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14 December 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Ethan Allen Homestead
Winslow and Sam, both members of this year’s Young Tradition Touring Group, will represent Young Tradition Vermont at the annual Midwinters Eve at Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington on 12/14/19.
Midwinters Eve at Ethan Allen Homestead
Despite English Yuletide traditions, Christmas was not widely celebrated in New England, owing to Puritan attitudes against certain feasts and celebrations. This eschewing of Christmas continued after the American Revolution.
Ethan Allen and family, as Deists, did not likely celebrate Christmas. Christmas celebrations grew in New England in the 19thCentury. However, certain winter traditions did occur in towns across 18thCentury Vermont around midwinter. Join us on Dec. 14th, 2019 from 6p.m. – 9p.m. as we share winter traditions enjoyed around the modern holiday season in Colonial America. In our 18th Century Tavern, take part in English folk dances and enjoy live music and games similar to what was found in midwinter social celebrations.
Crafters and Artisans will display their goods so you can bring home a historical gift. Then come calling on the Allen family and take a lantern lit tour of the historical Ethan Allen House. Experience a midwinter’s visit with treats and beverages based on historical recipes and prepared on the hearth. Talk with our living historians and experience the lives of Frontier Vermonters in midwinter. Bundle up, and learn with us! No Charge for admission, but donations to support the Ethan Allen Homestead are appreciated.