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Lake Tahoe Historical Society to host Holiday in History

Autumn Whitney

Many people meet Santa Claus and take a picture with him every year, but fewer have had the chance to ride in his sleigh. Returning to the Lake Tahoe Historical Society for the seventh year is the organization’s Holiday in History event, a one-day Christmas-themed museum open house that takes place Saturday, Dec. 10, from 1-7 p.m.

“We always decorate for the holidays, but a few years ago we thought, why not do an exhibit too?” Lake Tahoe Historical Society president Diane Johnson said.

A Victorian Christmas scene allows attendees to look back 100 years and imagine what Christmas was like in the late 1800s. Guests are also able to take free tours of the museum and 1930s log cabin, both of which are decorated for the holidays. Children who take the tour have the opportunity to call the North Pole from 1-4 p.m. in the log cabin — and maybe talk to Saint Nick himself!

Mr. and Mrs. Claus arrive at the party via sleigh at 5 p.m., and will be on site to take photographs and listen to Christmas wish lists. Returning to the event after a few years’ hiatus are free sleigh rides through the neighboring campground.

At the same time the senior center will open to expand the party. Enjoy refreshments such as cookies and hot cider while listening to ukulele Christmas music and making a gift for a loved one.

“It’s a good time to meet the public. We’re open the following Saturday, and then we close until February 1. This is like our end-of-year finale,” Johnson said.

Everyone is welcome to attend this free event. To learn more, call Lake Tahoe Historical Society at 530-541-5458, or find the organization on Facebook.

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