Enjoy “The Joy of Entertaining” at Linden Place Mansion this Holiday Season
BRISTOL—From Thanksgiving weekend through Christmas, Linden Place opens its doors for a festive celebration of the season. In keeping with its theme, “The Joy of Entertaining,” the many holiday-themed events throughout the month offer visitors a glimpse of the kind of gracious holiday celebrations that have taken place at the mansion.
Visitors to the 1810 mansion can take in the historic landmark’s decked out halls, attend one of our live concerts in the historic ballroom, enjoy a candlelight tour of the mansion and join in song when the Voices of Christmas Victorian carolers perform on the 2012 year-old home’s front steps.
“In the more than 200 years since Linden Place was built, Christmas has evolved from a quiet, religious holiday to a retail extravaganza,” said Susan Battle, Linden Place’s executive director.
“This year, we wanted to give people an opportunity to take a break from the holiday’s hectic pace, relax for a few minutes, and return to the simple beauty and joys of the season.”
Tenor and pianist Michael DiMucci will perform at Linden Place on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm. For those who prefer an afternoon concert, DiMucci will do an encore performance on Sunday, December 11 at 2:00pm.
These fireside concerts in the carriage house style ballroom are a perennial sellout with a mix of classical numbers and Christmas standards.
Holidays concerts continue on Friday, December 16th with the sounds of jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer, Greg Abate, and his quartet of piano, drums and bass. The limited-seating concert will include be-bop, jazz standards, Abate’s original compositions and some holiday classics.
Linden Place celebrates Bristol’s Christmas Festival on Saturday, December 10th at 1pm with a live performance of The Voices of Christmas Victorian Carolers on the front steps of Linden Place Mansion. This performance is free and fun for the whole family. Tours of the mansion are ½ price and $10 for a family throughout the weekend.
Throughout December, get a glimpse of Christmas past at Linden Place Mansion’s Candlelight Tour. As you stroll through the decorated mansion rooms of the 1810 Federal home, you will learn all about the five generations of the DeWolf-Colt families who lived here and how Christmas was celebrated in Bristol in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
During the one-hour guided tour, you are surrounded by elegant decorations on every mantle and in every nook and cranny, a towering Christmas tree in the Gothic conservatory, all candlelit for the perfect holiday feel. Bring the family for an evening you won’t forget!
Tickets and more information for Linden Place’s entire lineup of holiday events can be found at www.lindenplace.org or by calling the Linden Place office at (401)253-0390.
Friends of Linden Place is a non-profit organization responsible for the restoration and preservation of the historic house museum at 500 Hope Street in Bristol, Rhode Island, and for the promotion of cultural, artistic, and educational programs in the community.
The mansion and grounds are open to the public from May to October, during the holiday season, and also by appointment.