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Victorian Holiday House at Grundy Museum

Celebrate the spirit of an authentic, late 19th century Christmas beginning Dec. 2

Grundy Museum is presenting its third annual Victorian Holiday House.

For the first time, the entire museum, located at 610 Radcliffe St. in Bristol, will be decorated with exquisite Victorian displays. The museum is once again partnering with designer Jimmy Bason Gilpatrick, proprietor of Bristol’s Bird of Paradise Flowers. Featured is a collection of nutcrackers owned by Bristol Riverside Theatre’s senior director of relationships David Abers; a Byers’ Choice Collection; vintage toys from Canal’s End Antiques; Lenox China owned by the Quattrocci family, of Bristol Borough; and more.

Celebrate the spirit of an authentic, late 19th century Christmas in the restored home of the Grundy family.

An opening night special event is set for Friday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Delight in the festive sounds of holiday music resonating from the restored Steinway. Savor light refreshments on the newly-constructed South Lawn. Attendees receive a special take-home gift.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Cost is $50 per adult admission. Visit grundymuseum.ticketleap.com for tickets. Use code GRUNDY5 at checkout for a discount on admission price.

Starting Dec. 3 and running through Dec. 22, Victorian Holiday House Tours will be available. Tickets are timed and space is limited. Tickets are $30 per adult (18 and up), and children 17 and under are free. Tickets are available through Ticketleap. Use code GRUNDY5 at checkout for a discount. Each guest receives a takeaway gift to celebrate the season. Masks are optional. Because this is a timed-entry event, late arrivals may not be accommodated.

All proceeds benefit the Grundy Foundation’s CanDoMore Campaign, which helps to conserve fine Grundy family textiles. Donations are gratefully accepted on the day of the event or can be made anytime. Visit grundyfoundation.com for more information.

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