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Victorian Christmas Stroll - Tampa's Favorite Holiday Tradition

Experience the extravagance and grandeur of a Victorian Christmas at the former 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel during the Henry B. Plant Museum’s Victorian Christmas Stroll. Allowing visitors a glimpse of Christmas past, the event runs every day from December 1st – 23rd, 10 am – 8 pm daily.

 

During the Victorian Christmas Stroll, visitors will explore the Museum transformed by Christmas trees ranging in height from a few inches to more than 14 feet, 40,000 lights, and hundreds of feet of garland. Decorations include vintage fashions, antique toys, locally sourced cigar boxes, and fanciful ornaments. New to the festivities this year are Welcome to Florida complete with a tree adorned with all things Florida; a fanciful tree made of softly lit wine bottles, and handmade Temari balls reminiscent of Mr. and Mrs. Plant’s travels to distant lands.

 

The Victorian Christmas Stroll celebrates the warmth and spirit of an old fashioned holiday. Complimentary cider and cookies will be served on the veranda each day while holiday music floats through the air. Guests can enjoy live music each evening from 6 pm – 8 pm.

 

The Museum will host a number of special performances during the Victorian Christmas Stroll. Included are:

  • December 1: Member Appreciation Day, Stroll Grand Opening
  • December 3: Museum Society Stroll Party, stroll closes at 6 pm
  • December 15: Music in the Museum 11 am
  • December 11, 18: Upstairs/Downstairs Live Theater
  • December 18: Bits ‘n Pieces Puppet Theater 3 pm
  • Metropolitan Youth Orchestra – date to be announced

 

The Museum Store is a treasure trove of unique gifts, including elegant antique reproductions, artwork and beautiful holiday accessories. Enjoy shopping in a unique Victorian atmosphere: the Museum Store is also open from 10am to 8pm daily.

 

Proceeds from the Victorian Christmas Stroll fund museum restoration and preservation projects, as well as educational programming.

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