What does The Nutcracker, Santa, and an Arctic fox all have in common? They are going to be at this year’s Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 7th! Join us from 10am to 4pm for a full day of events!

We’ll kick off  at 10am with the Muncie Ballet Studio performing a preview of their upcoming Nutcracker Performance at Cornerstone Center for the Arts in Muncie. You don’t want to miss this–the kids look adorable in their costumes! Registration is available if you’d like to take part of the craft after the show.

After the show, run upstairs to hear library staff do a reading of The Night Before Christmas at the main fireplace (by the Information Desk) at 11:30. We also have a LIVE TRAIN DISPLAY happening in front of the AV area, also on the second floor. The train display is up from 10-2, so you should have plenty of time to marvel at the intricate railways!

At 12pm, Santa will arrive in all his holiday glory to meet little ones by the main fireplace. Due to a few too many cookies last year, Mrs. Claus has informed us that Santa isn’t to arrive DOWN the fireplace this year, but will just meet us there in front of it. This is a perfect photo opportunity, so don’t forget your cameras!

Santa seems to be a popular guy around this time, so make sure to swing by the Friends of the Library cookie and punch station downstairs for sustenance before coming up and waiting in line–they’ll be set up in front of the auditorium from 12-2!

Have a favorite Christmas song? Then swing by the Main Circulation Desk from 1-4pm and request it from DJ Euil! If you ask nicely, he may even play it twice!

The Raintree Children’s Choir performs at 1:30. If you’ve been at the library on a Monday evening any time in the last six months, you’d have heard how fantastic these kids are as they practiced… so make sure you get registered! This is always a packed concert, so registration is ABSOLUTELY required for this one. This is a ticketed event, so once you register online, you can swing by and grab your ticket from Krystal before the show.

And last, but most assuredly not least, we have our LIVE ARCTIC FOX animal program from 3-4pm in the library’s auditorium. Hedgehog Hannah is bringing not only an Arctic Fox (whose name, by the way, is JON SNOW! Jon Snow is attending the Christmas Open House!), but is bringing eleven of his animal friends to amaze and astound us. The kids aren’t going to be the only ones excited for this program. I know a few library staff members (I won’t mention names) who are beside themselves excited to meet Jon Snow.

Hope to see you all there!

Krystal