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Festive Fabergé

Festive Fabergé
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, January 13, 2019 (All day)

Festive Fabergé at Hillwood draws inspiration from Fabergé Rediscovered, on view through January 13, 2019, with resplendent Christmas trees and holiday decor throughout the estate. 

Hands-on workshops, guided holiday tours, and the annual Russian Winter Festival add to the Christmas grandeur. 

Christmas Trees on Display

The remarkable beauty of Fabergé Rediscovered adds a luxurious touch to the mansion and the visitor center, taking cues from five pieces created by the firm of Fabergé. The delicate pinks and shimmering diamonds of the Catherine the Great Egg inspires the entry hall through a tree of live flowers and glittering gold. A tree recalling the unique Fabergé table clock complements the cool  hues of the pavilion, featuring silk, silver-leafed branches that reference the clock's ornate curves. The French drawing room espouses the brilliance of the gold octagonal Fabergé box topped by a Russian double-headed eagle, with a tree ornamented with gold and diamond garlands, harkening to the box's elegant design. The tree in the dining room recalls the sumptuous colors and unique forms of the leaf-shaped box, with garlands evoking the box's gold foliage and ornaments of dark read and green. Deep blue and rich gold shine throughout the visitor center, inspired by the sparkling embellishments of the Twelve Monogram Egg. The five trees reflect the opulence of Fabergé Rediscovered with jeweled ornaments, live flowers, permanent botanicals, and other brilliant treasures. 

Holiday Programs and Workshops

The family highlight of the holiday season at Hillwood is undoubtedly the Russian Winter Festival on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden are on hand for this celebration of the holidays in old Russian style, while winsome characters, enacting the old Russian winter custom of mumming--dressing up in costume and visiting friends, singing, playing jokes, and fortunetelling--surprise and delight visitors across the estate. 

Hillwood's gardens reveal another aspect of their ever-changing beauty during the holiday season. Conifers such as the blue atlas cedar and false cypress show off their evergreen boughs, while holly and witch hazel provide bright spots of color. Hands-on wreath-making workshops provide the opportunity to explore Hillwood's magnificent grounds during the winter and craft a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration to enliven the home. 

Throughout the season, the museum shop is a favorite destination for holiday shopping. With dozens of fashionable accessories and fascinating items inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered, in addition to clothing, books, ornaments, and home decor, Hillwood's shop offers distinct gifts for everyone.

Upcoming events

Freshen up your holiday display with a contemporary wreath featuring herbs.  This workshop provides the opportunity to explore Hillwood's magnificent grounds during the winter and craft a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately 12-14” wide and will be happiest hung indoors. All materials...
Tuesday 27 November - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
   
In this hands-on workshop, craft a traditional, one-of-a-kind holiday decoration of hearty evergreens to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately sixteen to eighteen inches wide and can be hung indoors or out. All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program...
Tuesday 27 November - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
   
In this hands-on workshop, craft a traditional, one-of-a-kind holiday decoration of hearty evergreens to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately sixteen to eighteen inches wide and can be hung indoors or out. All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program...
Thursday 29 November - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
   
In this hands-on workshop, craft a traditional, one-of-a-kind holiday decoration of hearty evergreens to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately sixteen to eighteen inches wide and can be hung indoors or out. All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program...
Friday 30 November - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts! Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, highlights Christmas trees inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This...
Friday 30 November - 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Entry Hall
Included in suggested donation

Included in suggested donation. Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
Freshen up your holiday display with a contemporary wreath featuring herbs.  This workshop provides the opportunity to explore Hillwood's magnificent grounds during the winter and craft a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately 12-14” wide and will be happiest hung indoors. All materials...
Friday 30 November - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
   
