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Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums

November 26, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread exhibit, art activities, and more.  Free with museum admission!

All Things Grinch-y

Color a Grinch Suncatcher, 12-4 pm
Use sharpies to color the face of this loveable curmudgeon and then hang in your window for holiday cheer.

Meet the Grinch, 1-4 pm
Dr. Seuss’s iconic Christmas creation will be here from Whoville to celebrate the holidays.

Music of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, 1-4 pm
With a few hits from the Cat in the Hat Songbook too! Local musician Chris Eriquezzo will bring to life songs like, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch,” and, “Welcome Christmas.”

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Cartoon
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. Based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, it’s the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway.

Ongoing Activities

A Sweet Snowy Treat, 12-3 pm
Join our special-guest elves, children’s entertainers Pete and Chris, for free red and green snocones to enjoy on the Quadrangle, along with a few laughs.

Make a Miniature Snowball Launcher, 12-4 pm
Create your own catapult and load it with a white pom-pom, take aim, and try to hit our target.

Music of “The Three Wise Men”, 1-4 pm
The Three Wise Men are a funky, jazzy, Christmas-y brass trio from Western Massachusetts. Enjoy their own brand of musical gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Holiday Happenings

The Lighting of the Quadrangle 2021

The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Quadrangle will sparkle and shimmer against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features entertainment by Vinny the Bubble Guy and visits to the Under the Sea gingerbread exhibition.

 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The Lighting of the Quadrangle

Free and open to the public–museum admission not required!


November 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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