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Mansion Mysteries
Friday, October 16, 2015 until Sunday, October 18, 2015
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922
Mansion Mysteries
Friday, October 23, 2015 until Saturday, October 24, 2015
Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
Phone: (585) 394-4922
A Gilded Age Christmas
Friday, November 27, 2015 until Thursday, December 31, 2015 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Visit the lavishly decorated mansion to experience Christmas, Gilded Age style! The mansion is sumptuously decorated for the holidays and the shop is full of great gifts for your family and friends. The house will be open for tours, 12pm-4pm, Thursday-Sunday between Nov. 27 and Dec. 20, with tours resuming everyday between Dec. 26 and 31. Please check the calendar for additional special events taking place in December. 
Artisanal Wreath Class
Saturday, November 28, 2015 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Darwin Martin House State Historic Site
Phone: (716) 856-3858

Learn how to design your own artisenal wreath handcrafted from flowers, herbs, and other all-natural materials. Build your own designer wreath to take and enjoy at home. All materials are provided; bring your favorite pair of clippers if you wish.

$50 | $45 for Martin House Members

2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2015 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum State Park
Phone: (631) 581-1002

Bayard Cutting Arboretum will host its 12th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities commence with the lighting of the holiday tree by Santa. Patrons can visit the old-time Victorian mansion that will be festively decorated. Free!

2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 4, 2015 06:30 PM
Orient Beach State Park
Phone: (631) 323-2440

Orient Beach State Park will host its 29th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The local elementary school will entertain patrons with holiday songs while Santa lights the holiday tree.

Fee: Free

Christmas by Candlelight at Lorenzo
Friday, December 4, 2015 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200
 
A Child’s Christmas
Saturday, December 5, 2015 until Sunday, December 6, 2015 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Drop in for stories read under the Christmas tree and treats for children ages 3-10 ($4 per person). December 5 & 6, 10am-12pm. 

Christmas at Lorenzo: The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 5, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200 ext 100

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for "Christmas at Lorenzo." With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holidays treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday.

Admission fees: $5 per person, $2 for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 5, 2015 04:15 PM
Belmont Lake State Park
Phone: (631) 667-5055

Belmont Lake State Park will host its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. This popular event includes an ice sculptor, holiday songs sung by the local elementary schools, figurine displays, lighting of the tree by Santa, and a fireworks display.

Fee: Free

Christmas at Lorenzo: The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 6, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lorenzo State Historic Site
Phone: (315) 655-3200 ext 100

Bedecked in holiday finery, the neoclassical Mansion sets the stage for "Christmas at Lorenzo." With support from the Friends of Lorenzo, this perennially favorite December program will showcase decorative inspirations and seasonal displays based on the theme of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." Holiday refreshments and live music will also be offered; sleigh rides (weather permitting) will be available throughout the weekend, and ornamental crafts and holidays treats will also be featured at the Rippleton Schoolhouse on Sunday.

Admission fees: $5 per person, $2 for children 12 and under. For more information, please visit www.lorenzoNY.org or contact Diane Voss at (315) 655-3200, ext. 100.

Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 6, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. This program will be offered each Sunday in December. 
2015 Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 11, 2015 06:00 PM
Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park
Phone: (516) 922-9200

Planting Fields Arboretum will host its 8th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. The festivities of this celebration commence with the lighting of the holiday tree by Santa. Patrons can view the first floor of Coe Hall's exquisite interior and enjoy hot cider and view the spectacular poinsettia display in the main greenhouse. Free!

A Gilded Age Christmas: Special Evening Hours
Friday, December 11, 2015 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Spend a festive evening at a fully-decorated mansion, with costumed guides, music and gift shopping. 
Festival of Lights
Saturday, December 12, 2015 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Senate House State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 338-2786
The Loughran House & Senate House grounds will be decked out in their holiday finest as we celebrate Kingston's Annual "Snowflake Festival." Come visit with Santa and sing classic holiday songs with our Carolers as we ring in the season. Enjoy free horse & buggy rides and roasted chestnuts while warming up with our hot apple cider.
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 13, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. This program will be offered each Sunday in December. 
Candlelight Tours of Clermont
Sunday, December 13, 2015 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

Tableaux Vivant of Christmas traditions through the ages, glittering decorations, and wassail and traditional holiday goodies served in the historic kitchen ($12 adult; $5 for children under 12)

Christmas at Clermont Open House
Saturday, December 19, 2015 11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Clermont State Historic Site
Phone: (518) 537-4240

A great day for families. Free admission.

Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 20, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. This program will be offered each Sunday in December. 
Holiday Whodunit
Sunday, December 27, 2015 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Children become detectives to solve a history mystery. Costumed interpreters throughout the house provide clues to help kids find the solution. This program will be offered each Sunday in December. 
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 tour the house briefly to see mouse houses on display, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany the child. Reservations required. $5. 

This program is offered Tues., Dec. 29 and Wed., Dec. 30 at both 11am & 2:30pm. 
Registration: Required
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 02:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 tour the house briefly to see mouse houses on display, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany the child. Reservations required. $5. 

This program is offered Tues., Dec. 29 and Wed., Dec. 30 at both 11am & 2:30pm. 
Registration: Required
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 11:00 AM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 tour the house briefly to see mouse houses on display, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany the child. Reservations required. $5. 

This program is offered Tues., Dec. 29 and Wed., Dec. 30 at both 11am & 2:30pm. 
Registration: Required
Holiday Craft Workshop for Kids: Make a Mouse House
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 02:30 PM
Staatsburgh State Historic Site
Phone: (845) 889-8851
Mistletoe Mouse has inhabited the mansion at Christmastime for many years. Children enjoy searching for mouse houses in the historic rooms while on tour. For these workshops, kids ages 6-10 tour the house briefly to see mouse houses on display, then use craft materials to build their own mouse house to take home. An adult must accompany the child. Reservations required. $5. 

This program is offered Tues., Dec. 29 and Wed., Dec. 30 at both 11am & 2:30pm. 
Registration: Required
First Day Hike & Family Fun
Friday, January 1, 2016 01:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
Phone: (914) 232-5651
Kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a First Day Hike on the grounds of John Jay Homestead. Warm up by the bonfire with a cup of hot cocoa. Free admission. 
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