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Museum of Industry offers trip to Tiny Tinsel Town

Visitors to the Museum of Industry have a chance to see Tiny Tinsel Town, a display that includes more than 200 houses, 3,000 trees and 1,000 figures. It will be on display until Dec. 21.
Visitors to the Museum of Industry have a chance to see Tiny Tinsel Town, a display that includes more than 200 houses, 3,000 trees and 1,000 figures. It will be on display until Dec. 21. - Adam MacInnis

STELLARTON, N.S.

The Museum of Industry is hoping to get people in Pictou County into the holiday spirit by offering a tour of Tiny Tinsel Town, a display that will be free for guests to view at the museum in Stellarton from now until Dec. 21.

Featuring more than 3,000 trees, more than 1,000 figures and more than 200 houses, Tiny Tinsel Town is made up of the private collections of three ladies who offered to display them at the museum this holiday season.

Most of the pieces are Dept 56, and one of the ladies has been collecting the pieces for more than 40 years.

In the past, collectors have set up the village in other locations, but they have never had as much room to display their village as they do at the Museum of Industry. This year they’ve been able to set up the displays into separate villages including: Grinch, Dickens, North Pole and Christmas in the City. There are also three trains set up and as well as an eight-foot ski hill.

“Tiny Tinsel Town is a fun and festive display that is designed to appeal to kids of all ages,” said museum director Debra McNabb. “Thanks to the volunteers who provided the hundreds of pieces, the hard work and creativity to install this experience for the joy of others.” 

This weekend, in particular, will be a good time for guests to visit the Museum of Industry from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as it hosts Holiday at the Museum, a seasonally-inspired activity day which will include storytime with Santa from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a chance to help decorate the Kids’ Train or make an ornament for home as well as a pop-up shop featuring the handiwork of local artisans. Bubba and other St. John Ambulance therapy dogs will also be paying a special visit.

For more details, call the Museum of Industry at 902-755-5425.

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