"Christmas Comes to Old New York"

Through Jan 10. The rooms of the Merchant House Museum—the 19th-century residence that belonged to wealthy merchant Seabury Tredwell and his family for 98 years—have been readied for Christmas, giving visitors a chance to observe how Victorians celebrated the holiday. Check out the turkey feathers scattered through the kitchen (fortunately, tryptophan fixes no longer require in-house bird-plucking) and the handmade ornaments adorning their tree (glass baubles weren't used until the late 1800s, when they were imported from Germany).


Event phone: 212-777-1089
Event website: http://merchantshouse.org