Highfield Hall & Gardens prepares to open the doors on November 25th for three consecutive weekends for the 16th Annual Holidays at Highfield annual event.
Inspired by the theme Home for the Holidays, event stylist Rita Pacheco returns to lead the holiday transformation of Highfield Hall by masterfully blending old world charm with contemporary elements! The Holidays at Highfield for 2022 presents another year of spectacular decorating and seasonal activities and performances. This year a new creche collection display shown with paintings by Marielouise Hutchinson of beautiful rural winter scenes will be on view in its own first floor gallery. New this year, the Snow Queen will be visiting Highfield Hall and is looking forward to meeting our special community of visitors.
Enjoy music and crafts every day while a variety of scheduled music performances will occur on each open day. Join us for traditional holiday songs with music performed by the Victorian Carolers, harp music, pianists playing old and new favorites on the concert grand, performances by the acapella group “Notescape”, and contemporary and traditional guitar returns with the music by Michael Oakland. Students from the New England Ballet Theater will perform Nutcracker vignettes in the Hall one day and Turning Pointe Dance Studio will grace the outdoor patio. Storyteller Jackson Gilman will regale kids of all ages with stories on the back porch and the Snow Queen, a special friend of St. Nick, will make regular appearance on the weekends to delight children of all ages and listen to their holiday hopes!
Festive culinary and floral classes are scheduled throughout these weeks. Gingerbread House decorating, bread making, and Holiday Tabletop Boxwood Tree design are all on the schedule. These classes fill up fast, so check out the website for dates and pricing information.
There are countless ways to get in the holiday spirit at Holidays at Highfield with opportunities to make something for those on your gift list at the drop-in arts and crafts space filled with materials and supplies for all sorts of merry making. The Gift Gallery will once again be alive with artisan gifts for all ages. Come on in and complete your Holiday shopping at Highfield Hall & Gardens.
To attend Holidays at Highfield, we recommend visitors pre-register, although walk-ins are possible if space allows. For more information, please visit highfieldhallandgardens.org