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Danville: Santa’s busiest night at the Museum of the San Ramon Valley

Museum's winter exhibit to feature Christmas-themed displays

The Museum of the San Ramon Valley will provide residents a behind the scenes look at Santa's biggest night with the return of its annual winter exhibit “Christmas Memories."

The exhibit will be open starting Saturday through Jan. 4, and will feature a series of Christmas-themed displays such as a diorama of Santa’s Christmas Village, Santa and his sled loaded with toys, photos of iconic Christmas trees from around the world and a display of toys from the Toy Hall of Fame. A model train version of the Polar Express can be viewed traveling on its magical journey through a forest of trees.

Attendees young and old alike are also welcome to visit the museum’s playhouse, which is stocked with a variety of toys to play with and museum organizers say is a great place to take some Christmas photos.

There is plenty of Christmas magic to view according to museum spokesperson John Keenan, who said, “Don’t miss the return of the merry-go-round, Ferris wheel and Father Christmas! So much to see and enjoy.”

For residents attending Danville’s annual Lighting of the Old Oak Tree holiday celebration on Nov. 29, Kris Kringle himself will be dropping by the museum for a special appearance to meet with museum curators and inspect the exhibit.

The museum is located in the restored Southern Pacific depot, 205 Railroad Ave. in downtown Danville, Winter hours are Tuesday through Friday 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday noon to 3 p.m.

Learn more about Christmas memories and other upcoming exhibits online at www.museumsrv.org.

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