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Kaleideum is celebrating the holidays with a special weekend of wonder! Enjoy old favorites like Festive Family Friday and new experiences like Holidays around the World and Breakfast with Santa. (Remember, Santa has a big job with many helpers, and there will be a few at Kaleideum.) Everyone’s favorite — IceVenture! — will be ready for skating in the Great Hall, and there will be plenty more festive fun during the weekend!

Festive Family Friday

Friday, December 10, 6-9 pm
$5 per person: members and non-members

Catch the holiday spirit at Kaleideum’s annual tradition: Festive Family Friday!
During the event …
  • Dance with DJ Hek Yeh as he’s spinning tunes in Mountains to Sea.
  • Make reindeer food.
  • Meet the Grinch, Nanook, Olaf, and more!
  • Create Jingle Bell Ornaments and Gingerbread Men.
  • Get messy with Insta Snow and Oobleck.
  • Shop a Local Artist Showcase while the children have fun.
  • Have dinner at the museum … CiCi’s Pizza will be on site selling pizza, dessert, and drinks.
  • Cost: $5 per person for members and non-members.

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Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 11, 9 am-Noon
$10 per person members; $12 per person non-members. Price includes museum admission

Have a delicious breakfast and spend some time with the jolly man in red … a photo with Santa is included. KevMark Catering is bringing a breakfast of scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage, fruit, sweet treats, juice, and coffee for all event participants.

During the event …
  • Visit one (or two) Santas and sing, listen to a story, and take a photo with a professional photographer. We’ll email a special digital keepsake photo to you.
  • Meet and greet a couple of elves, provided by Spring Theatre.
  • Create a 3-D Snowflake Ornament and/or a Handprint Santa to hang on your tree.
  • Make your own Santa beard. Then you can play Santa yourself!
  • Cost: $10 per person for members; $12 per person for non-members. Museum admission IS included in this price.
Remember, Santa has many helpers, and there will be more than one Santa at this event. Special thanks to Santas Just Like Me and Twisted Dog Productions for participating in Breakfast with Santa(s)!


Holidays Around the World

Saturday, December 11, 1-4 pm
Included with regular admission/membership

Take a trip around the world as you explore different traditions and crafts. Listen to stories from a Kwanzaa storyteller, and participate in holiday singalongs with carolers from Spring Theatre.


Elf Workshop

Sunday, December 12, 1-3 pm
$3 per kit for members; $5 per kit for non-members. Museum admission is NOT included in this price.

The elves need some help! Assemble and decorate your own toy or holiday cookie house.