CASPIAN—The theme for the 24th annual Christmas Tree Galleria at the Iron County Museum is “Joy to the World.” The Galleria will run from Saturday, Nov. 9, to Sunday, Nov. 17. During the Galleria, with about 40 beautifully decorated trees will be on display.
Registrations for the display of the trees will be accepted at the museum through next Monday, Nov. 4. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
Registration forms are available at First National Bank and Trush of Iron Mountain-Kingsford and its Riverside Plaza Branch, Quality First Auto Body on Washington Avenue, Central Arts and Gifts, the Iron County Chamber of Commerce, at the museum and on the museum’s Facebook page.
Designated tree set-up will be Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The decorated and themed trees will be on display daily Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or Sundays through Friday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission during the Galleria and for all programs is $5 for adults. Children’s admission for all programs is one non-perishable food item.
Attendees will also have the opportunities to see the many special baskets on display as part of a fund-raising raffle. The baskets have been donated by generous supporters of the Iron County Museum. Tickets will be available for purchase during Galleria hours as well as some outlets throughout the county starting Nov. 1.
There will be four special programs taking place as part of the Galleria. On Saturday, Nov. 9, eight Iron County residents will be honored for their volunteerism. Volunteer honorees represent the various geographic areas of the county. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the program will begin at 2 p.m. It is sponsored by the First National Bank of Iron Mountain-Kingsford and Iron River. Admission is free with one non-perishable item.
Hours for the remaining days of the Galleria are 1 to 4 p.m.
On Sunday, Nov. 10, there will be a special musical program featuring the West End Players. The entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. The musical program is co-sponsored by Lindwall Motors of Iron River and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
The special program on Monday, Nov. 11, will be the Family Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. There will be activities for the children, and a visit from Mrs. Santa Claus. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Lunch will be served. Family Night is sponsored by the Dickinson Community Foundation. Admission is free with one non-perishable item.
The Galleria will close Sunday, Nov. 17, with musical entertainment by Paula D starting at 2 p.m. There will also be the drawing for the Special Baskets Raffle.
The museum gift shop will be open during all Galleria hours. For more information, contact the museum at 265-2617 or write email@example.com.