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!
The annual sale features festive favorites, including cyclamen, poinsettias, and more.
Nov 19, 2021, 5:00pm
On this Santa-approved stroll, enjoy carolers and free carriage rides.
Lead Horticulturist Michelle Hawks will guide you to holiday wreath-decorating perfection during this DIY workshop.
What better way to celebrate the season than with a glimpse of Christmases past?
Dec 5, 2021, 2:00pm
This traditional holiday workshop returns with evergreen printmaking in the studios and stamped and collaged cards and tags.
Join us for some rousing renditions of classic Christmas carols in the Babcock Wing auditorium.
For Museum Members
Nov 11, 2021, 9:30am
Museum members can save up to 20% in the Museum store, plus 50% off one item.
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.
Stories & Activities
During the holiday season, Mary Reynolds Babcock hosted extravagant and (often) boisterous parties.
Manager of School and Family Learning Julia Hood shares how to wrap presents like people used to in the early 1900s.