Do you love to see how everybody decorates their houses for the holiday season? So does the Anniston Museum of Natural History. The museum will be hosting its annual Homes for the Holidays event on December 10th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., which involves a self-guided tour of homes in the area as outlined by Anniston Museum, so you can see all the ways in which local homes transform themselves into works of art in honor of Christmas.
This year, some of the homes included on the tour include the December traditions of Maggie Reynolds, Maggie Freeman, and Ann Welch’s downtown loft. You can even follow up your tour of these local houses and their light displays by stopping by the Anniston Museum of Natural History itself afterwards for some hot cider and warm cookies, so make yourself right at home with some holiday cheer!
The Homes for the Holidays event as celebrated by the Anniston Museum will cost $15 for members of the museum and $20 for the general public if you buy tickets in advance. However, if you wait until the day of the event, the price goes up to $25. You can also buy holiday bundles for large groups, so make sure to check the Anniston Museum of Natural History’s event calender for more information.
Halloween conjures up images of all kinds of fun things: candy, costumes, smiles on kids’ faces, and all of the festivities surrounding the holiday. While it brings tremendous amounts of joy to children and adults alike, it is also important to take the proper safety measures to ensure that the holiday remains fun. Take a look at the following few trick or treat safety tips:
Plan a Route
Whether you are going with your child or sending them off on their own, it’s helpful to have a route planned out in advance to avoid any confusion.
Follow the Light
Make sure your child knows to stay in well-lit areas where people can see them.
Wear Comfortable Shoes
While some kids walk and trick or treat, others like to run from house to house to gather as much candy as possible. Make sure children are in comfortable shoes that won’t cause them to trip or injure themselves.
Check the Candy
At the end of the night, check the candy before your child consumes anything. Throw away candy that has been unwrapped or looks suspicious in any way.
Above all else, have fun. Your child only gets a limited amount of Halloween nights where they can trick or treat, so let them enjoy the evening to the fullest. You can even live vicariously through them.