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Panhandle-Plains Historical Museums 37th annual Christmas Open House

The museum will be bustling with Christmas activity as role players in Pioneer town invite everyone to step in and step back to Christmas in the 1890s.
CANYON -- The Panhandle-Plains Historical Museums 37th annual Christmas Open House is tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The museum will be bustling with Christmas activity as role players in Pioneer town invite everyone to step in and step back to Christmas in the 1890s. 

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Christmas Open House ready to take requests from children who visit them in their sleigh in the snowy woods of Hazlewood Lecture Hall. In the basement, children can make holiday crafts in the craft corner. 

In the Petroleum Theater, storytellers will weave Christmas stories in a cozy living room setting with a crackling fire while songs by childrens choirs and entertainers fill the rest of the museum with music from the Derrick Room. 

On Saturday only, adults and kids can decorate their own holiday cookie.

The event is free of charge. Suggested admission is one can of food per person to benefit the High Plains Food Bank. PPHMs Christmas Open House began collecting donations for the food drive three years ago and is now the areas largest single event food drive. 
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