NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In anticipation of the Christmas season, the eloquently festooned Belmont Mansion is offering special events beginning 10 a.m. every morning Nov. 23-Dec. 31.
Guests will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating history of the Belmont Mansion, the Acklen family Christmas traditions, a cabaret musical journey, seasonal tours and much more.
A VIP formal Christmas Dinner at the mansion will bring holiday cheer beginning 6 p.m. with cocktails followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Dec. 7. The fundraising event is hosted by honorary chairs The Earl and Countess of Eglington and Winton. Tickets are $175 per person with proceeds supporting the continuing restoration and preservation of the Belmont Mansion. For more details on Christmas Dinner or to purchase tickets click here.
The next morning festivities continue at 9 a.m. Dec. 8 with "Noel, Notes & Nibbles." A light breakfast, musical entertainment and stories taking place about the extravagant Acklen family Christmas traditions will be shared. Tickets are $25 per person and can be purchased here. The gift shop will be open to purchase a variety of gifts.
The Camerata Christmas at Belmont Mansion is a favorite annual Nashville Christmas tradition 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Grand Salon. The celebration includes performances from Corellio Christmas Concerto and bluegrass style carols by Kathy Chiavola, Ryan Joseph and Tammy Rogers-King. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, be sure to get there early.
Join performers Ginger Newman and Russell Davis for Christmas Cabaret 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20-21 in the Grand Salon. The duo will recall traditions, stories and songs celebrating the holiday season. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 a couple and can be purchased here.
Belmont's gift shop is bursting with new gift items and is open daily.
For more information about Christmas at Belmont Mansion or to purchase tickets for events, visit www.christmasatbelmontmansion.com. All proceeds go to the restoration and preservation of the Belmont Mansion.
About the Belmont Mansion
The Belmont Mansion is an Italianite villa constructed between the years 1849 and 1853. Through the years, it has been the summer home for Nashville socialite Adelicia Acklen and her family, temporary headquarters of the Union army, and an all-girls college and seminary.
One of the most elaborate antebellum homes in the South, with 36 rooms and 19,000 square feet, the entire Belmont estate was built, furnished, and landscaped by the Acklens and boasted such luxuries as lavish gardens, an art gallery, a bowling alley, and a zoo.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971, Belmont Mansion currently operates as a house museum, maintained by the Belmont Mansion Association through admissions, venue rentals, event fundraisers and individual and company donations.
To find out more about the Belmont Mansion, visit www.belmontmansion.com.
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