Santa to Visit Home for the Holidays at Roberson This Saturday

Roberson Museum and Science Center is excited to host Santa Claus and a couple of his helpers as part of this weekend’s Home for the Holidays festivities with a special visit on Saturday, December 17 from 12 – 2pm. 

Kids can share with Santa what’s on their wish list during his visit to the Mansion Ballroom Saturday.  Santa will be greeting visitors, handing out holiday candy and posing for pictures.  Guests are encouraged to bring their cameras and cell phones to capture the moment. 

The visit from Santa highlights a weekend full of Home for the Holidays activities at Roberson.  All activities and performances are included with general admission to Roberson.

The following is the list of various activities happening this weekend for Home for the Holidays at Roberson.

Saturday, December 17

Santa Visits the Mansion Ballroom 12-2pm

Teen Opera of the Southern Tier performs on Mansion’s first floor 1-2pm

Traditional Christmas Music by Elizabeth Crew and Mark Scudder on Museum’s second floor 1-4:30pm

Sidewalk Astronomy from Kopernik Observatory 1-4pm

First Baptist Church of Maine Choir performs in Visitor Center 1-3pm

Irene Martin plays Holiday Favorites on Mansion piano 2-4:30pm

Sunday, December 18

Mansion Tours 12:30-3:30pm

Holiday Crafts 12:30-3:30pm

“Simple Gifts” Recorder and Classical Guitar performs 1-2pm

Sidewalk Astronomy from Kopernik Observatory 1-4pm

Holy Spirit Byzantine Catholic Church Choir sings in Visitor Center 1-2pm

German-American Club Choir of Binghamton will be providing roaming performances 2-3pm

Recorder Ensemble entertains in Mansion 2-3:30pm

Roberson is open 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday.  General admission to Home for the Holidays is $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors.  Roberson Members and children 4 and under are free. 

Home for the Holidays is on display through January 1.

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.