Christmas Open House

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Sunday, December 5, 2021 - 00:00

The lighting of memorial luminaries, free refreshments, a children’s holiday-themed scavenger hunt, and a Christmas food drive will be part of the festivities at Mountain Gateway Museum’s Annual Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friends of the Mountain Gateway Museum (FOTMGM) are now selling memorial Christmas luminaries as a fundraiser for the museum’s Program Fund. Luminaries are $5 each and may be purchased from Friends’ members or at the museum, 24 Water St., in Old Fort. Buyers may choose to memorialize a deceased person or pet or honor a living person or pet. The luminaries will be placed on the museum’s front porch, gazebo, sidewalks, and atop the rock wall along Mill Creek and will be lighted about 5:30 p.m., following the Town of Old Fort’s Christmas Parade.

Free coffee, hot apple cider, and cookies will be served, and favorite holiday music will be played in the background. Also, children can participate in a scavenger hunt for which the winners will receive small prizes. Mountain Gateway Museum also will be collecting canned goods and non-perishable food items for needy families at Christmas. All donations will be given to the Foothills Food Hub in Marion.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, all guests are asked to wear cloth face coverings, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer while inside the museum. We cannot wait to see you!