All of a Christmas ‘flapper’ at American Museum.

It’s one of the highlights of the local festive season. Getting up to the American Museum to see how the fabulous Central Hall tree has been dressed.

The Central Hall tree does not disappoint.

I joined the museum’s members at their annual Christmas gathering last night and found this prominent pine adorned in all the glitz and glamour of the Gatsby era.

What a party!

That’s this year’s theme for ‘A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody’ – A Jazz Age-inspired Christmas at the American Museum’ which runs from 23rd November through to the 17th December.

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‘Flapper’ faces from the Roaring Twenties decorate a tree – all made by volunteers!

Fans of film director Baz Luhrman will know that’s a number from The Great Gatsby -his 2013 musical take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel of the same name.

Oh, what a night!

The movie followed the life and times of millionaire Jay Gatsby at the height of the  Roaring Twenties in New York State.

Just one of the Christmas decorations on sale.

Here in Bath, visitors are invited to :

“Get a wiggle on to the American Museum in Britain this winter for a party like no other. Party through the ages in our period rooms and discover what Americans did to let their hair down in days gone by.

That after festive-dinner feeling! Nothing changes does it?

The jewel in the crown is the dazzling Central Hall Christmas tree, bedecked in decadent decorations, glorious glitz, and all the Gatsbyesque glamour of the 1920’s.

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Amazing attention to detail. Warm and welcoming displays.

Whether you’re a dancing dame or a fancy fella, our Jazz Age-inspired Christmas is set to be the swankiest soirée in town!

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The furniture collections are showcased in period rooms which show how American families lived during the last 300 years. Here’s the Shaker Room from 1859

All the period rooms reflect seasonal celebrations and there’s an extra visual delight for everyone touring the house as:

‘ Amid the celebrations, fabulous flapper rag-dolls handcrafted by the Museum’s fabulous volunteers, will be daringly dancing through each room – can you spot them all?’

The Christmas shop!

The museum has an amazing array of Christmas gifts and decorations to buy plus – this weekend – 24th/25th of November :

‘Our Christmas Craft Fair returns with a diverse range of work on offer, from ceramics and textiles to jewellery and prints.

Part of this weekend’s trade fair.

Meet the makers themselves, discuss their techniques, and find unique Christmas gifts in a festive atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of town.’

The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Bath – Cllr and Mrs Rob Appleyard – were guests at last night’s preview.

£2 entry charge to the fair including access to café and shops. Payment in coin for exact amount greatly appreciated and will help with quicker entry to fair.

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Displays create a warm and festive period atmosphere.

Normal admission applies to Museum.

A period Christmas wedding.

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