The Seiberling Mansion is about to be home to one of the largest gatherings of angels ever seen in Howard County – big angels, tiny angels, glass angels, and paper angels are appearing in every room of the Mansion! They’re part of the traditional Christmas at the Seiberling celebration in Kokomo.
Lighting Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. Come witness the official arrival of Santa and countdown to 6 p.m., when the glorious display of outdoor lights is illuminated. After the lighting, visit the Elliott House (located next door) to warm up with cookies & wassail and give the kids and grandkids the chance to see Santa. For the first time this year, take your own picture with Santa for free. Be sure to bring your camera!
In the Seiberling Mansion, tour a true vision of holiday beauty, created by dozens of volunteers. Twenty rooms on all three floors are decorated, and the third floor ballroom features ornaments from the former Blasius Christmas Tree House in Kokomo. Vote for your favorite room!
There will be musical entertainment and a contest for kids 12 & under: “How Many Angels Are in the Mansion?” Opening night tickets are available in advance for $7 or at the door for $10. Kids 12 & under are $3 and Howard County Historical Society members are free. Advance tickets are available online.
Christmas at the Seiberling holiday tours will continue through December 22, 2013. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday 1-4 p.m. Daytime tour admission is $5 adults, $4 seniors, and $2 for kids 12 & under.
The Seiberling will also be open on December 6th from 6-9 p.m. during First Friday. Enjoy an evening of holiday fun with Mansion tours, along with many family-friendly activities in Downtown!
Carriage rides will be available on both November 30th and December 6th from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $50 and includes up to six people. Advance reservations are required.
The Seiberling Mansion is located at 1200 West Sycamore Street in Kokomo. For more information on tours and special events, call (765) 452-4314 or visit www.howardcountymuseum.org. See a sneak preview of the angels at www.facebook.com/hchistory!