Winter Family Day

This year's annual Winter Family Day celebrates the Morgan's unique collection of medieval illuminated images and Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. Scrooge, Cratchit, and the Ghost of Christmas Present will sweep families into a whirlwind of exuberant fun. Come join this merry bunch and enjoy a creative craft workshop, strolling characters, and our exclusive collection of literary costumes for children to model. Appropriate for ages 3–12.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2–5 p.m.

Schedule of Events

2:15–2:45 p.m. & 3:30–4:00 p.m.
The Magic of Hans Christian Andersen
With a combination of hand, rod, and shadow puppets, puppeteer and storyteller Christopher Hudert single-handedly animates two favorite tales by Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Duckling and The Emperor’s New Clothes.

2–5 p.m.
Christmas Present!
The Grand Falloons company leads visitors in a lively celebration of Victorian London with impersonations of A Christmas Carol characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, and Charles Dickens, as well as a few magical and musical guests...

2–5 p.m.
Say It With Your Art: Holiday Card Making
Time to plan for the holidays! Use you imagination to craft your own heartfelt holiday card with Morgan Educator Lisa Libicki, who will provide festive art material to fuel creativity.

3–5 p.m.
Calling All Ladies and Knights: Photo Shoot in the Parlors
Children travel through time, trying on colorful hand-made costumes created by artist and educator Pamela Koehler and inspired by the Morgan’s collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts, drawings, and children’s books. Photographer Josh Winata will take digital photos that will be sent to families by email at no charge.

3–3:20 p.m.
A Christmas Carol Off the Shelves: Reading in the Library
Be dazzled by Mr. Morgan’s Library as the Grand Falloons company brings Dickens and his masterpiece to life right off the book shelves with a spirited dramatic reading of short excerpts from A Christmas Carol.

Family programs are generously underwritten by Great Circle Foundation Inc.

The Morgan's education programs are generously supported in part by The Alice Tully Fund for Art and Music, the William Randolph Hearst Fund for Educational Programs, and by the Stavros S. Niarchos Foundation Fund for Education and Technology, with further generous assistance from Great Circle Foundation, Inc., the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., MetLife Foundation, and The Armand G. Erpf Fund.

Sunday, December 7, 2014, 2–5 p.m.

Free with museum admission.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.