Van Vleck House & Gardens Deck The Halls 2018: Bubbles & Boutique, Model Trains, Santa and More

Mark your calendars for don’t-miss events starting this month at Van Vleck House & Gardens:

Girls’ Night Out: Bubbles & Boutique
Thursday, November 15th
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Floral demonstration at 5:00 pm

Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and shopping with friends at this fun(d)-raising event to kick off Deck the Halls! The boutique will feature 14 fantastic vendors, promising something for every woman—and don’t miss a DIY holiday flower demonstration that you can make at home.

Tickets: $100 Friends of Van Vleck; $125 General Public. Tickets here.

Holiday Open House & Shopping Boutique
Friday, November 16th
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Enjoy the wares of 14 fabulous vendors and a rare opportunity to visit inside the Van Vleck House, which will be decked for the holidays!

Tickets: Free for Friends of Van Vleck; $10 for General Public at the door

Woodland Holidays Cocktail Party
Saturday, November 17th
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fancy a getaway to Costa Rica? Still hoping to get tickets to see Stephen Colbert interview Meryl Streep? Dreaming of decking the entryway to your own home this holiday season with a beautiful, oversized holiday wreath? Kick off the holiday season at Van Vleck and enjoy cocktails, dinner buffet and a not-to-be-missed silent auction with great friends.

$125 for Friends of Van Vleck
$150 for General Public
$250 Patrons
$500 Benefactors
$1,000 Sponsors (2 tickets and sponsor’s name on a Van Vleck Express Train)

Tickets here.

New This Year! Van Vleck Express & Winter Wonderland
Don’t miss the magic! Stop by the Van Vleck Greenhouse to view this special, all-new Model Train & Village display, featuring G scale train layout by Peter Summers and John Malenechak of the HiRailers Club, and décor by Cindy B. Designs.

* Friday, November 16th, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
* Saturday, December 1st, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
* Sunday, December 2nd, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
* Saturday, December 8th, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tickets: Free for Friends of Van Vleck and participants at coinciding events; $5 per person and $10 per family at the door for General Public.

Santa at Van Vleck

Come visit with Santa, take a fun family selfie and have Little Nest Portraits snap the perfect holiday photo! Make holiday arts and crafts with Creativity Caravan, write that special letter to the man in red, and decorate your own holiday cookie. Shop at the gift boutique, and enjoy snacks and warm beverages. And new this year: visit The Van Vleck Express – Model Train & Village on display in the Greenhouse.

* Saturday, December 1st, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm
* Sunday, December 2nd, 10:00 am to 2:30 pm (also offered: Sensory Santa session for children with sensory issues, Sunday, Dec. 2nd, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm).

Tickets: $30 for Friends of Van Vleck, and $40 for General Public; tickets must be purchased in advance. To register: visit

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