Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas in Roswell

Christmas in Roswell is more than an event. It’s an entire season of Holiday Events with the Southern Trilogy sites, Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall and Smith Plantation, dressed in seasonal splendor and open for tours, Santa sightings, holiday tours, musical performances, high teas, re-enactments of Mittie Bulloch's Christmastime 1853 wedding to Theodore Roosevelt, theatrical performances, art, open houses, dance and of course fabulous shopping on Georgia's officially recognized "Great Places In Georgia – Great Street," Canton Street, and all around Roswell.

The season kicks off in November with all of the Southern Trilogy sites ready to wow you by Thanksgiving week. “A Very Southern Christmas” at Barrington Hall features the traditions that make Christmas in the South a truly memorable experience. From fireworks to fruit cake, from Christmas Bags to the Pink Pig, Barrington Hall will be sure to bring back childhood memories while making new ones for you and your family.

“All I Want for Christmas Is…” at Smith Plantation will delight your senses with fantasies for the young and the young-at-heart. Rooms of historic Smith Plantation are filled with timeless wishes from the past along with vibrant colors, whimsical trees, and countless memories for all.

Bulloch Hall celebrates with “A Christmas Carol.” Each room of the house will show the story of the Charles Dickens’ holiday favorite Ebenezer Scrooge and what happens to him on that fateful Christmas Even in the early 1840s.

Annual special events complement the daily home tours at the Southern Trilogy homes. The special events sell out so it’s not too early to reserve your spot.

Christmas High Teas at Bulloch Hall are December 1, 6, 8, 13, and 15. Reservations are required. Call 770-992-1731 to reserve your spot for this warm, engaging afternoon with ladies in period clothing serving a two course tea in candlelight followed by a tour of the home.

Manners with Snowflake the Ballerina at Bulloch Hall is December 3rd for children ages 4 to 11. Reservations are required. Call 770-992-1731 to reserve your spot as Snowflake dances her way into the hearts of the children with gentle reminders of good manners. Light refreshments and holiday favors will be provided.

Also on December 3rd, is the Gingerbread Christmas at Smith Plantation home for children ages 5 and up. Reservations are required. Call 770-641-3978 to reserve your spot. This fun event includes preparing and decorating Christmas themed cookies, baked over the open hearth at the plantation’s outdoor cookhouse. Children also prepare a craft to take home.

A Christmas Carol will be performed in the Terrace Room at Bulloch Hall December 3, 16, 17, and 23rd. What better way to enjoy Bulloch Hall’s 2011 decorating them than with a performance of this Charles Dickens classic? Reservations are required. Call 770-992-1731 to reserve your spot as Wally Hinds, with 20-years experience with this holiday classic, once again brings it to life.

A Southern Trilogy Candlelight Tour is December 10th. This is your chance to see all three of the homes in their holiday finery by candlelight. Enjoy festive holiday decorations, children’s activities, seasonal treats, and entertainment.

Cookies with Mrs. Claus at Barrington Hall is December 17th. Mrs. Claus will be on hand for a seventy-five minute cookie making workshop with the children. Children will take their cookies home as well as their special letter to Santa. Reservations are required. Call 770-640-3855 to reserve a spot.

Christmas for Kids at Bulloch Hall is December 17th. Non-stop fun for ages 5-11. Activities include Yule log hunt, candy cane hunt, Christmas crafts, light snack, storytelling by “Queen Glitter,” a visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus and a tour of the house. Reservations are required. Call 770-992-1731 to reserve your spot.

The Reenactment of Mittie Bulloch’s 1953 Wedding to Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. is December 21st at Bulloch Hall. In this much anticipated annual reenactment, each room represents a snippet of the mid-1800s. Ladies discuss the fashion of the day while the gentlemen talk about the events of the times all leading up to the wedding. Reservations are required. Please call 770-992-1731 to reserve your spot.

These are only a few of the many special events taking place in Roswell from mid-November until New Year’s Eve. For specific times, prices, and more information on these events and the many others that Roswell has to offer during the holiday season, just click on