With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to start preparing for the season of giving.
The museum opened it's doors for a sneak preview before the Annual Sugar Plum Festival kicks off Friday.
Festival trees line the entrance into the gift idea wonderland where local vendors are showing off what they have to offer.
Many of the booths are returning to the museum after years of Sugar Plum participation.
But some are just joining, like the Missouri Western State University student and alumni art gallery.
The festival has been going on for more than 40 years.
"We've got more vendors this year than ever. We've been able to open up more vendor spaces to allow more folks from around the area to come in and start selling holiday items and kick off this Christmas season," Michelle Meierhoffer, Sugar Plum Festival co-chair said.
Coordinators expect more than 3,000 visitors to attend. A weekend pass is $10 and children younger than 12-years-old get in for free.
There's also a wine tasting planned for Friday evening.
The festival runs Friday from 10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.