December 9, 2017 –
Annual Open-House & Afternoon with the Belsnickel
Saturday, December 9th 11:00AM to 4:00PM (Belsnickel visits at 2:00PM)
Admission is a non-perishable food item to benefit East Lyme Care & Share, Inc.
Escape the frenzy of holiday preparations and join the Smith-Harris House for an afternoon of family-friendly festivities! Children of all ages are welcome to make an old-fashioned tree ornament, join musician Judy MacDonald around a cozy fire to sing carols, and meet our kindly Belsnickel! A “Belsnickel,” or “St. Nicholas in fur,” was a German folk tradition that preceded the modern Santa Claus, and our Belsnickel will share a winter’s tale and hand out a treat to each of our young visitors! Afterwards, enjoy a sip of cocoa and gingersnaps. Our adult visitors can enjoy the House decorated for the Holiday Season, sample refreshments based on historic recipes, and interact with members of the 1860s Avery family as they welcome visitors to their home for the holidays! For more information, call (860) 739-0761 or email Joanie DiMartino at firstname.lastname@example.org.