SPECIAL EVENTS

 

Fire & Ice

Fire & Ice

Museum of Glass (MOG) will celebrate its second annual Fire & Ice Festival this winter. From November 25 through December 31, MOG will host a variety of Fire & Ice themed activities, performances, and demonstrations for visitors of all ages to enjoy during the holidays.

 

Hands-on Activities & Performances

 

Academy of Dance Performs Selections from “The Nutcracker”

November 25, 2 – 3 pm

Kick off the holiday season with Academy of Dance as they perform selections from “The Nutcracker” in the Grand Hall!

 

Family Day: Winter Wonderland

December 10, 1 – 4 pm

Create your own festive miniature globe scene with artist Jennifer Adams. This activity is sure to add a unique spin for your seasonal decorations. Draw inspiration from performances by Paul and Phyllis Twedt’s piano students, as they conduct their annual Holiday Musicale throughout the day. Visitors can also enjoy the Holiday Musicale performance on Sunday, December 11.

 

Tack Fused Santas and Wreaths

December 10 and 11, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Celebrate the holiday season with Santa and wreath tack fusing! Create a unique fused glass decoration out of pre-cut materials. Workshops start on the hour. $20 per person. Pieces will be available for pick-up on Thursday after the workshop in the Museum Store. Shipping is available for an additional fee.

 

Fire and Ice Third Thursday: Snowflake Fusing and Movie Marathon

December 15, 5 – 8 pm

Visit Museum of Glass for free from 5 to 8 pm. During this special Fire & Ice Third Thursday, bring the whole family to watch “The Year Without a Santa Claus”, “A Miser Brothers’ Christmas”, “Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey”, and “Rudolph’s Shiny New Year” in the Museum Theater. Visitors can also explore the art of tack fusing and create a unique fused glass snowflake out of pre-cut materials. Workshops start on the hour. $12 per snowflake or two snowflakes for $20. Pieces will be available for pick-up on Thursday after the workshop in the Museum Store. Shipping is available for an additional fee.

 

Fire and Ice: Illuminated Traditions

December 17, 1 – 4 pm

Join artists Larry Calkins and Jennifer Adams as they take you on an intercontinental exploration of traditional holiday crafts celebrating fire and ice. Carillon Bell Ensemble will perform in the Grand Hall at 1 pm.

 

Tack Fused Snowflakes

December 17 and 18, Saturday, 11 am – 4 pm; Sunday, 1 – 5 pm

Explore the art of tack fusing and create a unique fused glass snowflake out of pre-cut materials. Workshops start on the hour. $12 per snowflake or two snowflakes for $20. Pieces will be available for pick-up on Thursday after the workshop in the Museum Store. Shipping is available for an additional fee.

 

Dean the Dreamweaver

December 26, 1 – 4 pm

Dean the Dreamweaver performs his beautiful ‘dreamscapes’ in the Grand Hall for holiday entertainment.

 

Make Your Own Ornament with Hilltop Artists

December 28 and 29, 10 am – 5 pm

Holiday crafts don’t get hotter than this! Create your own glass ornament in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop to celebrate the season. Hilltop Artists will be ready to help you create your own orb. Participants will be picking color, blowing, and shaping. $60 per person and $45 for Museum members. Must be 12 years of age to participate. Limited 30 minute appointments can be reserved with pre-payment. Make your reservation by calling 253.284.4719 or sign up at the admissions desk. Shipping available for additional fee. No refunds.

 

Countdown Coneheads! New Year’s Eve Celebration!

December 31, 10 – 5 pm

Get ready to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 in with a hoot ‘n holler with artist Jennifer Adams! Make your own unique Conehead hat and noise-maker to celebrate the New Year!

 

Dean the Dreamweaver 

December 31, 1 – 4 pm

Dean the Dreamweaver performs his beautiful ‘dreamscapes’ in the Grand Hall for holiday entertainment.

 

Hot Shop Demonstrations

 

Snow People with Visiting Artist Nancy Callan

December 17, 10 am – 5 pm

Visiting Artist Nancy Callan will bring the holiday spirit to the Hot Shop as she and the Team make her signature Snow People throughout the day. This is a spectacular demonstration of skill, artistry, and strength that you don’t want to miss!

 

Fire & Ice Hot Shop Demonstrations

December 24 and 31, 11 am – 12 pm and 2 – 3 pm

Continue celebrating the winter season with a fire and ice demonstration that will blow you away. On December 24 and 31, MOG’s all-star Hot Shop Team will combine molten glass with giant blocks of ice.

 

Holiday Shopping

 

MOG’s Annual Holiday Ornament

November & December

Each year, Museum visitors have the opportunity to add another MOG annual ornament to their collection. Take home this year’s beautiful tree ornament to add an axtra sparkle to your home during the holiday season.

 

MOG Members Store Sale

November 18 - 20

MOG members can start their holiday shopping early with these hot Store sale days! Members receive a bonus 10% off all Museum Store purchases, in addition to their regular discount. Visitors can sign up for the membership level of their choosing at the Museum admissions desk.

 

December Double Discount Days

December 3 - 4 & 17 - 18

Get fired up for holiday shopping! MOG members receive a double discount on purchases at the Museum of Glass Store during these special sale days. Shop local this season—explore the Store’s selection of glass for tree ornaments and unique holiday gifts for family and friends.

 

Ornament Clearance Sale

December 29 - 31

The holiday season may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop collecting ornaments! Stock up on a selection of MOG’s annual ornaments from previous years to prepare for winter 2017.

 

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