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Cracker Christmas

Scheduled for December 7 & 8, 2024

Why Cracker Christmas? The origin of the term “Florida Cracker” refers to the cracking sound made by the whips used

by early settlers to herd their cattle, hence the Floridians were called “Crackers”

Cracker Christmas is an annual two day event held on the first full weekend of December. The event features live historical demonstrators, vendors, various foods for sale.

This event celebrates the Florida Pioneer and the rich history of the Christmas community.  It also showcases local history through a craft fair with handmade items, pioneer demonstrations, and community organizations displays. The event began approximately in 1977 as a small celebration. It has gradually grown into the largest Fort Christmas Historical Society event held at Fort Christmas Historical Park.

It is wonderful to have many in our community who are committed to lending their support and knowledge to all Fort Christmas Historical Society events at Fort Christmas Historical Park. Our community clubs depend on such events to help with fundraising for the 4-H, FFA, Women’s Club, Boy Scouts, and many others.