The Port Arthur Historical Society invites the public to ring in the holiday season with a free holiday hayrideon Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Young and old will enjoy free hayrides from the Museum of the Gulf Coast to the Pompeiian Villa historic home where hot chocolate will be served in the courtyard.

In addition, visitors to the Villa can view the home’s elaborate Christmas decorations including an extensive Santa Claus collection. The Villa’s parlor with its beautiful Christmas tree and fireplace is a wonderful setting for a family photo.

While waiting at the Museum, guests can view Christmas films in the theater, make an assortment of holiday crafts and tour two floors of exhibits including the ever popular music and sports galleries, the largest indoor mural in the southwest and the temporary exhibition, Cruisin’ the Fossil Freeway.

The Museum of the Gulf Coast is owned and operated by the Port Arthur Historical Society in partnership with Lamar State College – Port Arthur and the City of Port Arthur. It is located at 700 Procter Street in downtown Port Arthur and is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about the Museum please visit, or call 409-982-7000.