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How NYC Influenced the Holidays – A Lecture by Kevin Draper

December 5, 2022 @ 6:30 pm


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Did you know the reason we celebrate the holidays the way we do was born in NYC? Join for our lecture on the holidays in NYC that reveals the inspired stories behind the most spectacular seasonal sites that our city has to offer!

You have seen and admired all of the familiar hallmarks of Christmas… Macy’s, The Tree at Rock Center, Department Store Windows throughout the city but do you know the history behind them? Join us for this fascinating account of how some of the more commercial aspects of the holidays were created right here in New York City. 

Some snippets of what to expect? The history of the Yule Log Tradition! How Santa Claus was born in NYC! Who started the first Christmas Tree Market! What famous person invented colored electric lights for the Christmas tree!

Get ready to enjoy an evening with festive tales that will bring all the spectacle of the city to life. An early Holiday Treat for everyone in the group! Everything that you learn can be shared with others through the rest of your December.  A gift that keeps giving! 

Join historian Kevin Draper as we travel back in time to learn how New York invented Christmas and the holidays! 

PROCESS: Linda will email details and reminders in the coming weeks, including information about a post tour lunch. See you soon!

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New York, NY 10023 United States
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