Historic wreath on a red door

Holiday Open House

Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

A holiday tradition!

Join us at GCV&M on Sunday, December 17, to celebrate the season with a magical medley of holiday happenings! Enjoy breakfast in the Meeting Center with St. Nick, then stroll the Historic Village bedecked in its holiday finery amid villagers bustling with preparations and offering greetings to their neighbors and friends. (Tickets for Breakfast with St. Nick and Holiday Open House sold separately.)
Bring your family for a festive exploration of our historic homes that are warmed by fires and alive with holiday lights, candles, and traditional decorations. Experience traditional music, sample tasty treats, and see the celebrations of holidays past!
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Explore the charming Historic Village

Visit the Altay Store to explore the commercial history of Christmas, see and smell the cooking of traditional dishes in Jones Farm Kitchen, explore Victorian holiday decorations in Hamilton House, learn about Hanukkah gifts in Foster House, see a traditional tree lighting, and so much more. 

Breakfast with St. Nick

Pair your exploration of the Historic Village with a sumptuous holiday breakfast with St. Nick himself!
Celebrate the holiday season alongside family and friends with a tasty breakfast in the Museum’s holiday-decorated Meeting Center! 
(Tickets for Breakfast with St. Nick and Holiday Open House sold separately.)

Take a holiday photo

Create family memories you’ll cherish for years to come! When you visit for Holiday Open House, make sure to stop by one of our photostations (like this one at the Post Office!) and take a family photo you can share for season to come. 

Finish your holiday shopping!

Find the perfect something for everyone on your holiday shopping list! Visitors to our Holiday Open House will have the opportunity to shop in the Flint Hill Store and explore handcrafted goods made right here in the Historic Village, artisanal wares, treats and goodies, GCV&M apparel, and so much more! 

Ticket Information

General Admission (Adult): $15 

General Admission (Youth 3 – 12): $10

Museum Member (Adult): 12

Museum Member (Youth): $7

Children under 2: FREE


What is the refund/transfer policy?

Tickets are strictly non-transferrable between days and times. Tickets will be refunded up to seven (7) days prior to the date on your ticket. Those issued a refund will need to re-purchase through the online shop if they wish to purchase a ticket for a different date or time.

I'm a Member, do I have to pay for this event?

Thank you for supporting GCV&M as a Member! Yes, Members must purchase a ticket for this event. In order to get the Member discount, login to your member account for the online store (click here). If you have not created a member account for the online store, do so using the same email address that is associated with your memberhsip.

Will these events be canceled due to weather conditions?

The Museum is open rain, snow, or shine! Please feel free to bring gear for the outdoor conditions. Museum events are only canceled by emergency order of Monroe County.

What are other policies for guests?


No outside food or drink is permitted; food and beverages will not be permitted in the Historic Village. Please leave pets at home; leashed service animals are welcome with proper identification. There is no smoking or vaping except in the front parking lot. Professional videography and flash photography is prohibited. 

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