Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University celebrates the Yuletide season with a series of special events throughout the month of December. Designed for young children and their families, visitors to the museum will enjoy holiday activities in the historic mansion of New Jersey’s first elected governor, William Livingston. During the holiday season, the first floor of Liberty Hall will be transformed into a Victorian Christmas. You will hear about Victorian Christmas traditions as the servants put the final touches on the decorations for the Kean family's holiday festivities. Reservations are required for all events for those wishing to eat, drink and be merry while discovering the living past!
Today, December 8th and 15th, Liberty Hall presents their annual Gingerbread House Workshop. Recommended for children ages 7 to 12, children are provided with the materials and instruction to design their own edible gingerbread houses with candy canes, gum drops and more. There are two sessions each day from 10:00-11:30 a.m. or from 12:00-1:30 p.m. The fee is $20 for one child and one adult; any additional adults are $5.00 each.
A Christmas Tree Ornament Workshop will be held on December 9th from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. for $20 for one child and one adult; any additional adults are $5.00 each. Your family will have a joyful time creating old-fashioned ornaments and holiday “crackers” as everyone gets in the holiday spirit.
Inspired by the beloved Dr. Seuss classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Liberty Hall prepares a Whoville Feast on December 16th from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Guests will dine on Grinchy grub that includes “roastbeast” on a bun, Seuss spuds and Cindy Lou Who cider. Admission is $20 for children and $25 for adults.
Santa Claus will be on hand for photo opportunities when he takes his sleigh to Liberty Hall on December 23rd for Breakfast with Santa. Naughty or nice, all are welcome to enjoy a visit with St. Nick and a delicious hot breakfast buffet filled with cheer and tasty treats. Admission is $20 per child and $25 per adult from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.