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Castle Hill’s Christmas by the Sea

November 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 2, 2018

An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 2, 2018

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Visiting Castle Hill at Christmas is a time-honored tradition for many New England families. Don’t miss this year’s spectacular “Christmas by the Sea”. Each room in our 1920’s mansion is festively decorated by florists, designers, garden clubs, or volunteers. You’ll find live music and dance, fresh baked cookies and cider, a treasure hunt, family activities, and a visit with Santa.

Make Friday, date night with evening tour hours, a cash bar, light appetizers, and festive music.

Come with friends on Saturday for great decorating ideas, shopping in the Castle Hill gift shop and Harbor Sweets pop up cafe, and more.

Bring the children on Sunday to visit with Santa, take photos, and hunt for sea-themed items in our holiday treasure hunt.

Friday, Nov. 30 5-8PM; Saturday, 10AM-4PM; Sunday, Dec. 2 12Noon-4PM 

Cost: Member Adult: $10; Member Child: $5;
Nonmember Adult: $20; Nonmember Child: $10;
Ipswich resident: $10 with proof of residency 

The Trustees thank the following organizations for decorating the Great House this year:

  • Bright Happy Power
  • Castle Hill Curator and Collections Committee
  • Castle Hill Horticulture Volunteers
  • Christmas at Castle Hill Committee
  • Gordon Florist & Greenhouses
  • Jan Lorrey Flowers
  • Les Fleurs
  • Manchester Garden Club
  • Platinum Posies
  • Town and Country Garden Club of Ipswich

 Schedule of Events

Friday, November 30, 5-8pm

Piano music by Robert Allison in the Drawing Room

Cash bar with beer, wine, and our own holiday punch in the Drawing Room

90th Anniversary of the Illyria 1928-1929 South Seas Expedition on the Third Floor

Saturday, December 1, 10am-4pm

Christmas by the Sea treasure hunt

90th Anniversary of the Illyria 1928-1929 South Seas Expedition on the Third Floor

10am                     Ipswich High School Bel Canto and Chamber Singers directed by Abigail Frost in Drawing Room

11am                     Ipswich High School Carolers in the Gallery

12Noon                   Ipswich Middle School Clarinet Choir in the Butler’s Pantry

1pm                       Ipswich High School Jazz Orchestra directed by Sean Lee in the Drawing Room

2pm                       String Quartet music featuring Michael Hamill, Carlos Heymann, Alice Newell, and Ann Ward in the Second Floor Bay

2pm                       Solstice Singers directed by Marybeth Dyer in the Drawing Room

3 pm                      Ipswich Moving Company’s Youth Dance Ensemble in the Drawing Room, Dining Room, and Stair Hall

 

Sunday, December 2, 12noon-4pm

Christmas by the Sea treasure hunt

90th Anniversary of the Illyria 1928-1929 South Seas Expedition on the Third Floor

12Noon-2pm           Visit with Santa in the Second Floor Bay

12Noon                   Ipswich High School Honors Brass in the Drawing Room

12Noon                   Ipswich High School Honors Clarinet Quartet in the Dining Room

1pm                       Ipswich High School Chamber Orchestra directed by Michael Coelho in the Drawing Room

1pm                       Venti in the Dining Room

2pm                       Phoebe Bright in the Dining Room

3pm                       North Shore Ringers directed by G. Paul Naeger in the Drawing Room

Venue

Castle Hill at the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road
Ipswich,MA01938United States
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Phone:
978.356.4351
Website:
http://www.thetrustees.org/places-to-visit/north-shore/castle-hill-crane.html