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Check Out Santa in the Shay

Written by: on Thursday, November 30th, 2023

Mark your calendars for a festive family affair at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum on Saturday, December 9, 2023, from 12 PM to 3 PM. For just $5.00 per adult and $5.00 per youth (ages 4 to 11), you can immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and create cherished memories with Santa himself!

Santa seems to be taking a break from his sleigh this year, opting for a unique ride in the Shay locomotive. This special event provides an opportunity for families to meet Santa, share their holiday wish lists, and capture the magic with an instant photo. But the fun doesn’t stop there!

Get creative with a super simple family-crafted ornament to adorn your tree this season. The crafting station promises fun for all ages and a tangible keepsake to remember the day. As you indulge in the holiday spirit, treat yourself to cookies and hot cocoa, warming your heart alongside the winter chill.

The festivities extend beyond Santa’s locomotive visit. Explore a holiday bazaar featuring local artisans, offering a unique shopping experience for those looking to find distinctive gifts and decorations. This event is not only a chance to revel in the holiday magic but also an opportunity to support local talent and craftsmanship.

Admission to the Santa in the Shay event includes access to the Lumber Museum’s exhibit galleries. Take this chance to dive into the rich history of lumber and forests, educating and entertaining your family in equal measure. Discover the stories behind the artifacts and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of logging and lumbering.

As you plan your visit, keep in mind that Santa and the Shay locomotive will be stationed outside in an unheated building. Dress warmly, don your cozy boots, and be prepared for potential snowy conditions. The festive atmosphere may require a short flight of stairs to reach the locomotive’s cab, but don’t worry—Santa is flexible and can come out to meet you as needed.

This family-friendly event promises a delightful blend of holiday cheer, creativity, and history. Bring your loved ones to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum on December 9th for an enchanting experience that combines the magic of the season with the allure of lumber and forest history. Santa in the Shay is not just an event; it’s a journey into the heart of the holidays!

For more information, check the PA Lumber Museum’s website.

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