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Wistariahurst Museum, Holiday Open House

December 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

Embrace the magic of the holiday season at Wistariahurst’s Holiday Open House and Festive Market! During this captivating weekend, our beloved museum will be beautifully decorated with the season’s splendor and festive cheer as we welcome you into our decked halls. Throughout the event, people of all ages will be able to enjoy holiday story time, an exciting festive model train, sample tasty treats, and groove to your favorite holiday tunes! Our event features will feature a festive market so that you can have an opportunity to kindle your holiday spirit while shopping for your loved ones. Our local vendors will offer an array of products such as art, delicious treats, jewelry, and many other amazing items that will be perfect for your holiday gift exchanges this year!

Wistariahurst Museum’s Holiday Open House and Festival Market truly offers something for everyone, and we’re so excited to welcome the entire community to join us and share in the joy of the season. Our event is a time for celebration and a time to make cherished memories, so we’ve made sure to make admission to this event absolutely free and open to the public. Don’t miss out on this event on December 2nd and 3rd at Wistariahurst Museum! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Please visit https://wistariahurst.org/events/holiday-open-house-festive-market/  to learn more about this event.

Named after the wisteria vine that flowers in May, Wistariahurst was home to two generations of the Skinner family who loved to garden.  Begun by Sarah Skinner in the late 19th Century and then transformed by her daughter Belle Skinner in the early 20th, the grounds and gardens have always been an integral part of the life and activities at Wistariahurst.

Wistariahurst is the former home of William Skinner, a prominent silk manufacturer and was built in 1874.

Gardens and Grounds

The gardens and grounds at Wistariahurst are maintained for your enjoyment. The public is welcome dawn until dusk. Feel free to bring a book, a picnic, or walk to see what is in bloom. We ask that everyone refrain from sports with projectiles (frisbee, baseball, etc.) for the protection of our historic windows.

The gardens are free and can be accessed via the Cabot St. Lions entrance (through the wrought iron gate) and via our Beech St. driveways (path is between the two buildings).

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December 2, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 pm


Wistariahurst Museum
238 Cabot Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
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