Things to Do: Holiday Traditions at The Mariners’ Museum

Saturday, December 04, 2010, 10:30 A.M.


Have you ever wondered about the origin of the candy cane? How about the reason the poinsettia is associated with the Christmas holiday? Why do we bring evergreens into our homes during the middle of the winter? These and other holiday traditions originated in countries around the world and were carried across the seas to America by immigrants and sailors.

On Saturday, December 4, 2010, The Mariners’ Museum will host a family day filled with holiday traditions and activities from around the world and throughout the ages. Visitors of will be transported back to the time of Charles Dickens and Victorian England to enjoy a Yuletide shadow puppet show and will hear a maritime twist on a holiday tradition with the reading of A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas and The Gingerbread Pirates. Children will be able to make take-home crafts to decorate their own homes while they learn about traditions of holidays around the world.

Costumed characters will abound to tell tales of holidays spent far from American shores. And it wouldn’t be a holiday event without cider and gingerbread cookies.

Cost: Free with Museum Admission

The Mariners Museum 100 Museum Drive  Newport News, VA   (757) 591-7745


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