Mountain Gateway Museum Memorial Christmas Luminaries 2020 - NC Blue Ridge

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Mountain Gateway Museum Memorial Christmas Luminaries 2020

December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - December 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm


Memorial Christmas luminaries are available for purchase from the Friends of the Mountain Gateway Museum as a fundraiser for the museum’s Education Programs Fund. Luminaries are $5.00 each and may be ordered from Friends’ members at the museum (24 Water St., Old Fort) or by downloading and filling out the order form on the museum’s website and mailing it to Mountain Gateway Museum, P.O. Box 1286, Old Fort, NC, 28762. Payment can be made by cash or check (made payable to FOTMGM) or by credit card if ordering at the museum or by phone. The deadline is December 2nd.

You may choose to memorialize a deceased friend, family member, co-worker or pet, or honor a living person or pet. The name(s) of those being memorialized or honored will be affixed to the luminary bags which will be placed on the museum’s front porch, gazebo, and sidewalks, and atop the rock wall along Mill Creek on Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5. Lighting will begin at 5 p.m., and the luminaries will remain lighted until 7:30 p.m. each evening. Buyers can pick up their luminary bags either at the close of the event’s second day or, by prior arrangement, at the museum until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9.


December 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
December 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm


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Mountain Gateway Museum
24 Water St
Old Fort, NC 28762 United States
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