Thronateeska Heritage Center Prepares to Ring in the Christmas Season with Santa’s Christmas Bazaar and the opening of the 5th Annual Santa Claus Exhibit
The excitement of Christmas comes but once a year and Thronateeska Heritage Center is preparing for all of the early shoppers. On Saturday, November 14, 2009, Thronateeska will host the first Santa’s Christmas Bazaar. Local arts and crafts vendors will be on hand with unique gift items. The event will be open to the public form 9:00am – 4:00pm.
In addition to the arts and crafts, the History Museum will also open the fifth annual Santa Claus Exhibit. This yearly favorite will bring cheer to young and old alike. The exhibit features Don Fisher’s collection of over 2,500 figurines, sculptures, paintings and crafted forms of Kris Kringle. Even Santa himself will be taking a break from his work at the North Pole to talk to the children. Bring your Christmas wish list and camera from 2:00 to 4:00pm in the History Museum.
Artisans interested in selling their own unique creations are welcomed to join this year’s event. Booth space will be available along Roosevelt Avenue in the historic Heritage Plaza. The cost for each space is $35 for vendors and $25 for nonprofit organizations. Vendors are encouraged to bring original, hand-made arts and crafts. Set up for vendors will begin at 7:00am. Vendors must bring their own tables and displays. In case of rain, indoor and covered areas will be available.
Visitors to Santa’s Christmas Bazaar can bring the whole family and enjoy great food and all of Thronateeska’s museums. Locos Grill will be set up selling hotdogs, hamburgers, chicken fingers, drinks and other items. The Science Museum, History Museum, Model Railroad Exhibit and Wetherbee Planetarium will be open. There is no admission cost for the bazaar. For more information on the event or signing up as a vendor call 229-432-6955 and ask for Cheryl or Cathy.
Thronateeska Heritage Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire wonder and stimulate exploration of science and South Georgia’s history by providing a dynamic learning experience through an interactive science center and museum. Facilities include the History Museum, Science Museum and Wetherbee Planetarium. Admission is free to the History and Science Museums. Planetarium show tickets are $3.50 per person. Annual memberships are available. For more information and group tour reservations contact the Thronateeska Heritage Center office at (229) 432-6955.
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