The Holiday Open House, which is open to the public and has become a tradition for many area families, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the Highlights editorial offices at 803 Church Street in Honesdale.
"For 21 years now, we've opened our doors to the community in the spirit of the holiday season," says Highlights Editor in Chief Christine French Cully. "We're delighted that our open house has become a cherished part of so many families' holiday celebrations, and we look forward to hosting our friends and neighbors."
The event features an array of activities, treats, entertainment, an art show, and the always-popular craft room where kids can create whatever they want with mounds of craft supplies.
The entertainment includes music, storytelling, puppetry, sing-alongs, and more. Face painting and the creation of balloon animals are planned. Children may choose a surprise from the giant grab bag under the Christmas tree, and everyone may register for a free drawing to win special gifts.
This year's open house does not include an on-site book sale. "We are pleased, however, to be offering a Friends and Family Discount Coupon for books available on Highlights.com," Ms. Cully said.
The editorial offices of Highlights, Highlights High Five, and Highlights Hello magazines; Highlights Press; and Boyds Mills Press are located in Honesdale.
Parker Brown enjoys a candy cane at the Highlights Holiday Open House.
(Information from our friends at Highlights for Children)