There isn’t a more elegant place to celebrate the season than Seiberling Mansion, and its holiday celebration begins on Nov. 24.
The Victorian elegance of the Seiberling Mansion is a perfect setting for a stunning collection of holiday trees, wreaths and garlands, and more. This year’s theme is Seiberling Snowman Spectacular.
The Seiberling will be closed in the run-up to the holiday season to let the decorators do their magic. In the meantime, mark your calendar to start the holidays with your family at the Seiberling Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. The evening will include visits with Santa, carriage rides and more. Reservations are necessary for the carriage rides and usually fill up early. Anyone interested in making a reservation should contact the HCHS office at 765-452-4314.
Inside the Seiberling, you’ll tour a vision of holiday beauty. Get some ideas for your tree, and marvel at the dozens of trees in 20 rooms on all three floors of the mansion. Vote for your favorite tree and help pick the People’s Choice. Visit the Elliott House to warm up with some cookies and wassail and give the kids and grandkids a chance to chat with Santa. Take a picture with Santa and make some memories – but be sure to bring your camera!
From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, guests will enjoy a special “candlelight” evening at the Seiberling, sponsored by Duke Energy, with the opportunity to explore the museum in the softer light of a bygone era.
Admission during Christmas at the Seiberling will be $10 for adults and $5 for children (free admission is a benefit of HCHS membership) during regular museum hours of 1 to 4 p.m.
The Seiberling Mansion and Elliott House are located in the 1200 block of West Sycamore Street in Kokomo. Parking lots are accessible via Walnut Street, behind the mansion. Christmas at the Seiberling tours will continue through Dec. 30, from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. For more information, call 765-452-4314 or visit their website and Facebook page.