Choose from Three Options
- $29 for admission to the tree ship reenactment, one take-home Christmas tree, and hot drinks and cookies for two ($65 value)
- $35 for admission to the tree ship reenactment, one take-home Christmas tree, and hot drinks and cookies for four ($75 value)
- $65 for admission to the tree ship reenactment, a family museum membership, a Christmas tree, and hot drinks and cookies for a family of 5 ($110 value)
The one-day event takes place on Saturday, November 29. The ship, which holds the trees and Santa, arrives around noon at the National Museum of the Great Lakes. Trees must be claimed on November 29 between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Trees not claimed before 5 p.m. are not guaranteed.
National Museum of the Great Lakes
It's common knowledge that there are five great lakes: Superior, Michigan, Huron, Ontario, and Erie. At the National Museum of the Great Lakes, though, visitors delve much deeper into the national significance and history of the famed bodies of water. Exhibits cover topics such as the lakes' role in commercial shipping routes, area lighthouses, and the shipwrecks that lie deep below the water's surface. Visitors can also explore the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior and learn about Lake Ontario's "Queen of the Lakes." A big part of the fun is exploring the adjacent museum ship, the Col. James M. Schoomaker, which offers even more hands-on opportunities to learn about local maritime history and a welcome place to practice your ship horn impression (open May 1 through October 31).