In this hands-on workshop, craft a traditional, one-of-a-kind holiday decoration of hearty evergreens to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately sixteen to eighteen inches wide and can be hung indoors or out. All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program...
Saturday 1 December - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
Freshen up your holiday display with a contemporary wreath featuring herbs.  This workshop provides the opportunity to explore Hillwood's magnificent grounds during the winter and craft a one-of-a-kind holiday decoration to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately 12-14” wide and will be happiest hung indoors. All materials...
Saturday 1 December - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
A beautiful boxwood wreath will welcome guests with a modern take on traditional seasonal décor. In this hands-on workshop, you will create your own boxwood wreath. Your finished wreath will be approximately twelve to fourteen inches wide and will be happiest hung outdoors. All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to...
Sunday 2 December - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
   
In this hands-on workshop, craft a traditional, one-of-a-kind holiday decoration of hearty evergreens to enliven your home. Your finished wreath will be approximately sixteen to eighteen inches wide and can be hung indoors or out. All materials are included. Payment is required in advance due to materials fees, and is non-refundable. This program...
Sunday 2 December - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Meet in Visitor Center
$55-65

$65
$55 Member

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
Hillwood members are cordially invited to kick off the holiday season and celebrate Festive Fabergé! Enjoy complimentary treats throughout the day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., in an exclusive members-only holiday lounge. Attend special tours, enjoy an additional 10% off in the museum shop, and view seasonal decorations around the estate. Finish the day with...
Tuesday 4 December - 10:00am to 7:00pm
Members free/Member guests admitted with guest pass (one per adult member)

Free for Hillwood members. Member guests admitted with guest pass (one per adult member).

Part of: Members' events
In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts! Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, highlights Christmas trees inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This...
Wednesday 5 December - 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Entry Hall
Included in suggested donation

Included in suggested donation. Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts! Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, highlights Christmas trees inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This...
Thursday 6 December - 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Entry Hall
Included in suggested donation

Included in suggested donation. Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts! Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, highlights Christmas trees inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This...
Friday 7 December - 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Entry Hall
Included in suggested donation

Included in suggested donation. Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
Please note: this festival also takes place on Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate Sviatki, the festive winter season, in traditional Russian style! Meet Grandfather Frost, Russia's Santa Claus, and his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden in a fun family play, based on traditional Russian stories, produced by Flying V Theatre. Create and wear your own kokoshnik (lady's headdress) or Russian gentleman's winter hat to dress...
Saturday 8 December - 10:00am to 5:00pm
$5-$18

This festival also takes place on Sunday, December 9.

 

$18

$15 seniors

$12 members

$10 college students

$5 children 6-18

free for children under 6

 

Please note: As with all festival days, members do not receive free admission to Russian Winter Festival and guest passes are not accepted.

Part of: Family
Please note: this festival also takes place on Sunday, December 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Celebrate Sviatki, the festive winter season, in traditional Russian style! Meet Grandfather Frost, Russia’s Santa Claus, and his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden in a fun family play, based on traditional Russian stories, produced by Flying V Theatre. Create and wear your own kokoshnik (lady’s headdress) or Russian gentleman’s winter hat to dress...
Sunday 9 December - 10:00am to 5:00pm
$5 - $18

This festival also takes place on Saturday, December 8.

 

$18

$15 seniors

$12 members

$10 college students

$5 children 6-18

free for children under 6

 

Please note: As with all festival days, members do not receive free admission to Russian Winter Festival and guest passes are not accepted. 

Part of: Russian
In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts! Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, highlights Christmas trees inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This...
Wednesday 12 December - 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Entry Hall
Included in suggested donation

Included in suggested donation. Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts! Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, highlights Christmas trees inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This...
Thursday 13 December - 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Entry Hall
Included in suggested donation

Included in suggested donation. Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post
In this brief tour, get an intimate look at Hillwood’s holiday decor with the experts! Ami Wilber, floral and event décor designer, highlights Christmas trees inspired by Fabergé Rediscovered. Tickets are distributed at the visitor center upon opening each day. A limited number of tickets may be pre-reserved by phone  by Hillwood members. This...
Friday 14 December - 12:45pm to 1:15pm
Entry Hall
Included in suggested donation

Included in suggested donation. Advance reservations are available for members only, by calling 202.686.5807.

Part of: Marjorie Merriweather Post