By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2017
Emmery Faith Pease pays a visit to Santa at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Santa will return this year for photo sessions (use your own camera) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays Dec. 2, 9, and 16. Admission is free to the Museum for the photo sessions.
Christmas, as it might have been celebrated at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Will’s childhood, will be recreated in the third annual Will’s Country Christmas.
The Ranch where Will was born and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will come alive with Christmas decorations and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus during pre-holiday festivities in a fun family-friendly atmosphere.
Will’s Country Christmas will be 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2 with pictures of Santa, storytelling, hayrides, Wild West shootouts, kids crafts, carolers, music, vendor, food and more.
Admission to the ranch is free. The hayride is free for children 14 and under, $5 each for 15 and older. Kids crafts will be free and Santa will be available to take your own pictures at no charge.
Santa will also be hearing wish lists and sitting for photos Saturdays, Dec. 2, 9 and 16 in the Christmas-decorated Heritage Gallery of the Memorial Museum. Admission is free to take your own photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on those days.
Will Rogers Memorial Roper-docent Mary Madewell assists youngsters in making Christmas decorations during last year’s Will’s Country Christmas.
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