Holiday House 2023

2023 Holiday House Tours & Free Children’s Activities

Tours, Holiday Music, Workshops, Children’s Activities & More

November 29: “A True Gem” Fundraiser for Education at Ten Broeck.

  • Kick off our Holiday House! Fundraiser for Education at Ten Broeck at Glennpeter Jewelers in Glenmont. Live music with Carmen Lookshire, hot buffet, Victorian Dress photo-ops with Capital REP, raffle & more.  5:30-7:30 pm.

Music in the Mansion with the Albany Symphony:

  • December 2 noon-12:45 – Winter Concert & audience Q&A with Albany Symphony members Liz Silver (violin) and Erica Pickhardt (cello).  Free admission (advance registration required).

Walk-through Tours: Saturday-Sunday, noon-2:30 pm (about 30 minutes).  Advance registration recommended as spaces are limited.  Free. Tours include free children’s take-home activity kits.

  • Saturdays and Sundays, December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17
  • Embroidery demonstration Sunday December 17

Special Tours: see the Ten Broeck Mansion’s 3 levels (about 50 minutes) includes special new exhibit on holiday food preparation. Advance registration recommended as spaces are limited.  $10 adults, children and ACHA members free. 

  • Fridays December 1, 8, 15 at noon, 1 pm, and 2 pm

Holiday Memory Journal Art of the Book Workshop (age 18 and up)

  • Saturday December 9 11 am – 12:30 pm all supplies included

Museum Shop Hours: shop locally-made goods, history books, and exclusive Ten Broeck Mansion gift items.  No tickets or reservations needed.

  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday noon-3 pm (Dec 1-17)
  • Custom wreaths for sale.

Free Children’s Programs: Saturday December 16 from 11 am—noon

  • Sinterklaas Story Hour: Meet Sinterklaas  and hear a story in the Ten Broeck Mansion parlor.
  • Ten Broeck Children’s Tea Party: taste teas & treats from around the world and make a tea treasure box. Advance registration required for Tea Party & art program.  Pre-registration required.

Arts & Culture Talks: “Warm & Wonderful: Fiber Art Traditions”

  • Wednesdays at 7 pm via Zoom—free.  Pre-registration required for link.  
  • December 13: Dr. Krysta Dennis, Siena College, Loudonville NY “Patterns of History: The History & Traditions of Knitting
  • December 20: Judith Dios, Innovations in Fiber Art

Food Collection: help those in need.  Please bring non-perishable food items to drop off.