Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

Exhibition Rentals

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown

For millions of Americans, it really isn’t Christmas until they have watched A Charlie Brown Christmas at least once! This seasonal exhibition examines the making of this animated classic and celebrates the anticipation, joy, and pitfalls of the holiday season in 50 framed and matted Peanuts daily and Sunday comic strips.

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown consists of high-quality digital reproductions of Charles M. Schulz’s original Peanuts strips with thematic graphics, an introductory panel, and a biographical panel about Charles Schulz that includes photographs of Schulz family celebrations. Also included are the DVD program, “The Making of A Charlie Brown Christmas,” didactic panels with photographs, and artifacts related to the making of the holiday classic. In addition, the exhibition contains vintage three-dimensional Peanuts-themed seasonal novelties, including several from the exclusive Determined Productions, Inc. collection. Venues are provided with directions and supporting material to install/fabricate up to three activity areas: a letter to Santa writing station, a video nook to view the DVD program, and a photo opportunity.

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New “Christmas in July” Rental Option Available!
To ensure an exclusive holiday experience, Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown is being offered on a limited basis to only two venues per year; one venue is during the Christmas holiday season and the other is during the summer with the new “Christmas in July” option.

For detailed project descriptions, images, checklists, and current information, contact Dinah Houghtaling, Traveling Exhibitions Manager, at dinah@schulzmuseum.org or (707) 579-4452, ext. 287.


Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown
Tour Specifics

Christmas Holiday Booking Period 12 weeks (November 1 through January 31)
Christmas Holiday Non-Profit Rental Fee $7,500 + round-trip shipping
Summer Booking Period 6-12 weeks for “Christmas in July” option
Summer Non-Profit Rental Fee pro-rated at $625 per week + round-trip shipping
Contents 50 framed high-res digital reproductions of Peanuts strips, 7 text panels, 4 graphic panels, 54 holiday-themed objects and ephemera, object labels, letter writing activity station, DVD program (The Making of ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’), and media/graphic CD
Size 1,500 to 2,000 sq. ft. recommended (260 lin. ft.)
Shipping Crates 5 crates
Insurance Value $12,800
Availability Date TBD


Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown
Tour Itinerary

The dates below reflect a 12-week booking for the Christmas holiday (November 1 through January 31) and a 6-week booking for the summer booking period (July 1 through August 15). All tour dates are subject to change. Please contact us for current availability.

Start Date End Date Host Institution Status
11/4/2011 1/31/2012 HISTORIC CITY HALL ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
City of Lake Charles, Louisiana
past
11/1/2012 1/31/2013 GREENACRES ARTS CENTER
Cincinnati, Ohio
past
11/1/2013 1/31/2014 FRANKLIN PARK CONSERVATORY & BOTANICAL GARDENS
Columbus, Ohio
booked
7/1/2014 8/15/2014 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2014 1/31/2015 TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER
Tampa, Florida
booked
7/1/2015 8/15/2015 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2015 1/31/2016 MUSEUM OF THE SOUTHWEST
Midland, Texas
booked
7/1/2016 8/15/2016 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2016 1/31/2017 QUICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, WALSH ART GALLERY
Fairfield, Connecticut
pending
7/1/2017 8/15/2017 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2017 1/31/2018 GRAPEVINE CLOCK TOWER AND MUSEUM COMPLEX
Grapevine, Texas
booked
7/1/2018 8/15/2018 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2018 1/31/2019 UPCOUNTRY HISTORY MUSEUM
Greenville, South Carolina
pending
7/1/2019 8/15/2019 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2019 1/31/2020 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Richmond, Virginia
booked
7/1/2020 8/15/2020 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2020 1/31/2021 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY Book Now!
7/1/2021 8/15/2021 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY – New “Christmas in July” option Book Now!
11/1/2021 1/31/2022 CALL FOR AVAILABILITY Book Now!
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