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.
with Jeni Gray-Roberts, Glass Artist and Instructor, RiverFire Glass
Join Jeni Gray-Roberts of RiverFire Glass in her studio at SoMA Deep River (500 Main Street—just east of Exit 4 off Route 9, adjacent Ashleigh’s Garden) for a fun and informative glass workshop. Design and build your very own beautiful glass holiday tree with no experience necessary. Trees fired and mounted to natural tree limb slice by instructor after workshop and available for pick-up the following week.
Please wear a face mask, long pants and close-toed shoes.
Admission: $60 (members $55); limited to 10 crafters 16+, all materials included