Celebrate the season at the Flagler Musuem

This year, the Flagler Museum starts their 2017 holiday program with a Special Holiday Lecture, followed by the lighting of their 16 foot tall Christmas Tree.

Christmas on the Homefront: Celebrating the Holiday During Wartime 
by Dr. Penne Restad
Sunday, December 3, at 2:00 pm
Free for Museum Members at the Sustaining level and above
$10 for Individual and Family Members
$28 for non-members, includes Museum admission and all Christmas Tree Lighting festivities  
By the time the United States entered World War I in 1917, Christmas had been established as a national holiday with traditions based on spirituality, community, and commerce. As loved ones were sent to fight overseas, these traditions evolved to reflect the sentiments of a nation at war. Join historian and author, Dr. Penne Restad, as she explores how Americans at home and soldiers abroad observed Christmas during the Great War.
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Christmas Tree Lighting Festivities
Sunday, December 3, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Free with Museum admission
The 16-foot-tall Grand Hall Christmas tree, with its historically accurate trimmings, is the center of Whitehall’s holiday celebrations. The Tree Lighting festivities include holiday music played on Whitehall’s original 1,249-pipe Odell organ and the 1902 Steinway art-case grand piano. This annual performance is the only opportunity visitors have to hear both of Whitehall’s majestic instruments. Special choir performances, refreshments and a visit from Santa Claus complete the afternoon’s activities. The event culminates with Henry Flagler’s youngest descendants lighting the Grand Hall Christmas tree. Each visitor will receive a box of Animal Crackers, a treat invented in the Gilded Age. The iconic circus box with a string was originally designed as a Christmas Tree ornament.

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Florida DCA