Lauralton Hall will host Christmas in the Mansion, Sunday, December 4, from noon to 4:30 pm, at 200 High Street, Milford, CT. Admission is $10 at the door; children ages 12 and younger are free of charge.
At Christmas in the Mansion visitors are invited to:
- Tour the School's decorated Victorian Gothic mansion built in 1864.
- Shop for holiday gifts from among 50+ vendors offering items ranging from glass works and modernized vintage jewelry to designer fashions and up-cycled decorative items.
- Visit the crèche in Lauralton's century-old chapel in Mercy Hall.
- Bring children to see Santa in his workshop and enjoy crafts facilitated by Lauralton student "elves" – don’t forget your camera to grab a photo with Santa!
- View special collections on loan including an antique rolling pin assortment as seen on the Martha Stewart Show, a Madonna art display, and a Dickens Village Collection.
- Meet guest authors including Lauralton alumnae Amanda Doerr Mottola ’07, author of Learning as a Lifelong Journey, and Veratisha Morey ’09 Self-Published Author and Editor of Resilience: The Strength of My Scars, a true story of strength, courage, and tragedy turned triumph as well as Michael C. Dooling, an archivist, former news librarian, and author of several works including Milford Lost and Found.
For those who want to shop early, a reservation-only Preview Party will be held Saturday, December 3, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. The party also includes hors d'oeuvres and a light dinner buffet, dessert, libations, Christmas music performed by Lauralton Hall student carolers, a special sneak preview of the BMA Studio Theater's Winter Wonderettes, and so much more. For details and to purchase Preview Party tickets go to lauraltonhall.org/christmas.
"For more than 20 years, Lauralton has welcomed the greater community for Christmas in the Mansion," said Lauralton Hall Director of Advancement Kathleen Donahue ‘80. "We are delighted at the return of an in-person event that will feature many beloved time-honored traditions. We look forward to sharing Christmas cheer and hospitality as our campus is transformed into a frosted wonderland to match this year's theme: Frosted Windowpane, " she added.
All profits from Christmas in the Mansion support educational programming and scholarship opportunities for our students. For more information or to purchase tickets to the Preview Party, go to lauraltonhall.org/christmas. For questions email Christmas@lauraltonhall.org.