Santa to Visit Ely December 16

Santa paid a quick visit this week to the Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum to finalize his plans to be at the the Ely Christmas Marketplace this Saturday, December 16. He will be roaming the grounds and joining hayrides with the kids, (weather permitting). Bring your cameras as Santa is excited to be photographed with kids of all ages at the museum’s main house.

Local artists will be selling their handcrafted wares in the barn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. Crafted items for sale will include handmade jewelry, cards, poetry books, cutting boards, handbags, up-cycled and re-purposed items, bath and beauty products, reclaimed furniture and crafts, toys, pencil art, outdoor wood furniture, honey and wax products. Snacks will be available for purchase from A Passion for Food.

Join the museum volunteers and docents for a fun-filled day on the museum grounds. Pick up that perfect last minute holiday gift and support Lake County artists.

This December event will help promote the growth of the Ely Stage Stop Blacksmith Shop and further the interaction of the local community with the history of Lake County and the Ely Stage Stop.

The Lake County Historical Society’s Ely Stage Stop & Country Museum is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road, Kelseyville, California. For more information, check out,,, or call 707.533.9990, during museum hours, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3.p.m.