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Holiday Happenings & Lighting of the Quad 2017

Springfield Museums
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Kick-off the season with the Grinch, our Gingerbread House exhibit, art activities, and more. All free with museum admission! Followed by the Lighting of the Quad (5-7pm) which is free and open to the public.

Meet the Grinch, noon-4 pm
Meet the furry green recluse who lives above Whoville. Get a photo taken, and give him a hug or a high five.

The Music of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, noon-1 pm
Stop by Blake Court and listen to the score of the classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas cartoon played live on piano.

Tish Rabe and The Very Crabby Christmas, 1 pm
Author of many titles in the Cat in the Hat Learning Library She inspires families with a 25 minute presentation that reveals how she became a children’s book author and how she writes her books. Every child who attends Tish’s presentation will receive a signed copy of her book, A Very Crabby Christmas, featuring the Cat in the Hat.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Cartoon & Sing-a-Long, 3 pm
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children’s book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway. Sing-a-Long to the classic songs!

Lighting of the Quad, 5-7pm
The spectacular architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds of the Quadrangle will sparkle and shimmer against a dazzling outdoor lighting display. This festive holiday celebration features appearances by Santa Claus and the Grinch, plus family fun activities. Free and open to the public!