The television show Little House on the Prairie is well-known and beloved. Celebrities will be gathering in Corsicana for a delightful evening of mingling and socialising.

 Little House on the Prairie, a beloved television show from the 1970s, will be brought to life in Corsicana with a series of special events and appearances by the original cast members on December 2nd and 3rd. 

 A Prairie Little Christmas, hosted at Corsicana's Pioneer Village and the Corsicana Opry, offers a delightful journey back in time. This enchanting event is inspired by the beloved American children's novels penned by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

 These novels beautifully depict her experiences during her childhood and adolescence in the American Midwest from 1870 to 1894. The weekend of events is graciously sponsored by the city of Corsicana, Corsicana Parks & Recreation Department, and Collin Street Bakery.

The series, which was once highly regarded as the top show on television, had a successful nine-year run in the 1970s on NBC. It later gained popularity once again in the 1990s through reruns on the Hallmark Channel. Little House on the Prairie offered a wide range of elements to enjoy. 

It showcased heartwarming family moments, taught valuable lessons about resilience during the westward expansion, upheld strong family values, featured stunning landscapes, showcased authentic period clothing, and was led by the talented Michael Landon, who not only portrayed the character of Charles Ingalls but also directed the series.

 Throughout its duration, the show managed to attract esteemed actors and actresses, such as Earnest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Burl Ives, Patricia Neal, Eileen Heckart, and Louis Gossett Jr., who were eager to make appearances.

Visitors to Pioneer Village on December 2 and 3 can look forward to a delightful opportunity to meet and interact with twelve cast members. These talented individuals will be available for personal meet and greet sessions, where fans can take pictures with them and get their official show photos autographed. Additionally, there will be a variety of books and merchandise available for purchase.

 The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., ensuring ample time for everyone to enjoy this special occasion. There will be food trucks and vendors available at the event. Tickets can be purchased at for $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Christmas in the prairie of Corsicana, Texas. 

 The cast members appearing both days include Alison Arngrim (Nellie Oleson), Dean Butler (Almanzo Wilder), Wendi Lou Lee (Grace Ingalls), Charlotte Stewart (Miss Beadle), Pamela Roylance (Sarah Carter), David Friedman (Jason Carter), Jennifer Donati (Baby Rose Wilder), Jennifer and Michelle Steffin (Young Rose Wilder), Olivia Barash (Sylvia Webb), and Victor and Tracy French, son and daughter of Victor French, who played the character Mr. Edwards. The address for Pioneer Village is 912 West Park Avenue.

Join us on Saturday evening, December 2, at the historic Corsicana Opry for The Prairie Christmas Dinner. It will be a delightful event where you can enjoy conversations with cast members who will share their special stories and Christmas memories from the show.

 The cost for the dinner is $150 per person, and it includes a full Christmas dinner. The dinner will begin promptly at 7 p.m. On the morning of Sunday, December 3, the Opry will be hosting a VIP Breakfast with the cast at 8:30 a.m. The cost for this event is $100 per person. You can find Opry event tickets at

Please visit for more information. The Corsicana Opry can be found at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Beaton Street.

 Victor French's children, Victor and Tracy, are excited to take part in Corsicana's annual Festival of Lights Parade Christmas Parade on December 2. Victor French, known for his role as Mr. Edwards on the series, also appeared in other popular television shows like Gunsmoke and Highway to Heaven, among others. 

A Prairie Little Christmas comes to Corsicana thanks to the efforts of the event's organiser, Jack Bishop, and the support of Corsicana Mayor Mike and Deedy Fletcher. The Fletchers, who are long-time fans of 'Little House', were inspired by a similar event they attended and saw the potential for Corsicana.

 "We are delighted to introduce this exceptional event to Corsicana and contribute to the already planned festive events," expressed Mayor Fletcher. Jack Bishop, the Executive Director, expressed his enthusiasm about bringing this event to Texas for the first time. Similar events around the country attract thousands of enthusiastic fans.

The television series was filmed at Big Sky Movie Ranch in Simi Valley, California, with interiors at Paramount Pictures in Hollywood.

 It was based on the autobiographical children's novels by Laura Ingalls Wilders, who started writing at the age of 65. The show name was derived from Wilders' second book in the eight-book series published by Harper & Brothers from 1932 to 1943. 

The These Happy Golden Years novel concludes with a final page and a note stating that it marks the end of the Little House books. However, it is worth noting that an additional book was published posthumously in 1991. All of these books are conveniently available in a paperback set.

Pioneer Village, a charming destination that captures the essence of life in the late 1800s, invites visitors to embark on a delightful exploration.

 To enhance your experience, a variety of food trucks will be available, including C & S Baking, Snowie Town, Rachele’s Filipino Kitchen, Kona Ice, Shake the Bone, Taco Station, and Chick-fil-A (on Saturday). 

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