Gaze Into 'A Window Through Time' to Christmas Past
Celebrate the warmth and spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas this holiday season at Behringer-Crawford Museum. A Window Through Time opens Nov. 11, with vintage feather Christmas trees, antique German ornaments, toys and more donated by Mary and Pat Ashcraft.
Kids will get a kick out of the Carman Miranda tutti-frutti trees full of color and bling like the Brazilian samba singer or the finely dressed teddy bears at an enchanted plum pudding party.
Visit the charming displays of limited edition Lilliput Lane collectibles with realistic British cottages and scenes handmade in England. Then, take a trip into the mind of the 19th century author Charles Dickens as you enter his study where he tells tales of the penny-pinching Ebeneezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol with Dickens-themed decor and Department 56 villages on display.
And of course, an antique Christmas is not complete without the huffing and puffing of the Holiday Toy Trains. A holiday tradition since 1992, the exhibit features eight O-gauge Lionel model trains circling over 250 feet of track, chug chugging beside thirty moving accessories. With the press of the button, guests can activate lights and motions, becoming immersed in a miniature world of merriment and magic.
It is all part of BCM's Holly Jolly Days; a celebration of family-centered fun and attractions at the museum from Nov. 11 through Jan. 7, which also includes Winter Wonderland, an outdoor holiday light show that winds through the NaturePlay@BCM.
Designed with family enjoyment in mind, Holly Jolly Days offers an engaging adventure filled with timeless wonder for all generations amid the holiday bustle.
Regular museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and day and New Year's Eve and day. It will be open for special holiday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays December 11 and December 18.
Admission is free for BCM members and children under age 3; $9 adults; $8 seniors 60+; $5 children ages 3-17. Wednesdays are Grandparents Days: one grandchild admitted free with each paying grandparent.