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Events

Home for the Holidays

Date & Time

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
This event repeats weekly on Saturday and Sunday until 12/23/2019.

Location

Mathias Ham Historic Site
2241 Lincoln Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001

Celebrate an old-fashioned holiday at the Mathias Ham Historic Site through a series of special events leading up to Christmas. Home for the Holidays will feature specially curated tours highlighting holiday traditions of the Victorian Era with weekly crafts, entertainment, and specialty activities. These events are made possible with support from the City of Dubuque Arts and Culture Special Projects Grant program.

Held every Saturday and Sunday Nov. 30 through Dec. 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, Home for the Holidays features costumed guides sharing Christmas traditions of the Victorian Era. Each weekend will explore a different theme. Sleigh rides, caroling, and a visit from Santa are included in the family fun. Admission is just $7.50 for adults and $4 for children 3-17. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Members of the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium receive free admission.

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Schedule of Events

Nov. 30 - "Deck the Halls"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Pomander Balls & Mistletoe Sprigs
Entertainment: Dubuque Chorale 12-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 1 - "Deck the Halls"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Pomander Balls & Mistletoe Sprigs

Dec. 7 - "Christmas Candle"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Candle making

Dec. 8 - "Christmas Candle"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Candle making

Dec. 14 - "Sugar & Sweets"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Sugar Plums
Activity: Carriage Rides 12-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 15 - "Sugar & Sweets"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Gingerbread
Activity: Gingerbread contest
Entertainment: Music Men 12-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 - "Here Comes Santa Claus"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Reindeer food & pinecone animals
Activity: Meet Santa! 12-3 p.m.
Entertainment: American Brass Band 12-3:30 p.m.
Entertainment: Carriage Rides 12-3:30 p.m.

Dec. 22 - "Here Comes Santa Claus"
Tours: Holiday themed tours
Crafts: Reindeer food & pinecone animals

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