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With the holiday season among us, the DeWitt County Museum has many holiday events beginning this weekend.


Museum director Joey Woolridge indicates that Friday is the opening night of the candlelight tours and the museum will be paid a special visit by Santa Claus.



Also beginning Friday night, is the annual museum candlelight tours. Woolridge reminds that the candlelight tours are held every Friday night through December. The museum is illuminated by candles and is decorated soley by volunteers.



Woolridge indicates that a new ticket event, Holiday at the Homestead, will take place December 4. Woolridge promises an "afternoon of holiday cheer" with many artifacts on display, along with unlimited access to the rooms of the mansion.



Santa Night on Friday, November 25 from 5-7pm, is free and open to the public with photos to purchase at the carriage barn. Woolridge advises guest to wear warm clothes in the carriage barn. Candlelight tours begin the same night and are held every Friday night through December from 5-8pm and is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 12-18 with ages 11 and under free. Holiday at the Homestead will be held Sunday, December 4, and is $15 dollars a ticket.

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