Burritt on the Mountain is a very special place to me. My husband and I got married in the gazebo on a clear September evening eight years ago. Now that I have children who are old enough, Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas has been at the top of my list as a holiday event that we can enjoy together at such a special place. Maybe it will even turn into a Jones family tradition.
Mark Your Calendar
Kris Kringle’s Candlelight Christmas is an illuminated wonderland of all the best of Burritt on the Mountain. Held on two upcoming nights, Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st, the event was so popular last year and had such a big turnout that they had to extend the hours for this year – now 4:30 – 9:00 pm each night.
Bonus! Our Valley Events has a family four pack of tickets to give away! You can enter to win at the end of the post.
Candles, Music & More
Since I’m planning on taking my family this year, I wanted to know everything there is to know about Candlelight Christmas, so I spoke to Burritt’s Development Director, Caroline Kelly.
Here are some of the wonderful things we will get to experience:
- 500 plus candles that will light the paths around the park.
- Father Christmas himself in the mansion waiting to visit with little ones and find out what they want for Christmas.
- Hands-on activities for children including make-and-take crafts and fun activities like stringing popcorn and cranberries.
- Beautiful colors and smells and great Christmas treats like cookies, cider and roasted chestnuts.
- Music everywhere! There will be music in the church, the mansion and the cabins, with different groups playing many different styles of music.
- Christmas displays inside the two exhibit wings of the mansion.
- Getting to take a look at the exhibit about Hotel Monte Sano and the history of Monte Sano Mountain.
Sweet & Simple
Kelly told me that all of the construction is gone and everything is open for this event. If you haven’t been inside Baron’s Bluff, you can get a first-hand look- plus that’s where the cookies will be!
She also said that this event is very laid-back, with sweet and simple decorations in the cabins and more upscale decor in the mansion. [pullquote align=”right”]”Christmas at Burritt is very traditional, very non-commercial and very beautiful.”[/pullquote] Even the barnyard will have something special to see. “Everybody will enjoy Burritt on the Mountain at Christmas. It’s very traditional, very non-commercial and very beautiful,” Kelly said.
She also added that kids love it, so now I’m even more excited to experience with my family this simple, traditional Christmas on the mountain. [spacer size=”0″]
Dates and Times:
Friday, November 30, 4:30 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 4:30 – 9:00 pm
Location: Burritt on the Mountain
Cost: Burritt members pay only $2.00 per person; non-members pay $9.00 per adult, $8.00 per senior and military, $6.00 for students ages 13-17, $5.00 per child ages 3-12 and 2 and younger are free.
Purchase Tickets: Admission charged at the door.
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