Sparkle! An Outdoor Family Event - Friday Evenings
November 29: Very Merry Dickens Carolers
December 6: Hawkward: RWU A-Capella group
December 13: Drastic Measures: RWU A-Capella group
December 20 First Congregational Church Choir
December 27 St. Michael's Choir
Festive fun for the entire family—come stroll through Blithewold’s illuminated gardens and Greenhouse, breathing in that crisp Christmas air or joining our carolers as they spread holiday cheer. Come enjoy music, cocoa, and roasted marshmallows around a roaring bonfire in Blithewold’s Enclosed Garden.
*Carolers will be singing around the bonfire from 6:30 – 7 p.m.
Christmas Sparkle is included in a regular Mansion admission.
Hot Cocoa is free; S’mores kits will be available for $1.
In the event of a cancelation due to weather, please check our web page for updates.
*** 12/6/13 Sparkle Update! - We are planning to go forward with tonight's SPARKLE, in the event of heavy rain, we will still hold caroling by Hawkward in the Mansion. Seating is limited.
“Bristol Make your Holidays SPARKLE” (2 persons)
Enjoy the coastal charm and festive atmosphere at Bristol House Bed & Breakfast this holiday season. Traditional holiday breakfasts including Panettone French Toast and Spiced Cranberry Muffins are being served as well as a selection of our holiday sweets made from family recipes that have been passed down through the generations!
Your Package includes:
• 2-night stay (Friday/Saturday)
• Gourmet Holiday Breakfast each morning with special holiday cheer “sprinkled” in throughout your weekend
• Tickets to Blithewold Mansion’s “Christmas Sparkle” event on Friday evening from 6PM – 8PM (which includes admission to the mansion on Saturday) including a FREE S’mores kit per person.
• Shopping Discounts to local boutiques – including FREE handmade soap from Harbor Bath & Body
Cost: $338 for weekend (plus taxes). Space is limited. Please reserve in advance.
Tuesday, April 05
- Friday, May 13
Afternoon Tea in the Dining Room
Wednesday, April 06
- Wednesday, October 05
Friday, April 15
- Friday, May 06
Daffodils at Dusk
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, May 28
Exploring the Spring Garden
Saturday, April 16
- Saturday, October 08
Wednesday, May 04
- Wednesday, June 08
Watercolor Painting at Blithewold with Artist Mary Ellen Dwyer
A Boy’s Trip to Europe, 1869
(Apr 27, '16)
In 1869, 16-year-old Israel Pardee left his home in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, for a one-year educational journey through Europe, accompanied by his younger sister Anne. Israel (known in the family as Izzie) was Bessie McKee’s older brother and became Marjorie Van Wickle’s favorite Uncle. Izzie and Anne had joined the family of their father’s friend, Dr. […]
(Apr 22, '16)
Daffodil Days here at Blithewold are in full swing. The soft, sweet fragrance of the flowers wafts toward me whenever I walk near the Bosquet. It’s positively enticing! I could wax poetic about each daffodil variety we have here, but I thought it would be better to let them speak for themselves. So, in lieu […]
(Apr 15, '16)
This post is written by Gail Read, the Gardens Manager here at Blithewold. She has been here at Blithewold for over 25 years and is a fountain of knowledge about the plants and the property. Daffodils lift our spirits when they bloom each year. They signal the end of our weary winter and the […]