Christmas at Blithewold - Gifts of Nature

WHEN: Friday, November 25, 2011 to Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 10:00AM - 5:00PM
WHERE: Blithewold Mansion

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.

 

 

November Events

11/25: Afternoon Teas            First Seating Info      Second Seating Info

11/26: Take 4 Holiday Music Performance 

11/27:  Enigmatica Holiday Music Performance

11/29: Afternoon Teas             First Seating Info     Second Seating Info 

11/30: Afternoon Teas             First Seating Info    Second Seating Info

December Events

12/1: Family Sing-A-Long with Santa;

Afternoon Teas        First Seating Info  Second Seating Info

12/2: Wreath Decorating Workshop;

Afternoon Teas           First Seating Info    Second Seating Info 

12/3: Hawkward Holiday Music Performance; Wreath Decorating Workshop; Family Gingerbread Workshop

12/4: Make We Music Holiday Music Performance; "Gifts from Nature" A Juried Photography Exhibit

12/5: Children's Holiday Tea

12/6: Beginner's Knitting Stylish Scarves and Cowls;

Afternoon Teas   First Seating Info   Second Seating Info

12/7: Children's Story Time;

Afternoon Teas    First Seating Info   Second Seating Info

12/7: Creative Celebrations: Holiday Hors d'oeuvres Workshop

12/8: Family Sing-A-Long with Santa;

Afternoon Teas         First Seating Info    Second Seating Info

12/9: Decorate a Tiny Tree Workshop Pre K and K; Decorate a Tiny Tree Workshop (Grades 1-5)

        Afternoon Teas       First Seating Info     Second Seating Info

12/10: Michelle Cruz Holiday Music Performance

12/11: Mary Jane Tyszkowski Holiday Music Performance

12/12: Children's Holiday Teas; Terrarium & Aerium Ornaments

12/13: Afternoon Teas          First Seating Info         Second Seating Info

12/14: Children's Story Time;

Afternoon Teas            First Seating Info          Second Seating Info

12/15: Paul Hayden Holiday Music Performance;

Afternoon Teas         First Seating Info    Second Seating Info

12/16: Afternoon Teas         First Seating Info       Second Seating Info

12/17: Nancy Hood Holiday Music Performance

12/18: The Strays Holiday Music Performance

12/19: Children's Holiday Teas

12/20: Afternoon Teas           First Seating Info      Second Seating Info

12/21: Children's Story Time;

Afternoon Teas         First Seating Info        Second Seating Info

12/22: John Leonard Holiday Music Performance;

Afternoon Teas     First Seating Info    Second Seating Info

12/23: Afternoon Teas       First Seating Info     Second Seating Info

12/27: Afternoon Teas      First Seating Info      Second Seating Info

12/28: Children's Story Time;

Afternoon Teas            First Seating Info        Second Seating Info

12/29: Classic Winds Holiday Music Performance;

Afternoon Teas       First Seating Info   Second Seating Info

12/30: Afternoon Teas       First Seating Info        Second Seating Info

1/1: The Ocean State Brass Quintet Holiday Music Performance

 

 

 

 

Mansion is open Tuesdays thru Sundays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m


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