Holiday Luncheon December 1 - 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Holiday Luncheon

Start the holiday season off with a bang at Bartow-Pell’s festive annual luncheon. Enjoy the company of friends, delicious food, and shopping for gifts and home-baked goods.

Holiday First Friday December 1 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holiday First Friday

Experience the mansion decked out for the holidays and enjoy the mellifluous and merry sounds of the a cappella MetropoliTones—back by popular demand—from 6 to 8 p.m.

Holiday Evening Celebration December 2 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Holiday Evening Celebration

Celebrate – and support – the museum in holiday splendor. Enjoy cocktails, buffet dinner, auction, and raffles amid trees decorated for the season!

Teddy Bear Tea Party December 9 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Teddy Bear Tea Party

Celebrate the season with a child-approved, bright, colorful, and deliciously decadent holiday-themed menu, story time and sing-along with the Bartow snow queen.

Selfies with Santa and Cookies and Crafts December 16 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Selfies with Santa and Cookies and Crafts

Come enjoy a morning at the mansion! Families are invited to explore the museum decorated with festive holiday trees in each of the period rooms, take selfies with Santa, and children can get creative decorating their own holiday cookies in the conservatory.

Sparkling Holiday Tea December 16 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sparkling Holiday Tea

Come enjoy an afternoon in the orangerie with friends and delight in the season after exploring the mansion in all its holiday splendor!

A Christmas Carol December 22 - December 30 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A Christmas Carol

Dickens’ classic story of love, compassion, and redemption is set against the backdrop of a Victorian magic show.


Performing with Masks February 4 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Performing with Masks

Writer in Residence Amy Frey will work with students on the basics of mask-work, including physicality and improvisation.

Valentine's Day Crafting and Card Making Workshop February 10 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Valentine's Day Crafting and Card Making Workshop

Show your sweetheart that you care with a charming, unique, and handmade Victorian-style Valentine’s Day card! Learn about the history of valentines and the printed “scraps” used to make them in the 19th century while you craft your own original card.


The Front Yard Revolution! March 16 - 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Front Yard Revolution!

Learn how to boost your curb appeal and create a yard that welcomes friends, neighbors, and a host of beneficial wildlife.

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