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Enjoy the Holiday Season with Christmas at Callanwolde

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Atlanta, GA: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center has taken a beloved 40+ year Atlanta Christmas at Callanwolde tradition--touring the beautifully decorated interior of the mansion-- and added an exciting new nighttime event for this year!

Beginning at 6 PM on November 21, Callanwolde has partnered with Illuminating Design Inc. to transform the grounds and gardens of the historic Candler Estate into a spectacular wonderland of lights -ALL NEW-- for Christmas at Callanwolde. There's no better way to get into the holiday spirit than strolling through this festival of lights---until now, sights like this existed only in your imagination. Bring the kids, grandparents, neighbors and friends and experience our 23 foot RGB LED tree featuring 37 billion color combinations all choreographed to your favorite holiday classics.

Adding to the magic of the night will be a singing forest and a kids-only area where it snows. Also, children can mail their letters to Santa and eat treats along the way. Unique photo opportunities and illuminated giftware will be available on-site as well. Sip hot chocolate (cash bar with water, soda, beer and wine available too) and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas in a whole new way. Make a holiday memory this year that the kids will remember for a lifetime!

This year, Callanwolde offers a full day of Christmas fun and memory-making. During the day, visitors will enjoy the Atlanta tradition established over 40 years ago of touring the interior of the mansion to see each room uniquely decorated for the holidays by professional interior and floral designers. The Holiday Gala will take place December 1st and children’s events such as Teddy Bear Tea and Breakfast with Santa are held throughout the 16-day celebration.

The Callanwolde Holiday Gala is an evening of holiday magic at the Mansion. Live entertainment will be provided by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band, Michelle Malone, and The Vaudevillains. The Gala is fully catered and valeted with an open wine and beer bar for all partygoers. Dress in your festive holiday attire and bid on some very exciting items at our Holiday Silent Auction such as celebrity signed guitars, getaways, and more.

Visitors can shop for handmade gifts from Callanwolde’s instructors and students at the Callanwolde Artisan Market open daily in the mansion. The Holiday Flowers Demo and Workshop, presented by Faith Flowers with professional artist Laura Iarocci, is available so you can bring home your creations to enjoy with the family.

You and your family will find a multitude of surprises at every corner at Callanwolde this holiday season. Don't miss Christmas at Callanwolde this year!

Christmas at Callanwolde Designer Show House Dates and Times:
November 28 – December 13, 2016
11 AM to 6 PM all week long.

The Estate is closed December 1st, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Admission is $20, combination tickets with the Light Show Presented by Illuminating Design are available for $35. Discounted rates for large groups are available, please call Callanwolde at 404-872-5338 for more details.

Christmas at Callanwolde Light Show Presented by Illuminating Design Dates and Times:

November 21-December 29th, 2016

6 PM to 10 PM all week long.

The Estate will be closed December 1st. Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. Outdoor light show will be open later, from 8 PM to 11 PM on December 17th.

Admission is $20, combination tickets with the Designer Show House are available for $35.


Tickets can be purchased online at https://callanwolde.freshtix.com/.

LEGOLAND Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, December 3rd & 10th at 9:00 AM. This event features a kid-friendly breakfast sponsored by LEGOLAND Discovery Center activities. Ticket purchase also includes admission to tour the decorated estate and picture-perfect moments with Santa for children to share their secret wish lists. All children receive a special gift bag from Santa and LEGOLAND Discovery Center to take home. $25 per ticket. Tickets by advance reservation only. Children taking a seat are charged full-price admission. Choose this event to have your holiday photo with Santa.

Teddy Bear Tea: Sunday, December 4th & 11th at 2:00 PM. Guests will enjoy tea, hot cocoa, tea sandwiches, and charming desserts. Holiday sing-a-longs and admission to tour the decorated mansion are included with ticket purchase. Santa will make a special visit to deliver LEGOLAND Discovery Center gift bags to all the children and take pictures as well. By advance reservation only - $25 per person (includes general admission). Children taking a seat are charged full-price admission. Choose this event to have your holiday photo with Santa.

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center: is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the historic Candler Estate and offer fine arts and outreach to the community. The Estate is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was built in 1920 by the Candler family. Classes and workshops are offered for all ages in visual, literary and performing arts. Special performances, concerts, events gallery exhibits, outreach programs, rentals, and fundraising galas are presented and offered throughout the year.


Illuminating Design: is an Event, Specialty and Holiday Lighting Company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Since 2004, Illuminating Design has been providing premier lighting installation for clients in Atlanta and throughout the southeast. Services include: design consultation and installation for unique locations and events, corporate and social functions, residential holiday and year-round lighting. Product offerings are versatile, innovative and commercial grade to provide the highest quality and client satisfaction.


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