A drawing of a snow-bedecked Westport Museum of History and Culture.

WESTPORT — A “Holly Days Festival and Market” helps herald the holiday season Saturday at the Westport Museum for History and Culture.

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the museum, 25 Avery Place. Museum members are admitted an hour early, at 9 o’clock, to preview the offerings.

The market will feature a range of vendors with unique wares, such as wreaths made by members of the Westport Garden Club, according to event organizers.

Silhouettes will be crafted in-person by artist Deborah O’Connor at the museum’s cobblestone barn. The silhouettes also can be framed; to register for a silhouette appointment click here.

Santa Claus is scheduled to make a visit, and reservations to have photos taken with the big man can be made by clicking here.

There also will be a reading of “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens’ holiday classic.

Visitors can view the museum’s “Gingerbread Westport,” depicting local buildings past and present, as well as the “Westport Heritage Tree,” created in the 1980s as an ecumenical celebration of winter holidays, featuring ornaments created by local artists.

For more information, call the museum at 203-222-1424.