Deck the Halls – Morris County Historical Society at Acorn Hall
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December 220224:00 pm - December 420224:00 pm
Christmas is just around the corner, and so are two of Morris County’s premier historical museums, both in Morristown, and dressed in their holiday finery ready to welcome revelers the first weekend in December, Friday through Sunday, for “Deck the Halls.”
Visitors unfamiliar with the event may be surprised to find themselves immersed in holiday traditions, some harkening back to the Middle Ages, as they walk through the door. From there, Christmas will be on dazzling display in rooms elegantly decorated with Christmas trees and mantelpieces dripping with glitter and gold. The dining room, where families carved the Christmas goose and toasted the new year, will be set with sparkling crystal and the finest of silver serveware. Holiday favorites played on the Chickering grand piano will add to the nostalgic flavor of the event.
Across town at Macculloch Hall, the visitor can explore the largest collection of original work by political cartoonist Thomas Nast surrounded by festively decorated trees and mantels. The German-born caricaturist and editorial cartoonist is credited with popularizing the image of a distinctly American Santa Claus and other famous Christmas scenes.
If you want a little help getting in the holiday spirit, start the three-day event at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, where both Halls will be awash in the amber glow of “Candlelight Christmas.” The festivities continue 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, and 12 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, both days until 4 p.m.A local partnership, this holiday fundraiser supports both historic sites, and your ticket of $30 per person per day grants admission to both Macculloch Hall, 45 Macculloch Ave., and Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Ave. Pre-registration required, and space is limited.
Festive photo opportunities and unique gift shop treasures available. Visit www.MorrisCountyHistory.org for ticket information.
Can’t make “Deck the Halls?” Christmas decorations at Acorn Hall on display Nov. 27 through Dec. 18.