Decorated tree in Georges Room last year

Bartow-Pell Museum's Holiday Luncheon is sold out but the designer Christmas Trees inspired by “Wonders of the Bronx” are available for viewing and tickets are still available for other weekend events.

It’s not too late to get tickets to the Evening Party (dinner, dancing, bourbon tasting, beautiful designer-decorated trees) and Family Festival (magic show, crafts, holiday shop, photo with Santa)all on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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At the Annual Holiday Family Day, on Saturday, December 7th, children and parents will delight in a magic show, arts and crafts in the Orangerie, holiday shopping, and of course the much-anticipated meeting with Santa. For those who made the “nice” list, professional photographs with Mr. Claus will be offered for an additional fee.

Saturday evening, it’s time to celebrate—and support—the mansion in full holiday splendor at the Holiday Party. Cocktails and caroling will kick off the soiree, followed by a buffet dinner, silent and live auctions, a raffle (Jet Blue tickets, anyone?!), a bourbon tasting with Taconic Distillery, and more.

This year’s designers for the nine “Wonders of the Bronx” adorned trees include Alice Pirsu, Alice Pirsu Interiors (New York Botanical Gardens theme); Laird Morgan Tolan, Sandra Morgan Interiors (Bronx Zoo theme); Joe Burke (Edgar Allen Poe theme); Lindsay Bleier/Katy Garry (Bartow-Pell theme); Tracy Neumann, The Garden Room (Wave Hill theme); Colleen Zale, CZ Floral Design (Hunts Point theme); Dawn Pintauro, Pintauro Designs (Pelham Bay Park theme); Bartow-Pell Board and Staff (NY Yankees theme).

The merrymaking carries on throughout the month of December—including the Teddy Bear Tea, candlelit tours of the holiday mansion, and Victorian Carolers.



Tickets may be purchased online at

Holiday Luncheon

Friday, December 6, 12–2 p.m.

Cost $70 and $90 (includes listing in program).


Holiday Party

Saturday, December 7, 7–10 p.m.

Cost Earlybird price $150 through Nov. 28; $175 at the door


First Friday! Music

Friday, December 6, 5:30–8:30 p.m.

Julia Blenzig and her band will be performing contemporary holiday songs. Free for Bartow-Pell Friend Members: $5 Not-Yet Members: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10


Holiday Family Day: Santa, Crafts, and a Magic Show 

Saturday, December 7, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.  

Space is limited. Registration requested. Cost $20 children one year and up; Bartow-Pell Family or Patron member children $15 (children under one year and adults free when accompanied by a child) 


Candlelight Tours and Victorian Carolers

Saturday, December 14, 7 p.m.

Registration requested. Cost Bartow-Pell Members: Free; Not-Yet Members: Adults $15; Seniors/Students $10


Bronx Arts Ensemble Presents Holiday Classics String Quintet Concert

Sunday, December 15, 1 p.m.

 Registration requested. Cost Free with museum admission


Bartow-Pell Teddy Bear Tea 

Thursday, December 19, 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. 

For 3- to 5-year-olds accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or favorite adult. Registration required. Cost $25 per person


Cookies & Crafts

Sunday, December 22, 12–2 p.m.

Drop in with your little ones to decorate some holiday cookies to take home. Recommended for ages 4 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost Free with museum admission ($8 adults, $6 seniors and students, free for children under age 6)


Bartow-Pell Museum is located on Shore Road, a five minute drive south of the Pelham Manor border, across from the Split Rock Golf Course. Information at

The museum will be open for additional public hours to view the mansion and trees decorated for the season Thursday, December 26, through Monday, December 30, 12–4 p.m.

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