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Christmas Marionettes

December 20th, 2015 at 03:55 pm

One of the things on my winter break to-do list was to go downtown to our Art Museum where they were having puppet-making for kids.

Once a year at Christmas, the Museum brings out the replicas of the Gustave Baumann marionettes and has a puppet show. The marionettes are beautiful (the originals are too fragile to use). We were just in time for the 2:30 show.

It was magical, held in the beautiful St. Francis Auditorium of the Museum of Fine Arts; it looks like a traditional New Mexican church.

The story was really funny and involved Santo Niño, a little duende (sprite) called Warts, Rosina and her husband Juan and a burro called Miguelito.. and Santa Claus at the end. There were references to Taylor Swift and Martha Stewart and evites... we all loved it!

Afterward, the kids could have their parents take a photo with Santa (the puppet) on their laps (a totally cute twist and the only way we were able to get a picture with Santa this year).

It was a great (free!) thing to do on a cold Sunday afternoon.

More on Gustave Baumann here: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/performance/theater/wood-stock-gustave-baumann-s-marionettes/article_3527ea39-ed13-5b90-8f6b-991c9498789d.html

3 Responses to “Christmas Marionettes”

  1. pjmama Says:

    How fun!! That's sounds lovely, and having Santa on their laps is a super cute idea. I bet the kids found it hilarious.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That sounds like a lot of fun!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Super cool!

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