Weekend Workshops – Holiday Nutcrackers


It’s time to get into the holiday spirit! On Saturday, December 10 from 11am – 12pm, children will have the opportunity to decorate their own wooden nutcrackers, craft delicate paper ballerinas, and enjoy a snack of gingerbread cookies and apple cider! Museum Educator Catherine Lipper will also discuss the historic significance of decorative nutcrackers in German folklore and their popularity thanks to Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker Ballet.

Suggested for ages 6 – 10. Members: $10 per child; Non-members $15 per child.

This program has filled it’s registration limit. If you’d like to join the waiting list, please call 203-762-7257


Did You Know?

Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet was actual based on earlier short story written in 1816 by German Author E.T.A. Hoffman. The story’s plot is similar to the famous ballet with wooden nutcracker soldiers coming to life to protect a young girl from attacking mice. Hoffman’s work would inspire several other ballets and operas throughout the 19th century.