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Mercer Museum to host Holiday Open House

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The Mercer Museum Holiday Open House will return to the museum from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5.

The event offers an evening of free musical performances, family activities, and a visit with Santa, as well as the traditional burning of the greens activity.

Santa will arrive at 7:15 p.m. with the musical accompaniment of the Central Bucks East Brass Ensemble, and will be spreading joy and taking photos until 9 p.m.

Local musical performers include the Delaware Valley Saxophone Quartet, Central Bucks High School East Chamber Ensemble & Symphonic Band, Council Rock High School South Vocal Ensemble, Council Rock High School South Carolers, Bucks County Country Gentlemen, and harp music demonstrations with Darcy Fair.

Special offerings include Hanukkah celebrations and the dreidel game presented by Temple Judea, coloring and craft activities for kids, the burning of the greens, and rare evening access to the museum’s two exhibitions, “Everyday Rhythms: Music at the Mercer” and “The Dusty Road to Doylestown Hospital: The Early Years of the Village Improvement Association.”

Hot and cold apple cider will be served compliments of the Friends of the Bucks County Historical Society.

Mercer Museum is located at 84 S. Pine St., Doylestown. Admission to the open house is free.


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