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Anderson Marsh SHP - Annual Christmas Open House

Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Lake County families invited to the annual Christmas Open House at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park 

AMIA Board members Henry Bornstein & Gae Henry with Santa & Mrs. Claus imageAnderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA) invites everyone to the annual “Christmas at the Ranch” open house at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. This event has been held at the State Park for almost 30 years and is a favorite holiday tradition for many families. The community event will happen on Saturday, December 8th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event is free of charge, with free parking.

The public is invited to enjoy the atmosphere of the cozy ranch house at the Park, with crackling fires in both rooms and delicious holiday goodies, including homemade cookies and other baked treats, hot apple cider and coffee. State Park docents will be on hand to answer questions about the Park and the Anderson ranch house.

Santa Claus will be there to greet children and their parents.

The fun Christmas event features local musicians singing and playing Christmas carols. The atmosphere is casual and friendly, and visitors are encouraged to sing along. The entertainment starts at 10 a.m. with popular David Neft on the piano playing your Christmas favorites and encouraging the audience to join in. At 11 a.m. Harry Lyons, Rick McCann and other local musicians will take the stage. The day will also feature local folk singer Joan Moss and some of her friends with Scott Serena and AMIA board members like Don Coffin, Gae Henry and Henry Bornstein contributing.

The event is presented by the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association, a nonprofit association cooperating with the California Department of Parks and Recreation to promote educational and interpretive activities at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park.  AMIA board members and volunteers will be on hand to answer questions about the Ranch House and how Christmas was celebrated in Victorian days.

Join AMIA for a festive day at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, located off of Highway 53 between Lower Lake and Clearlake.

For more information about the event, visit, contact AMIA at or call (707) 995-2658.


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