The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum will present the Annual Old-fashioned Holiday Party from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the museum, at 3596 Segunto St.

Museum members and the public are invited to the party to share in the community holiday spirit.

Festivities will include carols and music by Alan Stachwell, holiday appetizers and sweets, hot cider and wine and carriage rides through the Santa Ynez township. There will be a cookie-decorating table for children. Santa and Mrs. Claus will stop by the museum at 4:30 p.m., and families are encouraged to bring their cameras to take pictures with Santa.

Admission is free for Historical Museum members and all children under 12 years. Admission for nonmembers is $5.

For information, call 688-7889 or visit