Celebrate the Season during Christmastide Weekend at Stratford Hall

December 8-10, 2023

Wreath Making Workshops with Wine & Cider

Christmastide Dinner with Denson’s Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table

Annual Christmastide Evening Program

Brunch Buffet and Pictures with Santa at Stratford Hall

Design and Create a Wreath for Your Home at this Year’s Workshops

Wine & Wreath Making: December 8 – 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Estate at White Hall Vineyard Wine Bar opens at 1 p.m. (Tastings, glasses, and bottles available for purchase)

Cider & Wreath Making: December 9 – 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Ditchley Cider Works Bar opens at 10 a.m. (Tastings, glasses, and bottles available for purchase)

These Wreath Making Workshops will take place in the Stratford Hall Council House.

Lindeve Hostvedt, Gardener at Stratford Hall, will guide you through all the steps in creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your home this holiday season. Greens, cut from Stratford Hall’s historic grounds will be used: juniper; cypress; loblolly, white and Virginia pine, magnolia, and boxwood, creating a finished 24 – 26″ wreath. If you would like to bring your own ribbons and other décor, we will be happy to show you how to enhance your finished wreath.  Please bring your own clippers.

Christmastide Evening Program

December 9 – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Come see Stratford Hall historic buildings and grounds decorated in holiday spirit, listen to colonial music by Ampersand in the Great Hall and drumming by Slam Stewart in the stone quarters, and step into the historic kitchen for a cooking demonstration with interpreter Dontavius Williams. Carriage rides in the historic area will be available for an additional purchase.

Stop by the Gift Shop for holiday shopping with a signature Stratford Hall Gift Basket, stocking stuffers, and much more. Visitors will receive a 10% discount in the Gift Shop and Friends of Stratford Members will receive a 20% discount on purchases.


Adults & Children ages 14 and older: $20

Children, ages 6-13: $10

Children, ages 5 & under: Free

Friends of Stratford Members: Free

Online ticket sales will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 9th. Tickets will be available at the door. 

Christmastide Dinner with Denson’s Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table

Friday, December 8th & Saturday, December 9th  6:00 PM

Reservation required, limited availability

MAKE IT AN EVENING TO REMEMBER and dine with local catering company, Denson’s Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table, in the Stratford Hall Dining room.  The five-course meal will include your choice of a starter course, soup, salad, your choice of an entrée, and dessert.

$125 per person

Wine, Beer & Cocktails will be available for purchase.

Brunch Buffet and Pictures with Santa at Stratford Hall

Sunday, December 10th 11 AM – 1 PM

Create a memory of a lifetime in the Dining Room at Stratford Hall! Enjoy a buffet of bacon, chicken apple sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs, fried breakfast potatoes, mixed berries and beverages. Select your mini pancakes and visit the pancake bar with all your favorite toppings including chocolate chips, powdered sugar, sprinkles, berry compote, maple syrup and of course whipped cream! To top it off, don’t miss the hot chocolate bar topped with marshmallows, peppermint, whipped cream, chocolate drizzle and more.

Bringing extra holiday cheer, Santa Claus himself will be greeting children of all ages throughout the holiday brunch. Families may have their photos taken with jolly ol’ St. Nick in a festive setting from 11a.m. to 1p.m.

Adult Price: $40

Child (12 & under) Price: $25