Hall of Fame to Host Holiday Celebration Dec. 10

Museum Visitors Will Create 3D Holiday Artwork and Enjoy Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir; Free Admission with Food Bank Donation

December 02, 2011

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Baseball fans can help make the season merrier for families in need and experience the magic of the holidays in Cooperstown at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual Holiday Celebration.

The Hall of Fame will host its Holiday Celebration on Saturday, Dec. 10. From 12-2 p.m., visitors can join Diane Stensland, apprentice artist to internationally renowned 3D pop artist Charles Fazzino and owner of Cooperstown’s own Stenhaven Gallery, to create a unique and magical 3D holiday artwork. Participants will work on one of Fazzino’s masterpieces, assembling the 3D pieces, decorating with glitter and Swarovski Crystals, and even adding their own holiday creations.

Then at 2 p.m., visitors can enjoy a special holiday performance by the Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir in the Hall of Fame Gallery.

The Museum’s updated Autumn Glory exhibit will also be open. The exhibit features more than a dozen artifacts from the 2011 Major League Baseball postseason, including World Series MVP David Freese’s torn jersey from Game 6 of the Fall Classic.

In the spirit of the holidays, all Museum visitors receive free admission all day on Dec. 10 with the donation of at least two non-perishable food items. All donations support the Cooperstown Food Bank and Opportunities for Otsego.

For more information, please call 607-547-7200.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is open seven days a week year round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The Museum observes regular hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. from Labor Day until Memorial Day Weekend. From Memorial Day Weekend through the day before Labor Day, the Museum observes summer hours of 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Ticket prices are $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $12 for seniors (65 and over) and for those holding current memberships in the VFW, Disabled American Veterans, American Legion and AMVets organizations, and $7 for juniors (ages 7-12). Members are always admitted free of charge and there is no charge for children 6 years of age or younger.  For more information, visit our Web site at baseballhall.org or call 888-HALL-OF-FAME (888-425-5633) or 607-547-7200.