“Yuletide as in days of yore” is the theme of a stroll down Memory Lane—no, wait, make that historic Main Street—in East Hampton Village on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The East Hampton Historical Society has organized the stroll, which participants can join at any point during the day, visiting whatever museums, inns, stores, or other stopping points they like.
One option would be to set off from the Christopher Fischer cashmere shop at 67 Main Street, where walkers will be fortified with cookies and sparkling water. Also, there will be discounts and a raffle.
Mrs. Claus can be visited at the Ladies Village Improvement Society headquarters nearby at 95 Main Street, where punch and cookies will be served and an intricately decorated dollhouse will be on exhibit.
“Wonderful old rooms decorated for the holidays” can be found at the historic Osborn-Jackson House (known to village insiders as the O.J. house) at 101 Main Street, and cookies and cider will await those who take respite at the 1770 House at 101 Main Street.
An exhibit of antique toys, called “A Children’s World,” will be on display a few doors down at the Clinton Academy at 151 Main Street.
At 159 Main Street is the East Hampton Library. The classic movie “Miracle on 34th Street” will be shown there at 10 a.m., and there will be a Christmas story time and craft activity for children beginning at 11. At 2 p.m. there will be another screening of a holiday movie chestnut: “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Across the way, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 18 James Lane, visitors can stop in any time “for a respite” or, from 2 to 3 p.m., to hear festive music.
Home Sweet Home at 14 James Lane, which the historical society has decorated for the holidays, will present music by the Sweet Adelines from 1 to 4 p.m.
The Mulford Farm at 10 James Lane will be open and decorated for the holidays, and Guild Hall, at 158 Main Street, will offer cider, cookies, discounts on tickets to “The Nutcracker,” exhibits, and an open gift shop for those who like to check off their gift lists locally.
The East Hampton Presbyterian Church, at 120 Main Street, will also have music, and the Huntting Inn, at 94 Main, will ladle out wassail for strollers who step inside.
Dayton Ritz and Osborne at 78 Main Street will be distributing balloons and hot chocolate “for all,” and Town and Country Real Estate at 52 Main will have still more cider and cookies for visitors.
Admission is free at all stops on the stroll.