Celebrate with us all season long! Philipsburg Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, and  Union Church of Pocantico Hills are open weekends, we’ve planned special pop-events to make things merry and bright, and Jonathan Kruk brings “laughter and good humor” to all in Dickens’s ‘Christmas Carol.’

Historic Hudson Valley Members can celebrate and save with 15% off select events.

Special Events

December 2-17

Dickens's Christmas Carol at Old Dutch Church

Dickens’s Christmas Carol

Old Dutch Church>  Saturdays & Sundays, Performance Times Vary

Experience the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge like you never have before! Master storyteller Jonathan Kruk, complete with musical accompaniment by Jim Keyes, regales you with his adaptation of this spirited holiday tale.

December 16

Victorian Christmas Celebration

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside >  10am to 3pm
Advanced Tickets Required: $35-$85

Enjoy a festive tour of Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, all decked out in holiday finery. Sip on wassail, hot chocolate, and sample seasonal treats and try your hand at making holiday crafts, such as paper cones and ornaments.

Pamela McColl, author of Twas the Night: The Art and History of the Classic Christmas Poem, will be signing books in our museum shop all day. Join us at noon for a special discussion about the 200th anniversary of the famous Christmas poem.

The premium package includes a Washington Irving felt ornament and our brand-new candle, Olde Christmas.

Historic Site Tours

Through December 17

Historic Site Tours

Saturday + Sunday>  10am-3pm

Learn about the man who really invented Christmas at Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, take in the Union Church of Pocantico Hill’s stunning stained glass windows, and step back to the year 1750 at Philipsburg Manor.

Holiday Boutique and Shop Events

November 25-December 17

Shop Philipsburg Manor and Sunnyside

Saturday + Sunday>  10am-6pm

We’re stocked with local finds, exclusive souvenirs, and fun holiday items. You’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

December 2

S’mores Bar

Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center >  1-2pm

Make the day extra sweet by stopping by to make your very own s’more!

Hot Cocoa Under the Stars

Philipsburg Manor Greenhouse >  5 to 8pm

Warm up during your holiday shopping at this one-night-only extended-hours shopping event!

Hot Cocoa + Cider Bar

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside >  1 to 2pm

Stay toasty with this hot drink bar, complete with all the mix-ins!

December 9

Holiday Tea Party

Philipsburg Manor Greenhouse >  12 to 3pm
Advance Tickets Required: $20

Get in the holiday spirit as you sip Harney & Son’s Holiday Tea and indulge on sweet treats in our greenhouse, which will be all decked out for the season!

Make Your Own Pomander

Washington Irving’s Sunnyside >  1 to 3pm
Advance Tickets Required: $10

Learn how to craft this traditional holiday decoration and enjoy the delicious fragrance all through your home all winter long.

December 16

Cake Pop Decorating

Philipsburg Manor Visitor Center >  Noon to 3pm
Advanced Tickets Required: $35

Join us for this hands-on class with renown local baker, Patty Pops, and learn how to make three different festive designs.