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Besser Museum to host evening of lights this weekend

ALPENA, Mich — Besser Museum is making the season festive and very bright, especially this weekend. The Evening of Lights will exhibit gorgeous decorated trees that fit this year’s theme, rolling out the red. Executive director of the museum, Christine Witulski says, there’s a tremendous amount of coordination that goes into planning the display for community members to enjoy.

“Transforming the Besser Museum into Christmas magic takes a lot of work, and we actually start designing it around July.”

The exhibit features trees decorated by personnel at Besser, by volunteers, and community organizations.
Live music, raffles, and refreshments meant to get attendees into the holiday spirit will also accompany the light displays boasted on each tree.

“We’ll have Carol Cadarette and Amy Truth each in separate galleries playing Christmas carols and we will also be offering planetarium shows, so there will be two showings during the evening of lights.

There will also be a cookie exchange, where visitors can bring in two dozen cookies and later chose 24 of their own to take home from the platters. The exhibit is a short one, ending on Jan. 5, so now is the perfect time to experience the fullness of Christmas at the museum.

“It’s just something I don’t think you’ll find anywhere else in northern Michigan.”