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Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums

November 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST

springfield mus holiday happenings 2023

After the turkey, it’s time for the Grinch!

Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread exhibit, art activities, and more. A whole day of fun activities for the entire family. Free with museum admission!


Fish & Wildlife, 11 am-3 pm
Visit our friends from Silvio O. Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge to learn about our world! Lower African Hall, Springfield Science Museum

Meet the Grinch, 11:30 am-3:30pm
Snap a holiday pic with the curmudgeon. SIS Hall, Wood Museum of Springfield History

Three Wise Men, 1-3 pm
The Three Wise Men are a funky, jazzy, Christmas-y brass trio from Western Massachusetts. Quadrangle Green (Rain location: Habitat Hall, Springfield Science Museum)

Giant Bubbles with Mr. Vinny, 1-4 pm
Chase and pop giant bubbles. Weather permitting. Quadrangle Green

Roaming Railroad, 1-4 pm
All aboard for some festive fun. Line closes at 3:30 Weather permitting. Quadrangle Green

Ongoing Activities

Mt. Crumpit Derby, 10:30 am-4 pm
Make a sleigh to help the Grinch get down Mt. Crumpit as quickly and safely as possible! Spark!Lab, Springfield Science Museum

Star Garland, 12-4 pm
Bring the sky to your home with this hands-on activity. Art Discovery Center, GWV Smith Art Museum

Grinch Ornaments, 1-4 pm
Create an ornament inspired by our favorite green friend! Science Workshop, Springfield Science Museum

Fill the Sleigh!, 1-4 pm
Will you be the first to fill the Grinch’s sleigh? Play against family and friends in this game! Mammal Hall, Springfield Science Museum

The Lighting of the Quadrangle

The Lighting of the Quadrangle 2023

November 24 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Museums will sparkle against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features appearances by the Grinch and Santa Claus, music, refreshments, and more. Plus visit The Grinch’s Grotto and Gingerbread: In the Land of Sugar & Seuss.

Free and open to the public−museum admission not required.


November 24, 2023
10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
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Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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