Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Silver City Museum is home to modified Victorian Christmases

On Saturday, December 11th, December 1-5, the Victorian Christmas party is back in Silver City! With some major changes to accommodate public health during these COVIDful holidays.

This year, the majority of Victorian Christmas is held outdoors. For this reason it has been postponed to a Saturday day event. The extension into the courtyard will allow for a greater variety of activities, including making birdseed ornaments, throwing corn holes, and handing out Santa’s books. There are heat lamps and hot mulled wine to keep guests warm, cookies, ornaments and of course live music.

This year’s line-up includes a 1pm sketch from the Silver City Community Theater, Twas the Night Before Christmas. Bayou Seco will perform at 1:30 p.m., followed by Silver City Chorale at 2:30 p.m., Joe Neri at 3:15 p.m. and finally with a bilingual reading at 4:00 p.m. with Wendy Spurgeon and Raul Turrieta – who is also the one Event is MC.

This year we are pleased to introduce La Bonita Bakery as a supplier of tamales and other savory snacks!

The 2021 Victorian Christmas Festival will also feature the popular puppet show and gift exchanges that were introduced just before COVID. Inside, there will be more ornaments and trees to decorate in the Dodge Gallery as well as in Ebenezers Exchange in the hall. Please bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $ 10 to enter.

The museum shop will be stocked and ready with free gift wrapping. Club members can take advantage of a one-time discount of 20 percent from November 15 to December 24.

Masks are also required outdoors (except when eating and drinking) and the capacity inside the building is limited to 50. Victorian clothing is always recommended, but remember to dress warmly and prepare to be outdoors. The highlight of the event is the lighting of our famous festive outdoor decorations when the sun goes down.

The Silver City Museum provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to explore, understand, and celebrate the rich and diverse cultural heritage of southwestern New Mexico by collecting, preserving, exploring, and interpreting the region’s unique history. It is nationally recognized through its accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums.

For more information on this or other programs, contact [email protected]; if you would like to volunteer, contact [email protected]; To join the Silver City Museum Society, contact [email protected] For all of this and more, visit www.silvercitymuseum.org or call the main office at 575-388-5921.

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