Christmas at Victoria Mansion
Each holiday season, the Mansion transforms into a Victorian winter wonderland for Christmas at Victoria Mansion. This beloved 6-week celebration features decorations by some of the community’s leading and up-and-coming artists, florists, designers, and fellow non-profit organizations to highlight the Mansion’s original 19th century interiors.
Now in its 4th decade, over 8,000 visitors attend this annual event and it has been a long-standing tradition for many in the Southern Maine area and beyond. Along with daily tours, an exciting roster of holiday programming and events are offered each year, including Night of the Nutcracker with Portland Ballet, Stories on the Staircase preschool story hour, and the annual favorite Holiday Gala.
Theme: The Nights Before Christmas
As Victoria Mansion was closed during the 2020 season, we chose to focus entirely on exterior decorations! The west lawn of the Mansion featured Christmas lighted trees decorated by the Christmas designers who would normally be decorating rooms inside. The entrance steps and front portico were specially ornamented and illuminated as a setting for holiday photographs. If you captured the joy of the holiday season with us, please consider sharing them with the tag #VictoriaMansion2020 or #VictoriaMansionChristmas. Thank you. We hope to see you again in 2021.
In lieu of your visit inside the house, enjoy this video that explains Christmas at Victoria Mansion and shows decorations from various rooms over the past decade as a visual holiday treat.
Supporters & Contributors
We wish to thank the following for their support and contributions to Christmas at Victoria Mansion 2020:
- Lauren Webster and Aaron Morris, co-chairs, Christmas at Victoria Mansion
- Karen Cole, K.D. Cole
- David Cole, D.L Cole & Associates
- Dan Gifford
- Larry Plant
- Danny R. Hatt and Don Chouinard, Emerald City Design
- Dan Kennedy, Harmons Floral Company
- Hammond Lumber
- Broadway Greenhouses
- Bangor Savings Bank
- Spinnaker Trust
- The Styled Home
- Honeck & O’Toole
- Maine Memorial Company
- A.T. Hutchins
- Mary Shea and Waverly Deutsch
- Kent Gordon
- An Anonymous Friend