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Christmas at Glensheen Features Tradition, Trees, and Fun for Kids

Baihly Warfield
Created: November 13, 2019 08:41 AM

Christmas at Glensheen kicks off Friday. The mansion is closed for another few days while crews finish putting up the decorations and preparing for Christmas tours.

Marketing Manager Jane Pederson said there are 25 trees around the house, and 25 hidden elves for the kids to find too. 

"You can follow along in an elf book that we've created," Pederson said. "It's only $1 and available for purchase in the gift shop and ticket house. Kids can follow along, learn something as they're going through hunting for the elves."

If they find all 25, they get a souvenir tattoo. 

The original Congdon ornaments are on the tree in the library. Pederson said they only had one tree when they lived there, but the Glensheen enjoys immersing visitors in the holiday spirit.

"Christmas at Glensheen is honestly my favorite time in the mansion because it really feels like the family home that it was," Pederson said. "There's that warmth, and you can just imagine the Congdons walking in through the big front doors and gathering together for their holiday meals." 

Next week, they will launch the candlelight tours to see the trees at night. 

All tours are Christmas tours starting Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. through Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. 

You are encouraged to purchase tickets online ahead of time. 


Baihly Warfield

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