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December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Holiday Event: Christmas Songs and Stories$5 - $7
Join musician Thomas Hooker Hanford for songs and stories. Christmas in 1800s America comes to life with such traditional characters as the Callithumpians of New York City and the African-American John Canoe Revelers of North Carolina. The origins of Santa Claus, are examined and the audience is invited to sing along on Up on the Housetops, the first known song about Santa. American classics such as I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and Away in a Manger make this show a lively treat for audiences that like to learn about the history of American Christmas.