corning-museum-of-glass-logo1.jpgCorning, N.Y. - The Corning Museum of Glass hosts its annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3, and Sunday, December 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  During this weekend, admission is free to all visitors. In addition to the daily offerings of exhibitions and live glassmaking demos, the Museum also will offer a host of festive activities, including: 
  • Live holiday music by local groups and choirs. 
  • Holiday crafts (nominal fee) and treats (free). 
  • Visit with Santa (free) or have a photo taken with Santa (fee). 
  • The Museum's annual glass ornament tree: 14-feet tall with more than 2,000 handmade ornaments. New this year: life-sized glass snowman! 
  • Discounted Make Your Own Glass experiences (available on a first-come, first-served basis). Visitors may blow holiday ornaments or form flowers for $10.00, or create flameworked icicles, fused flat-glass ornaments, or sandblasted glasses for $5.00. Age restrictions apply to some activities. 
Visitors to the event are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for children in need; these items will be distributed to local charities.  The Museum's Studio also holds its Annual Studio Glass Sale this weekend, featuring one-of-a-kind handmade glass objects by the artists and students who created work at The Studio this past year. Proceeds from the sale support The Studio's Scholarship and Artist-in-Residence fund.  For more details about the Holiday Open House event, contact The Corning Museum of Glass at (607) 937-5371.  The Corning Museum of Glass (www.cmog.org) is home to the world's most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass, with more than 45,000 objects reflecting 3,500 years of glassmaking history. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer. Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission. Contact: Yvette Sterbenk, sterbenkym@cmog.org, 607.438.5273

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