December Saturdays – Enjoy tours of the Mansion’s holiday decorations

Extravagantly decorated for the holidays, our historic mansion is open for tours on December weekends, and also December 26th – 31st.  This year, the mansion’s 25 rooms are themed after popular Christmas carols – try and guess them all!  Our expert tour guides will take you through reception rooms, bedrooms, and the servant’s quarters as you enjoy one of the Hudson Valley’s most unusual interiors!  10am – 5pm (last tour departs at 3:15pm).  $11/person.

Sundays December 7, 14, and 21 – Holiday Open House for Families

Search the house for an eagle, an owl, a horse, and more!  It’s a holiday menagerie at Locust Grove.  On Sunday afternoons in December, children and their families are invited to step back in time and re-live the romance of Christmas past. Enjoy glittering holiday decorations throughout the mansion, and learn more about the historic house while searching for animals hidden in our outstanding art collection. After you’ve explored the mansion, join us for cookies, cider, and carols in the museum pavilion.  Mansion open from 12pm – 4pm, carol times at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.  Arrive by 3pm to complete the hunt. $8/child. Adults $10; children under 4 free.

Thursday December 18 – Holiday Sunset Sensations Wine and Food Pairing

Join us today for the grand finale of our Sunset Sensations wine and food pairing series.  This month we feature guest chef Laura Pensiero of Gigi Hudson Valley.  Inspired by heirloom vegetables grown in the estate kitchen garden, Laura will create three delicious samplings – each accompanied by a cooking demonstration.  Kevin Hall of South Side Wines, will pair each sampling with a different wine and you’ll be able to tour the mansion’s holiday decorations before we begin.  Tickets are $32/person in advance, and $35/person on the day of the event, if available. 5:30 – 7:30pm.

Saturday January 3 – Over-the-Top Pancake Breakfast

Kick in the New Year with a grand pancake breakfast at the historic DuPuy Canal House in High Falls, New York. Benefitting the preservation of Locust Lawn, this elegant event includes four pancake-themed courses, including pink pancakes with caviar, stroganoff on quinoa pancakes, and a souffle pancake for dessert!  11am – 1pm. $60/person. 845-454-4500 for tickets.

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