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Deck the Halls: Fifty Years of Christmas Decorations

Throughout December                 

During the month of December, Liberty Hall will transform the first floor of the museum into a time machine where visitors will journey through five festively adorned rooms to discover the decorative styles of the 1910s - 1950s! Also, make sure to visit the Museum Store and enjoy our exclusive holiday sales!

  • Program Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • $10 for Adults; $8 for Kean Alumni; $6 for Seniors & Children (3-17 years old). Children Under 3, Kean Students/Faculty & LHM Members are free.

Afternoon Tea
Wednesdays, December 2, 9, 16 & 23                  

In the grand tradition of Mary Alice Kean, the last lady of the house, join Liberty Hall for its exquisite Afternoon Tea, served every week in the month of December.  Our tremendously popular tea service, which includes a sumptuous selection of scones, assorted pastries, traditional finger sandwiches, and the freshest of fruit, concludes with an intimate, guided tour of the museum.

  • Program Time: 2 4 p.m.
  • Program Fee: $40.00 per person; $35 for LHM Members
  • Reservations required, call 908-527-0400 or email

Gingerbread House Workshop

Saturdays, December 12 & 19

Candy canes, gumdrops, and peppermint, oh my! Children get to decorate a unique gingerbread house, a perfect treat for the start of the holiday season. We provide the materials including lots of candy & icing, and you go home with a marvelous gingerbread creation to enjoy throughout the season!

  • Program Time: Two sessions: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Program Fee:Each $20.00 reservation admits one child & one adult; all additional adults are $5.00
  • Reservations required, call 908-527-0400 or email

Christmas Candlelight Tours

Saturday, December 12          

A holiday treat for Museum Members! Join us for a special candlelight tour of the first floor decorated for Christmas.  Hot chocolate and donuts will be served following the tour.

  • Program Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Program Fee: LHM Members only
  • Reservations required by December 5; please call 908-527-0400 or email

How the Grinch Stole Lunch Feast
Sunday, December 13

“Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer. Cheer to all Whos far and near!”

Roastbeast on a Bun, Seuss Spuds and Cindy Lou Who Cider are just some of the Grinchy grub being served at Liberty Hall’s How the Grinch Stole Lunch Feast.  The Grinch himself will even make an appearance at the feast for some picture taking fun!

  • Program Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Program Fee: $25.00 per child; $30.00 per adult 
  • Reservations required by December 6; please call 908-527-0400 or email

Breakfast with Santa
Sunday, December 20

Naughty or nice – all are welcome when Liberty Hall hosts Breakfast with Santa. Our hot breakfast buffet will fill you with Christmas cheer and put you in the holiday spirit. Then take a photo with the jolly old man himself in Santa’s sleigh.

  • Program Time: Two Sessions: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 
  • Program Fee: $25.00 per child; $30.00 per adult 
  • Reservations required by December 13; please call 908-527-0400 or email

Toys Through Time: History of American Fun
Ongoing Exhibit

Reminisce about your childhood with our Toys Through Time exhibit.  The museum showcases over 100 years of toys played with by the children of Liberty Hall.

  • Program Time: Regular tour times
  • Program Admission: Regular tour admission

* Please note that the last day of the season for tours of Liberty Hall Museum is
Wednesday, December 30th, 2015. 

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