Museum of the San Ramon Valley brings 'Christmas Memories' to Danville

Christmas-themed exhibit features displays about giving

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley is bringing some holiday cheer and looking back on local holidays past with its newest exhibit "Christmas Memories."

Open through Dec. 31, the exhibit features a variety of Christmas-themed displays and festive decorations.

Headlining the exhibit is the museum's impressive collection of dollhouses, some of which are 100 years old, and have been lovingly handmade by local moms and dads for their children.

Christmas Memories will also feature a replica of Santa’s workshop fully stocked with lots of toys -- offering a good photo opportunity for the family -- a Father Christmas exhibit, and the return of the flying Santa, the museums 1940’s G model Christmas train.

Kids and children-at-heart are welcome to play in one of the museum’s play areas, where they can play with dollhouses or model trains.

A good opportunity to share a story about a special gift, the museum’s Memory Tree will make a return appearance and offer visitors the opportunity to share a story of a treasured handmade Christmas gift.

The museum is located in the restored Southern Pacific depot, 205 Railroad Ave. in Danville, hours are Tuesdays through Fridays 1 to 4 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sundays noon to 3 p.m.

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