‘Old Time Christmas’ at Pioneer Museum

Published 4:00 am Saturday, December 5, 2015

“Old Time Christmas” is a holiday tradition at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama for those who want to experience Christmas in a quiet and peaceful way and in a way that will make memories for people of all ages.

Old Time Christmas will be from 5:30 until 8:30 Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 11 and 12 at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama on U.S. Highway 231 north of Troy and everyone is invited to attend.

Kari Barley, museum director, said the museum staff is especially excited that Santa Claus is taking time from his very busy schedule to come to Old Time Christmas.

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“Santa is making a special visit to Old Time Christmas and he hopes all the little boys and girls will want to visit with him at the museum,” Barley said. “Santa Claus likes coming to the museum because it reminds him of the way Christmas was a long time ago.”

Santa will be in the museum village where apple cider and hot chocolate will be served.

The museum grounds will be all decked out for Christmas. Throughout the grounds, there will be several stations to visit that will tell the story of Christmas and the real reason that Christmas is celebrated, Barley said.

“All of the cabins will be open for Old Time Christmas and several of the cabins will have refreshments,” she said.

“Traditional music will be played in the Reunion Cabin and you can roast marshmallows over the fire in the Demonstration Cabin. The Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church, will be singing the carols and hymns of Christmas in the Old Log Church. You can sit and listen to him sing or you can join in. Being there in the old church will be a special time at Christmastime.”

Barley said there will be fun things for children to do that are education-based.

“We will have Christmas stories for reading and the children can make seasonal crafts to take home to remember Old Time Christmas,” she said. “Old Time Christmas is a perfect family outing and we invite everyone to join us for this special Christmas event.

Admission to Old Time Christmas is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children ages 12 and under.