Who is the real Santa Claus? Befana—the old Italian woman searching for “bambino Jesus” who leaves presents for children on the evening before the Epiphany? St. Nicolas—who, as Christmas approaches, has the privilege of being the first to climb down chimneys to leave treats in the shoes of good little children? Saint Lucy—whose name means “light” and who gives out cookies in homes across Sweden? Or “our” very own Santa Claus—with his dashing red suit, who came to North America with the Dutch in the 17th century, flying across the sky in his reindeer-pulled sleigh? Whatever the case may be, meeting these characters in the Museum’s archaeological remains is a real Christmas treat!
Come meet Santa Clauses from around the world and learn how the Christmas season is celebrated in their homelands. Experience a delightful world tour of holiday traditions! And get to know your real Santa Claus.
Meet our Christmas characters—virtually! Appearing live, our four Santa Clauses will meet your students and tell their stories, on-screen. Students will also be able to ask questions and speak to the real Santa Claus!
Our interpreter-guides will moderate the activity and make sure everything goes off without a hitch!
How it works
The activity is held via the Microsoft Teams application or on the Zoom platform. When making your reservation, you will be sent a personalized appointment, allowing you to log on at the scheduled date and time, and to contact our guide who will remotely host your group!
You will need:
- 1 computer, connected to the internet (with speakers, microphone, and webcam activated)
- 1 projector or screen, either an IWB or a monitor.