The holiday tradition continues at Lorenzo in Cazenovia

During the month of December, the public is invited to attend Lorenzo State Historic Site for this year’s rendition of Christmas at Lorenzo, with a “Musical Merriment” theme. Public viewing will be available in two options: from Dec. 6 through 9 as the Christmas celebration with refreshments, live music and sleigh rides; and from Dec. 12 through 15 through quiet guided tours.

Groups of 12 or more will be welcomed on additional weekdays; all for reservations.

Throughout the federal-style mansion, special holiday displays have been created and installed with the “Musical Merriment” theme by volunteer decorators including the Syracuse Garden Club, Susan Anthony, Nancy and Elizabeth Whiting, Wendy Van Der Bogart, Lisa Brownback, Barbara Bartlett, Beth Carroll, Renee Joseph, Karen and Matthew Kalwara, Mary Beth Kuhn, Chris Jenner, Linda Kellish, Sharon Cooney, Kara Falso, Jessica Johnson, Mandy Eno, Tina McMurtrie, Nancy Weiskotten, Anne Galton, Katherine Huftalen, Kate Schwartz and Lorenzo staff.

The Lorenzo Christmas Celebration “Musical Merriment” will be offered Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7, from 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. The Christmas Celebration will feature live music throughout the mansion, sleigh rides (weather permitting), and wassail and holiday treats served in the historic kitchen, with a special appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus on Sunday.

A special fundraising raffle, with unique items and seasonal services donated by local businesses will also be available along with a scavenger hunt for children. For those looking for a quieter viewing of the decorated mansion Lorenzo will be open for guided tours Wednesday through Saturday, Dec. 12 through 15 from 1 to 4 p.m..
A vast array of distinctive new gift-giving items will be available for purchase at the museum gift shop throughout Christmas at Lorenzo. Support for holiday programming at Lorenzo has been generously provided by The Friends of Lorenzo.

Lorenzo State Historic Site is located at 17 Rippleton Road within the historic Village of Cazenovia and is operated by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation which oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518.474.0456 or visit, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

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By martha

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