November 20, 2012—January 6, 2013
Step into a Wee Winter Wonderland at The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures. The museum will be decorated for the holidays from November 20th through January 6th, including more than a dozen miniatures depicting the holidays through time and around the world! Holiday musical performances and craft projects for children add to the festivities. Please note the museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
All included with regular museum admission!
Free for museum members.
In addition to decorations in the lobby and galleries, more than a dozen miniatures will be decorated depicting different holiday traditions around the world or in different eras. Look for these miniatures in our permanent collection and read the didactic panels to learn about the holiday tradition: Charlie’s Angels’ House (Kwanzaa celebration), Japanese Family Farmhouse and Japanese Kitchen (Shogatsu), Casita Bonita (Christmas in the Southwest), Kupjack Georgian Dining Room (Hanukkah celebration), Alderly Manor (an Edwardian Christmas), German Dollhouse (a traditional Christmas in Germany), Tordis Hus (a Danish Christmas celebration), Daneway House (18th century English Christmas), Dayvewood Drive (1940s Holiday Season), Southwest Animal Motorcycle Gang (holiday decor Southwest style), Yellow Rose of Texas (decor Clark Griswald would be proud of), German Christmas Stall (Christkindlmarkt), Reflections (1930s American New Year’s Celebration).
Click the image above to explore an interactive pdf of Alderly Manor and learn about a traditional Edwardian Christmas.
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2 pm- Jennifer Stewart reads her book The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona followed by a book signing.
10:30am- Musical performance by William Don Carlos. Holiday bagpipe and fiddle.
1:00pm-4pm Kids Create Family Fun Project. Make Mini Christmas stockings.
2pm- Musical performance by Deberah Breen- Teeny Tiny Concert. Holiday concert played on miniature instruments.
10:30am- Musical performance by Catalina Foothills High School Flute Choir
1pm-4pm- Kids Create Family Fun Project. Make Mini Sheet Music.
2pm- Musical performance by Deberah Breen- Teeny Tiny Concert. Holiday concert miniature instruments.
2pm- Musical performance by Khalsa Montessori 3-6 grade choir. Holiday music including Christmas, Hannukah and Chinese New Year’s Music conducted by Deberah Breen.
10:30am- Musical performance by Janet McClary. Holiday music on a clavinova.
1pm-4pm- Kids Create Family Fun Project. Make a Miniature Sled.
2pm- Musical performance by Deberah Breen- Teeny Tiny Concert. Holiday music performed on miniature instruments.
3pm- Fall 2012 Dollhouse Raffle drawing. Winner announced.
2pm- Musical performance by S.O.P.H.I.A. Harp circle performing holiday classics.
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