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Holiday Open House

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be offering free admission for its Holiday Open House on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature numerous artists, authors, photographers, crafters and other vendors with goods for sale in a holiday marketplace setting.


Special holiday-themed events will take place throughout the day, including an appearance by legendary racecaller Tom Durkin as Santa Claus. Durkin will be available for photos with children and families beginning at 11 a.m. and will also lead a special children’s book reading. Durkin will be reading the book “Upset: The Original Dark Horse” by author Maddy Zanetti and illustrator Gretchen Tisch. Children and families will also have an opportunity to meet the miniature horse Upset, one of the story’s inspirations, as part of the festivities. The book will also be available for purchase.


Additionally, there will be special sales on select items in the Museum gift shop and free posters to all in attendance. Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and doughnuts will be available.


Vendors interested in participating in the event should contact Brien Bouyea at (518) 584-0400 ext. 133 or