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Kick off the holiday season with family fun at the Clay Center

11/19/2012
 
Get a jump start on holiday fun at an annual family favorite. Meet Santa, make festive crafts and celebrate the season with games and challenges at Holly Day, Friday, Nov. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.
 
 
Get a jump start on holiday fun at an annual family favorite. Meet Santa, make festive crafts and celebrate the season with games and challenges at Holly Day, Friday, Nov. 23 from noon to 4 p.m.
 
The complete schedule of activities includes:
 
  • Holly Field Day:
    • Stocking Stuffing – 12:30 p.m.
    • Tree Decorating Relay – 1:30 p.m.
    • Pass the Ornament – 2:30 p.m.
  • Art activities:
    • Reindeer hats – noon to 4 p.m.
    • Cards – noon to 4 p.m.
    • Ornament Extravaganza! ($2 per ornament) – noon to 4 p.m.
  • Lighting of Earth City – noon
  • Santa visits – noon, 2 and 3:30 p.m.
  • “Shivering Science” science demo – 1, 2 and 3 p.m.
    
For even more holiday excitement, visit the art gallery to see whimsically designed and decorated trees and original works by emerging W. Va. artists in “Traditions: A Celebration of Heritage.” This unique exhibit will be on display through Dec. 30. Then, travel around the globe to discover the origins of different holiday celebrations and traditions in the original planetarium show “Reason for the Season,” showing through Jan 6.
 
All Holly Day activities, with the exception of ornament-making, are included with gallery admission, which is free for Clay Center museum members or $6 for children and $7.50 for adults. Films and planetarium shows are additional.
 
Keep the celebration going with an exciting series of hands-on crafts beginning the day after Christmas. Journey around the globe with Holiday Break art activities, taking place daily from noon – 4 p.m. and included in gallery admission. The complete schedule includes:
 
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26 – Canada, Maple leaf magnets 
  • Thursday, Dec. 27 – France, Stained glass windows
  • Friday, Dec. 28 – Holland, Paper windmills
  • Saturday, Dec. 29 – England, British Bobbies
Special holiday hours:
The Clay Center box office will close early at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 31, and the Center will be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 22, Tuesday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Jan. 1.
 
For more information on holiday activities at the Clay Center and other upcoming events, visit www.theclaycenter.org or call 304-561-3570.
 

More Information:
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