The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum’s Holiday Open House from noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16, will feature four hours of family fun with magic, music and holiday treats. Special guests will include Benjamin Zabin, a 13-year-old magician from Greenwich, CT, and Broadway performers from the New Paradigm Theatre, who will perform a concert including students from Norwalk.
General Admission: $5 per person – (Free Admission for ages 1 and under)
Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea: $5. Reservations required.
Timeline for Sun., Dec. 16, 2012
Santa Claus at the Mansion
Noon- 1 p.m.
A holiday favorite, Santa Claus will open the Holiday Open House and spend a full hour at the Mansion greeting children and hearing their Christmas wishes before he heads back to the North Pole.
“Benjamagic” Children’s Magic Show
Featuring Teen Magician Benjamin Zabin
Benjamin Zabin, a 13-year-old magician from Greenwich, CT, will amaze audience members young and old with his unique repertoire of magic tricks. Ben, who began his journey into magic at the age of 4, has performed throughout the U.S. and in 15 different countries. He was recently honored by being the youngest performer in the “Stars of Tomorrow Show” at the international Society of American Magicians magic convention. He won First Place in the Junior Stage Contest at Tannens Magic Camp and First Place in the Daytona Beach Festival of Magic Junior Stage Contest.
Broadway at the Mansion
Broadway performers from the New Paradigm Theatre will perform a customized holiday show in the Rotunda with select students from Rowayton Elementary School in Norwalk, CT. New Paradigm Theatre professionals went into local schools and mentored and auditioned some students to appear alongside the Broadway pros in the show.
Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea Party
Seating limited - $5 per child. Reservations required.
By popular demand, the Doll and Teddy Bear Victorian Tea Party returns to the Mansion in December. This is a chance for children to have lots of fun, dress up, bring a favorite bear, a doll, or a toy and practice good etiquette, as the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum continues its tradition of High Tea during the Holiday Season. Volunteers will be dressed in Victorian costumes and serve tea, cider, and seasonal treats to children and their favorite friends. Proper attire for this very elegant, one-of-a-kind party is recommended. Girls and their dolls are more than welcome to wear their best tiaras and pearls. A tea party bingo will end this joyful and playful event with lots of prizes.
During the season, full tours at the mansion are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for children and young adults ages 8-18. Children under 8 are admitted free. Tour hours are noon- 4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. Tours are on the hour, and the last tour is at 3 pm. For information on educational programs, events and rentals, call 203-838-9799 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org