The Banning Museum Celebrates The Holidays!

The Banning Museum Celebrates The Holidays!

Palos Verdes homes owners know that holiday celebrations are just around the corner.  If you would like an old-fashioned Christmas, you will enjoy the “Victorian Christmas” at the Banning Museum. This local historic location will hold its holiday event with the annual Christmas luncheon in the historic Stagecoach Barn.  Guests will enjoy an elegant lunch with live holiday entertainment with the capella group, “The Trojan Men,” from the University of Southern California performing.  There will also be a self-guided tour of the Improbable Gateway: The Los Angeles Transportation Legacy exhibition.

This event will take place on Friday, December 1, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. and the cost of the luncheon is $95 for non-members/$85.00 for Friends of Banning Museum members.  All of the proceeds for this luncheon will benefit the museum’s education and preservation efforts.  This is a very popular event and seating is limited so they recommend that you purchase your tickets as soon as possible by calling (310)-548-2005.

The Victorian Christmas event will take place on Saturday, December 2, and Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  During this special weekend the grounds and museum are transformed into a Christmas festival with Victorian period entertainment.  There will be self-guided tours of the museum, children’s crafts, a blacksmith and refreshments.  One of the special highlights will be the horse-drawn trolley ride between the Banning Museum and the Drum Barracks at the Civil War Museum.  Admission is free, and the last house tour and trolley ride are at 3:30 p.m.  Parking is on the street.

Throughout the year, the museum offers its guided tours Tuesday through Thursday at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.  On Saturday & Sunday the tours are at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

For more information go to, or call (310) 548-7777.   The Banning Museum is located at 401 E. M Street, Wilmington.

To read my last article on The Banning Museum click here.

Photo courtesy of The Banning Museum

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