After much thought and discussion, the Sharlot Hall Museum has chosen to cancel its 2020 Frontier Christmas, part of a 25-year holiday tradition, due to health and safety concerns amid the current pandemic.
The annual holiday event, typically held the first Saturday of December following the downtown Courthouse Plaza tree-lighting, is cancelled “out of an abundance of caution for our visitors and guests, staff and volunteers,” said Fred Veil, executive director.
“With cancellation of the Holiday Parade and Acker Night as examples, we feel it prudent and proper to cancel Frontier Christmas in the interest of everyone’s health and safety,” added Veil.
The Museum will conduct normal operations on Saturday, December 5, with hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and with limited admissions to maintain social distancing on the four-acre campus. The Museum Store (located in the Victorian Bashford House) will also be open from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.