St. Nick in Historic costume

Home for the Holidays (On-Site)

November 29, 30, December 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, & 21, 2023

Grades 2-12
Guided 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 eight 20-minute 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.
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Activities include:
  • Meet an 1840s Santa and join in a reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas”
  • Sing 19th-century holiday carols
  • Kick up your heels with some dancing
  • Learn about the traditions of the Chinese New Year
  • Make a holiday craft to take home 
  • Help create a spiced chocolate cake using a 19th century “receipt”
  • Understand how the winter holidays became commercialized throughout the 19th century
Questions? Contact or (585) 294-8254
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Additional details:
  • 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 partially outdoors, historic buildings may not be fully heated
  • Adults are limited to a 1:10 ratio (including teachers)

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