Christmas at Victoria Mansion

During the holiday season, many of our community’s leading and up-and-coming florists, designers, artists, and fellow non-profit organizations use the backdrop of the Mansion’s interior design to create unique decorations that emulate Victorian-era splendor. Our doors were closed in 2020, but in 2021 we were pleased to return to this annual event, now in its fourth decade, that has in the past welcomed over 8,000 visitors each holiday season.

2021 Season

Theme: Christmas at Victoria Mansion

Thank you for your support of our 2021 holiday season! Christmas at Victoria Mansion took place from November 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022. In addition to self-guided tours, we saw the return of two evening events, Night of the Nutcracker with Portland Ballet, and A Dickens of a Christmas with actor Andrew Harris. We also moved our Stories on the Staircase program for preschoolers and their caregivers to a digital format this year, featuring books from our friends at Islandport Press. All seven stories from the season are archived on our YouTube page.

Observing COVID-19 precautions, we were unable to host any events featuring food and drink this season, which meant postponing our Holiday Gala another year. We certainly hope to see a return to these events in the future.

Stay tuned in autumn 2022 for information about this year’s holiday opening hours and events!

Our Designers

Our team of decorators donate their time, talent, and materials. Thank you to our 2021 Christmas at Victoria Mansion designers:

Season Details

The 2022 holiday season at Victoria Mansion will begin on Friday, November 25th. Tickets for the holiday season should be available by early November.

Support Our Season

Proceeds from admissions, gala patronage, and sponsorship support the Mansion’s mission to preserve and share this unique National Historic Landmark for generations to come. *Due to COVID-19 precautions, we must unfortunately postpone our Gala another year.

Learn more about our Gala

Supporters & Contributors

We wish to thank the following for their support of and contributions to Christmas at Victoria Mansion 2021:

  • Abacus Gallery
  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Laurie Andrews Design
  • Bangor Savings Bank
  • Blue Elephant Catering
  • Clipper Merchant Tea House
  • D.L. Cole & Associates
  • Embrace Home Loans
  • Emerald City Design
  • Dan Gifford & Dr. Larry Plant
  • Harmon’s Floral Company
  • Islandport Press
  • Kristin Redpath
  • Saco Festival of Trees Committee
  • Spinnaker Trust
  • travelMAINE
  • Victoria Mansion Docent Committee

Stories on the Staircase 2021

Our annual storytelling program for preschool-aged children and their caregivers moved online this year! For this program, docents and friends of the Mansion read stories from our friends at Islandport Press in the Mansion’s rooms, all decorated for the season. Thank you for reading along with us in 2021, and stay tuned for Stories on the Staircase 2022!

Gallery of Christmas Seasons Past