Image result for deck the old city hall bellinghamGet in the holiday spirit with the Whatcom Museum’s annual festivities! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View more than 20 decorated trees, take your picture with Santa, visit with Wally the Museum Mouse, and more. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Sponsored by the Museum Advocates and the Foundation Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

Deck the Old City Hall
Through December 31, Noon – 5pm
Admission by donation

Get in the holiday spirit with the Whatcom Museum’s annual festivities! Historic Old City Hall will be decked out for the season. View decorated trees, take your picture with Santa, visit with Wally the Museum Mouse, and more. Admission is by donation, and proceeds are used to support the Museum’s rich offerings of exhibitions and programming. Sponsored by the Museum Advocates and the Foundation Board of Directors.

Visit with Santa at Deck the Old City Hall
December 3, 12:30 – 2:30pm

Admission by donation
Bring your wish list, holiday cheer, and camera when you visit with Santa. He’ll be checking to see who’s been naughty or nice this year. Admission is by donation. Photo ops are self-serve using individual cameras/phones.

Deck the Old City Hall Cocktail Party
Friday, December 1, 5:30
 – 8pm
Tickets $50 per person | For ages 21+

Put on your dancing shoes and join us at our annual holiday kick-off cocktail party, sponsored by Lori and Scott Clough! Guests will enjoy our decorated building, tasty drinks and hors d’oeuvres, music, and dancing. Visit the Lightcatcher exhibitions after the festivities during Art Walk. Tickets are available at BrownPaperTickets.com/event/3139702.

Downtown Art Walk at the Lightcatcher
Friday, December 1, 6 
– 10pm
Lightcatcher | 250 Flora Street
FREE!
Don’t miss seeing the special exhibition Art of the American West: Highlights of the Haub Family Collection from the Tacoma Art Museum and People of the Sea and Cedar. Visit the Museum Store to find unique holiday gifts made by local artists and artisans.

Visit with Wally the Museum Mouse
Saturday, December 2 & 9, 12:30
 – 2:30pm
Admission by donation

Say hello to Wally the Museum Mouse, our beloved Museum mascot! He’ll be spreading holiday cheer, and taking photos by the big holiday tree in the Rotunda Room. Admission is by donation. Photo ops are self-serve using individual cameras/phones.

Whatcom County Historical Society (WCHS)
Annual History Holiday Open Mic
Thursday, December 14, 7:30 – 9pm
$5 Suggested Donation/Museum & WCHS Members free

Historical Society members, and the public, are welcome to participate and share in a fun evening of holiday cheer at the annual history holiday open mic. Presentations can be about local history, interesting artifacts, research projects, and more. Local authors will be on hand with books for holiday giving.