Live Performance, Seasonal Tours, Afterhours, Holiday, Family, Talks/Lectures

Holidays at Reynolda

Date: Wed, November 14, 2018 - Mon, December 31, 2018
Cost:

Museum Admission ($18 for adults) 

The 101st Christmas at Reynolda takes a do-it-yourself turn, as we inspire visitors through singalongs, natural decorating, and handmade holiday cards. Visit during regular hours to enjoy the home decorated just as Katharine Smith Reynolds might have done, no advance purchase required. To schedule a group tour for eight or more, submit your request here.

Advance ticket purchase for events is strongly encouraged. Tickets go on sale October 1. See all holiday events below.  


History Holidays Overnight Package

Turn your holiday visit into an overnight getaway and make Winston-Salem your home for the holidays this season, with this exclusive package offered by Graylyn Estate. All packages include two adult admission tickets to Christmas 101 at Reynolda, featuring decorations, carols on the house organ, and the featured exhibition Dorothea Lange's America. Plus, more tickets for special events may be added to your package based on availability. Book now at graylyn.com.

Package includes: 

  • Overnight Accommodations for two (Standard Estate Guestroom Double Occupancy)
  • Welcome gift 
  • Gourmet breakfast buffet for two 
  • Historic Butler's Tour of Graylyn 
  • Shuttle service to Reynolda 
  • At-leisure shopping at Reynolda Village 
  • Two tickets to Reynolda House Museum of American Art 
  • Two tickets to Old Salem Museums & Gardens 
  • Complimentary onsite parking and wireless internet 
  • Gray Family Traditions: Complimentary refreshments and Mrs. Gray's Butterscotch Cookies every afternoon and ice cream celebrating Mr. Gray's love for ice cream

Holiday Programs

Reynolda Village Holiday Stroll

Saturday, November 17, 5-8 p.m.

Come stroll through Reynolda Village and enjoy the holiday decorations, boutique shopping, carriage rides, Santa Claus, the music of the Carolers of Christmas Past, and hot beverages and cookies.


Caroling Fridays

Each Friday, November 23–December 21, 2:45 p.m. 

Join friends old and new in the Reception Hall of Reynolda to sing along with Christmas carols played on the Aeolian organ, led by Museum staff and special guests. Free with Museum admission. Advance reservation is not required.


Wreath Making Workshop
Reynolda Gardens, Education Wing

Tuesday, November 27 at 12:30 p.m., repeated at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, December 5 at 6:00 p.m.
$50 general admission/$35 for WFU faculty, staff, students, and Friends of Reynolda Gardens.

Reynolda staff will help you create your own wreath to enjoy throughout the holidays!  Each participant will receive a large, full, natural wreath to decorate. We will provide an assortment of natural items to adorn your wreath or you can bring your own decorations. Pruners and gloves are encouraged.

Space is limited. Registration and payment are required by December 1.  Please call the Gardens' Education Office at 336.758.3485 to register.


Christmas 1917 Tours

Members/students $20, non-members $25. Children 5 and under are free.

Enjoy Reynolda with friends and family on these special tours! The bungalow will be decorated as it might have been for Katharine Reynolds, and an organist will play Christmas music on your tour. Costumed interpreters playing a Reynolda School teacher, a butler, and a governess will share stories of the Reynolds family Christmas. Please note, strollers are not permitted on the tour. 

Afternoon Tours 
December 4, 11, and 18. Tours depart between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. 

Evening Tours 
Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8. Tours depart between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Family First: Holiday Tour and Card-making

Sunday, December 3, 2-4 p.m.

This annual workshop for elementary school-aged children offers an opportunity to learn about holiday stories at Reynolda and make one-of-a-kind cards on the printing press and with our classic hand-carved stamps. Limited spots available. 


Visits with Santa

Saturdays, December 8 and 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Make sure that Santa knows your Christmas wishes! Visits with Santa in the shops of Reynolda Village are free; please bring your own camera. 


"A Christmas Memory"

Sunday, December 16, 4 p.m.
Members/students $15, non-members $20

For the 32nd consecutive year, actress Robin Voiers stars in a one-woman adaptation of "A Christmas Memory," Truman Capote's tale of his own humble childhood and some uniquely quaint holiday traditions.


Carolina Brass Holiday Pops Concert

Tuesday, December 18, 7 p.m.
Members/students: $15; Non-members: $20

Don't miss this fun-filled performance featuring seasonal favorites by the Carolina Brass. Their combination of virtuosity and humor is a fresh approach to great music of all types, engaging audiences in an energizing musical experience for the holidays.


Comments

Hi! I was wondering will there be visits with Santa this year? We’ve been every year since my daughter was born. 

Hi Crystal! We're so happy to hear you've been a regular visitor! You can find Santa Claus (plus lots more!) in Reynolda Village on Saturday, November 17 starting at 5 p.m. for our Village Stroll. 

 

Aaron Canipe

Visual Storyteller

This just in! Visits with Santa are back! They will be Saturdays, Dec. 8 and 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the shops of Reynolda Village. Admission is free, and please bring your own camera. Happy Holidays!

Hi, my wife and I will be coming to the reynolda house as part of our anniversary get away Nov 16th thru Nov. 18. We have a gift card that a friend got us for our anniversary. We will be staying at a hotel and we will probably visit the house on the 17th. I have seen on the website that there is a christmas stroll or something. Is this something you have to sign up for in advance or do you just show up and attend. This will be our first visit and just not really sure what to expect.

Hi Adam, thanks for your upcoming visit! We can wait to have you. Advance registration for the Holiday Stroll in Reynolda Village is not required; the festivities start at around 5 p.m. in Reynolda Village. Thank you! Please reach out with any more questions you may have.

Aaron Canipe

Chief Storyteller

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