Fun & Festive Ways to Celebrate The Season

For more than a century, the holidays have been a special time at Reynolda. Katharine and R.J. Reynolds along with their four children moved in just before Christmas in 1917. Decorated as Katharine wished, the 30,000 square foot bungalow was transformed with lit trees, hung wreaths, and holly-filled vases. Presents, wrapped in plain paper, were placed under the Reception Hall trees and sweet oranges filled stockings. This very first Christmas was the start of new traditions that Reynolda continues to honor today.

This year, experience the warmth and magic of the season with us. Enjoy Christmas-themed historic house tours, fill the Museum with carols, create handmade holiday cards, and so much more!

Holiday Events

A collection of vibrant, red poinsettias.
Nov17

Ongoing, 10:00am

The annual sale features festive favorites, including cyclamen, poinsettias, and more.

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Nov19

Nov 19, 2021, 5:00pm

On this Santa-approved stroll, enjoy carolers and free carriage rides.

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A group of four women hold up wreaths in front of a table.
Nov30

Ongoing, 6:00pm

Lead Horticulturist Michelle Hawks will guide you to holiday wreath-decorating perfection during this DIY workshop.

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Dec10

Ongoing, 3:00pm

Join us for some rousing renditions of classic Christmas carols in the Babcock Wing auditorium.

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For Museum Members

A marble fireplace in the center flanked by two staircases and decorated christmas trees.
Dec4

Dec 4, 2021, 1:00pm

Bring your children or your grandchildren to meet Santa, play outdoor holiday games, and tour the historic house decorated for the 1917 holiday season.

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