The weather is finally starting to change, and while many of us are focused on giving thanks this week we all know what is coming next- CHRISTMAS!
The Galt House rolled out a new theme this year for their Kalightoscope exhibit at Christmas at the Galt House. This year’s silk luminaries are in the shape of the Twelve Days of Christmas, but that’s not the only change. There is also a go-pro type camera set up inside the exhibit where kids can have their faces projected onto a screen on one of the luminaries.
Every year the Galt House adds or changes some of their Christmas programming to keep things fresh. Another addition this year was The Peppermint Express, an indoor train ride specially designed for the younger kids. My seven year old was barely short enough to ride, and my 5-foot-tall 9 year old had to sit this one out.
The standard attractions were back this year- we visited Santa and got a picture, built snowmen, drew on the walls, and wrote letters to Santa and mailed them at the North Pole post office. I’m really looking forward to seeing our green screen sleigh ride video this year, too. There was a nice mix of old and new attractions.
One of the changes from last year that stuck around is that you can use your wrist band to get you in and out throughout the day. So if you want to take pictures with Santa, walk around downtown, and then come back to do Reindeer Ring Toss you have the whole day. It’s a great way to spend the whole day downtown as a family.
Christmas at the Galt House is open now thru Christmas Eve. Tickets are $15.95 for adults, $6.95 for children 3-12, free for kids under 2, and free for military with a valid ID. There are extra programs like Ladies for Liberty and the Soldiers of Swing Holiday Dinner Show, Breakfast with Santa, and the Christmas Tea with the Fairy Snow Princess. Click here for details.
Oh, and if you had a tough time finding where to download your Santa pics, that’s right here.
Photos Courtesy of Maggie Kimberl