The Moomins sleep during winter – and so, they don’t know what Christmas is. However, in Tove Jansson’s short story The Fir Tree, the Moomin family is awakened from their winter sleep to encounter Christmas for the first time. They are taken aback by all the fuss they encounter when everybody is rushing to prepare for the big day. And yet, in typical Moomin fashion, they stumble on the true meaning of this festival. If you pay attention, you might learn something very important through this story.
Sit down, get cozy, and listen to a live-reading, followed by discussion, of this wonderful Christmas story. Then learn more about holiday traditions in Finland.
Recommended ages: 3+ (Please note, this event is for children.)
Duration: 45 minutes
This event will take place both virtually + in person. To attend in person, please reserve tickets to visit National Children’s Museum for December 10, 2021, during the morning session from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. To attend virtually, please visit our website and register using the form provided on the event page.