Holiday House Events at Ten Broeck Mansion
First Look: Thursday, December 3rd, 6:00 pm
Join us for a preview of the Mansion’s gracious rooms and halls beautifully decorated for the holiday by community volunteers. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, a holiday gift shop, and a visit from Sinterklaas. $10/$5 for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.
Holiday Teas: Friday December 4th and Saturday December 5th, 1:00 pm
Enjoy a festive Holiday Tea served in the formal dining room. Sit with friends in one of the lovely parlors and then stroll through the beautifully decorated rooms and hallways. Stop in the Holiday Gift Shop for early gift shopping. $25 per person/$20 ACHA members. Pre-paid reservations required.
Scrooge Lecture: Wednesday December 9th, 1:00 pm
Carl Devito will give a talk on his book, “Inventing Scrooged.” Light refreshments served. $5/Free for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.
Musicians of Malwyk: Friday, December 11th, 6:00 pm
Enjoy refreshments while listening to this talented duo play a variety of Christmas tunes of different nationalities and early music. $25 per person/$20 for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.
Open House: Saturday, December 12th, 12:00 pm—3:00 pm
Begin the Albany holiday season with a visit to Holiday House at Ten Broeck Mansion’s Open House. Stroll through the 18th Century mansion, shop in the Holiday Gift Shop, buy christmas cookies, and let the children enjoy holiday crafts and a visit from Sinterklaas (12 to 2pm). $5 per adult $1 for children under 12.
Candlelit Tour: Thursday and Friday, December 17th and 18th, 7:00pm
We enjoy holiday traditions every year, but how did some of those traditions originate? Have they always been the same? How would the original 18th and 19th Century inhabitants of the Ten Broeck Mansion have celebrated Christmas in their home? How did the Civil War change popular Yuletide traditions in America? We’ll give you a candle to light your way on a journey through time that sheds light on the history of the American Christmas. $15 per person/$10 for members. Reservations encouraged.
Children’s Story Hour: Saturday, December 19th, 10:30am-12:00pm
Bring your children to hear Holiday stories read by Sinterklaas, take photos with Sinterklaas, and decorate cookies. (Recommended ages 3 to 10). Free admission.
Madrigals: Saturday, December 19th, 2pm-4pm
Enjoy afternoon coffee & desserts and holiday songs performed by the full ensemble of the Helderberg Madrigal Singers. Stroll through the beautifully decorated Mansion rooms and hallways. $25/$20 for ACHA members. Reservations encouraged.