Saturday, December 9, 4:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the Christmas season through the traditions, songs, dances, conversations, and stories passed down through the generations at Stratford Hall.
Your Christmastide journey can begin with our new “Tavern” experience, featuring the 18th-century music of Colonial Faire and both traditional and contemporary foods. Wine and beer are available at a cash bar.
Or, you can start at the Stratford Hall Visitor Center, where you’ll tap your foot to the contemporary seasonal music of Kathy Mapp while enjoying some light refreshments and craft making.
Next, you’ll cross the lighted bridge to the bonfire and make a “Christmastide wish” by tossing in a holly sprig. Pause there to embrace the spirited singing of the Siloam Baptist Church youth choir.
Then follow the candlelit path to the Great House, stopping by the Carpenter’s Shop on the way to listen to the music of Ampersand, a musical duo, performing 18th and 19th century “popular’ music.
Proceed into the Great House, where, on the lower floor, one of Stratford Hall’s gifted interpreters, Rita Wagstaff, will tell the story of the enslaved at Christmas through her historical interpretations, inspired storytelling and song.
Moving upstairs, watch the courtly dance of the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society.
Enjoy holiday decorations throughout the house as you head back outside to the Kitchen where a foodways specialist prepares a sumptuous and savory Christmastide meal on the open hearth. Visit the reconstructed slave cabins before ending the evening with a wagon ride.
Walk-in’s welcome! No pre-registration required.
Child $9.00 (6-13. Children under 6 free)
Questions? Contact Jon Bachman by email (email@example.com) or phone (804) 493-1972 for more information!
Christmastide Lodging Package
Don’t rush off! Spend more time at Stratford by booking your overnight stay with the Christmastide lodging package!
Enjoy a peaceful night’s stay in our quaint lodge, nestled among the trees. Our special Christmastide rate includes a room for two, holiday gift basket, and continental breakfast at Art of Coffee. Book soon as we have a limited number of rooms available for this special event!
Make a reservation today by calling: 804-493-1966
Print or show the below coupon at the Gift Shop to receive 15% off your total purchase! The Stratford Hall Gift Shop will be open throughout Christmastide for all your holiday shopping needs! Our Gift Shop truly has something for everyone.
Browse our large selection of adult and children’s books ranging in topics from American history to gardening! Take home some of our local wines, honey, preserves, and sauces. Enjoy putting holiday decor, books, soaps, and other limited-time holiday items, like our ever popular Stratford Hall tree ornament, under your tree this year!