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Holiday Happenings at the Springfield Museums

November 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST

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

Today’s Highlights

Meet The Grinch, 1-4 pm
Dr. Seuss’s iconic Christmas creation will be here from Whoville to celebrate the holidays. (SIS Hall, First Floor, Wood Museum of Springfield History)

Giant Bubbles with Mr. Vinny, 1-4 pm
Using giant bubble wands he designed and constructed, Mr. Vinny will gather kids for a fun game of watch, chase, and pop the bubbles. (Quadrangle Green, Weather Permitting)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cartoon, 3-3:30 pm
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. Sing along to the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. (Davis Auditorium, Lower Level, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts)

Book Signing with Pamela McColl, 11:00 am2:00 pm

This holiday season marks the 200th anniversary of Clement Clarke Moore’s iconic poem Twas The Night Before Christmas, the most often recited, most published, and most collected work in the library of English literature.

Author/historian/collector Pamela McColl–an authority on the Christmas poem– will sign copies of her new book Twas the Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem. Available at the Hanmer Museum Store for $36. Museum admission not required.

Ongoing Activities

Flour to Fables: Gingerbread 2022, 10 am-5 pm
Step into a fantastical world of fables where flour, sugar, and spice have been blended and baked to bring classic stories to life. Colorful and sweet displays tell the stories of clever and bold animals as they go on adventures and learn important lessons.

Aesop’s Fables Ornaments, 12—4 pm
Create an ornament inspired by favorite fables presented in special exhibit Flour to Fables: Gingerbread 2022. (Art Discovery Center, Second Floor, GWV Smith Art Museum)

How Do Animals Stay Warm?, 1—4 pm
Learn the science behind how animals keep warm in cold weather. (Science Workshop, Second Floor, Springfield Science Museum)

Live Animal Demonstration, 1—4 pm
Join one of our knowledgeable museum educators at the Reptile Wall in our Live Animal Center to get a closer look and learn more about animals like the painted turtle, box turtle, ball python, and bearded dragon! (Reptile Wall, Lower Level, Springfield Science Museum)

Holiday Happenings

The Lighting of the Quadrangle 2022

November 25 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

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 train rides; appearances by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the Grinch; hot cocoa, cider, and cookies; and visits to the Grinch’s Grotto and the gingerbread exhibition Flour to Fables.

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

The Lighting of the Quadrangle


November 25, 2022
10:00 am - 7:00 pm EST
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Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103
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