This is how Little House On The Prairie Met And Mingled in Corsicana

 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. It beautifully captures her experiences and adventures during her childhood and adolescence in the American Midwest from 1870 to 1894. The weekend of events is supported 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 again in the 1990s through reruns on the Hallmark Channel.  Little House on the Prairie offered a diverse range of elements. 

It showcased meaningful family dynamics, provided insights on navigating the challenges of westward migration, emphasised the importance of strong family principles, featured stunning natural landscapes, showcased historically accurate attire, and introduced 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 draw the attention of 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 will have the delightful opportunity to meet and greet a dozen cast members. These talented individuals will be available for personal photos, autographing official show photos, and offering books and merchandise for sale. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  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 Prairie-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 per person for this event is $100.  You can also find Opry event tickets at  The Corsicana Opry can be found at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Beaton Street. Victor French's children, Victor and Tracy, have graciously accepted the invitation to take part in Corsicana's beloved Festival of Lights Parade Christmas Parade on December 2nd. 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. 


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