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Humans have long celebrated the winter solstice, greeting the year’s longest night with songs, drinks, and merriment. From the pagan rituals of Yuletide to the trimmings of modern Christmas, we’ll explore the history of the holidays from the perspective of Mabee Farm. The house, properly decked in festive decor by the Hugh Platt Garden Club will be open for tours from 3-5pm, and at 4pm, we’ll feature a special performance of historic carols sung by our very own Schenectady Historical Wassailers. Each ticket includes a warm drink of wassail (for adults) or hot chocolate (for kids), best enjoyed around the campfire.
This is an outdoor performance and will be properly socially distanced- be sure to dress warm! Masks are required. Cost, $6 per person, tickets at schenectadyhistorical.org/programs