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Prescott Parade and Sharlot Hall Frontier Christmas Print

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Dec 02nd, 2017 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM

Prescott Parade and Sharlot Hall Frontier Christmas

Prescott's designation as "Arizona's Christmas City" gets an annual boost as Sharlot Hall Museum presents its "Frontier Christmas Open House" on Saturday, December 2, following the Prescott downtown Courthouse lighting ceremony.

Luminaries, hand-made decorations, fresh-baked cookies, and hot cider welcome locals and out-of-town visitors to celebrate a full dose of holiday spirit and good cheer on the Museum grounds.

For more than 20 years, "Frontier Christmas" has been entertaining guests with the warmth and spirit of "Christmas past" as the Museum (and the City) puts on its holiday finest.

The smell of cookies and hot cider mix with the scent of pines frosted by the December chill. Music fills the air, and childrens' activities abound the four-acre Museum campus.

Throughout the celebration, "Living History" interpreters regale guests with tales of pioneer Christmas traditions and Arizona's early history.

"Judge Howard" will talk 'law 'n' order' in front of the Fort Misery fire, along with tales of a Prescott Christmas in the 1860s when saloon-keepers would get old boots and old coats... and lace them with a pint of whiskey, then hang the garments up Christmas Eve on trees in the park.

Also available will be events at the Schoolhouse, the old-fashioned letterpress printing office, decorating the Christmas tree with vintage trimmings in the Governor's Mansion, meeting "Jessie Benton Frémont" and making Victorian holiday ornaments.

The Museum is located at 415 West Gurley Street, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. "Living History" interpreters will be on-hand during regular Museum hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday), close for the Courthouse tree-lighting, and re-open for the "Open House" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for the evening holiday festivities is $5, and free to Museum members and children (15 years and under).

Special Needs / Directions

The Museum is located at 415 West Gurley Street, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza in downtown Prescott. "Living History" interpreters will be on-hand during regular Museum hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday), close for the Courthouse tree-lighting, and re-open for the "Open House" from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for the evening holiday festivities is $5, and free to Museum members and children (15 years and under).

Contact Info

Name: Ken Leja

Email: KenL@sharlot.org

Phone: (928) 445-3122 ext.

Location

415 West Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ, 86301