Holiday Events – December 20-21, 2014
Get your Merre on at Merrehope! 47th Annual Trees of Christmas 2014 opens with a reception on Sunday, November 23 from 1-5 p.m. This years theme is “Moments to Remember,” featuring trees decorated to depict special memories such as First Day of School, Peppermint Pops, Wedding, Graduation, etc. Both historic homes will be decked out with holiday decorations and theme decorated trees. Regular tours begin November 24 and run through December 30th, Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Special events can be arranged on Sunday and in the evenings by appointment.
The 1st Annual Santa’s Christmas Factory will be held at historic Soule’ Steam Works in downtown Meridian. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum is sponsoring this event that will feature “falling snow” and a snow-filled play area for the kids. If your children enjoy the movie “Frozen”, they should enjoy this event. A small Christmas train will be in operation for the children to ride. The Soule’ factory will be decorated for the holidays. Last tour begins at 7 p.m. each night!
Come experience the most wonderful time of year with an all-new, interactive outdoor light show! The 120-acre farm will be covered with scenes telling the true story of Christmas – perfect for families, churches, and youth groups! Take a wagon ride around the farm and listen to Santa and Rudolph share the story of Christmas and the true reason for the season. Open Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. through Christmas (weather permitting). Also open December 22nd, 23rd, and Christmas night.
Big Elf on a REALLY BIG SCREEN! Meridian’s Temple Theatre proudly presents a special Holiday movie matinee for the entire family! Come see Will Ferrell in “Elf”. Special Guest Appearance by SANTA!! LIVE MUSIC — Mr. Frank Evans at the console of the Temple’s Mighty Morton Theatre Organ will entertain the audience by playing your favorite Songs of the Seasons! Admission is just $2.00 per person. We are also collecting canned goods for charity at this event, so feel free to drop an extra canned item in the lobby.
Saturday, make and take great holiday crafts and gifts each Saturday until Christmas at the Children’s Hands-On Museum of Tuscaloosa! CHOM, children Explore, Create and Discover every time they visit. When we say “hands-on” we really mean it! Learning through play is what our exhibits are all about, and you are encouraged to touch, feel and play in our exhibits. Three floors of fun wait for families and school groups, too. With 24 exhibits, CHOM offers newborns through age 13 a fabulous place just for them! Exhibits, special events, holiday celebrations and parties are all waiting at CHOM!