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Countdown to Christmas

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
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One event on December 14, 2019 at 10:00 am

Get ready for the big day with holiday-themed family activities. Free with museum admission!

Meet Santa, 11 am-2 pm
Bring your Christmas list and your camera to meet Kris Kringle! Meet everyone’s favorite jolly old elf in the Gingerbread: Hollywood and the Holidays exhibit. Every child 12 and under will get to choose a gift, while supplies last.

BeanBoozled, 11 am-3 pm
Explore the special exhibition Sweet: A Tasty Journey and try your luck at this popular jelly bean challenge. When you spin the wheel, will you get a sweet treat or a nasty surprise? (Line closes at 2:30 pm.)

Santa’s Workshop, 11 am-3 pm
You’re the elf in Santa’s Workshop! Make your own gift to give a special loved one, complete with trimmings including card and gift tag. Options include magnet sets, photos in mosaic frames, and cup lanterns.

Mount Crumpit Derby, 11 am-3 pm
Use all of your STEM skills to design a mini-sleigh to race down our mini-mountain and see who can bring the Grinch down to Whoville the fastest!

Meet the Grinch, 12-3 pm
Meet the lovable curmudgeon whose heart grew three sizes, and get a high five or a hug.

Art Discovery Center, 12-4 pm
Chinese characters, try on costumes, play gallery games, peek under lift-up panels on the Wall of Symbols to discover the meaning behind Asian motifs, and put on a puppet show. This Week’s Project: Make a Gingerbread Card.


December 7, 2019
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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