Holidays at Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst is elaborately decorated for the season, Charles Dickens recounts his holiday tales throughout the mansion, and holiday shopping is made easy at a holiday boutique.

Holiday Decor

Classic Mansion Tours: A Very Duchess Holiday
Thursday – Monday
Tours begin the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 24th and continue through December 30

Described as one of the “Ten Best Historic Holiday Tours” by USA Today, Lyndhurst goes all out during the holidays with “A Very Duchess Holiday.” Lyndhurst is elaborately adorned with an over-the-top display of holiday ornaments but we also pay homage to a real French duchess, Anna Gould, the Duchess of Talleyrand, the last owner of Lyndhurst. For the last month of the year, we bring out rarely seen children’s toys, holiday dishes, silver, jewels, and clothes that belonged to the Duchess to create vignettes of holiday presents and baubles. This is a once-a-year opportunity to see many of the Goulds’ glittering possessions that are usually tucked away.

Please note, advance online ticket purchases are recommended.


Theater: Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol

Saturday, December 10 through Sunday, December 30

‘Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol’ recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Michael Muldoon, plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters. A newspaper wrote of Dickens at the time, “He gave to every character a different voice, a different style, a different face.” We have endeavored to bring this spirit to life with the M&M Performing Arts adaptation, recreating Charles Dickens tour of the US in 1867.

Come see the words of Dickens in a historic period setting! Visitors will follow Mr. Dickens and his imagined hostess, Mrs. Wiggins, as he wanders through the beautifully decorated rooms to tell his tale.

Please note, advance online ticket purchases are required. Discounts, including membership discounts, are not honored for special holiday programs.


Holiday Boutique and Lyndhurst Open House

Friday, December 1 through Sunday, December 3

The 2017 Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson Annual Holiday Boutique will be held under the tent and in the Carriage House at Lyndhurst, Friday, December 1 and through Sunday, December 3. Over 55 vendors of unique and fine quality gift items will be participating. Tickets for the Boutique are $10 per person.

The mansion is famed for its lavish and elaborate Holiday décor and was listed as one of USA Today’s “Top Holiday House Tours.” For this event, the mansion will be open to visitors and shoppers to walk through for a special reduced ticket price of $10 per person.  Entry to the mansion is general admission – there are no guided tours of the mansion during this weekend. 

Tickets for both the Holiday Boutique and the Lyndhurst Open House must be purchased at the Welcome Center on the day-of.