New this year to Historic Hudson Valley’s Philipsburg Manor is “A Holiday Open House,” providing a cozy, storybook setting to salute the season. From 4 to 8 p.m. (Dec. 21), the 18th-century working farm and mill will be lit by candle lanterns and bonfires. Visitors can take part in hands-on, winter-themed crafts, listen to live fiddle music and toast the evening with complimentary sweets and hot beverages, all while browsing for holiday gifts in the Philipsburg Manor Museum Shop.
While at Philipsburg Manor, why not attend Jonathan Kruk’s dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” across the street at the Old Dutch Church? Seating in the church is very limited so tickets should be purchased in advance. Tickets on Dec. 21 are premium tickets that include admission to “A Holiday Open House”– $20; $16 for children under age 18. Members of Historic Hudson Valley receive a $5 discount per ticket.
Tickets for “A Holiday Open House” that do not include admission to “A Christmas Carol” are $12; $8 for children ages 3-17 and free for children under age 3 and Historic Hudson Valley members.
Tickets for “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday (Dec. 22) are $16; $12 for children under age 18. (Performances Saturday and Sunday are 3:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
For more information and tickets to both events, call (914) 366-6900, or visit hudsonvalley.org.