Museum set to usher in Christmas | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | October 30, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: October 26, 2016 at 1:43 pm
Colleton Museum and Farmers Market plans to usher in this holiday season with a Festival of Trees and a variety of special programs.
Festival of Trees and other events will begin on Nov. 30 and conclude on Dec. 3.
Museum officials hope to have a forest of up to 25 Christmas trees at the facility.
Residents will be able to view the sponsored trees Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. The holiday display will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 3. Admission to view the trees is $3 for seniors, $4 for adults and $1 for children 12 who are accompanied by an adult.
Nov. 30 will be a special preview day for senior citizens with a $2 admission charged.
During the festival, the museum has a variety of special programs planned.
On Dec. 1, the museum will host a free pre-school storyhour and sing-a-long.
Also on tap for Dec. 1 will be a “Deck Your Hall” Decoration Demo featuring Genia Floyd, Barbara Meetze, Marilyn Peters and Jill Chadwick. A $10 admission will be charged.
On Dec. 2 the museum plans a free marathon reading of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”
Dec. 3 will start with a Teddy Bear Breakfast and Parade at $15 for one child and adult ($8 for each additional child).
A free Candy Cane Maze will also be among the Dec. 3 offerings and Father Christmas and his Helpers will visit the museum.
The Colleton County Farmer’s Market will host a holiday market.
The Festival of Trees culminates Dec. 3 with a special event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., highlighted by the auction of the specially decorated Christmas trees.
Those attending the final event will dine on food provided by well-known local caterer Jimmy Fitts and be entertained by saxophonist and singer Michael Hulett of Savannah.
Tickets for Saturday evening, which include food and a beer and wine bar, are $40 a person or $75 a couple. Tickets will only be sold in advance of the event.
Further information can be obtained by calling the museum at 843-549-2303 or visiting www.colletonmuseum.org