The Art of Christmas

Original artwork provides new spin on Linden Place holiday decor this year

Posted 12/4/19

A towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations on every mantle and in every nook and cranny, original artwork by top local artists…these are just a few …

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The Art of Christmas

Original artwork provides new spin on Linden Place holiday decor this year

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A towering Christmas tree framed by a four-story spiral staircase, elegant decorations on every mantle and in every nook and cranny, original artwork by top local artists…these are just a few of the many delights that await you this Christmas season at Linden Place Mansion in downtown Bristol, Rhode Island.  This year, the elegant décor throughout the 1810 mansion is complimented by original artwork by members of the Providence Art Club including watercolors, pastels, ceramics, illustrations and prints, oil paintings, and more. The mansion’s parlors, bedrooms, and magnificent chapel-like Gothic conservatory are magnificently transformed for your enjoyment. The mansion opens for the holiday season on Tuesday, November 26 and tours run through Sunday, January 5. Self-guided tours are available Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $12, $10 for seniors and students and free for kids under 12. Don’t forget to visit Linden Place’s Museum Shop which is stocked with wonderful hostess gifts and a broad range of Rhode Island history books as well as an extensive collection of gifts for all ages and styles.

Linden Place is hosting events of all kinds to celebrate the holidays, beginning with its annual Member’s Holiday Party on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. This intimate celebration in the decorated mansion includes light fare and cash bar.

A full slate of concerts, including Michael DiMucci, Atwater-Donnelly, and Windharp are scheduled over the course of the month; and a free Holiday Family Fun Day will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m.,  featuring tours of the mansion, arts & crafts, photos with Santa and a concert with the Wheeler School Handbell Ringers
For more information on all Linden Place events, hours of operation for museum tours and the museum shop, visit www.lindenplace.org or call 401/253-0390.

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