Join The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Rockin' Around Cooperstown
Help us celebrate the Holidays and help local families in need at the National Baseball Hall of Fame's annual Holiday Celebration on Saturday, December 5. Museum admission is FREE to all visitors who contribute at least two non-perishable food items to our food drive benefiting Opportunities for Otsego and the Cooperstown Food Bank.
Throughout the day visitors can experience a variety of family-friendly programs and explore the new Autumn Glory Exhibit which highlights the 2014 World Series Champions: The San Francisco Giants.
There will also be events throughout the village which will encourage patrons to shop and eat local, while visiting Santa's home in the center of Cooperstown.
We encourage residents and visitors to attend the Cooperstown PTA Pancake Breakfast at 8:00am that morning and the Cooperstown Farmer's Market beginning at 9:00am. Visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame to make a holiday craft in our Learning Center at 1pm and watch a special performance by the Pathfinder Bell Choir at 2pm. After you make a Holiday Craft and listen to the Bell Choir you can head back outside to Main Street and watch the 2nd Annual Rockin' Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run at 3pm and participate in the other events going on throughout the village.
Events at the HOF
All Day - 2014 San Francisco Giants World Series Champion Exhibit (New Autumn Glory Exhibit, 3rd Floor)
Visitors will be able to view artifacts donated by members of both the Giants and the Kansas City Royals from the 2014 World Series in our new Autumn Glory exhibit on the Museum's third floor. The artifacts, which tell the story of this year's thrilling Fall Classic, will be displayed throughout the 2015 Major League Baseball season until a new champion is crowned next fall.
11:30AM - The Plaques of the Gallery (Membership Desk, 1st Floor)
Learn about the history of the Hall of Fame Gallery and the process by which each plaque is made and installed in this 20 minute guided tour. The tour will start by the Membership Desk on the first floor.
12:30PM - Rockin' Around Cooperstown Ugly Sweater Run/Walk (Front Porch, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum)
Join us on the front steps of the National Baseball Hall of Fame as we cheer on runners and walkers as participants kick off the start of a 2-mile or a 4-mile venture through historic Cooperstown in their ugliest holiday sweaters. Sponsored by the Cooperstown Chamber of Commerce and the Clark Sports Center.
2:00PM - Holiday Performance: Pathfinder Village Bell Choir (Hall of Fame Gallery, 1st Floor)
Join us in the Hall of Fame Gallery for a holiday tradition at the National Baseball Hall of Fame: a special performance by the Pathfinder Village Bell Choir. Pathfinder Village is a community in Edmeston, New York dedicated to serving individuals with Down syndrome.
2:30PM - Holiday Craft Area (Learning Center, 1st Floor)
Visit our holiday craft area in the Learning Center and make your own baseball-themed Christmas Tree. Deck your tree out to celebrate your favorite team!