16th Annual Colonial Christmas

When:
November 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm America/New York Timezone
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Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum
3055 River Rd
Bedminster Township, NJ 07921
USA
Cost:
$10 Adults. $5 children 6-12.  Free to Museum members and children 5 and under.
Contact:
Museum Coordinator
9083966053

Holiday Shopping, Santa Visits, Pony Rides, And Festive Activities For All Ages

An array of holiday merchants, musical performances, family and children’s activities, food trucks and pony rides are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors to the 16th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, sponsored by Glenmede; Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.; Investors Bank; Meeker Sharkey & Hurley; Maplecrest Auto Group; Union Paving & Construction; Mr. & Mrs. Darrick Anderson; Yolanda A. Cillo, M.D.; and Mr. & Mrs. Craig Sutherland. The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite visitors of all ages to experience Christmas past and present when the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial home opens its wreath-clad doors Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25 and Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The popular fundraiser features: tours of the museum, which will be decorated for the holidays by Gail Whiting of Design Consultants, Lynn and Jessica Angelone of Angelone’s Florist, Flowers on the Ridge, and Camelot Construction; holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans; Colonial musicians, re-enactors and crafters; pony rides provided by Dapple Hill Farm; military demonstrations by Lambs Artillery Company; Santa visits; gingerbread house workshops for children; and a special exhibit from the Knox Museum in Thomaston, Maine.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, November 23 – 7 p.m.
Tree Lighting Sponsored by Investors Bank

Join us for caroling with the Harmonium Choral Society, hot chocolate, and hot pretzels, as we light our red, white, and blue Christmas tree and ring in the holiday season.

Admission: FREE to the entire community


Saturday, November 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • John Lambs Artillery Company Demonstrations
  • Holiday Shopping with Lady Ellen’s Fine Ware, MACJAC LLC, BJ O’Connor, Virginia Peacock
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Enslows perform Colonial American Christmas Music
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Pony Rides courtesy of Dapple Hill Farm

Sunday, November 25
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • The Evolution of the Gingerbread Man with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth
  • Holiday Shopping with Lady Ellen’s Fine Ware, MACJAC, LLC, BJ O’Connor, Virginia Peacock
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Harmonium Choral Society Performance

 


Friday, November 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
School Group Tour Day
  • School Group Tour Day featuring Revolutionary War soldier Ned Hector
  • Presentations by Lady Ellen Ruck and Militiamen

Free to school groups. School bus parking available. Reservations required. Call Kristina Poggi, Museum Coordinator (908) 396-6053 or email kpoggi@jvanderveerhouse.org

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception
  • Cocktail reception – holiday libations served by Colonial barkeeps; sumptuous seafood and hors d’oeuvres by Metropolitan Seafood; boutique shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware; and 18th century musical entertainment by The Practitioners of Musick
  • Patron Tickets $150 per person. Junior Patron Tickets (25 and under) $100 per person.

Reservations required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE


Saturday, December 1
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters​
  • Food Trucks
  • John Lambs Artillery Company Demonstrations
  • Holiday Shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The Enslows perform Colonial American Christmas Music
11:30 a.m.
Gingerbread House Workshop
  • Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Cost of the program is $43 per kit, limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Walk-in registration $50 per kit. (outside in tent)

Pre-registration required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit

Sunday, December 2
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Museum Tours
  • Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
  • Food Trucks
  • The Evolution of the Gingerbread Man with Susan McLellan Plaisted, Heart to Hearth
  • ​Holiday Shopping with Classic Home & Garden, India Hicks, Stanton Sweets, MACJAC, LLC, Virginia Peacock, and Lady Ellen Fine Ware
1 p.m.
Gingerbread House Workshop
  • Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Cost of the program is $43 per kit, limited to one child & one adult per kit, and includes admission to the house tour for one (1) adult. Walk-in registration $50 per kit. (outside in tent)

Pre-registration required.
For ticket information, phone (908) 396-6053 or click HERE

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Santa Visit
3 to 4 p.m.
  • Ridge High A Cappella Choir

 


Admission Information

$10 admission per adult. $5 children 6-12. Free to Museum members and children 5 and under.

For information about Colonial Christmas, workshops, and tickets to Friday’s cocktail reception, phone (908) 396-6053 or visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

 

Proceeds from Colonial Christmas benefit exhibit development, historical interpretations, and educational programs at the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.