The Clearing of Ellison Bay Hosts Two Holiday Open Houses

During the Ellison Bay Arts Holiday Open House, The Clearing Folk School’s Bookstore and Gift Shop will be open with special hours Friday, Nov. 27 and Saturday, Nov. 28 from 10 am – 4 pm. A guided hike will begin at 1 pm each day.

Visitors are welcome to peruse the Bookstore & Gift Shop and choose holiday gifts from a large selection of nature, poetry and children’s books. Many students and instructors have created unique, original artwork and jewelry items especially for The Clearing.

The Clearing will also be hosting their Annual Christmas Open House from 10 am – 4 pm on Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10. Register for The Clearing’s Winter Program classes while viewing the decorated indoor Christmas forest in the Jens Jensen Visitor Center and enjoying homemade treats and mulled cider. Take advantage of the Snowflake Sale in the Bookstore and Gift Shop (draw a discount snowflake at time of check out).

Register for door prize drawings (need not be present to win) during both events and enjoy The Clearing’s distinctive atmosphere and delicious treats.

The campus is now open daily for hiking or snowshoeing. A free hiking trail map is available in the visitor center during these special events and during our regular business hours Monday through Friday, 8 am – 4 pm.

The Clearing is located at 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay. For more information or to view a Winter Program catalogue, visit