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
Thursday, March 27
Lords, Ladies, & Mummies: The Story of Highclere Castle, the Real Downton Abbey* Talk & Tea with Curt DiCamillo
Wednesday, April 02
- Wednesday, April 30
Friday, April 04
(Mar 07, '14)
Since Kris is off this week I decided I would double up on posts and change the format a little bit. Below are an assortment of cones (and one non conifer). Can you give all 7 common names (or scientific for bonus points)? Try to identify them all, and if you can’t; then […]
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(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