A Socially-Distanced Winter Wonderland At The ZACC
Does this holiday season feel different to you? Are you trying to figure out what exactly you'll be able to do with your family in the year of COVID? For a lot of people, that means no traveling, no large gatherings, and other self-imposed restrictions. It also means that most of the events we're used to having every year are either cancelled, or they'll have to be different than they usually are.
Last week, we reported about how Missoula's Parade of Lights was going to handle things and have a sort of "Reverse" Parade of Lights for 2020, to give one example of how people are adapting to the pandemic. And now, we know that Zootown Arts Community Center is still planning on holding its annual Holiday Open House - just, you know, adjusted for COVID reasons.
Here's some info from their Facebook event page:
Head downtown to the ZACC between the hours of 3 and 8 PM on Friday, December 4, and walk through a magical holiday wonderland created by the ZACC! Masks are required, and families and individual attendees will be distanced in their journey through the wonderland, with capacity monitored to ensure safety and enjoyment. Attendees will be given easy to follow maps, and elf-made signs will guide folks through the experience. This festive holiday stroll will include our Artist Shop (full of thoughtful, locally made gift ideas), the 2020 Friends & Family holiday art show, a new show by Morgan Smith in our Youth Gallery, THREE Santa Selfie Stations (complete with hilariously candid, life-size Santa cardboard cut-outs), and a FREE take-home paint-your-own-pottery ornament kit for every attendee! This very special, very safe, very Santa Holiday Open House is totally free, though we would very much appreciate your consideration of an end-of-year donation to the ZACC.
Sounds pretty cool. right? And even if you can't make it on the 4th, you can stop by anytime in December to see the holiday wonderland. Will you be checking this one out?