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We hope you all had a Merry Christmas! In case you missed our Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas show, it is now av...
12/26/2022
Winter Wonderland — Museum of Make Believe

We hope you all had a Merry Christmas! In case you missed our Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas show, it is now available for you to watch! Just visit the link below and enjoy the show!

Our virtual Christmas extravaganza was filled with merry-making and plenty of spirt. Enjoy beautiful Christmas music by Jerald Arthur before the big man of the holiday himself jumps in to solve a problem. The Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts presents a puppet show of Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer. T...

Join us tonight! (5:30 Pacific Time) for our holiday virtual event, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”! Having fa...
12/24/2022

Join us tonight! (5:30 Pacific Time) for our holiday virtual event, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”!

Having far surpassed expectations for reservations for this show, we added seats and so if you’d still like to join, please come along for a fun evening! Beginning in just an hour and a half! Just find the event ticket link below for details!

Link: https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, today at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free...
12/23/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, today at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our decorated tree and are down to our last few seats! Just follow the links below to save your spot!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

There is nothing quite like a visit from the Ghost of Christmas Past! Talented ceramic artist, Juliet Kurth, will show you how to make a little ghost with the Yuletide spirit using oven-baked polymer clay.

If you would like to follow along during the show, you’ll need to have these supplies on hand: white, red, and black polymer clay, an eye pin (or you could use a small paper clip and cut it to make a small arch), isopropyl alcohol, a small brush, and a toothpick.

If you’d like to join us and make a ghost of your very own, you will want to hurry and get your tickets for the show…they are going fast! Free tickets can be found at the event link below. Juliet is also offering one of her adorable ghosts up for raffle and you can get your tickets for the raffle right on the same link. We look forward to seeing you there!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, today at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free...
12/23/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, today at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our decorated tree and are down to our last few seats! Just follow the links below to save your spot!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

Our friends from Rosewood Barber and Café in Anaheim will be on hand to show you how to make a magical treat worthy of the White Witch of Narnia herself. If you have never stopped by the Rosewood Barber before, you will want to make sure to visit! It is the only place around to get an amazing haircut, shave, ice cream and espresso drinks all at the same spot!

But hurry and get your tickets for the show…they are going fast! Free tickets can be found at the link below. We look forward to seeing you there!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time...
12/22/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our decorated tree and are down to our last few seats! Get your tickets at the link below:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

One of the most celebrated holiday experiences is to watch the 1892 “Nutcracker Ballet” adapted from the 1816 short story “The Nutcracker and The Mouse King.” The Anaheim Ballet will share their magical rendition with us by twirling and dancing through fluttering snowflakes.

But hurry and get your tickets for the show…they are going fast! Free tickets can be found at the event link below. We will see you there!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time...
12/22/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our decorated tree and are down to our last few seats! Just follow the link below to save your spot!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

As a part of this vintage holiday show, we will host live raffle drawings with wonderful prizes. We were thrilled to receive this donation from Puppets with Teeth, a beautiful handmade Baba Yaga house valued at $220. This artwork is based on an old Slavic Folktale where Baba Yaga is a seasoned witch who lives out her days in an enchanted cottage that wanders the dark woods on large chicken-like feet. This character is either kind and aids those in need or terrifying and imprisons those she encounters depending on which story you read. However, no matter the ending of the tales, Baba Yaga always lives outside of the norms of society and by her own rules. She is a force to be reckoned with and you can own a piece of that eccentric spirit for yourself with this incredible piece!

But hurry and get your tickets for the show…they are going fast! And while you are at it, don’t forget to pick up your raffle tickets and enter to win any of our 11 prizes (everything from gift cards, stunning jewelry, treats, handmade art and more)! They are only $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets and can be purchased right on the event link below. We will see you there!

Get Your Tickets Here : https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time...
12/18/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our tree and are down to our last few tickets! Just follow the links below to reserver your spot!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

We are going to have special friend of the museum, Septimus Hicks, come out in full Victorian attire to tell us all about the world of CS Lewis and the wintery land of Narnia at Christmastime! You might even learn about a Narnian delicacy that combines the flavors of snow and chocolate.

