Dec 11 2021


10:30 am - 11:00 am

Moomin Animations: Thrills + Cuddles – Christmas with the Moomins

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 cosy, 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: 30 minutes

You are able to attend either virtually (FREE) or in person ($15.95). Please find RSVP details here:

In-person participation, please see ticket information:
While the Museum welcomes Moomin fans of all ages, adults (age 18+) and teens (13-17) are to be accompanied by a child (age 0-12) to enter the Museum. To visit Moomin Animations – Thrills + Cuddles without a child (age 0-12), please ticketing(a) the Museum to inquire about reserving adult-and-teen-only tickets during special times.

Exhibition location:
National Children’s Museum
Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

The exhibition, on loan from the world’s only Moomin Museum located in Finland, showcases the universal values of the Moomins, like equality, and respect for nature. The exhibition is brought to the USA by the Embassy of Finland in Washington D.C.

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