Celebrate Christmas at the Village at the Mayborn Museum Complex

Christmas in the village
Dec. 7, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Dec. 7, 2015) – The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Baylor University’s Mayborn Museum Complex, and everyone is invited to take part.

Christmas in the Village will take place in the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village at the Mayborn Museum from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, and will include many festive holiday events.

“The historic village as the backdrop for this event provides a unique way to get into the Christmas spirit,” said Rebecca Tucker Nall, assistant director of communication at the Mayborn Museum Complex. “We have a fun-filled day planned for the entire family.”

Bring your friends and family to enjoy a warm cup of apple cider, Christmas crafts, storytelling, Christmas carols and more. Crafts will include candle stick dipping, making wrapping paper and helping decorate a village Christmas tree with paper decorations and popcorn strings.

Another special event is “Santa’s Magic Bells,” a puppet show that tells the story of Santa and his hyper elf, Ringle Dingle. The show will take place at 11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Santa will make special appearances and be available for photo opportunities in the rotunda from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Demonstrations in the village will include blacksmithing, woodworking, knitting, rug weaving and cooking.

Regular admission to the museum includes all activities, events and admission to “All Aboard the Mayborn Express,” a train exhibit. Activities and events are free to all museum members and college students with a valid student identification card. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and $4 for children age 12 and under.

The Mayborn Museum Complex is located at 1300 S. University Parks Drive.

For more information, contact Rebecca Tucker Nall, or call (254) 710-1110.

by Bethany Harper, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


Located on the Baylor University campus, the Mayborn Museum Complex features a natural science and cultural history museum focusing on Central Texas with walk-in dioramas, including one on the Waco Mammoth Site, and exploration stations for geology, paleontology, archaeology, and natural history. In addition, 17 themed discovery rooms encourage hands-on learning for all ages.

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