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 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.
Visitors are encouraged to bring in a non-perishable food donation for the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries during the holiday season.
Participants receive $1 off admission for each member in their party.
Thank you for your generosity as we work together to support our community!
Highly requested items at soup kitchens include:
Breakfast items (boxed cereal, granola bars, oatmeal & hot cereals, powdered milk), boxed macaroni & cheese, baby food & powdered formula, peanut butter, canned meats & fish, condiments, and spices.