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The Home for the Holidays celebration begins November 14 and doesn’t stop until after the New Year on January 6. Two months packed with activities, live music, performances, and parties to get everyone into the spirit of the season.

Updated hours:

Saturday – Wednesday: 11AM – 5PM
Thursday – Friday: 11AM – 9PM

 

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Holiday Mansion Tours

Fridays at 6PM and 7PM

Saturdays and Sundays at 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM

See the Mansion transformed this holiday season!

Take a walk through the Mansion and hear stories to put you in the holiday spirit. Learn about the Roberson family, their origins, and get to know their generosity and commitment to building a more thoughtful community.

These heartwarming stories will only be matched by the glow of the forest of decorated trees, which will fill the Roberson Mansion and Museum.

Tours are typically 30 – 45 minutes.

Tours are first come, first serve, and are limited to 25 people per tour. Tours are included in the price of admission, which is $8 for general admission; members are free.

 

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Planetarium Shows

Full planetarium schedule

Season of Light

As the Earth tilts and the sun arcs across the sky, the seasons change. But people long ago, did not know that this was just part of the Earth’s transition around the sun. Step back to explore how cultures across the world explained this seasonal event and developed traditions around it.

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Let It Snow

Celebrate the season with this musical show in our fulldome planetarium, featuring five festive classics from Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives, and Brenda Lee, with a stunning multimedia finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra.

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Santa’s Craftshop

Saturdays 12 – 3PM

Enter Santa’s craftshop where kids of all ages can participate in making a holiday craft celebrating the cultures and traditions that embody this season.

Come to the activity lab and learn something new about the holidays through a hands-on activity.

 

Here We Are Now (Entertainers)

Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

Throughout the Home for the Holidays celebration, the Mansion and Museum will be home to live bands, carolers, A Capella groups, a bell choir, a harp player, and more. Guests can come sit and listen or do so as they wander through the forest of brightly decorated trees.

Please see our events calendar for dates and information.

 

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A Christmas Carol

Follow Ebeneezer Scrooge through the rooms and halls of Roberson Mansion in this this interactive production of A Christmas Carol.

Each room, hallway, and stairwell provides a new stage and setting for audience’s to witness Scrooge’s transformation on that fateful Christmas Eve long ago. See this classic Charles Dickens tale in a new form as it’s performed through the halls of the festively decorated Roberson Mansion.

Enjoy hot drinks and cookies after the production.

Tickets are limited for an intimate experience.
Showtimes are Sunday, December 9 and 16 at 5:30PM and 7:30PM.

 

The Last Masquerade

Did you know the Roberson’s never had a single party in their Mansion while they lived there? We’re making up for that during our New Year’s party.

The party to end the year is back for one final send-off in the Mansion.

Three floors of music, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, cash bar, and entertainment in a Gilded Age Mansion. Let’s party.

-Live jazz music and dancing on the first floor by Dennis Winge Quartet.
-Live music by Tom Egan and Lawrence Elder
-DJ “Mo” Reese in the third floor Ballroom.
-See the fortunes in your future with psychic, Ravyn.
-Performances by Robb Riddel – Magician and Mind Reader.
-Photos by Pavlik Photo and Design.
-Champagne toast at midnight as we enter into the New Year in style.
-Hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and drinks provided by Gance’s Catering.

 

STEAM Winter Break Camps

December 26, 27, and 28 (9am to 3pm)
Grades 2 – 6

Explore a number of dynamic Winter Break Camps. Three days of engaging lessons, three opportunities for your child to advance in history, STEM, or art. These camps are lead by a team of accredited educators.

Limited to 15 kids to ensure the best learning environment.
If you have any questions please email Christina Mack at cmack@www.roberson.org

Camp reservations available now.

 

 

Thank you to our weekend sponsors

HH&K
Coughlin & Gerhart
WICZ
Raymond
NBT Bank
Greater Binghamton OBGYN
Family & Children’s Society
Binghamton’s CW
Indian Valley Industries
United Methodist Homes
Delta Engineers

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.