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Celebrate La Chandeleur!

La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring.  In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun.

We invite families to celebrate this holiday in festive French fashion amidst Hillwood's spectacular gardens, magnificent mansion, and exquisite French treasures.

  • Snack on a tasty treat of sweet crêpes.
  • Hear classic French tales inspired by scenes from La Fontaine fables that are pictured on tapestries covering chairs from France displayed in the mansion.
  • Explore Hillwood's French treasures through interactive, docent-led, family-friendly gallery talks and a printed activity guide.
  • Decorate a plate with fanciful designs and flourishes inspired by Hillwood's French Sèvres porcelain.

Tickets include 3 crêpes per person.

Schedule of Activities
 
Crêpes
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
 
Art Workshop: Decorate a Plate
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
 
Storytelling: Fables of La Fontaine
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
 
Family Gallery Talk in English
11 a.m., 3 p.m.
 
Family Gallery Talk en Français
1 p.m.
 
 

 

Family Fun Days

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:15pm

Discover the magic of Hillwood with your whole family as you explore the gardens and French and Russian treasures.  Arts and crafts, dance instruction, and food enhance the festive atmosphere and provide entertainment for the whole family. 

These annual events and festivals are specially geared toward families:

For more to explore with children at Hillwood, also check out our Student Visits Girl Scout Programs and Preschool Series.