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Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours

, The Catskills | Festivals & Annual Events

A celebration of a series of ancient, but now mostly forgotten celebrations. The venerable Bronck houses will be decorated for the celebrations of Martinmas, St. Nicholas Day and St. Lucia Day. The ancient legends will be told. Visitors will learn how a goose was replaced by a turkey and how one old holiday gave rise to two modern holidays.  The Martinmas lanterns are lit, the corn dolly hangs on the front door beside the Lucy bundle. Inside the klompen are ready. The Lucy Kator sits patiently on the parlor stairs and the Lucy crown has been prepared. Visitors will be led by a costumed guide and pass through rooms which approximate the temperatures and light levels present during winters in the 1700's, warm attire is strongly suggested. Swedish and Dutch refreshments will be served. The tours leave from the Bronck Museum Visitor Center at 11, 1 and 3 each day. Seating for this special event is limited and is offered on a first come first served basis. Adult admission for this event is $8, GCHS members and children $4.


Event Details

    Nov. 16, 2019 - Nov. 17, 2019
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