Sundays, December 8, 15, 22, 29
and January 5
Joy in the Making: A Creative Approach to the Holidays
Included with Museum Admission
Sunday visitors make mirth and more during these fun-filled holiday craft workshops. Come delight in several creative projects relating to thespirit of the season and the decorations on view.
Tuesdays through Saturdays
December 3 – 21
$35 (members $30) Reservations required, call 860-434-5542 x 111.
The fee includes admission to the Museum and a 10% discount in the Museum Shop.
Celebrate the holidays in style at one of the Museum’s afternoon teas prepared by Gourmet Galley, a caterer known for their delicious flavors and impeccable presentations. Delectables scones with clotted cream, assorted tea sandwiches, and cookies are accompanied by “Miss Florence’s Tea,” a special blend from Sundial Gardens.
A Cappella Performance by the Co Co Beaux
Sunday, December 8
short musical sets between 2-4pm
There’s magic in the music! Come enjoy the exuberant voices of the Co-Co Beaux, Connecticut College´s famous all-male a cappella ensemble. This talented group will delight young and old with their beautiful music in the gallery.
Art•Bar Happy Hour: Decorate Glass Ornaments
5:30 to 7pm
$25 (members $22)
Where creative 21+ types mingle for an evening of creativity and cocktails. Museum Educators Julie Riggs and Matt Ferrer demonstrate how to decorate glass ornaments and votives with paint feathers, gems, and more. Bring your creativity, leave with holiday gifts for someone special, or great decorations for yourself!
Dreaming of a Snow White Christmas
Crafting and Tea Party
Saturday, December 14
Join Simply Enchanted's Snow White for a magic day.
Snow White appears at 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, and 3:30pm
“Heigh-ho, heigh-ho, it’s off to craft we go…” Join our daylong Crafting and Tea Party and enjoy sweet treats and crafts while awaiting Snow White’s arrival.
Snow White will share stories and song before posing for pictures.
Sunday, December 15
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"
Mark J. Schenker, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean of Yale College; Dean of Academic Affairs
$7 (members $5)
A Christmas Carol (1843), one of Charles Dickens' most popular works, was an enormous success as soon as it was published and has never been out of print. Schenker will lecture on the novella as a reflection of Victorian culture; on how it differs from its many adaptions on stage, screen and TV; and why it continues to capture the imagination of readers around the world more than 150 years after its first appearance.
Happy Birthday Miss Florence
Friday, December 27
Included with Museum Admission
A Hands-On Creative Birthday Party
Celebrate Miss Florence’s birthday during this daylong birthday party in the Museum’s Education Center. Come for cake and stay for a variety of hands-on creative projects that honor the woman who started it all
The sounds of yesteryear will welcome the new year. Faith Leitner will play a variety of songs filling the Griswold House with the heavenly sounds of the harp, one of Miss Florence’s favored instruments.