Springfield Museums Events November

Holiday Wonderland & Lighting of the Quadrangle

Holiday Wonderland & Lighting of the Quadrangle

November 29th, All Day

General Museum Event

Holiday Wonderland, 10 am-5 pm

Our annual event to usher in the holiday season! Free with museum admission.


The Magic of Gingerbread, 10 am-5 pm
Our annual exhibit featuring amazing creations by local bakeries, schools, adults and kids. Vote for your favorite! Sponsored by Yankee Candle

A Peek inside Santa’s Sack: Vintage Cast Iron Toys, 10 am-5 pm
Highly collectable, vintage cast iron toys including fire trucks, horse-drawn carriages and  emergency vehicles, airplanes, toy trains and miniature wood and coal stoves.

Season’s Greetings: Photographer’s Holiday Cards, 10 am-5 pm
An extraordinary collection of contemporary works by professionals and amateurs from the United States and Canada.


Midwinter Magic by Gerwick Puppets, 2 pm
Debussy's Snowflakes Are Dancing inspired this musical fantasy about two children's wintry dream. This elaborate show has over 30 whimsical puppets of all sizes and shapes that interpret and visualize the music. Davis Auditorium, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts. Seating is limited.


Hands-on art activities (11 am-4 pm), Family Science Adventures (11 am-2 pm), Art Discovery Center (noon-4 pm), planetarium shows (additional fee), and TapSnap photo booth (4:15-6:15 pm).

Family Fun program are supported by The TD Charitable Foundation.

The Lighting of the Quadrangle, 5-7 pm

On the Quadrangle Green. Free and open to the public.

See the Museums and the Dr. Seuss Sculpture Garden sparkle. St. Nick arrives to help Museums President Holly Smith Bovè throw the ceremonial switch. Plus...

  • Holiday carols and music by Springfield’s High School of Science and Technology Band.
  • Hot chocolate (courtesy of Buy Springfield Now) cookies.
  • Horse-drawn wagon rides by rescued horses from Palmer’s Blue Star Equiculture Draft Horse Sanctuary.
  • View the special exhibition The Magic of Gingerbread
  • Shop the Museum Store--Members save 10%!
  • Blake House Cafe open until 7 pm. View menu >>

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