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Making Christmas


Join us for our pop up exhibit, “Making Christmas” that takes visitors through a historic tour of German American Christmases past, and the influence they had on modern day American Christmas.

In the 1700s, the majority of colonists did not celebrate Christmas. This changed after they experienced the German traditions of Santa Claus and the Christmas tree. Soon Christmas cookies, toys and the influence of retail all became a part of the celebration. By 1870 Christmas was Established as a National Holiday.

Open to the Public Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve 12-4 pm. Admission $5

Earlier Event: October 13
Elfreth's Alley & Fireman's Hall Museum
Later Event: June 1
Fete Day