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5 Ways to Enjoy the Holidays at the George Eastman Museum

Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:00 PM by Stefanie Schwingle

The Holidays are once again upon us and we all know there are many ways to enjoy the season here in our city. We’ll go out on a limb and say that most won't offer the ultimate combination of glitz, glamour, and ROC history that our treasured George Eastman House will.

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Here are 5 ways to take advantage of this incredible gem in our community and to get you in the holiday spirit.

1. Take in a Holiday Movie

Dryden Theatre at Eastman Museum
The Rochesteriat 

Dryden Theatre is a great place to get to during the holidays. Find classics like White Christmas and more contemporary favorites like Love Actually. There is sure to be something to fit everyone most people’s tastes.

Speaking of, don’t miss celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ultimate Christmas classic, Die Hard, on December 15th. 

Find the full list of Holiday films here: Dryden Holiday List

2. Drool Over Some Gingerbread Houses

Sweet Creations Gingerbread House at George Eastman Museum
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Miss the good ol' days of being a kid and building gingerbread houses? Why not relive these memories. This annual tradition brings in dozens of Gingerbread house creations from professional bakers, families, and community groups. See something you like? These are also available to purchase through a silent auction.

Sweet Creations Gingerbread House Display: 11/2-12/12

3. Tabletop Trees - Get Inspired

Christmas Trees Decorated for the season at Eastman Museum
George Eastman Museum

Looking for some Christmas Tree decoration inspiration or maybe a smaller size tree for your home? Displayed throughout the historic George Eastman Museum you'll find tabletop Christmas trees decorated by local businesses. These trees are available for purchase through a silent auction and all proceeds go toward providing fresh flowers in the house year-round. What's not to love?

Tabletop Tree Display & Auction: 11/13-12/16

4. Holiday Homecoming

Santa Arriving at George Eastman Museum
George Eastman Museum

The Holiday Homecoming party is also an annual tradition. Meet Santa and enjoy kid friendly activities, festive displays, live music, refreshments and more.

Annual Holiday Homecoming Party: 12/6, 5-8pm

5. Shop for the Holidays

Gift Shop at George Eastman Museum
The Rochesteriat

Not everyone thinks of shopping at museums for Christmas. But you should! There are tons of great options from the museum store, to Dryden Theatre tickets, to museum memberships. Looking to give a unique gift this year to that die-hard Rochesterian? Head to the Eastman Museum and don’t miss “An Eastman Christmas”, a 24 track CD of holiday classics played on the Eastman’s Aeolian pipe organ.

Eastman Museum Store | Membership

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Author: Stefanie Schwingle

Stefanie Schwingle is an entrepreneur and city enthusiast. She and her husband, Jason, co-Founded the Rochesteriat in 2013, a place for people to discover all of the great things happening in the City of Rochester. Stefanie also works part-time at the Memorial Art Gallery as an event coordinator and enjoys drinking vanilla lattes and taking pictures.

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