St. Nick in Historic costume

Home for the Holidays

November 30, December 1, 8, 14, & 15

Costumed interpreters guide students on a walk through the wintery Historic Village, sharing 19th-century seasonal traditions and encouraging students to make connections with their own experiences. These one-of-a-kind guided tours have 7 stops, each in a historic building bedecked in holiday decorations, stops include storytelling, music, dancing, and more. The tour creatively delivers a host of curriculum topics in a unique and memorable way.
Activities include:
  • Meet an 1840s Santa and join in a reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas”
  • Learn about the history of the Christmas tree
  • Sing 19th-century holiday carols
  • Discover what gift giving was like in the 1800s
  • Kick up your heels with some 19th-century dancing
  • Make a holiday craft to take home
Interested in booking this program? Contact our Program Registrar, (585) 294-8218 or

Additional details for Home for the Holidays

  • All ages welcome (popular with students grades 2-6)
  • Arrive between 9:45 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
  • This is a 2 hour & 20 minute program.
  • Bring your lunch and plan for 20-30 minutes to eat at the completion of your tour. (Meals are NOT provided and food service is NOT available.)
  • Dress warm, wear comfortable shoes – tour is outdoors, historic buildings may not be fully heated

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