Community trees to highlight annual Courthouse Christmas
Don’t miss it this year!
On Sunday, Dec. 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to experience the incredible 35th annual Christmas Open House at the Courthouse Museum.
Community-loving docents who volunteer at the Musuem, along with a multitude of diverse local groups, will have “decked the halls” and filled the rooms of the historic building with more than 70 Christmas trees. One of those trees will be the annual County Times Christmas Tree, located near the main entrance. Look under the tree for free copies of the newspaper!
At the Open House event, they will serve treats and traditional Courthouse eggnog — from a closely-guarded secret recipe. Live entertainment will be performed by the following groups starting at 1 p.m.: Central Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School Christmas Choir, Harmony Valley Chorus, Caitlin’s Suzuki Violin Studio, St. Anthony’s School Choir, and Bear Creek Ukulele Society.
The event is FREE to the public.
The Courthouse Museum is located at 21st and N Streets, Merced. The Christmas tree exhibit will run through Dec. 29. Teachers are reminded that the museum will be open Monday through Friday mornings throughout December for walk-through tours. This is a wonderful way to introduce your class to the museum. Call the museum office at (209) 723-2401. Please support your local museum by shopping at our store for holiday gifts. And last but not least, don’t forget to visit the current Courthouse exhibit, “Merced Irrigation District Centennial Celebration.”