A ‘Hometown Holiday’ presented by East Hampton Historical Society

For the past 35 years over Thanksgiving weekend, the East Hampton Historical Society has rung in the Holiday Season in style.

This year, in lieu of its annual cocktails at Maidstone Club and House & Garden Tour, the Society encourages the community to “experience the sights and sounds of the season by taking a stroll down Memory Lane, to a bygone era of simpler times, steeped in local history.”

A lantern lined entrance to Mulford Farm. Photo courtesy East Hampton Historical Society.

For one night, Saturday, November 28, Mulford Farm will be transformed into a holiday wonderland for Aglow: A Holiday Experience. The evening, which takes place from 4 to 8 PM, will include a self-guided tour of historic Mulford Farm, caroling at the Hedges-Edwards barn, Santa Claus on his sleigh, and an opportunity to take a selfie at the magical “Winter Wonderland” and bring home take-away children’s crafts.

“The East Hampton Historical Society invites you to celebrate the simple joys of the holiday season and stay connected as a community during these times.  From our family to yours, please join us for a Hometown Holiday,” said Maria Vann, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society.

Moran at Christmas. Photo by East Hampton Historical Society

“Be sure to check out our holiday pop-up shop for the perfect East End holiday gift!” said Cristoff Shay, the historical society’s Senior Director of Advancement & Experience. Hot cider and Hamptons Aristocrat cookies will be also be served.

Over at the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, there will be a special holiday exhibit, a Victorian Christmas, starting Sunday, November 29. Upon entering the National Landmark from 1884, you will find a majestic holiday tree, illuminated in lights and adorned with hundreds of precious, vintage glass ornaments.

Wander through Christmas past at this 19th century Christmas celebration. The exhibit will feature festive décor, period clothing, antique postcards, beautiful silver, and period toys.

Toys under tree at Moran. Photo courtesy East Hampton Historical Society

The cost for Aglow is $10 per adult and $5 for children under 16. Pre-registration is required and timed tickets are limited to 38 guests per half hour.

Victorian Christmas at the Moran Studio will be held Sunday, November 29, from 11 AM to 2 PM, and Fridays and Saturdays, December 2 to 19, from 11 AM to 5 PM. Tickets are $5 per person. Visitors are limited to eight people per half hour.

Due to COVID-19 regulations, visitors over the age of two are required to wear masks and must follow social distancing protocols. Tickets will be refunded due to any unexpected public closure.

Visit www.easthamptonhistory.org for tickets.


Jessica Mackin-Cipro


Jessica Mackin-Cipro is an editor and writer from the East End of Long Island. She has won numerous NYPA and PCLI awards for journalism and social media. She was previously the Executive Editor of The Independent Newspaper.

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