Fun for the Whole Family at Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet

Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

Make plans to take your entire family this year to Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet now through January 3, 2015.  Witness the splendor of Ohio’s largest and most spectacular display of Christmas traditions including NE Ohio’s largest Christmas Light Display with over 800,000 Christmas lights!

Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet reviewI received tickets to facilitate this post.

Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet

Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet is the one Christmas tradition that my kids talk about weeks before we go and weeks after. We all look forward to our evening of seeing Santa, lighting the courtyard Christmas tree, walking through the gorgeous Manor House, and touring the estate with Christmas lights and decorations everywhere you look. It is a Winter Wonderland and we absolutely love it!

New this year is Gingerbread Land.
Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet reviewI told you about the fabulous new Playgarden earlier this Summer, during Winter, it is transformed with 75,000 lights and gingerbread decor!Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

It is a child’s dream come tree with glittering candy trees, a 17′ gingerbread house, Christmas Santa truck and more. It was so fun to walk through and explore! Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

It is such a magical place. I don’t know of any other Christmas light display that has an area just for children! Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

Afterward, we warmed up inside the Corbin Conservatory where we admired the 20 ft poinsettia tree and all the floral displays. We brought home a few lovely plants including a Christmas Cactus that won’t stop blooming!

We always stop by the entrance to purchase Hot Cocoa and their famous gingerbread cookies. Don’t leave Deck the Hall without their gingerbread cookies, they are amazing. My kids look forward to them every year. We sit and enjoy our treats by the warming fire. This year, it is enclosed so it’ll keep you even warmer.
Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

We save the best for last as we walk to the Manor House. It is even more stunning at Christmas!

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Once inside, take a self-guided tour at your own pace. This year’s theme is Christmas Around the World.
Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

There are 20 rooms decorated with decor of various countries.  One of our favorites was the Russian room.

Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

There is so much to see and explore in the Manor House. If you are wondering if your young kids will enjoy Deck the Hall, all I can say is that my kids have been going to Deck the Hall since they were in preschool and love it every single year. They are now in 2nd and 4th grade and can’t wait to go back every time we visit, especially for Deck the Hall.Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

You’ll also be serenaded by live music in the large Music Room by area choirs and musicians throughout the season. Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

After the Manor House tour, we always walk around the back of the house, through all the gardens back to the great garden. The great garden is home to the light-show extravaganza, DAZZLE. DAZZLE is the combination of 350,000 lights that are animated with Christmas songs. It fascinating to watch and walk though. It is the perfect way to say good-bye to another Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet.Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet review

Buy Tickets for Stan Hywet

It is recommended that you purchase your Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet tickets in advance online or by calling 330.315.3287 to avoid long admission lines.

Members: $14.00 adults, $6.00 youth, 5 & under are free
Non members: $18 adults, $8 youth, 5 & under are free

Dates:
November 28-30, December 4-7, 11-23, 26-30, 2014 and January 2-3, 2015 from 5-8pm. Deck the Hall at Stan Hywet is from 5-8pm. The last self-guided tour is at 8pm with estate closing at 9pm.

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens
714 N. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303
330.315.3287

714 N. Portage Path
Akron, OH 44303
330.315.3287

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Cindy is the top Akron Blogger with her own take on awesome brands for families, where to vacation for families, a beat on local activities and family fun, a knack for getting moms to share , and a house that is always 2 weeks away from a complete remodel!
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