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Seasons of Delight at Tryon Palace

North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace
North Carolina History Center at Tryon Palace

Seasons of Delight at Tryon Palace (Nov. 29-Jan. 5)

Experience the beauty, elegance, magic, and décor of Christmases past with a visit to Tryon Palace during the holidays. Join us Nov. 29 through Jan. 5 for authentic 18th-century décor, towering trees inside the North Carolina History Center, and special holiday programming that includes an ornament workshop, a tour for preschoolers and two candlelight tours.

The changing drama of the four seasons will greet visitors in the Governor’s Palace, where sheaves of wheat, the abundance of fall’s fruits, branches rimed in hoarfrost, and a spring fantasia on the tabletop set the décor for the grand masquerade ball. Fresh fruits and greens will adorn the exteriors of the historic buildings, with unique wreaths hinting at the enterprises of their former occupants. A common color palette of burgundy and ivory will unite the historic sites with the North Carolina History Center, where two live twelve-foot fir trees will anchor the 20th-century décor found in Mattocks Hall. For more information, visit www.tryonpalace.org/christmas.php.

Submitted by: Craig Ramey, Marketing and Communications, Manager, Tryon Palace