St. Nicholas Day at New York's Oldest House
Saturday, December 1, 2012
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum with his horse (toting traditional Dutch holiday treats), followed by a theatrical reading of the Dutch-American Christmas tale, The Baker's Dozen. Don't miss a chance to meet St. Nicholas's 19th century American counterpart, Santa Claus, first popularized by the writings of native New Yorker Washington Irving and the artwork of New York immigrant Thomas Nast.
Colonial balladeer Linda Russell will entertain audiences of all ages with her beautiful songs. Try your hand at traditional holiday crafts such as pomander balls and natural bird feeders. Delve into the Dutch holiday spirit and decorate your own Dutch shoe, or 'klompen' to fill with treats. Looking for a homemade gift for your loved ones? Test your craft skills by making your own DIY snow globe or tree ornament to take home. Warm up around the outdoor fire pit with hot apple cider, holiday food, and traditional Dutch cookies. Make a holiday wish and help us decorate our outdoor Christmas tree with ornaments, solar powered lights, and holiday cheer. The day's celebration will culminate with a festive tree lighting ceremony at dusk.
$5 Adults/ $3 Children 10 and under