But hurry and get your tickets for the show…they are going fast! And while you are at it, don’t forget to pick up your raffle tickets and enter to win any of our 11 prizes (everything from gift cards, stunning jewelry, treats, handmade art and more)! They are only $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets and can be purchased right on the event link below:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time...
12/16/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our tree and only 25 seats are left! Just follow the links below to get your tickets!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

We are so excited to share with you an early 1900’s magic lantern show about a lively snowball fight with an unexpected outcome! This charming story will be presented by magic lanternist, Matthew Schnittker, using original vintage slides! This is old-fashioned storytelling that you can only experience at our show!

But hurry and get your tickets for the show…they are going fast! And while you are at it, don’t forget to pick up your raffle tickets and enter to win! They are only $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets and can be purchased right on the event link below. We will see you there!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time...
12/14/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our tree and seventy percent of the seats are already filled!

Just follow the link below !

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

We are so honored to have the Design Director, Joseph Walden, from the Christopher Radko Company join us! Many people don’t know the backstory of how this enchanting ornament company began. It was born after the Radko family Christmas tree crashed to the ground (we personally suspect a cat may have been to blame) and hundreds of cherished collectible ornaments were destroyed. Christopher vowed to replace every one after seeing how heartbroken his mother was and so he began his own company…when he retired Joseph took over as the lead designer.

Each ornament is created completely by hand through carving, molding, glass blowing, silvering and hand painting. One ornament takes over a week to craft. The magical heirlooms produced by the Christopher Radko Company have brought joy and happiness into homes worldwide, creating ever-lasting traditions throughout the years. Christopher Radko ornaments have decorated the White House, adorned the Kennedy Center, and garnished the personal collections of celebrities such as Elton John, Oprah Winfrey, John Travolta, Robert DeNiro, Elizabeth Taylor, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. And only at our show can you hear Joseph Walden share a behind the scenes glimpse on the creation of his ornaments.

We will also have one vintage and retired highly collectible Christopher Radko ornament available to win in our raffle. But hurry and get your tickets for the show…they are going fast! And while you are at it, don’t forget to pick up your raffle tickets and enter to win this ornament. They are only $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets and can be purchased right on the event link below. We will see you there!

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time...
12/13/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time)! It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our tree and sixty percent of the seats are already filled!

Get your tickets here :

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

At the event, a dear friend of the Museum of Make Believe and talented performer, Michelle Richards, will tell us the story of the night before Christmas as only a magical elf named Bella can tell it! You won’t want to miss her merry storytelling!

But hurry and get your tickets…they are going fast! And don’t forget to pick up your raffle tickets. They are only $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets and can be purchased right on the event link below. We will have stunning jewelry, puppetry, vintage ornaments, handmade art, gift cards, even something for your furry friends! Don’t forget to reserve your spot for the show and get your raffle tickets to win!

Get your tickets here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time...
12/12/2022

Join us for our free virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time). It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our tree and over half of the seats are already filled!

Get your ticket here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

Along with all of our incredible home-spun holiday entertainment, our hosts will be drawing raffle prizes live at the event! Although you don’t have to be present to win, it is certainly more exciting to be there and hear your name called!
One of the prizes we are thrilled to feature was donated to us from Pleiades Puppets. This stunning toy theater (valued at $250) is completely handmade and is a very limited edition of only 25 with this one being number 6. This toy theater is modeled on the miniature puppet theaters that were popular in 19th century Europe.

The story it features, “Firebird”, is about a mythical creature in Slavic folklore known for its bright glowing feathers and its ability to bring either blessings or ruination to its captors. This theater comes with all of the background scenes, beautiful handmade puppets and tealight candles to create the backdrop glow. This is a lovely piece of art that also works as a fully functioning theater telling the story of the special “Firebird”!

Raffle tickets are only $5 for 1 ticket or $20 for 5 tickets and can be purchased right on the event link below. Along with this charming theater, we will have stunning jewelry, handmade art, gift cards, even something for your furry friends! Don’t forget to reserve your spot for the show and get your raffle tickets to win!

Get your ticket here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

Join us for our free virtual event, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm Pacific Time...
12/09/2022

Join us for our free virtual event, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas”, this December 23rd at 5:30pm Pacific Time! It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon…we only have room for 100 guests around our tree and half of the seats are already filled!

