Museum Rings in Christmas Season with Two Holiday Events

The Sharlot Hall Museum sets the stage for Prescott’s holiday happenings this year with two family events, including the all-new “A Frontier Christmas Carol.”

Frontier Christmas, the traditional evening event, will take place December 4. “A Frontier Christmas Carol,” a new theater presentation, tells a familiar holiday tale with old-time radio flair on December 9.

At Frontier Christmas on December 4, carols warm the luminaria-lit campus as Living History interpreters share their skills and stories in historic buildings. Richard and Margaret McCormick, second Territorial Governor and first lady, will welcome the Prescott community to a holiday party in the Governor’s Mansion. Kids (from one to 92) are invited to create Victorian-inspired Christmas crafts to take home. And, of course, everyone is welcome to enjoy cookies and cider.

The Museum Store, housed in the historic Bashford House, offers an updated selection of goods for the selective shopper. Books, genuine American Indian pottery and jewelry, locally-made holiday treats and toys for youngsters fill out a gift list nicely. Museum members enjoy a regular 10% off the already tax-free prices.

Frontier Christmas will welcome guests 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Saturday, December 4, immediately after Prescott’s downtown Courthouse Lighting Ceremony. Admission is $5 for adults and free for youth 17-under and Museum members.

“A Frontier Christmas Carol,” new this year, will entertain audiences on December 9 in the Museum’s Education Center auditorium. The reader’s theater show brings a Christmas classic to life as an old-time radio program, with audience participation and an unlikely cast of local characters. The 7:00 p.m. performance is currently sold out, with seats still available at the 5:30 p.m. show ($25/general admission, $20/Museum members).

For more information on both events or to purchase tickets for “A Frontier Christmas Carol,” call the Museum’s admissions office at (928) 445-3122 ext. 0 or visit the Museum’s website.


The Sharlot Hall Museum, located two blocks west of Prescott’s Courthouse Plaza, is one of Arizona’s premier history museums. Its four-acre campus tells Arizona’s story through exhibits, gardens, and historic buildings, including the 1864 Territorial Governor’s Mansion. Vibrant events include monthly Living History Adventures, the annual Prescott Indian Art Market, and more.


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