The Holiday Open House is a round-robin of puppet plays, art making projects, photos with Santa Claus, and other activities.
Marionette plays "A Party for Papa Gus" at 1-1:30pm and 3:00pm - 3:30pm St. Francis Auditorium
Teatro Duende presents a little skit by the Marionettes: Juan, Rosina and Miguelito try very hard to get ready for a party, but rascally Warts keeps causing trouble! Puppeteers Joy Ginther, Danielle Reddick, Patrick Briggs, Melissa Heiman and Westin McDowell. Directed by Barbara Hatch.
Make Your Own Stick Puppet 12-4pm Main Lobby
Roni Rohr and friends help children of all ages create their own puppet character.
Find Freckles 12-4pm Rear Lobby
Freckles the marionette is hiding somewhere in the museum. As you go through the galleries looking for Freckles, pick up clues that will lead you to find him and win a prize!
Selfies with Santa! 1:30 – 2:15 PM and 3:30 – 4:00 PM St. Francis Auditorium
Parents, have your camera ready for this photo opportunity! Get your picture taken with Santa on your lap! It’s a photo opportunity with the Baumann Santa Claus marionette, for children of all ages. Led by Puppeteer Danielle Reddick.
Say Goodnight to the Marionettes 3:30pm-4pm St. Francis Auditorium
Help tuck the marionettes into their boxes.
For a short video about the puppet plays, click here.