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Holiday Events at the Glebe

Glebe House Museum & Gertrude Jekyll Garden Holiday Events:

An Old-Fashioned Wassail

Friday, December 3rd (Rain Date: Friday, December 10th)

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Admission: Adults – Members: $20 / Non-Members $25

Children (6-12) $10

Children (5and under) are Free.

Ticket Link:

*Tickets will be available by check or cash at the door.

Traditional wassail is a beverage made from hot mulled cider and spices, drunk as an integral part of wassailing, an ancient Yuletide drinking and singing ritual that involved “charity” giving to ensure a good apple harvest in the following year.

Dress in your warm, festive best and join us at the Glebe House for an outdoor holiday celebration. Gather round’ a warm fire and enjoy a hot beverage while listening to the sounds of the season. The Glebe House Museum’s Main Floor will be set for the holidays, open for viewing and the purchase of holiday décor. Each Guest will receive a “treat” box and a choice of beverages including warm Wassail, hot chocolate, apple cider and sparkling water. Enjoy Yuletide Caroling and the company of friends and neighbors as we celebrate the joys of the season.

Open House & Holiday Shoppe

Saturday, December 4th

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Admission Free – Donations Accepted

Experience the life of a Woodbury family during the Revolutionary War as the Marshall Family prepare for the holidays.

The museum will be decorated with holiday trees, wreaths, swags and many unique decorations that may be purchased. Costumed docents will guide visitors through the downstairs of the house as young docents make pomander balls and demonstrate quill writing.

Find that unique decoration or a special gift at the outdoor Holiday Shoppe under the tent in the Jekyll Garden. Vintage and handmade items will be available for purchase. Cash, check and credit card accepted.

(In the event of inclement weather, the Holiday Shoppe will be moved indoors.)

Admission is free. Donations accepted. Visitors are asked to wear masks while inside the museum.

For more information about either event:

Contact the Museum Office at 203-263-2855 or email at

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