Holidays at Hagley - November 21 through January 3

tabletop tree in the du Pont residence

Holidays at Hagley - November 21 through January 3

NEXT DATE: November 21, 2020  |  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |  Saturday
category: Family Programs  |  

The 1803 du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, will feature holiday decorations and interpretation on the French traditions of exchanging gifts on New Year’s Day and the celebration of Twelfth Night.

The residence exhibition “Holiday Entertaining” will focus on traditional du Pont family foods enjoyed during the holiday. Room displays include an afternoon tea, a traditional Christmas dinner, New Year’s calling family gathering, and a festive holiday lunch. The kitchen will be set up with desserts ready to be transported to the dining room for a traditional Twelfth Night party.  Second-floor rooms will be decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas with toys, dolls and games for children.  

Holiday Weekends and Christmas Week Activities

Visitors of all ages can enjoy cookie decorating and ornament making, sample cookies in the Gibbons House, and write with a quill pen in the Sunday School.  

Gingerbread House Contest 

Stop by and see the festive entries in Hagley's annual Gingerbread House Competition.

Entries will be displayed in the Millwright Shop. Vote for your favorite entry! 
 

Santa at Hagley - December 5

On December 5, bring your camera for a photo with Santa.

Visit Hagley and take a special holiday photo with Santa. Santa appearances at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
 

Twilight Tours - December 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2020 • every half hour 4:30 to 7 p.m.

See the Residence in a new light during Twilight Tours.

Enjoy a rare evening tour of the du Pont family home with festive holiday trees and lights. See the holliday exhibition, "Holiday Entertaining" in the du Pont family residence.
Groups welcome. Reservations required.

CLOSURES:
Hagley is closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 26, 2020) 
The museum will close at 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve (December 24) and will be closed all day Christmas (December 25).

 

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