"From Candlelight to Bubble Light: A 1950s Christmas in an 1850s House" - Merchant's House Museum
Hours: December 1 through January 9, 2012. Thursday-Monday 12-5pm
Price: Museum admission: $10; $5 students and seniors; free children younger than 12
29 E. 4th Street - 212-777-1089
Manhattan, NY 10003
Description: This holiday season, the museum's halls, which date back to the 1850s, will be retro-decked for a 1950s-themed Christmas celebration, with vintage trees and over-the-tinsel-top decorations, while strains of "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" play in the background. Learn how the holiday innovations of the 1850s became the traditions of the 1950s and today in this doubly nostalgic display.