November, 2012 – Norton Holiday Family Festival


Norton celebrates the holiday season with its annual Holiday Family Festival

Enjoy art, dance, music, magic, Kool 105’s Mo & Sally, and more! 


WEST PALM BEACH, FL (Nov. 19, 2012) – Once again, the Norton Museum of Art’s annual, entertainment-filled Holiday Family Festival offers families a joyous way to kick off the holiday season. Set for Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, the Festival features music and dance performances, a gospel choir, a magic troupe, art activities and tours, treasure hunts, and more. The merriment begins at 1 p.m., but Café 1451 will be serving a holiday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Regular Museum admission applies.    

“Each year the Holiday Family Festival draws terrific performers from our area,” says Glenn Tomlinson, William Randolph Hearst Curator of Education at the Norton. “Our visitors are thrilled by the quality of the musicians and dancers, and they love the holiday activities and family tours all over the Museum. We look forward to welcoming everyone for a great day.”

Visitors are sure to be uplifted by the graceful dancers of the Florida Dance Conservatory and the sounds of the Tabernacle Gospel Chorus. The House of Flying Cards is also set to thrill viewers with its bag of tricks and illusion, storyteller Monica Ladd will share exciting tales in the galleries, and the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Company and Women of Note will sing holiday classics.

Children can design and make their own gift wrap and artistic ornaments all afternoon. Incredibly, the Norton was able to get on Santa Claus’ busy December calendar, and the jolly old elf will make a special appearance at 2 p.m.

A self-guided Gallery Treasure Hunt, “Sparkle for the Holidays,” is available for families to enjoy together, and adult and family tours will introduce you to the Museum Collection and special exhibitions.

The Holiday Family Festival schedule is as follows:




·         Art activity:       Create decorative holiday gift wrap and ornaments / Reynolds Classroom

·         Gallery treasure hunt: Search for art treasures in the galleries / Kohl Gallery

·         Holiday movie: Enjoy How the Grinch Stole Christmas (26 minutes) / Lindemann


·         Complimentary refreshments provided by Whole Foods Market




1-1:30 pm         St. Edwards Children’s Choir / Atrium             


1-2pm               The House of Flying Cards Magicians /East Loggia     


1:30-2pm          Academy of Dance, Music, and Theatre / Theater                     


1:30-2pm          Family Gallery Tour / Meet in Central Garden                


1:30-3:30pm      KOOL 105.5 with Mo and Sally / Atrium            


1:30-4:30pm      Face Art by Daisy / Central Garden       


1:30-5pm          Pianist Kelly Walsh / Lobby                 


1:45-2:30pm      Joe Donato Brass Duo / Central Garden


2-2:30pm          Storyteller Monica Ladd / Picower Gallery        


2-3pm               Appearance by Santa Claus /Chihuly                


2-3pm               Adult Gallery Tour  /  Meet in Central Garden                


2:30-3:15pm      Maltz Jupiter Theatre Youth Touring Company / Café 2:30-2:45pm / Atrium 2:45-3:00pm / Lobby 3-3:15pm


3-3:30pm          Family Gallery Tour / Meet in Central Garden


3:15-3:30pm      The Tabernacle Gospel Chorus / Theater                     


3:45-4:15pm      Florida Dance Conservatory / Theater              


4:15-4:45pm      Women of Note / Atrium                       


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About the Norton Museum

The Norton Museum of Art is a major cultural attraction in Florida, and internationally known for its distinguished Permanent Collection featuring American Art, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, European Art and Photography. The Norton is located at 1451 S. Olive Ave. in West Palm Beach, FL., and  is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Mondays and major Holidays). General admission is $12 for adults, $5 for students with a valid ID, and free for Members and children ages 12 and under.  Special group rates are available. West Palm Beach residents receive free admission every Saturday with proof of residency. Palm Beach County residents receive free admission the first Saturday of each month with proof of residency. For additional information, please call (561) 832-5196, or visit


For additional information, please call 561-832-5196, or visit