Christmas at Blithewold - Gifts of Nature
This year, Blithewold's Christmas theme, "Gifts of Nature," recognizes the wonderful, diverse elements of nature and honors the VanWickle family's love of the outdoors.
Dedicated volunteers spend over a year planning and crafting the perfect decorations tailored to the theme and designed for each Mansion room. The decorating begins the day after Columbus Day each year and barely wraps by Thanksgiving. This year we've decided to allow everyone a sneak peak by capturing this labor of love in pictures and in words. Add us on Facebook and Twitter to see pictures of the work-in-progress. Or read the Christmas at Blithewold blog for behind-the-scenes reporting as each beautifully decorated room unfolds.
Christmas at Blithewold begins November 25th, come and enjoy the elaborate decorations. Make a reservation for our fun and informal afternoon teas, the Santa sing-alongs, the joyous musical performances, and the creative workshops for both children and adults!
Christmas at Blithewold Events
Click the event to learn more information. Afternoon Teas have two links following their dates; one is the first seating and the second is for the second seating information.
12/2: Wreath Decorating Workshop;
12/5: Children's Holiday Tea
12/7: Children's Story Time;
12/14: Children's Story Time;
12/19: Children's Holiday Teas
12/21: Children's Story Time;
12/28: Children's Story Time;
Mansion is open Tuesdays thru Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Tuesday, April 08
- Friday, May 02
Afternoon Tea 1pm & 3 pm Seating
Monday, April 21
- Monday, April 28
April Vacation Camp
Tuesday, April 22
School Vacation Week: Family Nature Discovery Walks
One step back…
(Apr 17, '14)
…two ahead. By now there should be a spring in our dance step – and there is. I can tell because it squishes. This week another 2″ of rain fell. But on top of that, a frosting of sleet. A lot of wind blew in the latest storm, making a few open daffodils kiss the ground, […]
A Trip to New Orleans
(Oct 01, '13)
Have you ever marveled at the different ways men and women see historic sites? Here at Blithewold, Docents have to be prepared to answer very different questions from visitors. Marjorie Lyon, herself, was well aware of this disparity, and in … Continue reading