Winchester Mystery House hosts Oddities Market for holiday shopping


Shopping for holiday oddities

Holiday shoppers whose tastes skew toward “The Nightmare Before Christmas” might want to check out the Yuletide ODDventure Residency at the Winchester Mystery House presented by Menagerie Oddities Market.

On Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 30, noon-9 p.m. each day, the Winchester Mystery House will play host to a differently themed show. Shoppers can partake in a Dark Victorian Christmas on Dec. 2, the fifth annual Holiday Oddities Show on Dec. 9 and a Victorian Peddler’s Street Faire on Dec. 16. Procrastinators can shop a Bizarre Bazaar on Dec. 23, and the series wraps up with a Soul Spa Re-enchantment Metaphysical Faire on Dec. 30.

In addition to 45 artisans, creators and purveyors of the strange and unusual, the market will feature DJs, live music, fortunetelling, burlesque performers, circus act performances by Renegade Circus and the Misfit Toys, and a doll part ornament-making class in Santa’s workshop. Dr. R. Snick will present his exhibit and lectures of poisons and cures, and Krampus and the Ghosts of Christmas will be on hand for free photo ops.

Tickets are $5 at Market entry is included with Winchester Mystery House tour tickets, available at

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