Hall of Fame to Host Holiday Celebration Saturday

Museum Visitors Will Enjoy Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir and a Visit from Santa; Free Admission with Food Bank Donation

December 02, 2013

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Baseball fans can help make the season merrier for families in need and experience the magic of the holidays in Cooperstown – plus a visit from Saint Nicholas – 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. 7, with family-friendly activities throughout the day in the Museum. In the spirit of the holidays, all Museum visitors receive free admission all day on Saturday with the donation of at least two non-perishable food items. All donations support the Cooperstown Food Bank. 

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., stop by the Museum’s Hands-on History Stations, located on the second floor. Visitors will learn more about the equipment used to play the game, both past and present. 

At 11 a.m., Santa Claus pays an hour-long visit to the Museum. And from 12-2 p.m., visit the holiday craft area in the Museum’s Learning Center and make your own baseball-themed Christmas tree ornament. 

At 2 p.m., visitors can enjoy a special holiday performance by the Pathfinder Village Hand Bell Choir in the Hall of Fame Gallery. Pathfinder Village is a community in Edmeston, N.Y., dedicated to serving individuals with Down syndrome. 

And at 3 p.m., learn more about the history of the Plaque Gallery and how the Hall of Fame plaques are made in the 20-minute Plaques of the Gallery guided tour. 

The Museum’s updated Autumn Glory exhibit will also be open. The exhibit features several artifacts from the 2013 Major League Baseball postseason, including a bat used by World Series MVP David Ortiz throughout the postseason and the spikes worn during the World Series by Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. 

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.