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Christmas at Kemper

November 25, 2017 – January 14, 2018

Hours vary; see below
decorating for Christmas at Kemper's Gallery of Trees

Christmas at Kemper is a series of holiday events at the historic Kemper Center. Events include:

November 25: Christmas at Kemper Opening Night Gala, 6 -10 p.m. at Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third Ave. Featuring an exhibition, auction and raffle of designer-decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations. This is the 21st annual event. There is an admission fee.

November 26 – December 3: Gallery of Trees at Anderson Arts Center, 6603 Third Ave. Stroll through an amazing display of beautifully, creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and mantle pieces throughout the entire mansion. Free admission.

  • Nov. 26: 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 27-Dec. 1: 1 – 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 2-3: 1 – 5 p.m.

November 26 – January 14: Durkee Mansion Open House at Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave. “Woodland Birds & Berries” is the theme this year. The historic mansion is lavishly decorated for the period in celebration of Christmas. The former home of Senator Charles Durkee was built in the 1860’s and is decorated for the holiday season by dedicated and talented volunteers. Free admission.

  • Nov. 26: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov. 27-Dec. 1: 1:30 – 7 p.m.
  • Dec. 2-3: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 4-8: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 9-10: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 16-17: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 22-23: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Dec. 29-30: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 6-7: 1:30 – 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 13-14: 1:30 – 4 p.m.

November 26, December 2-3, December 10: Mr. Claus’ Café. Featuring café refreshments and cookie decorating at Kemper Center.

  • Nov. 26: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 2-3: 1:30 – 5 p.m.
  • Dec. 10: 1:30 – 5 p.m.

December 2: Snowflake Jazz Free Community Concert, 6 p.m. in Simmons Auditorium at Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave.

December 9: Kemper Center Christmas Ball, 7 - 10 p.m. in Simmons Auditorium at Kemper Center, 6501 3rd Ave. There is an admission fee.