Home for the Holidays

a mansion with wreaths on the windows in a park on a snowy day

The Historic House Trust of NYC invites you to come home for the holidays! Travel through time and experience the season at some of NYC’s oldest and most treasured historic houses across the five boroughs. Enjoy traditional decorations, public tours, caroling, visits from Santa, holiday lightings, hot cocoa, and so much more! The HHT houses look forward to sharing the season with you, welcome home!

artistic rendering of the Van Cortlandt House

History of the Holidays
This annual display at the Van Cortlandt House Museum features a glimpse into 18th-century celebrations of some familiar and not-so-familiar winter holidays.

Home for the Holidays Events

Saturday, December 12, 2020


Spotlight Repertory Theatre and The Alice Austen House Museum present The Nutcracker - A Radio Play

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Written by Jacques Stewart and Based on E.T.A. Hoffman's story, "The Nutcracker & The Mouse King" with melodies and underscoring from Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker".

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