Get your free tickets here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

We are thrilled to have the big man himself joining us…that is the OG toymaker, Chief Executive Elf and hardcore cookie enthusiast. He comes to us by the way of creative genius, Buster Balloon (also known as Psychic Buster…an eccentric mentalist and talented magician); and this Santa isn’t afraid to spill the secrets of the North Pole and let us in on what happens behind the scenes with the elves. He is a fan of Christmas ghost stories, but has strong feelings on both coal and reindeer. Come join us on December 23rd at 5:30pm (Pacific Time) to see for yourself! Just go to the links below for your tickets.
Don’t forget to pick up your raffle tickets while you are there! We will have stunning jewelry, gift cards, collectible vintage ornaments and incredible handmade art to win!

Get your free tickets here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

At our upcoming free virtual show this December 23rd, we are thrilled to share the tale of Yulegarou with you! This rare...
12/06/2022

At our upcoming free virtual show this December 23rd, we are thrilled to share the tale of Yulegarou with you! This rarely seen Christmas Cryptid has been living in the woods just outside of the quiet village of Meadowlark Falls for generations. Each Christmas it’s said that the Yulegarou will grant a New Year’s wish to whomever brings him the sweetest of culinary delights.

Get your free tickets here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

This wonderful and unique holiday tale comes from the mind of artist, Lori Meeker. Lori has created an entire serialized universe called “Welcome to Meadowlark Falls” and she provides an incredible immersive holiday experience shipped straight to your door, including a “Yulegarou Wish Kit”. It is part gift, part adventure and all holiday spirit!
The only other place that you can get a glimpse of this mystical beast is at our virtual show, “Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas” on December 23rd at 5:30pm. It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon…we only have room for 100 guests around our tree!

Get your free tickets here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself leaving your best batch of cookies and your richest maple syrup in the snow for the Yulegarou to find!

Join us at our virtual show this December 23rd at 5:30pm Pacific time! It is free for all to attend, but get your ticket...
12/03/2022

Join us at our virtual show this December 23rd at 5:30pm Pacific time! It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon…we only have room for 100 guests around our tree! Get your free tickets here:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

The show will be filled with old-fashioned entertainment, including a special puppetry performance of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer from the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta! This is one of our country’s premier puppetry museums and they hold a large collection of Jim Henson puppets.

The center even has the original Rankin/Bass Santa and Rudolph puppets on display right now! If you are ever in the area this museum is a must visit! But if Atlanta is too far for your sleigh to travel this holiday season, come see some of the beautiful Rudolph puppets in action virtually at our show, Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas! We can’t wait to share a bit of this holiday classic with you! Get your free tickets now at the link below.

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Or let us know you are coming at our Facebook event page here:

https://fb.me/e/32wwBBCZP

The scent of peppermint and freshly fallen snow is in the air and it’s time for our latest virtual show this December 23...
12/02/2022
Winter Wonderland : A Vintage Christmas with Museum of Make Believe

The scent of peppermint and freshly fallen snow is in the air and it’s time for our latest virtual show this December 23rd at 5:30pm Pacific time! It is free for all to attend, but get your tickets soon … we only have room for 100 guests around our tree! Just go to the link below to reserve your tickets:

https://museumofmakebelieve.eventbrite.com

Join us by our crackling fire, sip a hot spiced cocoa, and let us entertain you with an old-fashioned Christmas show! Hear the tale of the season like never before, be delighted by a vintage magic lantern performance about a wintery snowball fight, hear about the enchantment of Christmas at Narnia from the mind of C.S. Lewis and listen in to the tale of Yulegarou. You'll learn why maple syrup is as important to have on hand as cookies and milk! Speaking of the big man himself (after all, he is the Original Toymaker), expect him to make an appearance or two thanks to Anaheim’s own fascinating entertainer, Buster Balloon. Rudolph will be visiting from the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta where they are currently celebrating this classic story with a charming puppet show. The Anaheim Ballet will treat us to nutcrackers that dance and twirl through the snow. The lead ornament designer for the Christopher Radko Company will be on hand to share some secrets behind their famous creations. And you can learn to make your own endearing ghost of Christmas Past ornament to adorn your tree and share a toast with the “Narnian Winter White Witch Spice” drink, guaranteed to be like nothing you have ever tasted! There will be magic, music, mystery and delightful tales galore! Did we mention our live hosts will be giving out prizes? We’ll have stunning jewelry, gift cards, and incredible hand-made art! Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets ($5 for 1 or $20 for 5) and join us for all of the holiday fun!

Join us by our crackling fire, sip a sweet hot drink, and let us entertain you with an old-fashioned Christmas show!

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