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. See where Virginia’s letter was answered, and where Washington Irving introduced Americans to Santa Claus and mistletoe. See 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