St. Nicholas Day at NYC's Oldest House
Saturday, December 7, 2013
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Explore New York City's oldest house and learn how the Dutch tradition of Sinterklaas evolved into the American tradition of Santa Claus with traditional music, treats, stories, and crafts.
Start the day off at noon with a traditional concert by colonial balladeer Linda Russell. Enjoy a special visit from St. Nicholas as he arrives on horseback at 2:00 p.m. Grab a carrot and feed St. Nicholas's faithful horse before signing the Red Book of who's been naughty and who's been nice . Sip on cider as Sinterklaas tells the tale of The Bakers Dozen before Santa Claus arrives at 3:00 p.m. for photos and visits with the kids.
Games, food and crafts will continue throughout the day: Try your hand at colonial games, nosh on holiday food to warm your soul, create a traditional pomander, or paint a Dutch clog for Sinterklaas before the outdoor tree decorating and lighting as the sun goes down.
Tickets at the door.
$5 Adults/ $3 Children under 10/ FREE for kids 2 and under