Agritourism class plans Christmas Village at MTSU

Agritourism class plans Christmas Village at MTSU

MTSU’s agritourism class is preparing for the annual Christmas Village featuring Santa and the MTSU farm animals from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 1, in the Tennessee Livestock Center’s large arena space.

The public is invited to attend the event that features Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, farm animals, MTSU Creamery chocolate milk, crafts, a straw maze, Little Acres interactive exhibit and more.

A child collects reindeer food

Along with her mother, a youngster collects some reindeer food at the December 2017 MTSU Christmas Village, to help feed Santa’s animals on Christmas Eve. The Dec. 1 event this year features live animals, Santa and Mrs. Claus and more. (Submitted file photo)

To register, which is required, go online to Parking is free. To find the livestock center, located at 1720 Greenland Drive, go online to

Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 12 — or free with a donation of three nonperishable food items that will be given to the MTSU Student Food Pantry.

Much-needed food items include tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pasta, rice, canned chicken and fruit, Pop Tarts, soups, peanut butter and jelly.

The agritourism class is part of the School of Agriculture in the College of Basic and Applied Sciences.

For questions, please contact Kacey Roberts at 240-925-0790 or email,or MTSU ag instructor Alanna Vaught at 615-653-6018.

MTSU has more than 300 combined undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Santa, Mrs. Claus and elves

Assisted by elves, Santa and Mrs. Claus were quite popular in December 2017 during the MTSU School of Agriculture agritourism class’s Christmas Village in the Tennessee Livestock Center. This year’s event will be from 9 to noon Saturday, Dec. 1. (Submitted file photo)