Using archival materials for inspiration, Blithewold’s decorators volunteer their time and talents to develop a new theme each Christmas that explores the interests of the Van Wickle family during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This year, our theme “Touring the Americas: 50 Years of Van Wickle Family Excursions,” celebrates the Van Wickle family’s travels across the Americas. Stroll through the Mansion and enjoy decorations perfectly tailored to our theme, bringing the excitement and diversity of the Family’s domestic travels into each and every room in the Mansion.
Blithewold is open for Christmas from November 25 through January 1 (closed December 24 and 25). The Mansion is open for touring Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.