Hudson River Museum Celebrates the Holidays with Victorian Decorations and Special Programs

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YONKERS, NY, November 18, 2021 — ‘Tis the season! The Hudson River Museum is gearing up for the holidays with festive Victorian decorations in Glenview, the Museum’s Gilded Age historic home, as well as a series of fun, family-friendly events and programs throughout the season.

This year’s holiday decorations, which will be on view in Glenview from November 20–January 9, showcases beautiful Christmas trees, antique ornaments and toys. Our stunning Rainbow Tree holds court in the Parlor surrounded by gifts, and decorated trees will additionally adorn the Sitting Room and Library. The beautiful woodwork on the mantels in the Library, Great Hall, and Sitting Room are bedecked in elegant wreaths, ribbons, and flowers. NEW this year!—The Dining Room will feature a tablescape with gilded place settings and a chandelier adorned with fir greenery and ornaments, designed by Debra Blair Design. A trustee of the Hudson River Museum, Debra Blair donated her service.

Explore the cabinets around Glenview to find the favorite books and toys of Victorian children, including a nineteenth-century doll, ivory chess set, beloved children’s books, and a well-loved teddy bear. In addition, Nybylwyck Hall, Yonkers favorite 24-room dollhouse, will be decorated for the holidays by Darren Scala of D. Thomas Miniatures.

The holiday decorations are generously supported by Jan Adelson.

Related Programs

Holiday Kick-Off
Friday, November 26–Sunday, November 28, 12–5pm
Celebrate the holiday season at the HRM with a selection of festive programs all weekend. Tour our Gilded Age historic home decorated for the holidays on Glenview Holiday Tours, which will be decorated for the holidays, create a popsicle stick scarecrow (makes a great ornament!), and enjoy planetarium shows for all ages, including an interactive holiday edition of The Sky Tonight! Plus, don’t miss a performance by Thunderbird American Indian Dancers (Friday, 3pm), one of the best-known and the oldest resident Native American dance companies in New York, will perform social dances in the HRM Courtyard. The troupe was founded in 1963 and has performed in almost fifty states across the country, fulfilling their mission to preserve and present their diverse culture, and to express their unique relationship to the land and landscapes. See the full schedule here.

A Little Light Music: Seasonal Songs in Glenview
Sunday, December 5, 4pm
Ring in the holiday season with a celebration of music from around the globe! Internationally renowned soprano Korliss Uecker and baritone and pianist James Rensink. Korliss Uecker has sung over 150 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, and has performed with the Santa Fe Opera, the Spoleto Festival, and the Tanglewood Festival. She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophone, London Decca, and New World Records, and she has appeared on CBS Sunday Morning and Live from Lincoln Center. James Rensik has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and many famous venues, and is one of the only artists ever to be heard at Lincoln Center as a leading baritone, pianist, composer and conductor. Among his honors is a special citation from the Congress of the United States.

They will regale you with beloved holiday favorites from a repertoire of folk music, American songbook, musical theater, and opera, including Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, favorite Puccini arias, a Victor Herbert show stopper from his 1911 operetta The Enchantress, and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. Capacity will be limited. Tickets: $30; HRM & Chaminade Members $20; admission included.

Sponsored by the Yonkers Chaminade Club.


Press contact:
Jeana Wunderlich
(914) 963-4550 x240



Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.

The Museum offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.

Hours and Admission: Hudson River Museum is open Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm. Advanced tickets recommended. We follow NYS and CDC protocols for a safe and enjoyable visit. Learn more about our protocols and precautions and purchase tickets here.

General Admission: Adults $8; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE. Planetarium tickets: Adults $5; Youth (3–18) $3; Seniors (62+) $4; Students (with valid ID) $4; Veterans $4; Children (under 3) Free. Glenview tours: Adults $5; Youth (3–18) $3; Seniors (62+) $4; Students (with valid ID) $4; Veterans $4; Children (under 3) Free. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North (Hudson Line—Yonkers and Glenview stations), by Bee-Line Bus Route #1, by car, and by bike. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.