Santa to Visit Home for the Holidays Saturday at Roberson

Weekend Filled with Events and Entertainment

Roberson Museum and Science Center’s Home for the Holidays will get a special visit from Santa Claus this Saturday, December 8.  Santa will greet visitors from 2-4pm in the Roberson Mansion.

Each year Home for the Holidays at Roberson welcomes thousands of visitors who enjoy dazzling displays and explore holiday traditions from around the world.  General admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors/students.  Roberson Members and children under 4 are free.

Community members, local business organizations and wonderful volunteers have decorated throughout Roberson’s mansion and museum.   The holiday displays are made even more fun by the presence of music, dance and interactive activities for families.

Here’s a glimpse at the activities planned for this weekend, sponsored by Mix 103.3 FM.

Friday, December 7: Open 11am – 9pm

Shepherd and Ewe – Piano and Cello in Mansion 5-9pm

Joyful Ensemble – Instrumental Group in Wurts Gallery 7-8pm

Saturday, December 8: 11am- 5pm

Girl Scout Badge Program (Registration required) 12-2pm

Civil War Lecture Series: (Registration required) 12-2pm

Live, Colorful, Talking Parrot Exhibit provided by Parrot Safari and Binghamton University – Roaming, 12:30-3:30pm

Holiday Crafts – Holiday Craft Cave 12:30-3:30pm

Santa in the Mansion 2-4pm

Mansion Tours at 2 and 3pm

Claudia Kachmarik – Piano in Mansion 1-3pm

Holy Spirit Church Ethnic Dancers – Ballroom 2:30-3:00pm

Sunday, December 9: Open 11am – 5pm

Charlene Thompson and Martin Bidney 1-2pm

Curt Osgood and Annie Simpson – Dulcimer and Guitar 1-3pm

English Country Dancers of Binghamton – Ballroom 2-3pm

Holiday Crafts – Holiday Craft Cave 12:30-3:30pm

Mansion Tours at 1, 2 and 3pm

Swing Dance Society:  3:3pm in Ballroom

All Home for the Holidays activities are available at www.roberson.org.

Funding for Roberson Museum and Science Center is provided in part by general operating support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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.