Christmas Traditions in Many Lands

Friday, November 27 - Sunday, January 10, 2016

Daily 12:00 to 4:30 PM
Closed December 14-15, 24-25
Suggested donation $5/person (includes both exhibitions)

Reveals how Christmas was celebrated in a variety of countries during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Objects and images from the collection of the National Christmas Center and Museum in Lancaster, Pennsylvania illustrate Christmas customs in many European countries including France, Germany, the Netherlands and Russia, as well as in eastern Pennsylvania.

Image: Père Noël is the French equivalent of the American Santa Claus. He wears a long, hooded robe edged with white fur, and carries presents in a basket like those used by grape harvesters. This papier-mâché figure of Père Noël served as a candy container. On loan from the National Christmas Center and Museum. © Glencairn Museum