The 18th annual Historical Christmas Dinner at Fort Robinson State Park has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1. The always popular event will feature a menu from the original Fort Robinson 1933 Christmas Dinner. The menu will include roast turkey with white house dressing, snowflake potatoes, creamed peas, Westchester corn, candied sweet potatoes, fruit salad, cranberry sauce, fruit cake, pumpkin pie and additional assorted era specific samplers. Guests are encouraged to dress in 1933 attire.
This event is a very popular one in Nebraska and only 200 tickets will be sold for the special dinner. Those tickets will be available on a first-come, first served basis beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Tickets will be sold at Fort Robinson State Park office, the Chadron Chamber of Commerce office, and the Rea’s Market in Harrison. There is a limit of four tickets per family. In the past tickets have sold out in the first 30 minutes of being offered. Tickets are first sold at the counter then park staff will take phone calls.
Patrons are provided two days leeway to send in their payment. Credit cards are not accepted.
The Christmas dinners are a cooperative project of Fort Robinson State Park, Nebraska Historical Museum, Crawford, Chadron, Harrison, and Whitney communities and many others. Anyone interested in volunteering or sponsoring an activity for the Christmas dinner or decorating one of the historical buildings is asked to contact the Fort Robinson State Park office at 308-665-2900.