Saturday, November 22, 2014

Christmas in Medina, OH (11/22/2014)

Saturday, November 22, 2014
First a visit to Castle Noel in Medina, OH. This enterprise opened at this time last year to show off the collections of Mark Klaus (great name!), who was previously located in Broadview Heights, OH. Mr. Klaus is a sculptor of Christmas themed ornaments and Christmas displays, who has collected and restored memorabilia related to Christmas. Click on "Castle Noel" above for a complete tour.
Kent with Cousin Eddie's RV from the movie
"National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
Tamiko emptying the chemical toilet
You enter through the Blizzard Vortex
One of NYC Bloomingdale Christmas displays,
the Gummy Bear Tree from 2009
One of many displays in the
"I Had That Toyland"
There are costumes for several Christmas movies,
including Dudley Moore's elf from the movie
"Santa Claus: The Movie" in 1985
Fantastic Christmas window displays form Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC
The Re-creation Room was full of parts form Christmas window displays (KSS)
A pair of New Yorkers (KSS)
Another Bloomingdale Christmas window, also from 2009 (KSS)
The Grand Hall has movie costumes and props,
as well as Santa's Mountain and Slide at Higbee's
from the movie "A Christmas Story" (KSS)
A 2013 Bloomingdale Christmas window display
Medina had the lighting of their Christmas tree in the Public Square gazebo last night.
Medina Public Square
Medina's 1878 Firehouse
Finally we went to the John Smart House that was decorated for a Victorian Christmas, and John Smart himself and his daughter were there to greet guests.
John Smart House (1886)