The Musical Instrument Museum will present ‘Tis the Season: Holidays at MIM this weekend in Phoenix.
On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, guests will enjoy performances from local acts like Las Palomas del Norte Handbell Ensemble, learn how to play a holiday classic on the luge in a music-making workshop, craft sleigh bells to accompany holiday tunes throughout the weekend, and participate in many other family-friendly activities celebrating holiday traditions from around the world.
On Saturday, Dec. 9, Broadway star Melissa Errico will deliver a night of holiday songs. On Sunday, Dec. 10, the John Jorgenson Quintet will bring a musical experience of gypsy jazz to the intimate performance space.
Holiday Craft: Sleigh Bells
9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Make your own sleigh bell and play along with the day’s performances.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Have your picture taken in a hands-free photo booth.
Pop-Up Performance: Dickens Carolers
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.: Join the Dickens Carolers for a stroll along El Río and listen as they sing spirited seasonal carols.
11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.: Follow junior museum guides on a short, informative tour of MIM’s galleries with a special focus on holiday celebrations from around the world.
11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 2:30 p.m.: Join junior museum guides for a family-friendly musical activity that teaches guests to play a fun holiday classic on the luge.
Performance: The Hot Beignets
11:30 a.m.–noon, Saturday: Experience a New Orleans-style holiday with a lively performance by the Hot Beignets.
Performance: Mariachi Rubor
11:30 a.m.–noon, Sunday: Enjoy a medley performed by Mariachi Rubor.
Orchestrion: Holiday Playlist
Noon & 3 p.m.: Enjoy unique versions of familiar holiday tunes as played by MIM’s largest instrument, the orchestrion.
Performance: Kwanzaa Storytelling
12:45–1:30 p.m. Join storyteller and musician Súle Greg Wilson in this participatory exploration of Kwanzaa traditions.
Performance: Las Palomas del Norte Handbell Ensemble
2–2:30 p.m.: Ring in the holidays with this handbell performance.
Performance: Rural Street Klezmer Band
3:15–4 p.m.: Get in the spirit for Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, with this klezmer music performance.
Programming is subject to change.
Programming supported in part by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture and Arizona Commission on the Arts.