Weekend Of Christmas
On the 2nd and 3rd of December Sewerby Hall hosted a new Christmas event. The Weekend of Christmas event was the first of what hopefully will be an annual event.
Throughout the weekend visitors to Sewerby Hall and Gardens were greeted by a number of events. Some of the events included husky mushing, a Rusticus Christmas Adventure, carol concerts, face painting, donkey rides, and a Christmas Photobooth.
Over 1000 Visitors
Marie Gascoigne, senior facility manager, said:
I am absolutely delighted with the way the Weekend went. We welcomed over 1000 people over both days, and we have still more Christmas activities to come!
Sewerby Hall was decorated in traditional Christmas decorations, and features a new exhibition. “The Making of Christmas” explores how Victorians adopted ancient customers and gave it their own twist, which made Christmas into the holiday we know it as know.
Curator Janice Smith gave further information about the exhibition, saying:
The idea of Christmas evokes scenes of jolly old Santa and perfectly wrapped presents; a cosy room with a log fire burning brightly; a scented fir tree laden with baubles and twinkling lights; Christmas dinner; crackers; Christmas cards from all your friends; a kiss under the mistletoe and so on, yet have you ever considered who put all these ideas together? This exhibition will give you the answers!
To visit the exhibition at Sewerby Hall you will have to visit on a weekend as the Hall is closed during the week. However the gardens and zoo are open daily.