Lyndhurst is elaborately decorated for the season, Charles Dickens recounts his holiday tales throughout the mansion, calligrapher extraordinaire Bernard Maisner will do a hands-on holiday display and Red Barn Bakery will offer delicious treats in the carriage house tearoom.
Holiday Decor—“A Very Duchess Holiday”
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
November 27th through December 30th
Described as one of the ten best decorated historic mansions by USA Today, Lyndhurst goes all out during the holidays with “A Very Duchess Holiday.” Lyndhurst is elaborately hung with an over-the-top display of holiday ornaments but we also pay homage to a real French princess and duchess, Anna Gould, the Duchess of Talleyrand, the last owner of Lyndhurst. Our storage rooms are chock-a-block with children’s toys, holiday dishes, silver, jewels and clothes that belonged to the Duchess. For the last month of the year, we bring these out and create vignettes of holiday presents using the many possessions of Anna and the Gould family. This is a once-a-year opportunity to see many of the glittering possessions that otherwise don’t come to light.
Please note, advance online ticket purchases are recommended. Discounts, including membership discounts, are not honored for special holiday programs. Tours may be added throughout the day depending on demand. Click here to purchase advance tickets.
Theater: Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol
Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 27th
Charles Dickens will hold court inside the Lyndhurst mansion on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Friday, December 4th through Sunday, December 27th with additional performances on December 21st, 22nd and 23rd. Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol is a recreation of Charles Dickens’ own readings of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Dickens wrote a Christmas Carol in 1843 and performed public readings while touring throughout England beginning in 1857 and in the U.S. from 1867-1868. The performance is given throughout the rooms of the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion. This gives a novel way of simultaneously experiencing Lyndhurst and Dickens’ classic tale.
Please note, advance online ticket purchases are required. Discounts, including membership discounts, are not honored for special holiday programs. Click here to purchase advance tickets.
Red Barn Bakery treats available at Lyndhurst
Every Saturday and Sunday, Red Barn Bakery will be bringing its delicious baked goods and beverages to the Lyndhurst Carriage House. The beadboard paneled room is fully decorated with garlands, trees and toys, creating a mood both elegant and festive. Combine a light meal or a delicious snack with a holiday mansion tour or a Dickens performance to make a great day. Red Barn offers many alternatives that are organic, gluten free and even vegan but all are incredibly delicious. Also offered are pre-packaged cookies, nuts and pies that can be purchased and taken home as presents or as a present to yourself. If you haven’t experienced the food from Red Barn Bakery, you won’t believe how delicious it is.