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HOW NEW YORKERS RE-INVENTED CHRISTMAS

 

Yes, Christmas as we know it was largely started here, in the 19th Century. Find out how, where, and why. ┬áSee where Virginia’s letter was answered, and where Washington Irving introduced Americans to Santa Claus and mistletoe. ┬áSee where “Do not open till Christmas” was invented, and “23 shopping days till Christmas,” and meet Dickens’ Wandering Spirits.

Where: Meet on the northeast corner of Broadway and Wall St.

Two and 1/2 hours tour, starts at 11:00

Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17