Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Twelve Days of Christmas at Wilton House

The Wilton House Museum is sponsoring a special tour of their colonial mansion decorated for the celebration of Twelfth Night:
Saturday, November 28, 2009 - Sunday, January 31, 2009
Tour a festively decorated Wilton House, Richmond's only colonial plantation home! Did you know that in early Virginia, the Christmas season wasn't celebrated with stockings, brightly wrapped presents, Santa Clause, Rudolph or decorated Christmas trees? Instead, they celebrated Twelfth Night - a two-week period that lasted from Christmas Eve through Epiphany or January 6th - which ended with a wedding, a large dinner celebration and ball after a day of hunting. Enjoy colonial era decorations; a winter wedding display; and gorgeous period clothing - all while learning about how 18th century Virginians celebrated the holiday season and how different it is from today! Admission Fee
If you are looking for Christmas activities then a tour of Wilton might be something interesting. The Wilton House Museum is located at 215 S. Wilton Road in Richmond, Virginia.

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