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Holiday Magic at the Florence Griswold Museum

Holiday Magic at the Florence Griswold Museum

Enjoy Holiday Magic at the Florence Griswold Museum with the whole family! The entire campus lights up for the season with decorations, Miss Florence's Teas, gift shopping, and much more.
This year’s celebration features new twists on the traditional décor. Imagine a fictional mantel-decorating contest in the Griswold boardinghouse between the historic Lyme Art Colony artists. Inspired by their paintings, they rummage through their studios as well as old trunks in Miss Florence’s attic for festive objets d’art and holiday decorations. Miss Florence announces the winner and awards ribbons on her birthday—Christmas Day! In addition to the traditional decorations, three Fantasy Trees by local artists add bespoke sparkle in the historic house. In the Krieble Gallery, over 220 painted palettes, including a dozen new ones created this year, adorn four stunning Artist Trees. Reservations open November 1 for the fan favorite Miss Florence's Teas, held December 6-30. Our hand-blended, superior Ceylon and China black teas are enhanced with a touch of vanilla and other delicate spices over a two-day process by Sundial Gardens for a unique and elegant tea to be enjoyed with tea sandwiches and seasonal sweets catered by Gourmet Galley, all the while overlooking the wintry splendor of the Lieutenant River. Can accommodate gluten free and vegetarian. Regrettably, we cannot accommodate dairy-free requests. Shopping for the holidays in the Museum's store is a great for you, the Museum, and local artisans. You’ll find the perfect gift (or a treat or two for yourself) from a fresh supply of unique items by the best vendors and local artists. Enjoy shopping in our boutique-sized Shop, or order over the phone at 860.434.5542 ext.111. And shop fun themed holiday discounts throughout the month of December! A different theme each day with 10% off (15% for Members!)
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