Lauralton Hall welcomed the community to their newly revitalized, popular Christmas in the Mansion event, which began 29 years ago, after a 10-year pause. “All that glitters” was this year’s theme, as more than 1,400 visitors shopped 61 vendors’ wares in the beautifully decorated Victorian Gothic Mansion (circa 1864) and halls, visited the crèche in the century old chapel in Mercy Hall, enjoy baked goods, participated in raffles, met guest authors Amanda Rose and Damien Connolly, and reveled in merriment with very special guest — Santa Claus himself. Proceeds from this ‘Showcase of the Season’ will benefit the Lauralton Hall Annual Fund and will be used to support students in the 2018-2019 academic year.
“Although it’s the 29th year of Christmas in the Mansion, it’s the first year after a decade long hiatus,” said Elizabeth Miller, president and head of school at Lauralton, 200 High Street. “We are so pleased. Christmas in the Mansion was a distinctively Lauralton tradition run by parent volunteers and alumni for years. After a decade-long hiatus, last year we held a Sunday (prelude) event called, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas’ and this is our first true Christmas in the Mansion number 29.”