Enjoy a day of Christmas past and present with the
5 Places of Christmas from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Beginning in 2003, five arts and culture organizations have joined together on this holiday open house.
The Bethel College Women’s Association will host
Christmas Collections in the Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel College campus. The annual bake sale will include the popular
homemade candy by the pound, as well as holiday specialties, peppernuts and zwieback. Visitors will enjoy free coffee with the purchase of a fresh, homemade cinnamon roll. In addition to Bethel themed merchandise, the holiday gift shop will feature the new Threshing Stone necklace charm that debuted at Fall Festival.
Local residents’ love of collecting will be on display for the BCWA’s contribution to 5 Places of Christmas.
As part of the annual event, BCWA will present Christmas collections of all kinds.
5 Places of Christmas location on the Bethel campus is Kauffman Museum, at the corner of Main and 27th streets in North Newton, with special features including an indoor scavenger hunt and a talk by museum director Annette LeZotte on
Nuns and Nativity Cradles.
5 Places of Christmas locations are open 10 a.m.–4 p.m., and admission to all of them is free.
The Christmas collections, which include Christmas ornaments and other items, will be placed
around the circle in Bethel College’s newly renovated and refurbished Luyken Fine Arts Center.
Judy Schrag, Newton, a member of the planning committee for the event, said more than 25 people will bring their collections.
There will be Christmas villages, blown-glass ornaments, snowmen, snow globes, German candle pyramids and star ornaments, among others.
The Five Places of Christmas also includes Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Harvey County Historical Museum and Warkentin House.
For a more complete article, visit http://www.bethelks.edu/news-events/news/post/5096/.