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Kick-Off the Holiday Season at the Carrousel Museum
Kick-Off the Holiday Season at the Carrousel Museum

The Herschell carrousel companies operated in Western New York for almost a century, beginning in the late 1800s. In that time many aspects of everyday life changed profoundly, and Christmas was no exception. Kick-off the holiday season by learning about changes in American holiday traditions, including New York’s contributions to American Christmas customs.

Visitors of all ages will enjoy getting into the festive holiday spirit, as well as learning more about some of our most cherished Christmas customs. Mark your calendar to join us Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 1, 2013. Activities and cost vary daily:

 

  • Friday, November 29

12:00pm – 4:00pm: Crafts for Kids

Included with paid admission ($6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children ages 2 – 16).

 

1:00pm: Holiday Tour

Included with paid admission ($6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children ages 2 – 16).

 

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  • Saturday, November 30

11:00am: Lunch with Santa

$10 per person (includes afternoon activities). Registration and pre-payment required.

 

12:00pm – 3:00pm: Santa on the Carrousel

$6 per person.

 

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  • Sunday, December 1

1:00pm: Holiday Tour

Included with paid admission ($6 adults; $5 seniors; $3 children ages 2 – 16).

 

2:00pm – 4:00pm: Victorian Ornament Workshop

$10 per person; ages 16 and up. Advance registration and pre-payment required by Friday, November 29. Maximum enrollment 20, minimum enrollment 5.

 

If you can’t join us for the Kick-Off Celebration, have no fear; many of the decorations, activities, and crafts will be offered daily throughout the holiday season, making this a perfect time to visit. Winter hours are Wednesday–Sunday, 12:00pm–4:00pm. The museum is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and is closed for the season starting Tuesday, December 31, 2013.

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is housed in the historic Allan Herschell Company Factory building at 180 Thompson Street, North Tonawanda. For directions and further information about special events, programs or group tours, visit our web site: www.carrouselmuseum.org or contact us at 716-693-1885 or info@carrouselmuseum.org

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