A 66-year-old holiday tradition at the Roberson Museum and Science Center is still happening, but with some modifications resulting from the pandemic.

Kathy Whyte/WNBF News Roberson Director Michael Grasso

Roberson Executive Director Michael Grasso is the guest on the weekly, local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up to talk about Home for the Holidays, which is now accepting reservations instead of welcoming walk-in guests.

The decades-old tradition draws thousands of people to the Front Street, Binghamton museum and mansion every year and is a tradition for many families.

This year, reservations are being taken online at roberson.org with groups spaced out to allow for physical distancing and for cleaning between visitors.

The annual display always has original designs and surprises and Grasso says this year includes a tree that totally sums up everything everyone has been experiencing in 2020.  We'll leave it at that and let you and your family experience the "joy" during your visit to Home for the Holidays.

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Grasso says  The annual holiday display this year runs to January 8. The museum on Front Street, Binghamton open seven days a week with extended hours to accommodate families wanting to safely take in the displays.

The museum director also touches on the challenges this year just keeping the facility afloat and hopes for the future.

Southern Tier Close Up airs Saturday at 6 a.m. on 98.1 The Hawk.

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