The Snow Queen
December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022
A revival of this outstanding holiday program which was featured in Diane Smith’s book, A Connecticut Christmas! Artist and puppeteer Robin McCahill returns to the Carriage House at White Memorial for one performance of the Hans Christian Anderson tale of friends lost and found, visits to distant lands, travels through changing seasons, and encounters with strange and exotic characters. McCahill’s whimsical troupe of hand-felted marionettes tells the story. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. They will escort guests to the Mott-Van Winkle classroom in their horse drawn wagon. While Santa receives guests in the classroom, Mrs. Claus will lead a carol sing around the bonfire. An embarrassment of sweets and cups of velvety hot chocolate sweeten the day.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive in their horse drawn wagon at 1:00 p.m.
Performance: 3:00 P.M. in the Carriage House.
Artic expert Moki Kokoris will be in the A. B. Ceder Room at 2:00 p.m. for a family friendly presentation, “The Science and Indigenous Folklore of Santa and His Reindeer” The one-hour program will feature little-known facts about the origins of Santa, the colors of his suit, his “flying” reindeer and Rudolph’s red nose. Find out why Santa comes down chimneys; learn about reindeer games, elf boots, and other amusing trivia and fun facts that are associated with many of our well-known holiday traditions. (All of Santa’s secrets are guaranteed to be kept safe) Join Arctic Explorer, Mokis Kokoris http://90-north.com/ for an intimate look into Santa’s world! Suitable for kids of all ages! Moki will then lead children through a fun craft! Seating is limited on a first come, first serve basis.
There will be a Museum Open House from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.! The Gift Shop is full of wonderful stocking stuffers and one-of-a-kind gifts made in Connecticut!
ADMISSION: A donation of warm socks, mittens, gloves, or hats of any size or color and a non-perishable food item for the pantry at FISH (Friends in Service to Humanity), Torrington CT.
You must call and make a reservation: 860-567-0857 or register online: Register for the performance of The Snow Queen
This beautiful program is made possible in its entirety by an anonymous donor.
- December 3
- 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm