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Historical seasonal festivities


* Stories of the Season at McConaghy House
Explore the McConaghy House, a Victorian-era home, this season where each room's decorations are inspired by a different and much-loved Christmas story. The property is open to the public on Saturdays (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and on Sundays (1 - 4 p.m.). Also, enjoy a 40-percent discount in the Boutique gift shop. Admission: $5.00 adults, $3.00 Students/ Seniors (over 65), FREE for Hayward Area Historical Society (HAHS) members and children under 10 years.

* Archie’s Playroom
Santa Claus is coming to Archie’s Playroom at McConaghy House, which will be open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., on December 8, 2012. Meet the jolly man himself! We will make snow globes and paper garlands and listen to winter-time stories. Enjoy cookies and cider and visit for free with Santa between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

* A Christmas Carol
Do not miss this opportunity to see a unique theatrical experience of Charles Dickens' timeless tale, A Christmas Carol, inside McConaghy House. The audience moves from room to room, following actors and musicians as they bring the story to life. Join the performers after the show for a merry cup of hot cider.

Performances are scheduled for Saturdays, December 8, 15 and 22, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Call (510) 581-0223 for tickets. $25 (non-members) and $15 (HAHS members). Seating is limited.

For more information about the Hayward Area Historical Society, call (510) 581-0223 or visit

Stories of the Season at McConaghy House
Saturday, November 24 – Sunday, December 23
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays
1 - 4 p.m. Sundays
McConaghy House
18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 581-0223

Santa Claus is Coming
Saturday, December 8
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
McConaghy House
18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 581-0223

A Christmas Carol
Saturdays, December 8, 15 & 22
4:30 and 7:00 p.m.
18701 Hesperian Blvd., Hayward
(510) 581-0223

Ebenezer Scrooge, A Christmas Carol [at McConaghy House]. Photo courtesy of Hayward Area Historical Society.

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