Culture Connect Featured Event

Holiday Open House at the Mansion
Ticket Price: General Admission tickets to the Holiday Open House are $5. Tickets to the Victorian Tea are $10 (advance ticket reservation and purchase required)
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The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum is partnering with the Norwalk Public Library and Matthew Surapine Studio to create a joyous and festive family event and several hours of entertainment, all in the spirit of an old-fashioned community celebration. Holiday displays, Santa Claus, Story Time, music, holiday refreshments, and the cherished Teddy Bear and Doll Victorian Tea will delight and entertain the entire community.
Santa Claus At the Mansion (12:15 - 1:15 P.M.)
A holiday favorite, Santa Claus will open the Holiday Open house and spent a full hour at the Mansion greeting children and hearing their Christmas wishes before he heads back to the North Pole.
Story Time at the Mansion (1:15 - 2:15 P.M.)
Listen, sing, dance and shake along with Vicki Oatis, Director of Children’s
Library Services at the Norwalk Public Library as she reads books about the holidays, sings classic holiday songs, and moves and grooves with jingle bells and egg shakers.
Enjoy the story of Olivia Helps with Christmas, written by IanFalconer, a former resident of Rowayton. Other fun books will be read, and stories will be told using a magnetic board. All rhymes and songs will be interactive and easy to follow along.
Making Merry at the Mansion  (2:30 - 3:15 P.M.)
Join us for the annual Holiday Open House, as we share Holiday cheer, Holiday spirit, and the beautiful surroundings of this landmark, aided by the talented voices of the Matthew Surapine Studio. Selections will be taken from the wonderful seasonal music, favorites from our rich musical theater heritage, and the great American Songbook.
Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea Party (3:15 - 4:00 P.M.)

This is a chance for children to have lots of fun, dress up, bring a favorite bear, a doll, or a toy, and practice good etiquette, as the Mansion continues its tradition of High Tea during the Holiday season. A tea party bingo will end this joyful and playful event with lotsof prizes.

Seating is limited. RSVP December 7th. 

General Admission tickets to the Holiday Open House are $5.  Tickets to the Victorian Tea are $10 (advance ticket reservation and purchase required). 


The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum's 2013 cultural and educational programs are made possible by generous funding from the Mansion's Distinguished Benefactors:
Mrs. Cynthia C. Brown
The Maurice Goodman Foundation


The Holiday Open House at the Mansion is made possible in part by:


Matthew Surapine Studio
Angela Mia Bakery