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Celebrate the season with $3 admission to the museum for everyone!

Any child that brings an item to be donated to Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless is admitted free. Due to the generous support of local businesses and friends of the Museum, all crafts and visits with Santa are FREE! Every child can create a wonderful craft and get to tell Santa and Mrs. Claus what is on their list.  Craft activities are available all day while visits with Santa are from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. A special craft being offered this year will be available between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.  Create a “Memory Bear” with VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region.  The Children’s Shopping Boutique from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, offers a wide range of gifts ranging from $1 to $15. Shoppers’ Helpers are on hand to help children ages 5 – 12 select presents for their friends and family members.   Free gift-wrapping and gift tags are included.

Also on view are Classroom Creations!  Students from the region have worked hard to create an object inspired by the theme –  A Snowy Evening and these area all available for you to win. Purchase your tickets and place them in the box that corresponds to the item you would like to win.  Visit their display and enjoy their contribution.

Adults Can Go Shopping Too!  The Museum Store is offering an expanded selection of artisan products just in time for the holidays.  On November 29 – 30, December 1, and again on December 7, the Museum Store is offering museum members a 25% discount while not-yet-members receive 15% off their entire purchase.

Family Day
Saturday, December 7 – 10 am to 5 pm
$3 Admission – Any child that brings new a personal care item or non-perishable food item for
Bennington County Coalition for the H0meless is admitted free.

Children’s Shopping Boutique – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Shoppers’ helpers and free gift wrapping for children ages 5 -12
Photos with Santa – 1:00 to 3:00 pm FREE!
Children’s crafts  FREE!  All day
Create a “Memory Bear” with VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region – 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Bake Sale  All day while pastries last

All proceeds from the Festival benefit Education Programs at the Museum

 The Festival is supported by: