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Home Things to Do Festivals Buffalo Bill Historical Center to Welcome Santa to 2009 Holiday Open House

Buffalo Bill Historical Center to Welcome Santa to 2009 Holiday Open House

Treats, Music and Dance to Mark Museum’s Dec. 5 Annual Celebration

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The Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming will throw open its doors Dec. 5 for its annual Holiday Open House with a festive celebration to mark the 2009 holiday season.

The annual Holiday Open House is one of the most popular events of the year, and for good reason-the day is filled with seasonal decorations, music and dance, visits with Santa, and homemade holiday treats-and it's all free.

Entertainment begins promptly at 10 a.m. and runs simultaneously in three different venues, until the doors close at 6 p.m. Performers, all generously volunteering their time and talent, come from the surrounding area and include school, family, and community groups.

The diverse programs offer something for everyone: music by choruses, carolers, honor choirs, jazz bands, and barbershop quartets; dance in styles from ballet to modern, clogging to tap.

The day's festivities also include the crowning ceremony for the Little Miss Snowflake and Snow Prince children's pageants; the High School Holiday Art Show exhibition, featuring works from students throughout the Big Horn Basin; homemade cookies and other treats donated by Historical Center volunteers and staff; and, of course, Santa Claus visits with children in the breezeway leading to the Cody Firearms Museum.

Children are welcome to come with their lists for Santa, and parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras to photograph the moment.

For more information contact Nancy McClure at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (307) 578.4102. A full schedule of the day's performances and activities will appear on the Historical Center's Web site (www.bbhc.org) closer to the date of the open house, and will be printed in the Cody Enterprise and the Powell Tribune newspapers.

Devoted to western cultural and natural history, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center is comprised of the Buffalo Bill Museum, Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Plains Indian Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Draper Museum of Natural History, and McCracken Research Library. For general information, visit
www.bbhc.org  or call (307) 587.4771.

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