Opening of the Fenton’s 2019 Holiday Exhibit, “A Christmas Carol”
The Fenton’s 2019 Holiday Exhibit Opens November 29 at 10:00 am. Visit the Fenton on “Black Friday” with family and friends to tour the holiday exhibit and shop in our museum store, stocked with great gifts for the season.
The 2019 Holiday exhibit is inspired by “A Christmas Carol” written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Tour the 150-year-old mansion transformed into London during the Industrial Revolution. Visit with the beloved characters that made so many believe in the power of the Christmas spirit. Written in six weeks in the winter of 1843 to ensure publication before Christmas, “A Christmas Carol” sold 6,000 copies in the six days between its release and Christmas Eve that same year and has never been out of print since.
Candlelight Tours of “A Christmas Carol” Holiday Exhibit
Join us on December 13 and 21 for candlelight tours of the holiday exhibits. The cost is $15/adults, and children are $5. On December 13, there is a tour at 6 and 7 pm, and on December 21, there is a tour at 5, 6, and 7 pm. After the tour, enjoy traditional English gingerbread and Christmas punch. Reservations are appreciated. You can call the Fenton at 716-664-6256 to reserve a spot.
Evening Hours at the Fenton in December
Wednesday, December 4, 11, and 18th from 4:00-7:00 pm
The Fenton Museum will be open on Wednesdays in December for extended hours till 7:00 pm. Evening hours gives people a chance to tour the museum in the evening after work or school. We are open for self-guided tours, and the cost $10 for adults and children are free.
Sensory Safe Santa at the Fenton December 10 from 6-9 pm
Santa welcomes children of all ages and abilities! The Fenton History Center is thrilled to provide a sensory-friendly Santa Experience for families in our community.
All families with children who have trouble with the Mall Santa experience can enjoy the time-honored tradition of a visit with Santa, in a more subdued and calm environment – there will be no bright lights or loud music. Our entrance has also been newly renovated to be ADA-accessible.
While your family waits, they may tour the mansion or participate in a craft or coloring activity. An adult must accompany children. If you have special needs or requests, please contact 716-664.6256. This event is free, donations are appreciated.
“A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” performance at the Fenton, Thursday, December 19, 7:00 pm
Join us for a performance of “A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas” on Thursday, December 19. 7:00 pm.
Kim Tenreiro performs a dramatic one-person play that brings to life over 30 characters from the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” The timeless 1843 book inspires the 2019 holiday exhibit theme, and this performance is a beautiful way to experience the story. Bring your family and friends for this classic tale of relation and salvation during the holiday season.
After the performance, enjoy traditional English gingerbread and holiday punch. Tickets are $10/person. There is an optional prologue program that starts at 6:15. The suggested age for this event is 13 and older, for tickets call the Fenton at 716-664-6256.