Christmas at the Seiberling, an annual holiday tradition in Kokomo, will kick off with the Opening Night Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Seiberling Mansion, located at 1200 West Sycamore Street in Kokomo. Admission is $4 adults and $1 children under 12. Thousands of lights will be turned on to illuminate the beautifully decorated Seiberling Mansion for the holiday season.
Christmas at the Seiberling Opening Night
Santa will arrive in a horse drawn carriage, and the evening will be filled with holiday fun, visits with Santa, musical performances, cookies & wassail, and Mansion tours from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Carriage rides will also be offered, but must be reserved in advance by calling 765-452-4314. Christmas at the Seiberling will continue through December 30, 2010 (closed on Dec. 24 & 25.) Visitors can tour the Seiberling Mansion in its holiday splendor Tuesday through Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Other 2010 holiday events at the Seiberling Mansion include the Holiday Spirits Wine, Champagne and Beer Tasting on Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. and the Seiberling Mansion Candle Light Tours on Dec. 11 from 6-9 p.m. In addition, lunch and tours and Seiberling Mansion dinner parties are available by reservation only. For more information, call 765-452-4314 or visit www.HowardCountyMuseum.org.
During the holiday season each year, a normal residence in Kokomo transforms into a Christmas wonderland that is truly amazing. Located at 1501 East Sycamore Street, the We Care Christmas Tree House is a must-see holiday attraction. I was fortunate to get a personal tour last Friday from the owner of the residence and was truly in awe!
The beautiful home is decorated top to bottom (literally!) with 130 Christmas trees and 45,000 Christmas lights. Each tree has a special theme and there are even decorated trees hanging upside down on display. My favorite was the black crystal tree – the Christmas tree is actually black and has beautiful crystal ornaments on it that sparkle in the lights. In addition to their trees, there is an enormous village display and any kind of Christmas decoration that you can imagine. Every nook and cranny is filled with something – even the laundry room and bathrooms!
The Christmas Tree House is open now through December 31, 2008(closed on December 24 & 25) and admission is free. Donations are accepted for We Care, an organization in Kokomo that benefits local charities. The home will be open during the month of January by appointment only and private showings and groups can also schedule specific times to tour. If you are looking for something to do this holiday season, plan a trip to Kokomo. You will not be disappointed!
Location: 1501 East Sycamore Street, Kokomo
Hours: Saturday & Sunday Noon-9pm and Monday-Friday 5-9pm
If you have been to the Christmas Tree House in Kokomo, I would love to hear from you! Write a comment and let me know what you thought of the home.