"From Candlelight to Bubble Light: A 1950s Christmas in an 1850s House"

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December 01, 2011 through January 09, 2012

December 1 through January 9, 2012. Thursday-Monday 12-5pm.

Merchant's House Museum

Manhattan

Young elementary, Tween, Teen, Adult

Museum admission: $10; $5 students and seniors; free children younger than 12

Event 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.

Address: 29 E. 4th Street
Manhattan, NY 10003
Phone: 212-777-1089
Website: www.merchantshouse.org

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