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Discover Mid-America — December 2008

Christmas Open House in Greenwood

photos by Ron Johnson

Marking its 25th anniversary, Greenwood, MO merchants consider their Christmas Open House (Nov. 7-9) the highlight of the year. And for the last 15, Santa (a k a Larry Griffith) has been getting in his Ho-Ho-Ho practice in leading up to the big day.

“The Greenwood Open House always gets our visitors and customers in the mood of the holiday season,” says Sandee Millett, owner of Millett & Co. and Greenwood Mercantile.

Enjoy the season more with a visit to any of these selected Open House events —


  • 25th Annual Cookie Spree, Cherokee Antique Row, St. Louis,
    Dec. 6-7
  • “Once Upon a Midnight Clear,” Rice-Tremonti Home, Raytown, Dec. 5-7


  • Christmas Open House, Paxico, Dec. 6
  • Christmas Open House, Hays, Dec. 5-6
  • Shawnee Indian Mission Christmas Open House, Fairway, Dec. 6
  • Victorian Christmas Open House, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm, Olathe, Dec. 6
  • Christmas Open House, McPherson Museum, McPherson, Dec. 5-6
  • Holiday Open House, Smoky Hill Museum, Salina, Dec. 6
  • Hollenberg Christmas Open House, Hanover, Dec. 6
  • Lindsborg Holiday B&B Open House, Lindsborg, Dec. 20


  • A Night Before Christmas Museum Open House, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Dec. 9
  • Murrell Home Christmas Open House, Park Hill, Dec. 14


  • Christmas Open House & Gingerbread House Exhibit, Eldon, Dec. 6
  • Holiday Open House, Effigy Mounds National Monument, Harper Ferry, Dec. 6


  • Winter Open House, Mount Magazine State Park, Paris
  • Christmas Open House, Mather Lodge, Petit Jean State Park, Morrilton, Dec. 6
  • Christmas Open House, Jacksonport State Park, Newport,
    Dec. 7
  • Holiday Open House, Plantation Agriculture Museum, Scott,
    Dec. 7
  • 41st Annual Christmas Frolic & Open House, Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock, Dec. 7
A wreath by every door.

Valeri Crenshw warms up on hot apple cider provided by the Greenwood Antique Dealers.

Santa spends his day listening to Christmas wishes.

The Dickens Carolers spread joy throughtout Greenwood.

Crowds gathered at the Greenwood Antique Mall
and Tea Room to shop.

Antique dealer Bruce Burstert and his band were at the Christmas on the Common show in Greenwood.

Signs of the Season.

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