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

Any child that brings new school supplies or a non-perishable school snack for children in the Seedlings Program 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. The Children’s Shopping Boutique from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm, offers a wide range of gifts ranging from $1 to $10. Shoppers’ Helpers are on hand to help children ages 4 – 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 Musical Tall Case Clock and these area all available for you to win. Place your bid for any that inspire you. The highest bidder will win that Classroom Creation!   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 24 – 26 and again on December 9, the Museum Store is offering museum members a 25% discount while not-yet-members receive 15% off their entire purchase.


Family Day
Saturday, December 9 – 10 am to 5 pm
$3 Admission – Children who bring new school supplies or non-perishable school snacks for the Seedlings Program are admitted free.

Children’s Shopping Boutique – 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Shoppers’ helpers and free gift wrapping for children ages 4 -12
Photos with Santa – 1:00 to 3:00 pm FREE!
Children’s crafts  FREE!  All day
Bake Sale  All day while “goodies” last
Bidding on Original Artwork closes December 28 at 4 pm

All proceeds from the Festival benefit Education Programs at the Museum

 The Festival is supported by:









Family Day is supported by:

Bennington Subaru
Hawkins House
Adams Lock and Security
Knapp’s – Music, Toys, Hobbies
Friends of Bennington Museum