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Celebrate the Holidays at Deck the Old City Hall

By Bella Neff

The holiday season is here, come celebrate with us at the Whatcom Museum! Deck the Old City Hall is back for another year offering events and festivities to all ages.

Five decorated Christmas trees lined up along a wall

Decorated trees fill the Rotunda Room in Old City Hall from Friday, Nov. 25 – Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022, each one uniquely crafted by members and organizations in our community. The Whatcom County Health Department, North Cascades Audubon Society, Assistance League of Bellingham, and Max Higbee Center are among the groups showcasing a tree. In addition to the decorated trees, our historic building is also decorated in garlands and wreaths.

To celebrate the season, the Community Ukulele Players are offering a free performance on Dec. 11 in the Rotunda Room. The group of 24 ukulele players will be performing “Songs of the Season,” a unique mix of standard and unusual holiday songs. This event will be sure to get you in the spirit.

Admission to Deck the Old City Hall and Songs of the Season is by donation and your support helps to continue the excellent exhibitions and programs offered to the community at the Museum.

Handmade Holidays

Each Saturday in December we will be making holiday crafts for visitors to celebrate the season by getting creative. All ages are welcome to participate and you can take your crafts home to bring the holiday spirit with you! You will not want to miss this. The activity workshops are drop-in from noon – 4 p.m. and supplies will be provided. Admission to Handmade Holidays is by donation.

Dec. 3 – Joy of Surprise Crafts: Make a peek-a-boo Christmas toy or a moving picture menorah.

Dec. 10 – Painted & Yarn Ornaments: Paint a ceramic Old City Hall ornament or make a woven yarn design, you get to choose!

Dec. 17Scherenschnitte: Make a unique design by learning this technique of intricate German paper cutting.

We hope you’ll celebrate the holidays with us!

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