There isn’t a more elegant place to celebrate the season than Christmas at the Seiberling at the Seiberling Mansion in Kokomo, Indiana, and its holiday celebration begins on Saturday, Nov. 25 and will continue through Dec. 30, 2023. This year’s theme is “The Nutcracker Ballet.”
The elegance and grandeur of the Seiberling Mansion is a perfect setting for its stunning collection of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and garlands, and more. Inside, take in all the holiday beauty, get some ideas for your own tree, and marvel at the dozens of trees in 20 rooms on all three floors of the mansion. Vote for your favorite decorated room with donations to support the Howard County Historical Society and help pick the People’s Choice!
The Seiberling Mansion 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 Christmas at the Seiberling Opening Night Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. on Opening Night to help flip the switch and light up the mansion and grounds. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for students ages 18 & under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at www.howardcountymuseum.org/programs/christmas-at-the-seiberling.
Christmas at the Seiberling regular hours will be Tuesday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m. starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 30, 2023. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children (free admission is a benefit of HCHS membership.)
In addition, Free Sponsored Evenings will be offered on select Thursday and Friday evenings from 4-8 p.m. Free Evenings will be held on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and are sponsored by generous local community sponsors, including Financial Builders, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo, and Community First Bank of Indiana.
Also, guests can enjoy a special “candlelight” evening at the Seiberling with the opportunity to explore the museum in the softer light of a bygone era during Christmas at the Seiberling Candlelight Tours on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023. House lights are extinguished or lowered to provide optimal viewing of holiday lights. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for students ages 18 and under, and kids ages 5 & under free.
The Seiberling Mansion and Elliott House are located in the 1200 block of West Sycamore Street in Kokomo. The mansion is home to the Howard County Museum. Parking lots are accessible via Walnut Street, behind the mansion. Christmas at the Seiberling will continue through Dec. 30, 2023, from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Non-member admission is $10 adults and $5 for students ages 18 & under, with all proceeds supporting the museum and mansion.