Starting November 25th, the Blithewold Mansion will open its doors to display the intricate "Gifts of Nature" themed decorations and designs tailored for each Mansion room. While enjoying the transformation in the Mansion celebrate the festive season with our informal teas, Holiday concerts, Santa sing-alongs, children's story times, joyous musical performances, and creative workshops for both children and adults.

Our delightful workshops will include a Wreath Decorating Workshop on December 2nd and 3rd (10 a.m.-12 p.m.), Beginner's Knitting on December 6th (6-8 p.m.), a Hors d'oeuvres Workshop on December 7th (6-7:30 p.m.), a Decorate a Tiny Tree Workshop for children on December 9th, a Family Gingerbread House Workshop on December 3rd (3-5 p.m.), and a Terrarium and Aerium Workshop on December 12th (6-7:30 p.m.). Prices vary for each program, please visit our website for pricing information.

Every week, Tuesday through Friday, Blithewold will serve a custom-blended afternoon tea at two times (1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.). Tea reservations can only be made through our website and there is a limited space for each seating. To register for this event, please visit

Blithewold continues the Van Wickle Family's tradition of enjoying music performances in the Living Room. Covering a wide range of musical styles from award-winning jazz singer Michelle Cruz to mezzo soprano Nancy Hood, there's something for everyone. Concerts are held each Thursday and Saturday evening at 6:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 3pm. Reserved seats are available for $12; walk-in seats are available the day of the show for $10. Visit for a complete concert schedule.

We will be hosting many events to entertain the little ones. On December 5th, 12th, and 19th (4-5 p.m.), bring your children to the Children's Holiday Teas (reservations required). On December 1st and 8th (6-7 p.m.), the popular Santa Sing-Alongs are back with cookies, hot cocoa, and photo opportunities with Santa. On Wednesdays (4-5 p.m.), we will host Children's Story Time, where children can sip warm apple cider and make charm crowns while listening to stories. Check our website for pricing details and to register.

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is a landscaped historic public garden and Rhode Island's only recognized arboretum. Situated on Bristol Harbor with sweeping views overlooking Narragansett Bay, the 33 acres of trees, lawns, flowers and gardens also features a forty-five room mansion filled with original antiques and artwork. It is the mission of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum to preserve New England's finest garden estate through excellence in horticulture and historic preservation, and by our example to teach and inspire others.

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