Events

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Handmade Holiday Noisy New Years at Deck the Old City Hall

As 2019 comes to a close, join us to celebrate the upcoming New Year. We’re offering supplies and guidance to help visitors of all ages make their own noisemakers and 2020 masks to kick off the New Year in style. Help us close out the holiday season as we look forward to an exciting year ahead!

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Handmade Holiday Scherenschnitte at Deck the Old City Hall

Deck Old City Hall is taking a trip to Germany to explore Scherenschnitte. While that may seem like a mouthful, it’s only the art of German paper cutting. Join us to cut holiday-themed pieces that are perfect for decorating a tree or mantle. Make sure to bring the family, as we’ve got a blizzard of paper snowflakes forecast too!

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Handmade Holiday Snowmen at Deck the Old City Hall

While the weather outside may not seem frightful, you can still make a snowman at the Museum. We’re offering a free activity to make sock snowmen (and snowwomen!) as part of Deck the Old City Hall. Bring the whole family for some holiday fun!

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Handmade Holiday Ornaments at Deck the Old City Hall

While our holiday trees have already gone up, if yours needs a little extra something then join us for a free ornament-making activity. As part of our Deck the Old City Hall celebration we’re offering family-friendly ornament making in the Rotunda Room. After making an ornament check out the amazing trees decorated by community members, or simply explore our historic building.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

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Deck the Old City Hall Cocktail Party

Our annual cocktail party is THE way to kick-off the holiday season in style. Put on your holiday best and enjoy the festivities in Old City Hall. There will be decorated trees, hors d’oeuvres, a no-host bar, and live music! Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets are $35 per person.

Sponsored by Lori & Scott Clough. Tickets are nonrefundable; proceeds benefit Whatcom Museum exhibitions and educational programs.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Child on Santa's lap

Visit with Santa at Deck the Old City Hall

Bring your wish list, holiday cheer, and camera when you visit with Santa. He’ll be checking to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. Photo opps are self-serve using individual cameras/phones.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Child on Santa's lap

Visit with Santa at Deck the Old City Hall

Bring your wish list, holiday cheer, and camera when you visit with Santa. He’ll be checking to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. Photo opps are self-serve using individual cameras/phones.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.

Decorated Christmas trees

Deck the Old City Hall

Join us this year and get into the holiday spirit at the Museum’s annual festivities. Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View a variety of themed, decorated holiday trees in the Rotunda Room. Visit with Santa, participate in weekly holiday craft making, and enjoy the dazzling décor. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Presented with support from the Whatcom Museum Advocates.


THE WHATCOM MUSEUM CELEBRATES “DECK THE OLD CITY HALL”

DOCHFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bellingham, WA, November 1, 2016—This year marks the fourth year of the Whatcom Museum’s Deck the Old City Hall festivities. Running Wednesdays through Sundays, November 25 through December 31, 2016, the building will be decorated in garlands, wreaths, and sparkling lights, and will feature more than 20 themed, decorated trees. In addition to the festive decorations, the month-long program will feature visits with Santa, a pop-up shop, and a signature cocktail party to kick-off the holidays. Visitors can:

VISIT with Santa: Sat. & Sun., Nov. 26 & 27 and Sun., Dec. 4, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

 CELEBRATE at our signature cocktail party, sponsored by Scott and Lori Clough: Fri., Dec. 2, 5:30 – 8 PM. Guests will enjoy tasty appetizers and drinks, music, dancing, and beautifully decorated trees. Tickets are $50 and are available on BrownPaperTickets.com beginning Nov. 1.

 SHOP the pop-up Museum Store, featuring seasonal and handmade gift items and decor.

 ENTER to win raffle prizes, including a completely decorated tree, ready to take home!

 Admission is by donation throughout this program. Proceeds help make Museum programs and exhibitions affordable for all. Deck the Old City Hall is sponsored by Northwest Honda, the Museum Advocates, and the Museum Foundation Board of Directors.