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Ole Time Christmas starts tonight

Ole Time Christmas at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama is one of the highly anticipated Christmas events in and around Pike County.

All hearts go home at Christmastime and many hearts long for the simplicity of an Ole Time Christmas, said Kari Barley, museum director.

“That’s the kind of Christmas experience that visitors will find at Ole Time Christmas at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama Friday and Saturday nights,” Barley said. “We have all the ingredients necessary for a simple and meaning Christmas experience – luminary-lighted pathways and fires in the cabins that are decorated with candles, evergreens, nuts and berries.

“In the Demonstration Cabin we’ll have hot chocolate on the wood stove and hot apple cider. Marshmallows may be roasted over the open fires.”

There will be opportunities for children to make a tree ornament to take home and to hear Christmas stories read.
Live music will be played by Al Bouler, Mike McCreedy and Calvin Bodiford’s group around the grounds and in the cabins.

“At the Log Church, visitors can sing the familiar Christmas carols led by Rev. Ed Shirley,” Barley said. “And, what would Ole Time Christmas be without Santa Claus. The word from the North Pole is that Santa will be a special visitor at Ole Time Christmas and he will take time to hear the Christmas wishes of the boys and girls.”

Barley said everyone is invited to enjoy an Ole Time Christmas experience from 6 until 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $8 for children. Ages five and under are admitted free. As always, museum members are admitted free.

One dollar will be taken off the admission price with the donation of a canned good to the Pike County Salvation Army.

For more information, call the museum at 334-566-3597.