14th Annual Colonial Christmas

When:
December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Jacobus Vanderveer House and Museum
Cost:
Admission is $10 per person; Members Free; Children 12 and Under Free.
Contact:
Taryn Nie
(908) 396-6053

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Colonial Christmas House Tours and Festivities

FINAL WEEKEND

Saturday, December 3 – Sunday, December 4

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Daily

Admission – Buy tickets in advance here:

or purchase tickets at the door

$10 per person
Members – FREE
Children 12 and under – FREE

Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides, Colonial musicians and re-enactors, Santa, and a rare collection of Revolutionary War military antiques are just a few of the highlights in store for visitors on the final weekend of the 14th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum, sponsored by Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.; Glenmede; Meeker Sharkey & Hurley; and Investors Bank. The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite visitors of all ages to experience Christmas past and present when the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial home opens its wreath-clad doors Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

The fundraiser features: tours of the museum, which will be decorated for the holidays by Angelone’s Florist, Bedminster Florist, Classic Home & Garden, Fifty-Five Design, and Design Consultants; holiday shopping with boutique merchants and artisans; Colonial musicians, re-enactors and crafters; caroling; horse-drawn wagon rides; and a gingerbread house workshop and Santa visit on Sunday. See schedule below. 

New this year is a special exhibition of Revolutionary War military antiques from International Military Antiques as well as rare artifacts recovered from the Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment 1778-79. Back by popular demand will be a display of 13 Skeletons by Outdoor Impressions, Inc.

“Colonial Christmas is the signature fundraiser for the Jacobus Vanderveer House and a vital means of preserving this extraordinary piece of Revolutionary War history for future generations,” commented Robin Ray, President of The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House Board of Trustees. “Each year, we welcome a growing number of newcomers, repeat visitors, schoolchildren and groups as Colonial Christmas becomes the ‘go-to’ event kicking off the holiday season.”

“Whether you come to shop, visit Santa, get a Clydesdale-drawn wagon ride, make a gingerbread house with your child, listen to musical performances, get decorating tips for the holidays, or learn more about Dutch Colonial life during the American Revolution, there’s something for everyone at Colonial Christmas.”

Schedule of Events

Saturday, December 3
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• House Tours
• Holiday Shopping
• Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
• 13 Skeletons by Outdoor Impressions, Inc.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• The Enslows perform Colonial American Christmas Music

12 to 3 p.m.
• Clydesdale-drawn wagon rides courtesy of Willow Grove Farm ($3 per person)

Merchants: Classic Home & Garden, Stanton Sweets, Three Hearts Home, and White Birch Candle Company

Sunday, December 4
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• House Tours
• Holiday Shopping
• Colonial Re-Enactors and Crafters
• Chocolate Making with Susan McLellan Plaisted
• 13 Skeletons by Outdoor Impressions, Inc.

12 p.m.
• Gingerbread house workshop for children accompanied by an adult, courtesy Ms. Gail’s Kids Cooking. Register online here.

1 to 3 p.m.
• Santa Visit

3 to 4 p.m.
• Bernards High School Madrigals Performance

Merchants: Classic Home & Garden, Stanton Sweets,Three Hearts Home, and White Birch Candle Company

Directions:

The Jacobus Vanderveer House is conveniently located near Routes 78, 287 and 22 at the River Road exit on Routes 202/206 in Bedminster, New Jersey. Enter through River Road Park.

GPS users can input the following coordinates: 40.666816, -74.644819

Google Map users can enter: Jacobus Vanderveer House

 

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