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Holiday Happenings 2017

November 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread House exhibit, art activities, and more. All free with museum admission!

Gingerbread in Space, 10 am-5 pm
Amazing gingerbread creations by local bakeries, schools, adults and kids displayed along with festively decorated holiday trees, enchanting lights, and a backdrop of beautifully painted murals celebrating popular sci-fi and the wonders of astronomy. Vote for your favorite! (Exhibit on view through December 31.)

Meet the Grinch, noon-4 pm
Meet the furry green recluse who lives above Whoville. Get a photo taken, and give him a hug or a high five.

Gingerbread Playland, noon-4 pm
Add stars to our expanding gallery, help trim a Christmas tree, play with playdoh, read gingerbread books, practice your Jedi skills, and more.

Art Discovery Center, noon-4 pm
Trace 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, put on a puppet show, and more. Today’s art project: TMNT Ornaments, inspired by the special exhibition Turtle Power!

The Music of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, noon-1 pm
Stop by Blake Court and listen to the score of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon played live on piano.

Tish Rabe and The Very Crabby Christmas, 1 pm
Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library She inspires families with a 25 minute presentation that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books. Every child who attends Tish’s presentation will receive a signed copy of her book, A Very Crabby Christmas, featuring the Cat in the Hat.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cartoon & Sing-a-Long, 3 pm
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Sing-a-Long to the classic songs!


November 24, 2017
10:00 am–5:00 pm


Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States


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