The historic Skolfield-Whittier House on Park Row in central Brunswick will be the scene of holiday cheer beginning at 10am on Saturday, December 10, when Santa Claus and his head elf return for their seventeenth year visiting young friends. And older. Back inside the house after two years outside, Santa’s Day is held inside the formal Victorian parlor.
As is tradition, Bowdoin College’s women’s a cappella group Miscellania returns to sing Christmas carols as children line up to visit the jolly leprechaun. Simultaneously, all rooms on the first floor of the house will be open for guests to view. Thanks to volunteers, each room is decorated for the holidays, some with special themes. The event is free.
Santa’s Day and Holiday Open House lasts until 1 pm Children receive a free, gently used children’s book courtesy of the late Grant Connors, who taught science for many years at SAD 75; a decorated cookie courtesy of Union Street Bakery and Cake Shop; and a candy cane courtesy of Wilbur’s of Maine. In addition, Northeast Bank, a business partner of the Pejepscot History Center, is giving out a half-dollar coin box to the first 100 children in attendance. Refreshments are available to all.
“While our outdoor Santa’s Day in 2020 and 2021 was fun, it’s exciting to be back inside with fully decorated rooms and a free open house,” PHC Executive Director Larissa Vigue Picard said in a statement. press. “Our volunteers have really outdone themselves with the decorations. We welcome anyone who wants to enjoy a morning or afternoon of joy, caroling, festivities and Christmas treats.”
The day concludes with a “Skolfield After Dark” holiday party for 21+ people from 5:30pm to 8pm Members-only party is open to anyone who purchases a membership, currently on sale at 25% off , before Monday, December 5. The popular event, last held in 2019, features music this year from the Meddiebempsters, Bowdoin’s a cappella boy group, the third-oldest such group in the country; themed cocktails; a cook/bake judge of food made by volunteers; and a treasure hunt around the house.
Visit pejepscothistorical.org/events for more information or call (207) 729-6606.