Christmas on Vinegar Hill quickly
Annual shopping event to be held Saturday
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[November 07, 2016]
PULASKI – The 28th annual Christmas on Vinegar Hill will be held
Saturday November 19th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include
shopping opportunities in various locations including private homes,
schools, churches, and businesses in Mount Pulaski and the
surrounding area. Shoppers can expect to find crafts, antiques,
baked goods, and much more, along with the marvelous offerings of
the quaint downtown shops in Mount Pulaski.
Green wooden Christmas trees with numbers and letters will mark
the shopping sites. Maps will be available at all the shopping
locations as well as at the Mount Pulaski Courthouse. More than 125
crafters and antique collectors/dealers have already enrolled for
participation in this year’s event.
Guests in town can also expect a wide variety of foods to be offered
at breakfast and lunch time. There will be food sales at several
locations that include home-made products, and area restaurants will
be ready to serve as well.
The Mount Pulaski Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln argued cases when
he rode the old 8th Judicial Circuit will be open throughout the
day. Visitors are invited to stop by and soak in some of Logan
County’s richest history and also enjoy the Lincoln period Christmas
decorations throughout the building.
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Christmas on Vinegar Hill takes its name from a colorful period in Mount Pulaski
history. Prior to the repeal of the 18th amendment ending prohibition, in 1933,
Mount Pulaski stayed “wet” longer than the surrounding communities. Since Mount
Pulaski had 13 prosperous saloons and a few bootleggers, the railroads brought
many customers into town from all directions. Upon nearing the town, the train
conductor would call out “Vinegar Hill – next stop.” Travelers would come into
the town with their empty flasks and leave with full ones, thus the name Vinegar
The day of Christmas sales will take place in Mount Pulaski and also there will
be sales going on in nearby Chestnut. To learn more about the annual craft and
vendor sale visit the
Vinegar Hill section on the Mount Pulaski website.
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