The Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House invite visitors of all ages to experience Christmas past and present when the circa 1772 Dutch Colonial hosts its holiday celebration on Saturday, December 5, 2020 beginning at 12:00 PM with a variety of festive activities.
A patriotic Liberty Tree lighting, Revolutionary Era re-enactors firing a cannon and demonstrating muskets, free and socially distanced photos with Santa, holiday shopping while enjoying the beautifully decorated exterior of the historic home and grounds are in store at the 18th Annual Colonial Christmas at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum.Outdoor festivities will take place at Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum in Bedminster’s River Road Park on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM and conclude with our annual tree lighting from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
New this year is an artistic expression contest for children and young adults: “What the Holidays Mean to Me.” The winner presentation will take place during our Liberty Tree Lighting.2020 marks the 18th anniversary of the Friends of the Jacobus Vanderveer House annual Colonial Christmas celebration. The historic house exterior of the museum will be fully decorated and a virtual tour will be available on site. This event will take place outdoors ONLY this year due to Covid-19. Social distancing will be enforced and masks are required. Any changes in New Jersey State regulations will be enforced.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Order: Friday, October 20, 2020 - Friday, November 30, 2020
Pick-up: Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Order online through Friday, November 20, 2020 and pick up on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at our Colonial Market. Poinsettia sales are pre-sale only. Visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org or scan our QR code to purchase and learn more.
(1) 4.5-inch for $7
(3) 4.5-inch for $15
(1) 6.5-inch for $15
(2) 6.5-inch for $25
November 15, 2020 through, December 5, 2020
Register to bid with the mobile device of your choice. Bidding opens November 15 and ends December 5 at the Liberty Tree Lighting. Bidders need not be present to win. Santa assures delivery of winning bids. Digital messaging when new items are added, you were out bid, or your bid won.
Register and bid:
or text 56651.
Saturday December 5, 2020
12:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Colonial Market: Admission required from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Liberty Tree Lighting: Free to the community beginning at 4:00 PM
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Admission required from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. $20 per family, $10 admission per individual Children 12 and under FREE. Free to Museum members.
Live historic demonstrations byJ ohn Lambs Artillery Company
Virtual Tour of The Jacobus Vanderveer House
Decorated Jacobus Vanderveer House
Auction Basket Items
Vendor Holiday Shopping
Virtual Adult workshop kits available for sale
Purchase a kit and have it delivered to your home or pick-up at our Colonial Market on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Kits will include a link to an instructional video that will be accessible whenever you choose!
Visits and Photos with Santa
12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Socially distanced photos and visits with Santa (included in admission cost)
Liberty Tree Lighting
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Refreshments beginning at 4:30 PM
Tree lighting at 5:00 PM
“What the Holidays Mean to Me” winner presentation and readings
Merchant Vendor Shopping
Food and Beverage Vendors
For information about Colonial Christmas please visit: www.jvanderveerhouse.org
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