1774: A Stratford Hall Christmastide
Saturday, December 14, 2013 | 4:30pm to 8:30pm
Celebrate the season in another century. Plan to enjoy the seasonal sounds of the King George Colonials and the Siloam Baptist Church Youth Choir and make a “holly wish” at a roaring bonfire. Visit with members of George Washington’s Young Friends, learn to make holiday beverages, or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of 1774. Perhaps you might want to dance with the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society dancers and listen to the lilt of the harpsichord in the Great Hall, learn to play spirited games of chance, or simply to chat about life in the Northern Neck. Colonel Phil and Mrs. Lee have opened their house for the merriment to begin. Make plans to attend a very special evening of music and fun.
The hours for the event are 4:30-8:30 p.m. Admission is $10 adults/$5 children. Tickets will be on sale at the Gate House.
The special Christmas candlelight dinner (not included in the regular admission ticket) in the Stratford Hall Dining Room is by reservation only. For reservations, contact Leslie Brooks at 804-493-1966 or by email. Reservations are by credit card only. Credit cards will be charged for the full amount one week prior to the event. No refunds will be given after Saturday, December 7, 2013.
The Inn at Stratford is serving a special dinner, with seatings at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Reservations are currently being taken, so reserve your preferred seating time now to avoid disappointment. See price packages below. Children 5 years and under will be given a Christmas gift.
The dinner menu includes a selection of hors d’oeuvres, crab bisque, salad, goose with wild rice & apple stuffing, ham, prime rib, potato and leek au gratin, cranberry brussel sprouts, winter squash medley, green bean casserole, cinnamon apple chutney, biscuits, rolls, a selection of desserts, hot tea and coffee. Dinner will be served family style, with wait staff replenishing dishes throughout the meal. We will be offering fried oysters for purchase a la carte; our local, fresh oysters, lightly fried and served with cocktail sauce, will be cooked to order. You can order as many as you like, and our servers will bring them to your table for your enjoyment.
Package 1: Includes dinner and the special tour of the Great House – $59.95 (ages 12 and up), $25 (ages 6 – 11) and free for children ages 5 and under
Package 2: Includes dinner, the special tour of the Great House, overnight lodging and full breakfast – $179.95 per guest (ages 12 and up), $250 per couple