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Celebrate the holidays with the Crocker Art Museum

Celebrate the holidays in a variety of wonderful ways with the Crocker Art Museum.

First, the Bel Tempo Ringers, a Sacramento-based hand bell choir, will ring in the season with holiday music at the museum in a family-friendly performance on Sunday, Dec. 18. The concert will start at 3 p.m. Tickets will include museum admission and are $6 for museum members, $12 for nonmembers and $8 for students.

Cinema fans will enjoy a three-part holiday film Series, starting with seasonal favorite “It’s A Wonderful Life” on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 4 p.m. The cult classic known as “Satan vs. Santa” — formally titled “Santa Claus” — will be screened on Thursday, Dec. 22, at 7 p.m. Tim Burton’s animated “The Nightmare Before Christmas” will wrap up the series on Thursday, Dec. 29, at 7 p.m.

Each screening is free for museum members, $5 for nonmembers in advance, and $10 for nonmembers at the door. An advance discount ticket for both film screenings on Dec. 22 is available for $8 for nonmembers.

On Monday, Dec. 26, the Crocker will present a free Kwanzaa Family Festival from 12 to 4 p.m.

Celebrated worldwide, Kwanzaa focuses on family, community, creativity, and the cultural traditions of the African Diaspora. The museum-wide festival showcases the museum’s collection of African art with music and dance performances, a hands-on art workshop, an arts and crafts marketplace, and more.

Admission to the museum will be free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on this day and is sponsored by Target.

“Drop, Yak, Splat!”, the museum’s monthly gallery experience for families, will take on a holiday theme on Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Thursday, Dec. 29. Families will celebrate the coming of the new year with a memorable gallery activity inspired by works of art on view at the Crocker. The program will be available at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days and is free with museum admission.

The museum store offers unique gift items for everyone on your holiday gift list. In addition to holiday cards featuring works of art from the Crocker’s permanent collection, the store stocks a selection of books to inform and fuel creativity, as well as hand-crafted jewelry, ceramics, and glassware by talented regional artisans.

Gift memberships to the museum are also available and include free museum admission for one year, as well as discounts on programs, events, and at the museum store and Crocker Cafe.

For more information go online at crockerartmuseum.org, or call 916-808-6730.

The Crocker is located at 216 O St. in Downtown Sacramento. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursdays. Every third Sunday of the month is “Pay What You Wish Sunday” sponsored by Bank of America.

For more information call (916) 808-7000 or visit crockerartmuseum.org.

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