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December 8 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Come enjoy the magic of the holidays at Stratford Hall! Dressed for the season, the Great House will be decked for the festive time with greenery and decorations.
Arriving at Christmastide you will be welcomed in the Visitor Center with refreshments, live music, and Santa Claus! Don’t miss the special exhibit featuring vintage holiday cards. On your way to the Great House stop by the Gift Shop to do some holiday shopping and sample our delicious hot chocolate. Before entering the Great House make sure to walk around the historic area to view the greenery and wreaths decorating the outbuildings. In the Great House you’ll find live music, greenery, and a stunning Christmas tree in the Great Hall. Interpreters will be located throughout the Great House to share information about how the holidays have been celebrated at Stratford Hall over the years. Throughout the rooms in the Great House you’ll see signs of the holidays being celebrated with parlor games, punch, chestnut roasters and more. On the ground floor of the Great House, stories of how the enslaved celebrated during the holiday season will be shared.
After exiting the Great House make sure to stop by the historic kitchen to see culinary historian B.L. Trahos prepping a holiday meal, take a trip around the oval on our festive wagon ride, or stop by the bonfire to make a yuletide wish by throwing a sprig of holly into the fire.
Christmastide will take place from 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Saturday, December 8. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity to view the Great House decorated for the holidays!
– $15 adult, ages 12 and older
– $10 children, ages 6 to 11
– Free children, ages 5 and younger
– Free for Friends of Stratford members
– Tickets on sale the day of the event and can be purchased at the Visitor Center
If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Jon Bachman at JBachman@StratfordHall.org or 804-493-1972.
Christmastide is sponsored by Peoples Community Bank
Christmastide Dinner will also be available on December 8! Enjoy a scrumptious Christmastide dinner before experiencing Christmastide at the Great House. Click here for more information.