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.
Miss Florence’s Teas – A Beloved Tradition
Join us for Miss Florence’s Teas. 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 wintery splendor of the Lieutenant River.
Admission: $40 (members $35) includes Museum admission, tea time, and 10% discount at The Shop
Reservations required via phone at (860) 434-5542, ext. 111.