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Breaking Up Christmas, An Old Christmas Celebration

The Museum Center at 5ive Points and the Cleveland Storytelling Guild celebrate the holiday of Old Christmas with storytelling and music. Old Christmas, January 6, is on the same date as the Day of Epiphany. Epiphany is the Christian commemoration of the day in which the Son of God was revealed as a human baby. Old Christmas celebrates both this revelation as well as the old Appalachian traditions of early settlers. 

The Museum will observe this historic holiday on Old Christmas Eve through storytelling and song. Some stories shared will date back as far as the 4th century and have been handed down from generation to generation.  The Scotch-Irish settlers brought their old stories, songs and observances to the mountains of Appalachia as they moved to the isolated hollows and hills of our region. 

($5 admission (maximum $20 per family); FREE for Museum members, Storytelling Guild members, and children under age 5)