decorate for Christmas like anybody would treats for Christmas that will be made, cookies, punch that's has spices in it that's we decorate and set up for." Nicollet County Historical Society Member Glenn Stryker said.
 
As with any of the historical programs in our area celebrating Christmas in July remains important to remind us of our history and what our ancestors went through.

--KEYC News 12.